Biron Clark, Author at Career Sidekick - Page 13 of 13

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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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4 Benefits of Looking for a Job When You Already Have One

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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How to Succeed When Working for Multiple Managers

Tips for Working With Multiple Managers

As you engage in more responsibilities at work, you are likely to find yourself working with more than one manager at a time. You will usually report directly to one person but might be working on projects with a few other people. This is a great opportunity to make a name for yourself and get […]

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Why is it Good to Ask Questions in an Interview?

You’ve probably heard that you should ask questions in every interview. But does it really matter? And what happens if you don’t ask questions in your interview? In this article I’ll explain why it really DOES matter if you ask questions in your interview, and why most employers are *not* going to hire you if […]

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Is 2 Weeks Notice Standard? (And What Happens if You Don’t Give Notice)

A two week notice is considered standard by most employers in the US and many other countries. However, you’re not legally required to give a two week notice (or any notice at all) in most states in the US. For example, in Massachusetts, employment is considered “at-will” and can be terminated by either side at […]

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Example Answers for “What Are Your Career Goals?”

“What are your career goals?” is a common question you’ll hear in many interviews. And you need to prepare an answer because employers ALWAYS prefer to hire someone who can show they’re goal-oriented and have long-term objectives in their career.   There are also a couple of big mistakes you need to avoid when you describe […]

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How to Ask For a Promotion at work

How to Ask for a Promotion at Work

Somebody asked me recently: “what are the best ways to get promoted fast at my work? And how do I ask for a promotion directly?” I’ve helped quite a few people get promotions at work (and I’ve done it myself) so I decided to put together an in-depth guide to how to ask for a […]

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5 Reasons Young Professionals Should Use a Credit Card

I recently had a discussion with a few colleagues at work, debating whether it is necessary or even beneficial to make day-to-day purchases with a credit card (as opposed to a debit card or cash). My stance was, and still is, that everyone should be using a credit card for their purchases and then paying […]

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The 3 Best Industries For The Future

A big part of your career development will come down to the industry you’re in. Whether you’re reevaluating your options or preparing to enter the workforce for the first time, these are 3 of the best industries for the future. These aren’t niche industry ideas; these are large industries that are stable and profitable. At […]

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Working as a Recruiter: Pros and Cons

If you’re wondering, “Should I be a recruiter?” then you’re in the right place. I’ve spent 5+ years as a professional recruiter, and I’m going to walk you through the pros and cons of being a recruiter so you can decide if it’s right for YOU. First, one thing a lot of people don’t realize […]

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Why women should consider the skilled trades

4 Reasons Why Women Should Consider The Skilled Trades

There is often a stereotypical image associated with trades’ workers that involves a male in a hardhat. This stereotype prevails in part because skilled female tradespeople make up only about 5% of employed tradespeople, according to Talent Egg. Despite this, there are many reasons why women with an interest in the skilled trades and hands-on work […]

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