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A company I was working with posted an administrative job internally. It wasn’t the most exciting position but it had exposure to top level managers. It was a good step up ...
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It’s a new year – which means you’re probably contemplating resolutions for personal improvement and ways you can break bad habits. Because most positions often ...
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Resumes.  You have to have one to get a job, since that’s the first thing a company will ask for.  What have you done?  Who did you work for in the ...
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With really good jobs highly competitive, you’d have to be crazy to turn down a job offer.  Or would you?  Sure, you need a paycheck, and jobs don’t come ...
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Finding a great job is one thing, but finding a great job that allows you to travel abroad can be a real dream come true.  Traveling for work means your employer pays for ...
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The holidays are coming!  Now is the time to prepare and make a game plan for attending the holiday office party.  There are a lot of pitfalls to avoid, and most of them ...
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If you are thinking of taking a vacation, you may want to check one of the online rating sites to see what other travelers think of the accommodations, airlines or car rental ...
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A lot of companies are laying off employees, slashing salaries or just not giving annual increases like they did in years past. It's one thing when an employee is the victim of a ...
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At some point, if the preliminary interview goes well, you may get a call to catch a plane for an interview at the Corporate Office in another state or country. Aside from being ...
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Employers are always looking for the perfect interview question to stump a potential employee. There have been lots of articles written on finding the perfect interview ...
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Everyone would like to be happy.  What happy means varies from person to person, but whatever it is, it’s a goal worth setting and achieving.Happiness makes life ...
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Scott Adams, the creator of the wildly, wacky Dilbert cartoon series about the workplace, knows a little bit about failure and success. His cartoons were rejected by some of the ...
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Studies have shown that job satisfaction, the right corporate culture, and being recognized, even for small achievements, can be more personally rewarding than a high salary. So ...
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The holidays are filled with traditions. Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings. Hot cocoa and apple picking at the orchards. Hayrides, harvest moons and Black Friday. ...
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“Everyone loves a winner.”  That’s an old phrase, but true.  How many runners-up are remembered?    Regardless of the nature of the ...
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While anyone can learn how to do just about anything with a little training and practice, some people are naturally better than others. The younger generation grew up with ...
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What can you learn about Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo, for building a successful career?  If you want to be an effective leader, stop making people like you.  Some ...
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By the time you graduate from college or earn a technical degree, you should have a good idea of your career goal. Why spend four or six years in college getting a degree or two ...
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If you’re recently out of school and took the first job you could get (to get out of your parents’ house) you’re probably asking yourself if you made the right ...
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Unless you’ve been living in a cave or slept through Management 101 in college, you’ve heard about how important it is to set S-M-A-R-T goals. Specific. Measurable. ...