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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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9 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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How To Deal With Negative Feedback  

by Elana Konstant April 1, 2015

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We’ve all been there. Your supervisor invites you to her office to “talk about your performance.” Before she even starts to speak, a combination of fear and anger rise in your gut and threaten to escape through your lips. Rather than feel bereft that your failures are being highlighted, try to remember that this is […]

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How Much Do I Need to Save Before Quitting My Job?

by Carrie Smith March 30, 2015

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Most experts say you should have at least 3-6 months worth of your monthly expenses saved in the bank. But that’s generally based on the fact that you still have a consistent paycheck coming in each month. Are you confused when you think, “How much money should I save before quitting my job to branch pursue other […]

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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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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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