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5 Things You Need to Do to Get a Job in a Different Field

Whether you're sick of your job, or just ready for a change, these tips will help you break into a different field.

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    How Much Are Meetings Really Costing Your Company?

    Useless meetings are wasting millions of dollars every day.

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        4 Steps to Breaking Up With a Bad Career

        Moving on from a bad career starts with a clear plan for a better one.

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          Applying For a Job: Why Does It Takes So Long to Hear Back?

          Why are employers taking so long to fill empty positions? Some new insight reveals that there really isn't a clear answer.

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            Salary negotiation tip: you'll get a 10% bump if you do this

            Employers are bringing more cash to the salary negotiation table. Here's how to get your fair share.

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              7 Unexpected Ways to Boost Your Professional Relationships

              Your business relationships are important. Are you doing these seven things to nurture them?

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                How to Handle a Micromanaging Boss Without Getting Fired

                When you start a new job , it's normal to have your boss check up on you and double-check your work to make sure that you are doing things correctly. At the very least, she will touch base with you verbally ...

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                    10 simple resolutions that will boost your career in 2016

                    You may feel worried about tackling everything on your plate, or unsure of how you will reach your ultimate career goals. Planning blocks of time to go offline from your smartphone, social media and email can help restore your balance and focus.

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                      25 skills you'll need to master if you want to land a job in 2016

                      It's January, so there's a good chance you're on the hunt for a new job. According to sites...

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                          Researchers say the 'success syndrome' could explain why your best employees are quitting

                          In the latest issue of The Harvard Business Review, a team of researchers argue that a steady...

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                            Forensic Psychology Careers with a Bachelor’s Degree

                            You can have a career in forensic psychology with only a Bachelor's degree

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                              Psychology Majors in the Unlikely World of Tech Start-Ups

                              Start-Ups Offer a Less Traveled but Fulfilling Path For Some Psych Majors

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                                Should I Start a Business? Answering a Common Question

                                We make decisions that make us “not unhappy” rather than “blissful.”

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                                    9 Great Part Time Jobs For Retirees

                                    So you've finally retired from your career. Now what? Check out these great part time jobs for retirees.

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                                        5 Things You Need to Fix About Your Résumé in 2016

                                        Is getting a new job in 2016 at the top of your list of New Year’s resolutions? Then you need to start preparing now.

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                                          Finding Work-life Balance as a Work-at-home Parent

                                          Working at home is ideal for parents, but it can be hard to find the right balance between family and work life.

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                                              How Companies Are Changing Their Culture to Attract (And Retain) Millennials

                                              Is your business ready for Millennials? These are the things they want and need—chances are, you're doing a lot of things right already.

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                                                6 Traits Every Manager Secretly Wants In a New Hire

                                                During the interview process, your future manager is sizing you up, not just to see if you can do the job, but to evaluate what type of employee you'll be. The real test happens during your first 90 days ...

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                                                  4 Tell-Tale Signs You Should Absolutely Not Hire Someone

                                                  Ever hire someone and then regretted it? Here's how to keep that from ever happening again.

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                                                    The American Dream? I thought so, until I had a baby and no maternity leave.

                                                    With no paid maternity leave, my boss told me to bring my baby back to work with me. At seven weeks. I thought I could make it work, and then...

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                                                      Here's how to write an email to a potential employer

                                                      In a way, writing the perfect email to a potential employer is a balancing act. On the one hand...

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                                                        Getting Past ‘Overqualified’ in a Job Interview

                                                        Hiring managers often doubt that anyone really wants to take a step

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                                                          Why Young People Should Job Hop (and the Right Way to Do It)

                                                          There’s a right way and a wrong way to job hop, and if you make smart choices, frequent career moves can work for you.

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                                                              The 5 Best Online Project Management Courses - Capterra Blog

                                                              Which are the best online project management courses? Here are our top five!

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                                                                Seven certifications that add big value to your resume

                                                                Certificate programs are increasing in reputation and carrying more weight around the office. These certificates can add big value to your resume and your wallet.

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                                                                  The 4 Most Difficult Conversations You'll Have in Your Career

                                                                  Most of us aren't fond of difficult conversations in any setting, but doing it at work can be doubly challenging, because we fear for our professional reputations and relationships. Here are four of the most difficult conversations you may need to ha

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                                                                      WorkDifferent Is a New Job Site Dedicated to Companies that Care About Employees

                                                                      Job sites are easy to come by, and depending on your career, some are better than others, but the one thing they all have in common is that you’re left on your own to figure out if the company is a good place to work. WorkDifferent is a new job board th

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                                                                        5 Job Scams That Too Many People Are Falling For

                                                                        Sophisticated con artists can create fake company profiles and real-sounding jobs to lure in even savvy job seekers.

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                                                                          The best tech jobs for individuals with autism

                                                                          The transition between adolescent to adult is a difficult process for anyone. It can be even more challenging for individuals on the autism spectrum, espec

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                                                                            Here's the No. 1 sign nobody trusts you at work

                                                                            Trust takes time to earn, but it can virtually be lost overnight. This is especially true at work...

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                                                                              15 Things That Make Your LinkedIn Profile and Resume Look Really Unprofessional

                                                                              Put your best foot forward on LinkedIn and with your resume. Remember: You have only one chance to make a great first impression.

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                                                                                  How to Use the Power of 'Social Proof' to Attract Customers

                                                                                  Social proof can be a great way to help push your online visitors towards a conversion.

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                                                                                    Stand Out in Your Email to an Employer

                                                                                    Hiring managers are inundated with resumes. Before opening a resume, they critique the email that it

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                                                                                      Why team bonuses are more effective

                                                                                      Companies get it wrong when they think workers simply calculate the tradeoff between effort and money.

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                                                                                        5 Myths About Burnout

                                                                                        No, taking a vacation won't cure your burnout.

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                                                                                            9 Perfect Jobs for People Who Would Rather Travel the World

                                                                                            Let me give you a scenario. You've got a solid job. It pays well, you're good at the work, you enjoy it, and it has great benefits. But there's a catch: you hate being...

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                                                                                              How To Master The Most Difficult Part Of Being An Adult

                                                                                              Networking can feel a bit like going to the dentist: You know it's important to your overall career health, but it can be so painful. So it’s understandable that you might want to take a no-nonsense approach to these events. Your time is in sho

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                                                                                                  Leaving A Toxic Work Environment For Something New

                                                                                                  Advice on quitting a toxic job and finding a better, more fulfilling opportunity.

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                                                                                                      13 Phrases to Impress Your Interviewer

                                                                                                      The overwhelming majority of interviewees who fail to impress a hiring manager do so because they ar

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                                                                                                        4 Communications Skills to Highlight on Your Résumé

                                                                                                        It's hard to imagine any job that doesn't require you to communicate well! Yet, it is far better to utilize résumé space by demonstrating your communications capacities rather than simply claiming to have them. Of course, communications take m

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                                                                                                            8 Ways You Can Tell That It's the Right Time to Quit

                                                                                                            Expert advice for making tough decisions about relationships, jobs, and dreams.

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                                                                                                              Common Job Interview Questions for Therapists - Social Work Helper

                                                                                                              There are plenty of websites that focus on general interviewing skills and questions you may encounter in an interview, but here are a few questions specific to the mental health and social work field. Despite the importance of interviewing, very few peo

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                                                                                                                6 Reasons You Should Send This Thank-You Letter After A Job Interview

                                                                                                                This example of the perfect thank-you letter will improve your lasting impression from the interview.

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                                                                                                                  How to Negotiate the Best Parental Leave and Perks at Work

                                                                                                                  What if you don’t work for a company that embraces the realities of working parents?

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                                                                                                                      Empathy Is Still Lacking in the Leaders Who Need It Most

                                                                                                                      And they’ll struggle to succeed without it.

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                                                                                                                          Jobs That Welcome Older Workers

                                                                                                                          A recent Center for Retirement Research at Boston College study identified several types of jobs that disproportionately hire workers ages 50 and older. Many employers want to hire baby boomers who have good communication skills and will be able to effect

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                                                                                                                            Money Minute: How to get your student loans completely forgiven

                                                                                                                            Federal student loan forgiveness is possible. I explain in this week's Money Minute.

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                                                                                                                              Woman Claims She Was Fired By The Same Company Twice For Being Pregnant

                                                                                                                              She also claims she was told her pregnancy made her an unreliable employee and a liability.

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                                                                                                                                When Bosses Schedule Hours That Just Don’t Work

                                                                                                                                Some companies are starting to change their dubious policies, but unpredictable scheduling is still widespread.

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                                                                                                                                  Finding work in the 'real world'

                                                                                                                                  UC San Diego has launched an initiative to help graduate students find careers.

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                                                                                                                                        Being a Great Manager: The Art of Supervision

                                                                                                                                        The key to management is having a clear game plan for each individual

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                                                                                                                                                Breaking Down The Break

                                                                                                                                                Life happens. While we try to control even the tiniest aspects of it, there are always events that c

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                                                                                                                                                  Become a Networking Beast by Following This 5-Step Plan

                                                                                                                                                  Networking is a major part of being a successful entrepreneur, so it's in your best interest to get good at it -- really, really good at it.

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                                                                                                                                                    6 reasons this is the perfect thank-you letter to send after a job interview

                                                                                                                                                    You spend weeks preparing for a job interview and give 110% once you're in the hot seat. You walk...

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                                                                                                                                                      As baby boomers exit workforce, employers don't want knowledge to go with them

                                                                                                                                                      Aging baby boomers are exiting the workforce as they reach retirement age, and companies locally and nationally are scrambling to keep valuable institutional knowledge. While companies in Michigan try to ensure key business processes are passed to younger

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                                                                                                                                                        The 4 Most Powerful Salary Negotiation Tactics

                                                                                                                                                        In fact, a poll by the Society of Human Resource Management found that nearly 80 percent of those surveyed expressed that they didn't like to discuss money or negotiate employment terms.

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                                                                                                                                                          5 Salary Negotiation Strategies for Social Workers

                                                                                                                                                          It is great to be excited, especially if this is the social work job offer you have been waiting for. But it is very important that you take time to do research before and after the offer, so you can be prepared to negotiate an acceptable salary.

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                                                                                                                                                            13 Best Tips To Nail Any Interview! - businessadvicesource.com

                                                                                                                                                            Wow – you’ve gotten the interview call. This means you passed one or more pre-screening checks and your qualifications look good enough for some type of human interaction. At this point in the hiring stage, it’s safe to assume you’re in the top te

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                                                                                                                                                              California pokes big hole in Uber's business model

                                                                                                                                                              The ruling, filed on Tuesday in state court in San Francisco, was the latest in a host of legal and regulatory challenges facing Uber and other highly valued start-ups in the United States and other countries. Classifying Uber drivers as employees opens t

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                                                                                                                                                                    What 'Game of Thrones' Can Teach Us About Great Customer Service

                                                                                                                                                                    What could the characters of this epic fantasy drama, HBO’s Game of Thrones possibly teach us about offering awesome customer service? As it turns out, the Sta…

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                                                                                                                                                                      Will California Bill Help Eliminate Low-Ball Job Offers?

                                                                                                                                                                      Asking the salary history of job applicants may become a banned question, but employers could be required to publish hiring rates and stick to them. This innovative intended regulatory …

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                                                                                                                                                                        Management 101: How to Handle Passive-Aggressive Workplace Behavior

                                                                                                                                                                        Janet wore a smile from the nose down; her eyes bore daggers. If I offered a Friday afternoon off for having finished a big project early, she “wished” it had been last week when she and …

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                                                                                                                                                                          7 Workplace Realities About Negotiating Salaries With HR

                                                                                                                                                                          I think we all know that one person in our life that thinks they get the best deal on everything! They consider themselves the ultra-negotiator, the person salespeople hate to see coming! …

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                                                                                                                                                                            U.S. workers ask: Where’s my raise?

                                                                                                                                                                            A Wall Street Journal analysis points to constraints on pay, even as the U.S. nears full employment.

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                                                                                                                                                                              What to do when you're offered a job and you need more time to decide

                                                                                                                                                                              We recently solicited readers to submit their most pressing career-related questions. With the...

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                                                                                                                                                                                How to Keep Your Job Hoppers From Hopping Again

                                                                                                                                                                                Second of two parts Yesterday, I told you about Hiring Job Hoppers: The 10 Reasons They Are So Very Valuable. Today I'm tackling the other side of the issue -- how to keep the job hoppers …

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                                                                                                                                                                                  Hiring Job Hoppers: 10 Reasons Why They Are So Very Valuable

                                                                                                                                                                                  First of two parts Hiring managers and recruiters have a long history of rejecting “job jumpers.” And even today, 43 percent of employers won’t consider job jumpers, according to …

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                                                                                                                                                                                    11 Tips for Rejoining the Workforce After a Career Break

                                                                                                                                                                                    Before you start your new chapter, take a minute to read about a few tips for getting back in the flow without breaking stride.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      6 Tips to Successful Benefits Negotiation

                                                                                                                                                                                      You just received that job offer and the salary isn’t exactly what you hoped for. But starting salaries depend on a number of factors including the size of the perspective employer and their current level of success, your professional level, your previo

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                                                                                                                                                                                          The surprising danger of being good at your job

                                                                                                                                                                                          Science confirms what high performers have known for years: It's not easy being so competent. A...

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                                                                                                                                                                                            Unemployed for a While? 6 Tips to Speed up Your Job Search

                                                                                                                                                                                            If you're a member of the long-term unemployed, finding a new job can seem hopeless. But there's no better time than now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              What to say when you're underpaid and a hiring managers asks, 'How much do you make?'

                                                                                                                                                                                              Proving your worth during a job interview is stressful enough as it is, but when a hiring manager...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                5 Things to Never Reveal About Yourself at Work

                                                                                                                                                                                                When you spend more hours with your colleagues than with your family, it may seem natural that you'll get to know each other. Certified diversity professional Eduardo Herrera, who serves as chief communications officer at Liberty Capital Group, adds

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  A psychiatrist says this skill is the best indicator of a person's ability to succeed

                                                                                                                                                                                                  We all face obstacles in our lives and careers — and while they can make us better and...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Read This Before Accepting a Job Offer

                                                                                                                                                                                                    As you think about your next step in your career, you want to make sure you're being hired for the right reasons and that it will be a

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      New York City Limits the Use of Credit Checks in Hiring - Talk Poverty

                                                                                                                                                                                                      In a rare moment of good news, New York City has decided to remove one of these barriers by limiting the use of credit checks for employment screening. Last month, the City Council voted overwhelmingly to pass the strongest measure in the country on this

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 Reasons You Need Marketing Skills (Even if You’re Not a Marketer)

                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 Reasons You Need Marketing Skills (Even if You’re Not a Marketer): No matter what your personality or your career...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        The 41 Best Resume Templates Ever

                                                                                                                                                                                                        The 41 Best Resume Templates Ever: Writing a resume is hard enough—so we've made m...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          How I Shifted From a Dying Industry (and Landed a Job I Love)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          How I Shifted From a Dying Industry (and Landed a Job I Love): See how one professional made the move from gov...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 Crazy Career Changes That Will Inspire You Not to Settle

                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 Crazy Career Changes That Will Inspire You Not to Settle: A winding career path isn't a bad thing—take it...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                15 signs your job interview is going horribly

                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you notice the hiring manager doing one or more of these things, you're probably not getting the job.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    'Shark Tank' Investor Says He Makes More Money With Female CEOs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What to say when the interviewer asks, 'Why should we hire you?’

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We recently solicited readers to submit their...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Why Feelings Will Always Beat Facts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New research reveals what really influences us (and it's not what we think).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          How great leaders inspire action

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The puzzle of motivation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way fo

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Why you will fail to have a great career

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10 questions you should always ask before accepting a job offer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Choosing to take a new job isn't just about what you will do for the company.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Can You Learn to Lead?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Business schools say yes — because, really, who just wants to manage?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What Makes a Leader?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      IQ and technical skills are important, but emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How to Be Emotionally Intelligent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What makes a leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, but also the ability to identify and monitor emotions and manage relationships.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Build Your Own Productivity Style by Remixing the Best

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You've tried everything: asked around, played with a few theories about

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            How to Prioritize When Everything Is Important

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You know that sinking feeling you have when there's too much on your plate? When you try to tackle your tasks by priority, but it feels like everything's important? Don't get overwhelmed—it's a problem that everyone faces at some point o

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This Is An Ideal Resume For A Mid-Level Employee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Here's an eye-catching resume for someone with a good amount of work experience.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  How to Overcome Workload Paralysis and Get Back into Action

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We're all busy, but sometimes we go through periods where the work piles up and it seems like it might never end. You might have so much work that it's too intimidating to even start. That's when you need to take a step back, take a deep breat

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Why It's A Big Deal That Google's Chairman Was Called Out For Interrupting A Woman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A powerful male executive reportedly interrupted a powerful female official while she was speaking at a panel discussion at South by Southwest, the tech and culture love-fest currently happening in Austin, Texas. That’s not unusual. Women o...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Spotlight TEDx Talk: How to sound smart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      At TEDxNewYork, Will Stephen sounds smart saying nothing. It is virtuoso nonsense. The professional comedian has studied many, many presentations to figure out just what makes a speaker sound brill...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          How to Be Found on LinkedIn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          How to Be Found on LinkedInImage by Esther Vargas. Whether you’re mastering social selling, m

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            91-Year-Old Is Living Her Dream As A Tech Designer At Silicon Valley Firm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A nonagenarian has started a new career as a valuable part of Silicon Valley's tech world, bringing her years of wisdom to the industry. When Barbara Beskind was a child, she wanted to become an inventor. At 91 years old, she's living that dream a...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10 Tricks To Appear Smarter In Meetings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Are you worried that you have to pay attention or be competent to seem smart in meetings? Stop worrying....

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As Oil Prices Fall, Houston Shudders

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                America’s energy hub prays for the cost of gasoline to rise.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Key To Happiness At Work That Has Nothing To Do With Your Actual Job

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As we spend more time at the office, we search even harder for better ways to achieve the mythical

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You might think the perfect workday includes a promotion or a raise, or perhaps your evil boss getting fired. Sadly, such monumental events don't happen very often. The good news is that there are plenty of little things you can do to improve both...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cover Letters for Social Workers: Get Yourself the Interview

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Should you submit a cover letter when one is not required? The answer is yes. Cover letters are essential to getting an interview. They are a concise way to communicate your value to an organization, and hiring managers use them to winnow candidates.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                How to Explain a Big Employment Gap

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                When an interviewer asks about your long-term unemployment, here's what to say. More

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 Get-Ahead Questions to Ask Your Boss

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Asking for feedback from your supervisor can be tricky. Learn why you should start with,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 Ways to Stop Loathing Your Job

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Research-tested ideas for staying true to yourself even in the worst situations.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fostering a Sense of Professional Resilience: Six Simple Strategies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                An occupational hazard presents for social work professionals time and again. We are prone to take care of others, both before and more than ourselves. This article outlines strategies for self care and professional resilience.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Why Setting Goals Can Do More Harm Than Good

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In organizations, “stretch goals

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 Signs Your Boss Is Taking Advantage of You

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you are regularly experiencing any of these five signs, your boss might be taking advantage of you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      How Your Spouse's Personality Influences Your Career

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Your spouse’s personality, according to a study to be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, strongly influences how quickly you climb the career ladder.   “This is kind of the ‘lean on’ phenomenon,” study author Joshua Jack

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10 Things That Aren’t On Your Resume (But Should Be)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This post was originally posted on YouTern written by Mark Babbitt .Many young careerists – even those with a couple internships under their belt – feel as though their resume and LinkedIn profiles

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Top 5 Things You Should Never Do At Work

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I had an 18-year corporate career in publishing and marketing that was highly successful on the outside, but on the inside, it was not. I rose to the level of Vice President and managed multimillion

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