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Why Career Plans are Dangerous

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on Why Career Plans are Dangerous

Why Career Plans are Dangerous

Who hasn’t been taught along the way that career plans are a good thing? Unfortunately, the world has become an increasingly unpredictable place, making career planning often a moving target. Remain focused, however,B beware of a plan without implementation, beware of the right plan but at the wrong company to achieve results, beware of unrealistic or inflexible expectations, and remember it’s OK if you change your mind and path. The most successful people in today’s uncertain world have tweaked the way they plan for their...

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What First Dates and Interviews Have In Common

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on What First Dates and Interviews Have In Common

What First Dates and Interviews Have In Common

bIbm really good at first dates,b says business analyst Javann Jones. Jones is a successful businessman and blogger who has nailed his job interviews. First dates, like job interviews, are an assessment situation. Here are fiveB interviewing tips: Make a good first impression. Dress to impress. Bring the good handshake and smile. Google your interviewer to find out what you have in common. Check their LinkedIn orB Facebook pages. Anticipate the conversation and potential questions. Practice. Rehearse your interview answers until you know...

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8 Tips For Staying Happy At Work

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on 8 Tips For Staying Happy At Work

8 Tips For Staying Happy At Work

A happy, energy-filled workplace is the primary way to boost productivity for your company. Here areB eight tips for staying happy during the ups and downs in your workday: Be positive b Worrying about negatives causes unnecessary stress. Manage your time b Categorize your to-dos and prioritize them by due dates. Break it up b Stand up and walk around the workplace every hour to refresh your brain and body. Donbt react b Respond. Again, be positive when your co-workersb negativity falls on your desk. Avoid vending machines b Itbs easy...

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Click with the Interviewer

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on Click with the Interviewer

Click with the Interviewer

Sometimes no matter how qualified you are for a position or how well you would fit in with the organization, it all comes down to how well you connect with the interviewer. If you have a big interview on the horizon and want to land the job, we wanted to touch onB some helpful interviewing tips for clicking with the interviewer. In many situations, you will be made aware ahead of time the person that will be interviewing you. Take the time to look up that person’s bio on the company website, check out his or her LinkedIn profile, and...

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Keeping Your Employment References Current

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Featured | Comments Off on Keeping Your Employment References Current

Keeping Your Employment References Current

Employment references are necessary for your job search. Itbs important that you keep your resume current b even if you are not actively looking for another job b and that includes references. Initiate a conversation with your references at least twice a year to catch up and determine that their contact information is up-to-date and that they are still interested in providing a good reference for you. And remember b your references are doing you a favor, so send a thank-you card and annual greeting card and let your references know you...

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Tips on Professional Email Etiquette

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in Day Planning, Featured | Comments Off on Tips on Professional Email Etiquette

Tips on Professional Email Etiquette

The internet has revolutionized the way we communicate, even the way we think. When you email job applications/resumes, how do you maintain the professional email etiquette that is required but still be personable enough to capture the attention of a potential employer? Subject Line The subject line is the hook b Make sure the first thing your recipients see is an email subject line that is interesting enough for them to open. Salutation Get a name - They will be flattered you took the time to research their company’s...

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Want Job Recruiters to Notice You?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Day Planning, Featured | Comments Off on Want Job Recruiters to Notice You?

Want Job Recruiters to Notice You?

The competition for entry-level to experienced jobs is fierce, according to Forbes, and if job recruiters are the only way you can get a job interview with a good company, you need to stand out from the crowd. You already know what recruiters look for, so what else can you do to better your chances? Twitter Get the names of recruiters in your area and check out their Twitter sites. Follow them. Re-tweet their tweets; make interesting and savvy b but always professional b comments. LinkedIn Recruiters surf this site, so make yours awesome....

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Dressing for Success gets you the Job and Promotion

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Day Planning, Featured | Comments Off on Dressing for Success gets you the Job and Promotion

Dressing for Success gets you the Job and Promotion

Fashion trends are fun, but if youbre positioning yourself for a new job, perhaps a promotion within your company, youbll want to save that sparkly spaghetti-strap top for the weekend. bTrendy is as trendy does,b says etiquette expert Tiffany Nielsen. You donbt want your clothes to detract from what you do and say. Tips for dressing professionally: Dress UP - Wear a suit, especially for interviews. Choose conservative colors (brown, black, gray, navy, for example). Because of their versatility, they can be mix-and-matched with...

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Putting in Your 2 Weeks' Notice? Follow These Tips

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Day Planning, Featured | Comments Off on Putting in Your 2 Weeks' Notice? Follow These Tips

Putting in Your 2 Weeks' Notice? Follow These Tips

We always advise our candidates to do their best to keep on-the-job relationships positive and professional, especially during the weeks prior to leaving the company. Giving two weeksb notice puts you in workplace limbo, an uncomfortable position. You want to transition out as smoothly as possible so your exit will be on a positive note.B EmploymentGuide.com has some helpful tips that will make your move a better one: Two weeksb notice is appropriate and the right thing to do. There are companies, however,B that tell you to leave right...

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First Week on the Job? Here's How to Make a Good Impression

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Day Planning, Featured | Comments Off on First Week on the Job? Here's How to Make a Good Impression

First Week on the Job? Here's How to Make a Good Impression

Making a good first impression on a new job begins and ends the first week, according to etiquette expert Diane Gottsman. Use your orientation time to let co-workers (and your employer) know youbre a good fit. Herebs how: Be proactive b Introduce yourself with a friendly smile. This is the time to build good working relationships and to learn what performance expectations your manager and co-workers have regarding your employment. Donbt be afraid to ask questions, especially if you donbt completely understand something. Organize b Even...

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