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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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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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How Americans Feel About Finding Balance

by Erika Torres June 17, 2015

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Do you ever feel like you’re just running the rat race, trying to make it to the end of day, and not truly living? You are not alone. 65% of Americans say they feel stressed to their limits, and one in three Americans cite income loss and increased amounts of personal debt as the cause […]

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Five Good Reasons Not to Go Freelance

by Katharine Paljug June 16, 2015

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Are you trying to decide if a freelance career is right for you? Maybe you’ve seen this article making the rounds on Facebook. Maybe you read recently that more than 53 million Americans are now working freelance. Or maybe you’ve seen other articles here offering great advice on how to know if you’re ready to […]

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How to Network When You’re Self-Employed

by Katharine Paljug June 4, 2015

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When you work in an office, you have a built-in network. You interact with people in your industry everyday, who understand what you go through and can help you move forward in your career. Whether through meetings, conferences, or business trips, your professional life has built-in networking opportunities. But if you’re one of the millions […]

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Five Pieces of Work Advice You Should Ignore

by Cheryl Lock June 1, 2015

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When it comes to our careers and working, there is no end to the amount of advice we will hear. Unfortunately some of that advice — while packaged in what may appear to be really good and helpful suggestions — is just plain bad. We spoke to three workplace experts to get their input on […]

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Join Us For Our #DigitalYou2015 Twitter Chat!

by Jessica Jones May 14, 2015

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Did you just graduate from college? Are you a mom reentering the workforce? Are you looking to advance your career, or improve your personal brand? Join us and digital branding expert Joanne Tombrakos for our #DigitalYou2015 Twitter chat Thursday May 14, 2015 at 8:30pmET. Joanne Tombrakos is the Founder and Chief Storyteller at Joanne Tombrakos […]

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Five Tips For a Stunning Professional Wardrobe (On A Budget)

by Meredith Lepore May 4, 2015

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Graduation is right around the corner and — believe it or not — the job market is looking quite good for the class of 2015. Employers plan to hire 9.6 percent more new graduates than they did last year, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. And even though […]

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Five Ways to Sharpen Your Negotiation Skills

by Tanya Tarr April 27, 2015

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The art of negotiation has become a pretty controversial topic– so much so that in some organizations, salary negotiation is banned. Yet is negotiation always something that ends negatively for women? Is negotiation a skill that isn’t needed once a new job is landed? And are all negotiation skills the same? Negotiation skills can be […]

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Four Actions I Took to Finally Follow My Dream

by Carrie Smith April 17, 2015

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After 10 years of working at my accounting job, I finally walked out the door for the last time. Like many people who are dedicated to their employers, it took several years to finally work up the courage to 1) admit that I wanted to quit (leaving a secure paycheck is tough) and 2) tell […]

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What Not To Do After A Performance Review

by Elana Konstant April 15, 2015

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Most employees and their managers would agree that the best part of a performance review is when it’s over. In reality, that is precisely when the hard work actually begins. Whether you aced your last performance review or were given a litany of complaints about your failings, the most important thing you can do now […]

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How to Avoid These Three Major Negotiation Mistakes #EqualPayDay

by Melody Wilding April 14, 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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How to Quit Your Job With Class

by Kali Hawlk April 14, 2015

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We all experience changes throughout our personal and professional lives. Change is a good thing — it indicates we’re off on the next big adventure. But changes can negatively affect those we leave behind. When it comes to your career and it’s time to leave one job for the next, you need to avoid burning […]

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Five Reasons to Quit Your Job

by Taylor Gordon April 10, 2015

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There comes a time in every employee’s life when just the thought of waking up for one more day of your job is just too… paralyzing. Especially if you know your skills can find you better work. You may consider sticking it out, however, you still get this overwhelming pit of dread that starts growing […]

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What to Do if Your Boss Is a Bully

by Kali Hawlk April 9, 2015

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Have you ever left work feeling miserable because of the behavior of another person in your office? Has another individual been cruel, exploitative, or demeaning? You may be a victim of workplace bullying. If so, you’re not alone. Recent studies indicate that an estimated 54 million Americans have been bullied at some point in their […]

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Nine Things You Should Do Before Your Interview

by Kali Hawlk April 7, 2015

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You wrote the perfect resume for your dream job. You applied for positions where you knew you would excel. Then you get that call you kept your fingers crossed for: your application made it past the initial screening process and a potential employer wants to schedule an interview with you! It’s thrilling to receive a […]

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