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How to Use the New Year to Jump Start Your Job Search

by Katharine Paljug December 28, 2015

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Are you determined to find a new job in the new year? If so, you’re not alone. On average, 10% of Americans include a job search on their list of resolutions — that’s a whopping 31,890,000 people! Finding a new job is the fourth most common new year’s resolution, behind only weight loss, improving finances, […]

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Five (Plus!) Ways to Manage a Flexible Work Schedule

by Cheryl Lock December 2, 2015

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According to a new survey co-sponsored by Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit Inc. and Citrix, nine out of 10 full-time U.S. employees believe their bosses trust them to get their job done regardless of where and when they do their work. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why telecommuting has become so popular lately. The truth […]

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Four Ways To Help Your Resume Land at The Top of The Pile

by Kali Hawlk October 6, 2015

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Ever wonder why some people get “the job” and others don’t? Even in a strong job market, competition for good positions is fierce. To land an interview, you need to submit an application that catches the eye and persuades the hiring manager to call you in so they can learn more. But with only that […]

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How I Made The Most of Underemployment

by Kali Hawlk September 17, 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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What To Do When Your Boss Is A Jerk

by Sarah Chang September 15, 2015

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Got a bad boss? The good news is you’re not alone. Up to 65 million Americans have been impacted by bullying in the workplace at some point — and most of the time the boss is to blame. The bad news is you still need to show up to work every morning and survive (at […]

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Your Guide to Life as a Freelancer

by Sarah Chang September 14, 2015

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Leaving behind the security of a 9-5 job and starting life as a freelancer can be a huge undertaking. But it doesn’t have to be scary. Set yourself up for success by reading the experiences of other freelancers who have also left behind office jobs and started working for themselves. If you want to feel a little […]

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Top 10 Tips for Resume Greatness

by Elana Konstant September 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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Take a Minute to Understand Maternity Leave

by Heather Hunter September 9, 2015

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You’re probably already aware that maternity leave in the United States is… well, not so great. As in, the government guarantees you exactly zero paid days off if you have a baby. In many cases, your job is protected while you take some time off, but not in every case. In the video below, Mandi […]

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Seven Productivity Hacks That Will Change the Way You Work

by Meredith Lepore August 21, 2015

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It’s pretty easy to slack off during the summer. The weather is incredible, everyone seems to be taking a vacation, and it’s hard not to yearn for those days when we all had seven weeks off. Fall is almost here, but we’re guessing you’re still trying to enjoy those last glorious moments of warm weather.  […]

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Five Networking Fails and How To Avoid Them

by Katharine Paljug August 19, 2015

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No matter where you are in your career, there’s no way to avoid networking. And if you’re on the hunt for a new job, it becomes even more important. More than 50% of new jobs are found through networking — some statistics even say as many as 80% of employees find work via networking rather […]

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How To Land a Promotion This Fall

by Kali Hawlk August 17, 2015

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September’s just around the corner. What would you like to change in your life? F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” — and it’s not hard to understand why. As the heat of summer gives way to clear air, it feels like we can get a […]

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Five Ways to Bounce Back From a Bad Day at Work

by Kali Hawlk August 12, 2015

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No matter how positive of a person you are, or how much you love your job, bad days happen to the best of us. When you’re having one of those days where it seems nothing goes right and life is just harder than it usually is, it can be tough to pull yourself out of […]

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Learn How to Set Up an Automatic IRA in Less Than Two Minutes

by Tanya Edwards August 11, 2015

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Did you know you can set up an IRA to be funded from your paycheck just like an employer sponsored 401k? It’s true. You just have to know how to set this up, and it’s so easy, as the video below shows. You probably have direct deposit set up, but you can actually set up […]

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Nine Job Interview Mistakes You’re Making

by Elana Konstant July 28, 2015

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Let’s face it, no one ever comes out of an interview talking about what a great time they had.  While they offer a great opportunity to prove your value and impress an employer, interviews can be nerve-wracking and stressful, especially if you are on the quieter side. The most important thing to remember is that […]

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Four Ways to Have a Better Day at Work, Starting Today

by Elana Konstant July 27, 2015

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When you’re at work and answering to others, often it’s hard to find the time to go to the bathroom let alone care for your overall wellness. We are so focused on getting things done that there is not much opportunity to be present in the moment. Given that people in the U.S. spend, on […]

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5 Ways to Network When You Work from Home

by Kali Hawlk July 20, 2015

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For those of us who like to control our environments and our schedules, working from home may be, far and away, the best thing since sliced bread. Working from home gives you the sort of freedom, flexibility, and control that you simply don’t get to enjoy when you work in an office. The lack of […]

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Work from Home? How to Stick to a Schedule

by Carrie Smith July 17, 2015

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Managing a productive work-from-home schedule is vital if you want to build a lifestyle business — that is, a business you can run from anywhere and on your own timeframe. But doing this successfully takes patience and a little bit of practice to get right. Your business is unique, just like your personal workstyle. Below […]

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Four Things Not to Do When Quitting Your Job

by Kali Hawlk July 2, 2015

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One of the trickiest career milestones to navigate is quitting your job. It can be awkward for employee and employer. But even if you have another job lined up and are counting down the seconds until you can book it out the door, you need to tread carefully. Your professional reputation is valuable and it’s important […]

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