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The 100 Day Challenge

The 100 Day Challenge

It’s been a fast, challenging and for some a painful year. And, if you’re… tired of struggling with debt, paralyzed by the pace of change, fearful of the current economic crisis, And if you…NEED to get it together and create better results quickly…then, I’ve got…

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How to Travel When You Can’t Afford To

How to Travel When You Can’t Afford To

If the thought of calling your travel agent to book a nice little getaway sounds enticing, but too expensive…or the very concept   of calling “your travel agent” sounds ridiculous simply because you’ve never actually had a travel agent, you’ll love this. Even if you don’t…

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Reminding Your Network That You’re Looking For a Job

Reminding Your Network That You’re Looking For a Job

Recently I spoke with a woman who has been looking for work for some time. She devotes a significant amount of time each week to networking activities. She said something that stood out to me: “I wake up every day and think about being unemployed,…

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Where to Use a Branding Statement

Where to Use a Branding Statement

You’ve been working on your resume, and you fashioned a fancy branding statement for yourself. Of course, you want to display it across the top of your resume, but where else should you be using it? Cover letter: Format your cover letter to match your…

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Feeling Stuck in Your Career? It Might Be Time For a Career Change!

Feeling Stuck in Your Career? It Might Be Time For a Career Change!

Ever feel like you’re on a highway that’s not moving?  Or maybe others are speeding around you and you can’t seem to keep pace? As with anything that gets stuck: keys, a jar, a car…sometimes you just have to try something new, jimmy it, or…

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Why I’m Going Back to School

Why I’m Going Back to School

Guest Post by Gary Hansen of Pounding the Pavement I’ll be honest with you: my favorite parts about my time within the hallowed halls of academia had very little to do with actually attending classes, taking notes, or pulling all-nighters cramming for exams. It might…

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The Best Time to Write a Resume

The Best Time to Write a Resume

Imagine for a moment that you’ve just heard the dreaded words, “We’re going to have to let you go.” A lot of people have heard this phrase over the last several years, and most have probably reacted with some degree of panic: How am I…

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Is Working For a Startup Company Right For You?

Is Working For a Startup Company Right For You?

When leaping into the realm of the “real world” you have to ask yourself a few questions.  What type of job do I want?  How many hours a week am I willing to work? How can I pay my bills?  All of these are important…

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9 Tips for Successfully Scheduling Meetings

9 Tips for Successfully Scheduling Meetings

Scheduling a meeting can be as challenging as herding cats. The key players are never reachable, someone is constantly off on vacation or there are too many other scheduling conflicts. With some diplomacy and the participation of the administrative assistants, your meetings can go off…

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How We Got to 200 Issues of Our Newsletter

How We Got to 200 Issues of Our Newsletter

Oh my!  I can’t believe we’ve actually published two hundred issues! I still remember a friend questioning whether I’d have the discipline to commit to kicking a new newsletter out every week.  HA.  (If only I could remember who it was so I could forward…

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Workaholic Gets a Life

Workaholic Gets a Life

This summer there were a lot of changes in my life, both personally and professionally. In short, I got a life. I’m not missing my workaholic self one bit either. For 17 years I’ve worked non-stop. An entrepreneur since I was 13, I hit my…

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Facebook: The Untapped Job Board

Facebook: The Untapped Job Board

Most of what you hear about facebook while looking for a job involves keeping your information as private as possible from potential employers. While this is good advice, facebook can also be a valuable tool in your job search, as many smaller companies post their…

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Transitioning from Summer to a Successful Fall

Transitioning from Summer to a Successful Fall

Summer is coming to an end. Now what? Jen Kushell shares her top 5 tips for making the tough transition from fun back to work.

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Jobs With Flexible Hours…I Want One!

Jobs With Flexible Hours…I Want One!

“I want a job with flexible hours” is often something I hear from my friends and tons of people I meet. “I want to travel.”  “I want to spend more time with my kids.”  “I want to [fill in the blank].” When you work a…

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How to Change Careers

How to Change Careers

Deciding to change careers can be a hard choice.  There are many who do it successfully, while others only get their feet wet with a new career.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the BLS never has attempted to estimate the number of times…

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