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The Two Week Notice Double Standard

Employers often ask for a two week notice (or more) when you resign. This is hardly breaking news. However, there’s a recent trend I’ve observed in this area… The Two Week Notice Double Standard: Workers are still obligated to provide a two week notice whenever leaving a company, yet employers feel no obligation to respect […]

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what are your career goals

What Are Your Career Goals?

Setting goals is extremely important, whether it’s career goals or personal goals. Let me first say that I’m not a huge fan of planning ahead and creating outlines, timelines, detailed project plans, etc. I prefer to just start doing things, and it usually works out quite well for me. So for all the folks like […]

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what should the perfect resume include

What Should the Perfect Resume Include?

The perfect resume might look slightly different for two different job candidates, depending on how far along they are in their careers, what industry they’re in, etc. But in general there are a few things that you should include in almost any resume you create though. The checklist below highlights some of the most important areas […]

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how to ask for a promotion

How to Ask For a Promotion At Work- 2 Proven Methods

Asking for a promotion at work isn’t easy if you’re inexperienced. This article on how to ask for a promotion will give you the tools you need to feel comfortable and confident approaching your boss at work to talk about career growth. One of the most common reasons that people leave their jobs is lack […]

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5 Reasons EVERYONE 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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Job Interview Panel

Panel Interview Tips

The panel interview is often dreaded and intimidating for the unprepared candidate. If you prepare properly it doesn’t need to be. These panel interview tips should help. First we need to get rid of the fear of being interviewed by multiple people simultaneously; it’s not as bad as it sounds. Let’s talk about some advantages […]

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Creative Job Application

Job Search Tips- Creative Job Applications

If you’ve applied for any jobs lately, you probably found that most of the process took place online. The standard job application process is becoming more and more automated and generic, but that doesn’t mean your approach has to be the same. Even in a world of online forms and resume-scanning computer programs… There’s still […]

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Unlimited Vacation Policy- Why It’s a Great Idea

It’s not the standard vacation policy for most companies yet, but more and more companies are moving toward an unlimited vacation policy. Rather than establishing a set number of vacation days per year for each employee, some companies are starting to allow workers to use their best judgement to decide when and how many vacation […]

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3 best industries for the future

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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making a good first impression

5 Tips to Instantly Make A Great First Impression

A lot of factors go into making a good first impression. Most people spend a lot of time the night before an important interview or meeting rehearsing what they’re going to say, while neglecting to think about other factors. How you actually present yourself can be far more important than the words coming out of […]

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5 Tips for Avoiding Burn Out At Work

It’s normal to be tired at work occasionally or to feel burned out at work once in a while.  But you shouldn’t have to constantly feel this way. These 5 tips should help you avoid that “burned out” feeling in the future.  No matter where you work, these tips should be easy to implement and […]

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what it's like working as a recruiter

What’s It Like Being a Recruiter?

As an Executive Recruiter, this is a question friends or colleagues will often ask me: Should I be a recruiter? The answer to whether you should be a recruiter depends on many factors. If you enjoy helping people and are motivated by tangible goals and the opportunity to earn commissions, and are able to handle […]

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