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Fast Track Tip #5 Explore!!!

Fast Track Tip #5 Explore!!!

With of all the opportunity in the world, it’s crazy not to always be sampling what the world has to offer. Every night, weekend, vacation period or other pockets of free time you have, take a taste of new things that interest and intrigue you.

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7 Cover Letter Mistakes You Make When Applying Via E-mail

7 Cover Letter Mistakes You Make When Applying Via E-mail

How many times have you replied to a job ad via e-mail by shooting them a copy of your resume and cover letter? I’m going to venture a guess and say at least 20 (but more likely hundreds of times) if you’ve been searching for any significant length of time. Here are some of the most notorious mistakes we’ve seen—and what you can do to greatly improve your chances of being noticed.

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Fast Track Tip #4 Define Success For You

Fast Track Tip #4 Define Success For You

Creating a vision of your ideal life or scenario is like having your own north star to follow and guide you. The more clearly and specifically you can define what your dreams and goals look like, however bold they may be, the easier it will be to gradually work your way there. It doesn’t matter what stage of life you’re in. This is an invaluable exercise any time you’re contemplating your future.

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Are You Ready to Make a Leap?

Are You Ready to Make a Leap?

In an ideal world, we would all have great mentors who help us craft the vision of our highest possible self –then hold us accountable to achieve it. But we all know that true mentors are endangered species these days so if you don’t have someone in your life right now filling that role, take a leap and seek them out

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Fast Track Tip #2 – Practice Selling Yourself Like A Pro

Fast Track Tip #2 – Practice Selling Yourself Like A Pro

Always be ready to introduce yourself to anyone with confidence and a great story to tell. Pitching is critical to landing great contacts, jobs, new clients or even dates!

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I Quit Without Having a Job Lined Up

I Quit Without Having a Job Lined Up

Recently one of our readers shared their experience of what it was like to start a new job, find themselves overwhelmed and stressed out to the point of quitting without having something lined up. We know many of you are going through similar situations so we asked this reader to share their story…we hope you find it comforting to know that you are not alone!

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7 Ways To Make Your Resume Boring

7 Ways To Make Your Resume Boring

As more and more companies choose to hire or promote from within, the opportunities left for job seekers is scarce. The competition is fierce, and when you’re forced to rely on your resume to get in the door – it better stand out from the crowd. Beware…there are several elements to your resume that may actually be putting HR and managers to sleep…

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Stockpiling Opportunities

Stockpiling Opportunities

Stockpiling opportunities is how you maintain control of your own circumstances…particularly when life has the tendency to make us all feel rather helpless from time to time.

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Finding Purpose in Your Career

Finding Purpose in Your Career

How many jobs in your life have you hunted down like a heat-seeking missile… and how many have just “fallen in your lap?” — Think about the one you hold now. Would you consider it your calling or, at least, a good step on the road to your true passion? We talk a lot about “dream jobs”, but how many of us are actually living ours?

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Cultivating Your Options

Cultivating Your Options

Successful people always have options. They keep their eyes and ears open. They collaborate with the people they trust and respect, pointing out possibilities, opportunities, and potential pitfalls. At some point, they see it everywhere.

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Top 10 Jobs With Flexible Hours

Top 10 Jobs With Flexible Hours

There are always people who are just “hanging out” any time of day: sitting in coffee shops, reading the newspaper, walking their dog, surfing, working out at the gym, shopping… you name it. People of all ages… and I’m pretty good at picking out the tourists. So, I always find myself wondering, “What do they do for a living?”

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MONEY MATTERS

MONEY MATTERS

Whether your needs and desires are modest or you aspire to build an empire, learning to understand the power of money and the role it plays in your life is critical to success. Manage your financial life well and you can look forward to…

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Money from Heaven?

Money from Heaven?

I’m sure that you, like most people, have daydreamed about what you’d do on the day when you hit some “magic number”. Even when times are tough, this kind of thinking isn’t all pie in the sky. There’s some real tangible value to contemplating questions like this.

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Making Smarter Decisions

Making Smarter Decisions

From time to time, you will undoubtedly find yourself at major crossroads with very important decisions to make. Since it’s far too easy to feel overwhelmed by these, we came up with a very simple, but pretty useful tool to help you navigate these critical times more strategically and smoothly.

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Time for a Career Change?

Time for a Career Change?

Whether a career change is something you’ve been contemplating for a while or has suddenly been forced on you due to “unexpected circumstances”, rest assured there’s plenty you can do to make the transition a successful one. Here are a few thoughts to get you started.

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