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Top 10 Ways to Light a Fire Under Your Career

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the melting snow, blooming flowers and birds serenading their siren song of…Spring cleaning. Just like a home needs to be cleared to free up space and energy, so, too, does every successful career need a good spring cleaning to make room for the new opportunities […]

Performing Under Pressure

Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry co-wrote a helpful book called, “Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most.” The gist of the book is to simply do what you already know how to; if you’ve landed a great job, it is because you were qualified and you were simply showing […]

Adapting to Your New Role

So you’ve landed a new job. Congratulations! You’re coming to find, as expected, that the new responsibilities and higher pay means greater expectations that require you to learn a whole set of new skills and to work twice as hard. Keep these tips in mind as you manage the stress of your new responsibilities once […]

So, What Do You Know About Our Company?

It is an inevitable question during your interview. It helps your interviewer to discern whether or not you have put forethought into your application for their specific vacancy, or if they are one of hundreds of applications that you can no longer keep track of. Knowing some key details about the employer you are interviewing […]

A Few Tips For Requesting a Pay Raise

Asking for a raise can be tricky and stressful. Here are a few things to remember that can boost your confidence in a salary re-negotiation. First, you need to develop a negotiation mindset. Remember that turnover costs a company more than keeping an employee and offering that employee regular raises. It is probably in your […]

Geek Speak

Many techies find it challenging to communicate technical information to technologically-challenged people. What should be a brief run-down of an IT issue at the end of the day could easily stretch over hours between such differently-wired individuals. It is very important that techies know how to communicate their IT world to non-technical parties, whether for […]

Dealing with Change

Dealing with major workplace changes can be challenging. Mentally preparing yourself for change can relieve undue stress and may actually create healthy advances. Whether the change in your workplace deals directly with you or with the company structure around you, keeping these tips in mind can make transition productive 1.Look for opportunity Change, albeit stressful, can indicate growth, […]

Avoid These Top 3 Mistakes

Top 3 Mistakes in Maintaining or Updating a Resume 1) Failure to Continually Update Your Resume The longer your career moves forward, the longer your resume will become. And not all job histories/details will be pertinent to a position you are applying for, although you may need those details for a future position. So keep a master […]

Top 10 Ways to Get the Job

In his book Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters, Jay Conrad Levinson suggests that getting the job you want is not a matter of luck, connections or the best résumé. “At the core of every job search lies one individual who will determine your success: You.” Here are some tips for creating your own job-hunting success. […]

Job Transition: Why the First Few Months Are Critical

          Job Transition: Why the First Few Months Are Critical Congratulations! After great effort and focused energy, you’ve finally landed a fabulous new position—one that is sure to advance your career and meet your work and personal goals in a way your old position never could. But don’t stop there. Getting […]