Why Your Professional Reputation Precedes Your Application

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By definition, perception is a way of regarding, understanding or interpreting something; in other words, a mental impression. Perception often truly is reality, especially when it comes to perceptions of people, aka, reputations. Maintaining a good reputation is hard work – much harder than losing one. And, you can never afford to slip up when… Read more »

Softball Interview Questions You Should Bunt

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During a job interview, softball questions are those that seem easy on the surface. And, in fact, they are. Hiring managers include them in part to help candidates relax and move smoothly into the conversation. But there’s more to softball questions than meets the eye. Employers want you to reveal as much about yourself as… Read more »

Exploring Career Options? Consider These First Steps

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Changing jobs or careers should be more of a marathon than a sprint. In other words, it’s a very winnable process, but you need to be realistic about it and pace yourself. It all starts with completing a thorough self-assessment to discover how your best skills, values, interests and personality can be put to the… Read more »

What is the Path of Least Resistance to Finding a New Career?

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Ideally, everyone would find their true calling in life at their very first job – and never need to make another career change. But often, it doesn’t work that way. A recent survey of New York professionals found that they expected to change careers an average of three times in their lifetime. So if you’re… Read more »

How to Pinpoint the Next Step in Your Career and Go for It!

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It’s normal to have bad days at work – and even bad weeks or months. But if you’re constantly feeling unhappy, unfulfilled or just plain miserable about your job – and these feelings haven’t gone away in quite some time – then maybe 2019 is the year when you need to make a change. Easier… Read more »

Practical Ways to Show That You Appreciate Your Job

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Nothing means more to a coworker than the genuine appreciation and gratitude of their peers. In a recent survey of its employees, Google learned that the number-one thing they valued was not compensation or company stock, but recognition delivered in a personal, heartfelt way – especially if it was peer-to-peer acknowledgement. Catch Your Coworkers in… Read more »

Working from Home? Here are Five Ways to Motivate Yourself

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Working from home can be a dream come true. But, it can be easy to lose your drive if you don’t maintain the right level of self-discipline. You still need to put in the hours and complete tasks in a timely fashion if you want to stay on top of your game. Here are five… Read more »

The Career Ladder is Now the Career Lattice

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Traditionally, advancing your career meant climbing the corporate ladder. But times have changed. Sometimes, you need both vertical and lateral movements to achieve your desired professional goals. By building a lattice instead of moving up a ladder, you can often find new opportunities, broaden your skillset, and cultivate valuable contacts. Ladder or Lattice? Only you… Read more »

5 Tips for Working with Baby Boomers

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In today’s workplace, often the most notable differences are between Millennials and Baby Boomers. The worlds in which you grew up were vastly different, and that has resulted in different workplace motivations and concepts, as well. Here are five tips for building strong working relationships with your Baby Boomer colleagues: Understand Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers… Read more »

What Do You Have to Bring to Your Company Beyond Your Job Skills?

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You can call them transferable skills, soft skills, portable skills … or perhaps the most accurate description of all: power skills. These are the strengths and abilities that prove useful in every job and in all areas of life. When you’re job hunting, including them on your resume and demonstrating them to hiring managers can… Read more »