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DO THIS BEFORE YOU ANSWER, ‘WHAT ARE YOUR SALARY REQUIREMENTS?’

It’s everyone’s least favorite job interview question: “What are your salary requirements?” And while there are ways to avoid answering until you’re comfortable starting the salary negotiation process, sometimes you’re going to get stuck.

2018-11-14
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MAKE NOVEMBER INTO THE BEST-EVER MONTH FOR YOUR CAREER (REALLY!)

November is a tough month, motivation-wise. The days grow shorter, the clocks fall back and the holiday craziness starts up. Getting anything done at work can feel like an uphill battle. But it doesn’t have to be.

2018-10-25
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5 SIGNS YOU NEED TO QUIT YOUR JOB RIGHT NOW

It all adds up to an environment that encourages workers to think about greener pastures. But is it time for you to quit your job?

2018-10-08
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9 THINGS TO NEVER SAY IN A SALARY NEGOTIATION

You’re 96 percent sure that you are ready to schedule a meeting with your boss to ask for a raise. Or perhaps you’re nearing the end of the job interview process and an offer is in sight. However...

2018-10-08
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HOW TO OVERCOME LACK OF EXPERIENCE ON YOUR RESUME

Anyone sifting through listings on job boards has inevitably arrived at this sobering realization: In truth, there are very few jobs that you’re 100 percent qualified for.

2018-09-26
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7 GOOD REASONS TO TURN DOWN A PROMOTION

Being offered a promotion is great news, right? Most of the time, yes. But there are times when it’s smarter to turn it down.  Here are a few good reasons to turn down a promotion...

2018-09-25
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46 PERCENT OF WORKERS FEEL LIKE THEY’RE UNDERPAID. BUT ARE THEY?

The economy and the job market are going strong. (The unemployment rate is only 2.1 percent among college graduates over the age of 25, as an example.) However, a lot of workers still feel as though they’re being underpaid.

2018-09-24
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THE OFFICE PERK WORKERS WANT MORE THAN ON-SITE GYMS, CAFETERIAS OR CHILDCARE

These days, employers of choice are turning themselves inside out to attract and retain the best workers. But, according to new research, fancy perks aren’t as important to workers as... 

2018-09-20
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5 SIGNS YOU’RE UNDERPAID

Of course, not everyone who feels like they’re underpaid is earning less than market rate. There are many factors involved in your perception of how your pay stacks up.  For instance, you might have a manager who doesn’t communicate well about your employer’s... 

2018-09-19
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7 SMARTEST THINGS I DID BEFORE STARTING MY JOB

I've found success in several different industries, but it wasn't until four years ago that I combined my love of travel with my experience working at a talent agency, my marketing skills, and my production knowledge to become an entertainment travel agent.

2018-08-29
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HOW TO FIND A JOB

Apply online? You’ll be trying to stand out among hundreds — if not thousands — of candidates with similar resumes. Apply through a friend? Referrals work — but PayScale’s data show that they can also cost some candidates (read: women and people of color) when it’s time to negotiate.

2018-08-29
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WHAT TO DO NEXT IF YOU’VE PICKED THE WRONG CAREER

Changing career direction to try something new can be exciting, but also terrifying at the same time. At the beginning, your dream career may feel out of reach.

2018-08-28
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HOW TO END A COVER LETTER

Many job seekers struggle especially with the challenge of how to end a cover letter. Get too creative, and you run the risk of putting off your reader. Stick to a cover letter template too faithfully, and you’ll miss the opportunity to stick the landing.

2018-08-24
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5 SALARY NEGOTIATION MISTAKES THAT WILL KEEP YOU UNDERPAID

Among those who had never negotiated salary, 28 percent said that they were uncomfortable asking, while 19 percent said that they didn’t want to be perceived as pushy. Eight percent said they didn’t ask because they were afraid of losing their job.

2018-08-23
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HERE'S EXACTLY WHAT TO DO IF YOU LEAVE A JOB INTERVIEW AND REALIZE YOU TOTALLY FLUBBED A QUESTION

Job interviews are often stressful, and sometimes the pressure can throw you off your game. But even if you walk out of the interview worrying about your answers, all may not be lost.

2018-08-17
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7 REASONS WHY CULTIVATING A LOVE OF LEARNING IS CRUCIAL TO YOUR CAREER
Skills like organization, communication and the ability to work in teams are critical when it comes to fostering a successful career. However, these days, a love of learning may be just as important.
2018-08-17
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PRO TIP: TRY THIS RESUME TRICK AND NEVER FORGET YOUR SKILLS AGAIN
How can you have your resume ready for any and all possible job opportunities? Try this simple method for keeping it all together, no matter what the job entails.
2018-08-09
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10 TIPS FOR COPING WITH UNWANTED CHANGE AT WORK
Maybe a trusted colleague or manager is leaving and you worry about the future of the organization. Perhaps the company is altering policy or tweaking direction, and you worry that the change in question isn’t in anyone’s best interest.
2018-08-03
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UNHAPPY WITH YOUR SALARY? YOU AREN’T ALONE. HERE’S WHAT TO DO.
Many workers are less that thrilled with their earnings these days. According to a 2018 Indeed survey, only 19 percent of workers are satisfied with their current pay. Issues like wage stagnation as well as rising inequality and declining labor share could be to blame.
2018-08-02
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HERE’S WHY YOU MIGHT QUIT YOUR JOB SOON
“As the rising quits rate shows, more workers are striking out for better jobs or better-paying jobs, confident they’ll succeed,” writes Jeffry Bartash at CNBC. “If more workers do that, it could force companies to raise wages faster to retain their best employees or to attract new ones.”
2018-08-02
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HOW TO CLOSE RESUME GAPS THE RIGHT WAY
There are so many different reasons why you might have some gaps in your professional resume. But, whether you took time off to raise a family, for example, or struggled to find work for a while, there are some things you can do to help address the missing time.
2018-07-27
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HOW TO TRANSITION BACK TO WORK AFTER MATERNITY LEAVE (WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND)
Only 14 percent of private-sector employees have paid leave in the U.S., according to Pew Research CenterThe Family and Medical Leave Act provides 12 weeks of unpaid leave per 12 months for eligible workers who want to stay home to care for a new family member.
2018-07-27
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THE CAREER-CHANGING POWER OF BEING HUMBLE
It’s common to associate characteristics like ambition and confidence with power and success at work. However, it’s important to remember that these traits alone don’t bring much respect.
2018-07-24
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THINK YOU'RE READY TO QUIT YOUR JOB?
Getting fed up with your job? If the phrase “I should just quit” keeps flashing through your brain, hold on and take a minute before you start flipping tables. You want to make sure that when...
2018-07-23
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HATE YOUR INTERNSHIP?
The right internship can help you choose a career, develop your skillset and build the foundation of a professional network that will stick with you long after you’ve moved on to bigger and more lucrative things.
2018-07-18
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EXPERTS SAY TOO MANY PEOPLE SUFFER FROM A 'DELUSIONAL BELIEF' ABOUT THEIR CAREERS
"This vision of career growth no longer matches reality. We no longer need to be good at predicting the future; we now have to succeed when the future is unpredictable."
2018-07-18
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5 SIMPLE JOB HUNTING TECHNIQUES TO LAND YOUR DREAM JOB
Whether you are fresh out of college and looking for your first job, or whether you’re tired of your current job and need a replacement job, some job hunting techniques are bound to give you an edge. The following are five seemingly-simple but...
2018-07-16
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YOU CAN BE MORE PRODUCTIVE AT WORK BY TAKING VACATION?
Science teaches us that if you want to be productive at work, and even excel at your job, you need to take vacations. And really take a vacation – no working while you are supposed to be taking a break.
2018-07-13
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NAVIGATING THE FIRST THREE MONTHS IN YOUR NEW JOB
Starting a new job can be challenging. As many of us know, it can be one of life’s most stressful experiences. Luckily, if you’ve made the right move, that stress will be short lived.
2018-07-12
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HOW TO STOP BEING A WORKAHOLIC
There is absolutely nothing wrong with loving what you do for a living. And it’s wonderful to get carried away by your profession – to lose yourself in your work. However, when this hard work stops being fun, when it creates problems for you or...
2018-07-09
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WHERE SHOULD YOU START YOUR CAREER
How can you best decide where to start your career? In a way, it’s both a blessing and a curse to get to pick where you want to look for your first big professional job. The world is your oyster, as they say, and the possibilities are wide open. 
2018-07-06
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HOW TO BE A HORRIBLE COWORKER
You will most likely encounter many difficult or even toxic coworkers over the course of your career. These kinds of encounters might be common, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy. Thank goodness these challenging folks are only super difficult on occasion or in certain ways.
2018-07-03
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5 REASONS TO EMBRACE CHANGE AT WORK
Change is an inevitable part of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. It can be challenging to embrace change when you’ve been doing things the same way for a long time and feel you know best. Experience goes a long way. But your job won’t stay the same forever.
2018-07-02
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7 REASONS YOU DIDN'T GET THAT PROMOTION
It can be really disappointing to be passed over for a big promotion. Especially if you had been feeling pretty sure you were going to get it. You might find yourself wondering why the decision landed where it did. There are a lot of different possibilities...
2018-06-29
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4 STEPS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE TAKE TO OVERCOME FEAR OF FAILURE
By stopping and not reaching your goal, the path remains unclear. Instead of allowing fear to stop you, see fear as forcing you to think about the path forward. Fear is not a roadblock. It can be used to clarify the path. Here are four steps to help you...
2018-06-26
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DO YOU NEED TO ACCEPT A JOB OFFER RIGHT AWAY?
You’ve been lucky enough to be extended a job offer. Maybe you’re still deciding on if the position is right, or maybe you’re waiting to hear back from another opportunity you might prefer. Should you accept the offer anyway and see what happens...
2018-06-25
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WHY YOUR JOB SEARCH ISN'T WORKING - AND HOW TO FIX IT
Blasting out resumes and filling out job applications are the two worst ways to get a job. The best ways to get a new job are to use your network, to consult during your job hunt (and even after you get a job) and to reach out to... 
2018-06-25
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THIS ONE SENTENCE WILL HELP YOU GET THE JOB
The interview process—like a lot of things in life—can become unnecessarily over-complicated. Sometimes there are very easy solutions to a challenging situation, which are often overlooked due to its simplistic nature. 
2018-06-25
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STUDENTS THINK THEY'RE READY FOR THE CORPORATE WORLD; EMPLOYERS DISAGREE
Four years and about $25,550 in debt later, you’d think fresh graduates would be ready to join the corporate world. Students certainly think they are, but the companies hiring them disagree. 
2018-06-25
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TIPS FOR SUCCEEDING AS A WOMAN IN A MALE-DOMINATED WORLD
Thirty years ago, when I was beginning my career, women were still something of an anomaly in corporate America, eyed suspiciously and often expected to quit imminently for domestic alternatives. Today, women are almost 47% of the workforce.  
2018-06-18
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6 STEPS TO FIGURING OUT IF YOU'VE GOT THE RIGHT JOB OFFER
You’ve landed a job offer. Congratulations! Now you have to decide if you’ll accept it. Occasionally, an offer is so good that the choice is obvious, but most of the time, that’s just not the case. Every position has its benefits and drawbacks, and no two companies are exactly alike...
2018-06-18
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7 TIME MANAGEMENT HACKS FOR AN EASIER WORKDAY
Do you often feel as though there simply aren’t enough hours in the day? The secret to having more time is to work smarter, not harder.  Time management is an important part of being efficient and productive.
2018-06-15
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12 WOMEN-RUN PODCASTS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO
To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the women-run podcasts that we find most inspiring -- both for personal development and career advice. 
2018-06-13
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THE ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
How can organizations improve how they are supporting women’s and all minorities' advancement? We hear a lot about diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs...
2018-06-13
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IS YOUR BOSS GROWN UP?
A person doesn’t automatically turn into a mature and considerate adult the moment they’re given an executive title. This is unfortunate because it can be awfully difficult to work for someone who acts more like a child than a grown up.
2018-06-12
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4 CEOS SHARE THE BIGGEST MISTAKES EMPLOYEES MAKE
In an age where people are getting fired for making seemingly innocent social media blunders, you can’t be too careful.  The following mistakes will automatically get you axed from your job...
2018-06-12
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STRATEGIES TO LEAD AND SUCCEED AS A MINORITY WOMAN
Compared to most women, minority women face far greater challenges in their careers, including isolation, discrimination and low self-esteem.
2018-06-11
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WHEN YOU START A NEW JOB AND REALIZE IT'S NOT FOR YOU
Whether you decide to stay or leave a job is entirely up to you. But here are a few things to consider that helped me that may also help you in your next steps forward.
2018-06-11
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WHAT'S YOUR NEXT MOVE?
Any single employer will witness just one of several episodes in your career. Only you will witness all the episodes. You must take ownership of your career. Nobody else can do that for you.
2018-06-10
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CALM YOUR ANXIOUS MIND
It’s empowering to know that you have the ability to control your mind and your emotions. With the help of some visualization techniques, you’ll not only be able to do that but you’ll likely see an improvement in your overall...
2018-06-09
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NETWORKING RULE #1: TAKE OFF THE BIB & PUT ON THE APRON!
As we celebrate another graduating class, we thought we’d give them some good advice to help them turn their dreams of business success into reality. We recently caught up with...
2018-06-09
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ARE YOU IN THE RIGHT CAREER?
Doubting your choice of career is OK! But how do you know if you’re in the right spot (or the right spot for “right now”)? There are ways you can reassure yourself you’re on the right career path. Here are a few of them:
2018-06-08
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STRANGEST THINGS READ ON RESUMES
How bizarre? Well, this week’s lead story crowdsources some doozies, including one applicant who shared that she enjoyed sewing costumes for her large collection of...
2018-03-30
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COMMON MISTAKES DURING SALARY NEGOTIATIONS
Maybe saying "Show me the money" isn't the right move?  The good news is that there are some quick and easy ways to recover from the most common errors.
2018-03-27
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JOB JUMPING, NOT SO BAD AFTER ALL
Is your career moving fast?  Are you moving from job to job, career to career? Are you aquiring any valuable skills along the way?
2018-03-29
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90% LACK THIS ESSENTIAL SKILL
Don't get stuck like most of us do.  You get settled into your work routine, but feel you need more.  What are you going to do to change it?

2018-03-29
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10 INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM WOMEN WHO RULE
Great Women always have something inspiring to say.  Check out these quotes here

2018-03-23

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7 SIGNS THAT RECRUITER WON'T GET YOU THE JOB
Maybe it's time to give that recruiter the boot?  Especially if they are asking these types of questions.
2018-03-23
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THREE WAYS YOU'RE SELF-SABOTAGING YOUR NEXT CAREER MOVE & HOW TO STOP
You can have clarity. You can have a 5-year plan plastered to your mirror. You can know exactly what you want to do and when.
2018-02-15