Are References Available Upon Request?

Are References Available Upon Request?

In today’s job market, it can be challenging to get professional references. Some companies will even tell you that they don’t offer references to past employees, but you can often check with current or past coworkers directly.

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I grow My Network

I grow My Network

I use networking to cultivate long-term relationships. I share my time, talents, and encouragement with others. I gain new knowledge, expand my connections, and discover valuable opportunities. I make new contacts. I ask for referrals. I attend professional meetings and industry events.

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So you landed a Dream Job Interview?

So you landed a Dream Job Interview?

Since becoming a part of the working world, you’ve probably been on several job interviews. However, with a high profile job interview coming up, it’s essential to practice some effective, job-winning strategies that can help you outshine your competition.

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The Unexpected Career Journey

The Unexpected Career Journey

I worked in Human Resources for 17 years and helped implement some of the earliest Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), those mysterious automated resume scanners. I moved out of HR for four years, and when I was ready to go back, I launched an external job search.

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What Will You Do When a Coworker Advances Faster Than You?

What Will You Do When a Coworker Advances Faster Than You?

The TV show “The Office” demonstrated how far workplace envy can go. Paper salesmen pushed their rivals into fish ponds, stuck them in supply closets, and covered desk accessories with Jello. Before you mistreat an innocent stapler, consider these alternatives for what to do when a coworker advances ahead of you.

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Why Your LinkedIn Head Shot May Be Holding You Back

Why Your LinkedIn Head Shot May Be Holding You Back

Recruiters, colleagues, and potential clients are 14 times more likely to click on your LinkedIn profile if you have a photo. If you’re spending hours editing your summary statement, ensure you give equal time to the images.

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Increase Your Job Satisfaction by Shaking Things Up a Bit

Increase Your Job Satisfaction by Shaking Things Up a Bit

Variety is one of the most important factors that contribute to job satisfaction. Have a better time at the office and get more done by learning how to diversify your work day. These are steps you can take before you accept a new position or while you’re on the job.

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Formula for Turning Your Creativity into a Career

Formula for Turning Your Creativity into a Career

Maybe you’d like to turn your creativity into a career but jokes about starving artists make you a little nervous. In reality, it is possible to make a living while making art. Find out how to channel your creative skills into a rewarding career.

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Finding Purpose at Your Job

Finding Purpose at Your Job

Is your job a source of stress and frustration? Do you dread each time the alarm sounds? Does your work fail to ignite passion in your heart? Believe it or not, your employment can provide both the income you need and the fulfillment you crave!

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14 Things You Can Do This Weekend to Advance Your Career

14 Things You Can Do This Weekend to Advance Your Career

This weekend, take a break from your job, but give your career a boost. Try these 14 simple things you can do to advance your career online and offline. They’re all quick enough to squeeze in between Friday and Monday while still giving you plenty of time to sleep in.

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4 Crucial Considerations When Choosing a Career

4 Crucial Considerations When Choosing a Career

It can be so tempting to go after a career that promises the key to your future! Career websites that list sought-after jobs make them seem like blessings from above. And some of them probably are. But does that mean that such careers are for you?

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Read This Before You Ask for Your Old Job Back

Read This Before You Ask for Your Old Job Back

Do you miss your old job so much that you want to get it back? Maybe you’ve recently joined a new company where things aren’t living up to your expectations. Maybe you have been gone for years, but you still have happy memories of your former coworkers and achievements.

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