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Dressing For Success: Yes it Still Matters

Dressing For Success: Yes it Still Matters

Posted on17. May, 2016 by .

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It’s funny that this still has to be pointed out to people, but it does. When you are interviewing for a job, you need to dress in a certain manner. Torn jeans, a dirty t-shirt, and uncombed hair will simply not cut it in the medical world. Neither do gauges, visible tattoos, or piercings. I’m not saying […]

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Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

Posted on05. May, 2016 by .

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The question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” is considered to not only be one of the most hated and laziest questions asked during an interview, but also the most common. Because you are certain to be asked this question at least once during your job search process, it is a good idea […]

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Workplace Gossip is a Career Killer

Workplace Gossip is a Career Killer

Posted on03. May, 2016 by .

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Here is a sad truth: some people never really leave high school. Even as adults you will still find them hanging out and spreading the latest gossip with their friends. The problem is that no matter how they go about it, a workplace gossip is absolutely killing their own career. It is one thing to […]

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How To Stretch Your Salary When You’re Stuck

How To Stretch Your Salary When You’re Stuck

Posted on26. Apr, 2016 by .

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Sometimes your salary isn’t paying quite enough to cover all you wish it could. Maybe you got promoted to a position that looks good on your resume but your paycheck doesn’t reflect those long hours you are putting in. You could have been offered benefits that you truly need (medical insurance, for instance), and on […]

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Two Qualities All Resumes Should Show

Two Qualities All Resumes Should Show

Posted on19. Apr, 2016 by .

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Your resume is a compilation of your career for the purpose of evaluation. The reader of your resume is looking for indications that you will be suitable for a specific opening and that reader uses your resume to determine if an interview should be scheduled. One way to categorize what will be looked for is summed […]

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When is a Status Symbol a Tool for Success?

When is a Status Symbol a Tool for Success?

Posted on12. Apr, 2016 by .

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People judge on appearances. It would be nice if they did not, but the reality is that they do. That’s why the way your resume looks on the page is an important factor of resume writing. You could have all the facts written accurately and still be rejected because the reader is looking for something you are blind […]

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Professional or Executive Resume What’s the Difference

Professional or Executive Resume What’s the Difference

Posted on05. Apr, 2016 by .

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If you do a web search for “professional resume vs executive resume,” you will find an awful lot of stuff out there, but you will not find a universal definition for each role. The definition tends to be different depending on where in the world you are based. In fact, Asian job culture tends to put […]

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The Value Of Story In Your Career

The Value Of Story In Your Career

Posted on29. Mar, 2016 by .

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Do you tend to remember stories instead of facts? I know I do. Most of us do, because we are people who love stories — movies, tv shows, books, gossip, family lore, and all the rest of the ways one can tell a narrative. Even jokes are stories, if you think about it! I don’t […]

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The Top Reason Your Cover Letter Is Important

The Top Reason Your Cover Letter Is Important

Posted on15. Mar, 2016 by .

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Some will tell you that nobody reads cover letters any more, so there’s no good reason to write them. But there actually are very good reasons to write a professional, researched, compelling cover letter, and here’s the top reason why: It is your opening argument that the attached resume is worth taking the time to […]

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Dying For A Job? Don’t Do It!

Dying For A Job? Don’t Do It!

Posted on01. Mar, 2016 by .

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In 2013, a young woman named Mita Duran died after one of the too-frequent 30-hour work days she put in as a copywriter for an international ad agency. The comments on this story number in the thousands; some fault the energy drinks she was consuming to stay awake, some fault the work culture that expects […]

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Does Your Career Have A Blueprint?

Does Your Career Have A Blueprint?

Posted on23. Feb, 2016 by .

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Most professional builders wouldn’t dream of starting on a project without a set of blueprints. The detailed drawings are essential to guiding the process of building so that no important factors are left out. The blueprints are examined, changed where potential problems are noted, and referred to during the entire process. Your career plans should […]

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