All posts by Biron Clark

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Your Time is Valuable- Here’s How to Act Like It

Your time is valuable, both in your career and your overall life. What can you do with this knowledge to directly improve your life though? How should the value of your time effect your decisions? And how highly should you value your time to begin with? Answering these questions will help you live a more […]

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How to Ask for a Promotion in 3 Simple Steps

Asking for a promotion or raise doesn’t have to be a mysterious or complicated process. The 3 simple steps highlighted below will help you identify exactly what you need to accomplish in order to get your next promotion or raise. By being clear with management and keeping open lines of communication, you’ll be far more likely […]

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Want to Give Perfect Job Interview Answers? Less is More

Most career advisers tell you to elaborate on your answers in a job interview. Up to a point they’re right, but you can go too far in that direction. Carrying on for too long and giving roundabout answers can be just as bad as giving the one word answers that we’re taught to avoid at […]

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How to Explain Employment Gaps in a Job Interview

How to Explain Employment Gaps in a Job Interview

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated, improved version of this article available here: http://careersidekick.com/explaining-gaps-in-employment/ … If you have a gap in your recent employment history, part of your effort in preparing for a  job interview should be to organize your thoughts and decide how you’ll explain the gap to hiring managers. Having an employment gap isn’t a deal breaker (especially if […]

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How to Explain an Employment Gap on Your Resume

EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated, improved version of this article available here: http://careersidekick.com/explaining-gaps-in-employment/ … Having a gap in your work history isn’t automatically a deal-breaker when applying for new jobs, but if you approach the issue in the wrong way, it could negatively impact your job search. The two times this issue will come up is during an interview, and […]

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Does Your Resume Really Need an Objective?

An objective is often one of the first things listed on a resume. It sometimes appears before crucial information such as recent jobs, technical skills, and educational background. But why? Is your resume objective really telling the hiring manager anything substantial? Will the hiring manager even read it? Do you even need an objective on […]

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5 Good Questions to Ask a Recruiter

5 Good Questions to Ask a Recruiter

Knowing how to interact with recruiters is an important skill for any career-focused individual. These 5 questions to ask a recruiter are designed to provide you with two key things: 1. Information about whether or not a position is worth pursuing. 2. Information that will be helpful if you choose to pursue the job. Even […]

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Interview Tips: 5 Basic Steps to Prepare for a Job Interview

Properly preparing for a job interview is an essential step if you want to stand out and increase the chances that you’ll be chosen for the position. Whether it’s a introductory phone interview or the second round of face to face interviews, knowing how to prepare for a job interview can be the difference between […]

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Higher Base Salary Vs. Bonus: Which Is Better And Why?

There are many opportunities to negotiate a new salary structure. You get a chance to do this every time you change companies, and also when you change roles within your company or decide to ask for a promotion or ask for a raise at work. So what should you focus on… a higher base salary or bonus? I’m […]

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The Best Time To Look For A Job (This Might Surprise You!)

The absolute best time to look for a job is when you already have a job that you enjoy. It sounds crazy, but it’s true… You don’t always need to be on an active job search, but taking calls from recruiters as well as occasionally networking and listening to what else is out there can […]

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4 Compelling Arguments For Trying A Career In Sales

4 Compelling Arguments For a Career in Sales

The stereotype of sales jobs is often that they’re reserved for extroverts, former athletes, and extremely loud people that love being in the company of others at all times. The truth is that there isn’t just one type of person that excels at a career in sales. There are many successful salespeople who are quiet, […]

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The 3 Biggest Debt Ceiling Myths

The 3 Biggest Debt Ceiling Myths

I tend to write more about HR-related subjects, but the debt ceiling seems to be everyone’s focus right now. Since it effects every worker and business owner in the country (and potentially globally), I wanted to help clarify the 3 most common debt ceiling myths that I hear bouncing around. As a disclaimer, I’m not […]

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