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3 Ways to Prepare for Your Next Negotiation

by Melody Wilding March 27, 2015

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You would never buy a car without first researching different models and prices, right? Nowadays it’s unlikely you’d even leave the house without first looking up reviews and directions to wherever you’re going. So why is it that so many of us go into negotiations without a roadmap or any preparation? Why, then, when it […]

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Five Ways Women Can Rise To The Top In Their Careers

by Elana Konstant March 25, 2015

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When it comes to analyzing the progress of women in the workforce, perspective is key.  Yes, over the past 20 years the number of women worldwide holding national parliamentary positions has doubled.  But, this means that the percentage increased only from 11% to 22%.  Yes, in the 50 or so years since admission was granted […]

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Five Signs You’re Ready to Go Freelance

by Meredith Lepore March 24, 2015

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Ever dreamed of owning your schedule? Dictating when and where you work? Which projects you take on, and which you reject? You’re not alone. More people are freelancing today than ever before. According to a new study called “Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce,” more than one in three workers — 53 […]

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Big New Job? Find Out How One Young Worker Gained Respect

by Connie Mei March 23, 2015

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Gaining respect in the workplace is not always as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re young. When I was 24, an amazing opportunity came for me to work in a much larger role at a different company. I was excited, but also scared. At the time I had less than 3 years of work […]

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Five Things You Should Never Do at The Office

by Chloe Sorvino March 19, 2015

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 Everyone has slip-ups at work, but there are some things you should just never do at the office. These may not be firing offenses, but it’s important to have common courtesy. Remember: You were hired to do a job well — so do it. Leave the bad behavior at the door. Here are five bad […]

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How to Avoid These Three Major Negotiation Mistakes

by Melody Wilding March 18, 2015

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Whether you’re new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro in your field, negotiation can feel stressful and uncomfortable for just about everyone. Asking for what you deserve and asserting yourself in the workplace is challenging enough to begin with. Add the hot-button issue of money into the mix and the stakes are raised even higher. […]

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5 Tips for Creating a LinkedIn Profile that Attracts Employers

by Kali Hawlk March 17, 2015

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LinkedIn may not be the world’s greatest social media platform for sharing with your best friends and family members, but it’s a crucial tool to utilize when it comes to building your personal brand. It’s the go-to place for professionals, and more importantly, one of the first hits that will pop up if anyone does […]

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The Four Paragraphs That Make a Killer Cover Letter

by Elana Konstant March 16, 2015

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Ah, writing the dreaded cover letter. The vital piece of the job hunt that almost no one enjoys. How can you possibly convey to an employer the depths of your awesomeness in just one page? Or, more importantly, what can you write to keep the reader engaged for the minute plus it takes to skim […]

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Top 10 Tips for Resume Greatness

by Elana Konstant March 12, 2015

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Given all the new school social media outlets and apps for job searching — LinkedIn, Twitter, Jobr, Emjoyment — to name a few, is there even a need for resumes anymore? While the times certainly are a-changin’ with more creative approaches surfacing, we haven’t seen the end of resumes yet. They remain the centerpiece of most job applications. […]

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Four Creative Ways to Network

by Kali Hawlk March 11, 2015

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For many of us, “networking” is close to a dirty word. Most people dread showing up to events with the sole purpose of selling themselves to strangers — all of them busy trying to sell themselves, too — in hopes of walking away with new connections that might lead to new positions, experience, and opportunities. […]

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How I Made The Most of Underemployment

by Kali Hawlk March 10, 2015

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Generation Y, or the Millennial generation, has been known for its struggles with a weak job market. Only one out of two Millennials had a full-time job that required at least a Bachelor’s degree in 2012, which meant a full 50 percent of recent college graduates were either unemployed or underemployed. Being underemployed means you […]

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Four Laws for Quitting a Job Without Another One

by Taylor Gordon March 9, 2015

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It’s the cardinal rule of the workforce: Never quit a job without having another one lined up. It’s a socially accepted rule for good reason. We all yearn for stability in our lives. Electing to be unemployed is doing the exact opposite—bringing uncertainty to your career and financial future. Yet everyone has considered breaking this rule […]

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Three Ways a Side Hustle Can Advance Your Career

by Carrie Smith March 6, 2015

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Maintaining a full-time career while pursuing your passion project on the side offers the best of both worlds: consistent income from a paycheck, and the freedom to express your creativity while earning some extra cash. Even with the 40+ hours you’re putting in every week, and the additional stress from your side hustle, there are […]

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How to Build Your Personal Brand

by Kali Hawlk March 5, 2015

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It’s wild to think that an entirely new economy has grown from the Internet in the form of digital, web-based businesses and enterprises. An entire system of companies and people with careers that didn’t even exist 25, 15, or even 5 years ago is thriving thanks to our global interconnectivity online. But as more and […]

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Five Ways To Prepare for Self-Employment

by Sarah March 4, 2015

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You want to quit your job, but you know that you can’t just jump in blindly and hope to make it. You’re financially savvy enough to know that you need to prepare for the transition. You want to make sure that you’ve dotted  your i’s, and crossed your t’s before making the jump. Raise your […]

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Five Steps to Finding Happiness at Work

by Elana Konstant March 2, 2015

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I know what you’re thinking…they call it work for a reason, right? Just because someone pays you to do something does not mean you can’t enjoy it or at least use the experience to help you get a job that you will enjoy. Given that most of us spend more waking time working than we […]

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3 Steps Freelancers Can Take to Prevent a Big Tax Bill

by Carrie Smith February 26, 2015

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Experiencing your first tax season as a self-employed freelancer can be scary. You probably expect to owe a bunch of money to the IRS. The fear of the unknown, along with a completely new tax situation, can leave you worried and stressed. But it’s not quite as bad you might think. After quitting my job […]

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You Got Laid Off, Now What?

by Kali Hawlk February 25, 2015

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One week, you’re gainfully employed. The next, you learn you got laid off. What are you supposed to do now? There’s no way to sugarcoat it and nothing fun about receiving the news. But it’s a reality many people deal with at some point. It’s important that you understand how to handle your changing job […]

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