Using Endorsements on a Resume

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As everyone knows, a resume is a place to showcase your knowledge and skills. But simply listing or describing your skills is not very persuasive. That is why career counselors recommend using examples of times you used your skills, or using facts and figures to support your claims. For the so-called technical or hard skills,… Read more »

How to Give a Good Presentation

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Giving presentations is an important part of any job. You want your presentations to be effective, to capture the interest of your audience and give them information they can use or make arguments that will persuade. Here are a few ways to do just that. 1. Think about your audience Every good presentation begins with… Read more »

Short-Term Activities to Help Your Career

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To progress in your career, you need to excel at your job, to do more than expected, to look beyond just your responsibilities, and to increase your exposure. These are all important, long-term efforts that are essential for career growth. But there are other things you can do as well to help move ahead in… Read more »

How to Quit Your Job

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With the economy humming along and unemployment very low, the job market has never been better. As a result, many people are looking around to see what other opportunities are out there. If you are one of those people, and have accepted a job offer, the next step is to quit the job you have… Read more »

How to Start a New Job

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Starting a new job is exciting but also stressful. You want to get off to a good start, to hit the ground running, and make a good impression, while also laying the foundation for a productive career. The first 90 days are especially important for getting yourself established in a new job. Here are a… Read more »

The Importance of the Morning Routine

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We all want to be more productive — the workload seems to grow all the time. There has been a lot of information published about productivity and how to enhance it, covering things like time management, organizing, even lifestyle changes. In the ongoing effort to increase productivity, there is one key factor that should not… Read more »

Salvaging a Bad Job Interview

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Everyone knows that job interviews can be stressful. Everything you do and say is being observed and judged. And sometimes the pressure can get to you. You may find yourself rambling or drawing a blank or making an awkward remark. If you leave an interview with the feeling that things didn’t go that well, what… Read more »

How to Overcome Procrastination

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Procrastination is something we all have to deal with to some degree. It just feels good to put something off until later, to avoid something that is unpleasant. But in the long run, this does more harm than good. Those tasks hover over us like a dark cloud, increasing our stress and anxiety, sapping our… Read more »

Why You Should Update Your Resume

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Even if you are not currently engaged in a job search, you never know when something more appealing might come along. You may be happy with your job now, but you may see a job notice, or hear about a job through your network, or be contacted by a recruiter about a position that intrigues… Read more »

A Key Question for the Hiring Manager

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When you go for a job interview, you should have questions for the hiring manager about the job. In fact, it doesn’t look good if you have none. But if you are really interested in the position, you naturally will want to know as much about it and the company as you can. There is… Read more »