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10 Time Management Tips

image: The Weight of Time by Julie de Waroquier Time is finite. There are only so many hours in a day (24), week (168) or month (720). In a traditional work environment, we are expected to work 40 hours a week. This equates to 160 hours a month. Though this used to be the norm, in major cities...

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​Getting the Right References

When it comes to the job search, references are typically more about validating a company’s decision rather than adding content or value to an application. In many ways, references are your clincher. The company has probably already decided they want to hire you and just want to clarify that...

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​Searching for a New Job Without Risking the One You Have

Sweaty palms. Racing heart. Paranoid thoughts. Covert communications. Secret calls in the middle of the day. Living in constant fear of getting caught. I’m not talking about how it feels to cheat on your partner; I’m talking about how it feels to look for a new job — without jeopardizing your...

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I Have the Degree and the Job – Why Aren’t I Happy?

We live in a bit of a career-obsessed culture. You got the degree and have the job, yet you are still not happy. Why? While this isn’t news to anyone working in America, it is a problem that shouldn’t be ignored. It is an issue because it provides a narrow definition of success that hinges upon...

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Why Bullet Points Matter

This is the harsh reality: when it comes to submitting a resume and cover letter, you only have about 10-15 seconds to stand out. Recruiters deal with 30-300 applications for each and every job opening, which is simply an unreasonable amount of resumes for any one person to sift through (even...

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Building Meaningful Connections on LinkedIn

When it comes to networking – either in person or via technology – what you get out of it is directly proportional to what you put into it. Furthermore, there is no quick way to make networking work. There are no shortcuts to developing the right contacts or to acquiring the job you want...

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Change Starts With You

You can’t be who you want to be and who you are at the same time. When you look at your future, what do you see? A higher salary? A better job title? More security? When you look at where you are now, do you remember what it took to get here? Chances are, you’ve had to make a lot of changes...

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Maximizing Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn offers a pretty basic formula to create your profile foundation. A fair bit of groundwork is initially required, but if maintained properly afterwards, then just a few minutes a day is all that will be needed to grow your network. Let me first explain why you need to include all this...

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Facing Your Fears

The number one hindrance to most people’s success is themselves. So often we know the way; we know the path we have to take… but we’re afraid to take it. We’re afraid of walking down that path. Even when we know the road and even have a map, the fear of not knowing what we’ll encounter along...

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The Value of Research in Your Job Search

image by Andrea Peipe Before you turn in your notice and send your previous job packing, you need to spend a lot of time researching the new company or industry you’d like to transition to. Get to know the expectations, culture and language. The best way to do it? Full immersion. Anytime...

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