22. May 2015

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Why Experience Is Not Enough to Land the Job

Your resume is the most impressive one in the recruiter’s pile. But when you meet your prospective employer for the interview, you avoid making eye contact, fiddle with your hair, mumble your words, or exhibit other signs that you lack confidence. Result: someone else who is less qualified — but makes a better in-person impression […]

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7. May 2015

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5 Tricks to Overcoming Your Fear of Networking

If the thought of attending a professional networking event strikes terror into your heart, you’re not alone. Even the most socially confident people tremble at the prospect of a room full of strangers who could either help or hinder their career progress, depending on how they present themselves. What’s more, your fear is likely to […]

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30. April 2015

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What to Do When You’re Out of Ideas for Small Talk

There you are at a professional networking event, chatting with new contacts and (hopefully) making a fantastic impression. Suddenly, silence falls. And you can’t think of a thing to say. Awkward!   It’s bad enough if this happens when you’re among friends, but it’s a thousand times worse when you’re with people who could have […]

20. April 2015

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Host Fewer, Shorter and Way More Effective Meetings

Probably the biggest productivity saboteur in the workplace today: the meeting. The meeting that was supposed to take an hour and ended up consuming the entire morning. The meeting where everyone talked in circles and nothing got decided or resolved. The meeting where information was pushed at people who barely even pretended to pay attention. […]

9. April 2015

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Is Your Work Ethic in Sync with Your Bank Account?

In this tough economy, it’s not always within your control, or even your employer’s, whether or not you get the pay you deserve. Many companies are struggling just to stay alive and can’t afford any wage increases. They may even be forced to hand out pay cuts or layoffs. Along with the economic downturn has come […]

30. March 2015

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How to Prevent Getting Fired in 5 Steps

You’ve heard the rumors: your company will be laying off employees. And maybe you think there’s nothing you can do about it.   But you’re wrong. Someone will make a decision about which workers to keep and which to let go. That decision will be based on how valuable or essential each person is to […]

19. March 2015

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Feeling Overwhelmed in Your First Job?

Starting your first job is like walking into your first day of kindergarten. Don’t know your classmates. Don’t know the teacher. Don’t know the system, or how to work it. You’re so far out of your comfort zone, it’s not even on the same planet.   Welcome to one of the most stressful events you’ll […]

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