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How To Stand Out in Your New Job

How To Stand Out in Your New Job

Making the big leap from school into your first job is a very exciting feeling. You’ve worked hard and now you’re on the way to building a career!  Everything you learned in school is and will be very valuable especially if you’ve landed a job…

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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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LinkedIn & Your Resume: Are You Sending Employers to Your Profile?

LinkedIn & Your Resume: Are You Sending Employers to Your Profile?

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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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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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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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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Turn Fear Into Determination

Turn Fear Into Determination

Truth: Most people never become what they could be. Without a definite purpose or ambition, they cruise along in life, tackling what’s easy with great aplomb, saving what’s difficult for another day that never comes.

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Be Relevant

Be Relevant

It’s just a fact of life that some people get past the velvet ropes of business and others don’t. The good news is that if you consistently find yourself on the outside looking in, the only thing preventing you from getting past the gate is…

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Considering a Career Change in 2010?

Considering a Career Change in 2010?

The New Year has just begun and you know what that means, right? New goals… new diet… new exercise program…. new job? If you’re unsatisfied in your current work situation, or even if you’re just wondering if there’s something better out there, pick up a copy of New Job, New You by Alexandra Levit.

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4 Ways to Boost Your Executive Presence

4 Ways to Boost Your Executive Presence

Why is it that some professionals seem to get on the fast track from day one and others get stuck in the mud? Part of the answer lies in technical competency, but personal style is also critically important.

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Flirting At Work??

Flirting At Work??

OK, we all know it’s not cool to flirt with your colleagues and (of course!) your boss on the job, but what types of behaviors qualify? For starters, let’s talk about “the look.”

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A Crash Course in Japanese Etiquette (Part 2)

A Crash Course in Japanese Etiquette (Part 2)

Our last post by Emily Bennington, Crash Course in Japanese Etiquette Part 1, covered a a few cultural norms to be aware of when meeting with Japanese businessmen and women. The following is a continuation of those ideas, but with a focus on customs that may be misinterpreted or misunderstood by us Westerners.

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A Crash Course in Japanese Etiquette (Part 1)

A Crash Course in Japanese Etiquette (Part 1)

Since the world is becoming flatter by the day, there’s a good chance you will have some interaction with Japanese clients in your career. What are the rules? The good news is there are none. As long as you are genuinely trying to be polite, you can get away with not knowing the specific nuances of just about any culture.

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