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Looking for ways to climb the career ladder faster? If so, there is something specific you should ask for. Believe it or not, it’s not more responsibilities, a stretch assignment or a big office. One of the best (and untapped) tools to fast-track your career growth is asking for feedback. Whether you’re an entry-level professional… Read more »

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Have your ever lost yourself in your work, so much so that you lost track of time? Being consumed by a task like that, while it can be rare for most people, is a state of being called “Flow.” In my experience, it’s one of the keys to happiness at work, and a nice side… Read more »

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Employers rely on nonverbal cues more than verbal ones to gauge your intelligence, confidence and power. When you’re on the job hunt, use these tips to get your “body talk” in great shape — no gym membership required! Mind Over Matter As you prepare for your interview, get yourself in the right mindset. Rehearse all… Read more »

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Let’s talk about brainwashing yourself. Okay, I’ll admit that sounds a little strange; but when you get right down to it, brainwashing is a kind of pounded-in, acquired training you find very difficult to break. That’s not always bad. I’m not talking about Manchurian Candidate-level conditioning, just self-teaching that helps you succeed. This involves simple,… Read more »

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Is it time to level up? Here are ten clear signs that you’re ready to lead:  You Know Your Job Like the Back of Your Hand You’ve done your job for several years. You know the goals and challenges of the job. You understand the factors that made you successful.  You’ve Acted as a Leader… Read more »

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  Don’t get stumped by this common interview question! Answer “no”, and you might as well start looking for another job. So why do interviewers ask if you have any questions? They want to find out three important things: Did you do your homework about the position and the company? Are you really interested in… Read more »

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Shake it Off (your resume, that is) Hey, hey hey… Recruiters shaking you off before you even have a chance to interview? Make sure your resume is up to snuff with These. Sick. Tips. The Objective Employers want to know what’s in it for them, not you. Replace your objective with a Professional Profile statement that… Read more »

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The phone rings for your screening interview. As you pick it up, do you want to sound cocky, rude, flighty, or confused? Or do you want to sound professional, responsible, and composed? If you’re in the middle of a job search, you want every employer to think of you as the latter. However, if you’re… Read more »

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For many people, the holiday season is the busiest, most complicated, most stressful time of year. Holiday parties, gift shopping and wrapping, decorating, travel plans, end-of-the-year projects, planning for the new year … these are all added on top of your regular business. And life before the holidays was already pretty busy. So what can… Read more »

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              Make a list of your fondest wishes about your work. Nearly everyone will put “meaningful work” on that list. We might not all say it the same way, but we want to do something that matters, that we care about, and where we feel like we are making… Read more »