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  • Start At The End

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    It is said you can’t get where you want to go if you don’t know where you’re going. Sometimes we know where we want to go, but we have no idea how to go about getting there so we end up stuck right where we are.

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  • End Of Interview Questions

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    The interview is nearly done and because of all the homework you’ve done on the company you’re interviewing with and your excellent preparations you think you’re acing it. But you haven’t quite crossed the finish line yet.

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  • Mistakes that Hurt your Chances of being Promoted

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    You’ve got a plan and you’re slowly achieving your goals one by one. That’s great. Next – a promotion! Surely you’re well on your way. Be careful! There are common mistakes that hurt your chances of being promoted. Don’t make them. Not Asking for It You might think that just doing good work is enough.

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  • Taking Responsibility For Your Work And Actions

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    Kids rarely understand the consequences of their actions. They don’t yet grasp that their actions can have lasting implications. Even as we grow older we can sometimes forget that what we do may impact how our lives change down the line. Sure there’s something to be said for having fun and not over thinking things

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  • Writing Your Resignation Letter

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    It’s time to quit! Whether you are leaving on a good or bad note, one aspect you shouldn’t skip is the resignation letter. Ideally you are leaving work on a positive note, and you’re about to head to bigger and better things. Even if the parting isn’t exactly mutual, a resignation letter is a sign

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  • The Thank You Note

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    Depending on how old-school your parents are, whenever you got a gift for Christmas or your birthday from someone outside of your immediate family, you had to send thank you cards. You had to scribble out any number of notes and get them sent before your parents even let you play with your toys. It

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  • What to Do: When You See Your Boss Outside of Work

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    When I was in the 6th grade, my mom took my sister and I to the mall. I think it was to get a new pair of shoes. Even when you’re in the 6th grade, some things are irrevocably true. Being with your family is lame, the mall is awesome and you won’t be allowed

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  • Be a Professional

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    No one is really sure when it happens, but at some point you become a professional. It might happen as soon as you get your first job in high school. It might not happen until you get your first promotion at an office job, but one way or another, you have to become a professional.

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  • It’s Time to Organize Your Work Life

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    It’s Time to Organize Your Work Life How many pieces of paper, notes, items and things do you have from work projects that are years old? How quickly does it take for your desk to go from pristine to total disaster everyday? Chances are, if you’re like most of us, you’re buried alive by emails

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  • A Guide to Surviving Your First Office Job

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    It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there and you’re just starting out. How will you survive? There will be meetings and memos and late nights and coworkers with chips on their shoulders. You might feel like it’s nearly too much to take. You don’t want to look like a rookie who had to go on

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  • Cover Letter Writing Tips

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    Cover Letter Writing Tips The cover letter is a funny thing. So many job applicants still don’t use one, and it hurts their job search. While the cover letter isn’t a simple document, it’s not exactly worth the deep, dark pit some people get in their stomach just thinking about writing one. We know that

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  • Always Let Humility Outweigh Ambition

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    Anna Kendrick is best known for her roles in movies like Pitch Perfect, Up in the Air and The Twilight Saga. She’s been in Superbowl commercials and she’s got a number movies coming out in the coming year. Anna Kendrick is a pretty big deal. Even with all her success, Kendrick has an

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  • Job Interview Tips (From the Movies)

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    Not sure what to wear or what to say at your job interview? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ll take a look at some movies to get tips on what you should, and absolutely should not do, in a job interview. What to Wear – Step Brothers Oddly enough, it seems that you

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  • Tattoos and Your Job Search

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    It wasn’t too long ago that coffee giant Starbucks relaxed its dress code to allow its baristas to have visible tattoos. The change came as more and more of Starbucks’ young workers desired to express themselves with body art. In the past the idea of having a tattoo showing during your job interview was

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  • Spend Time With People Who Challenge You

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    You’ve probably heard of Amy Poehler. Whether you know her as Leslie Knope from the TV series Park and Recreation, her time on Saturday Night Live or from her many films roles, Amy Poehler is one of the most visible comedians right now. Along with Tina Fey and Amy Shumer, Poehler is arguably one

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  • The C-Suite Skills You Need

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    Do you have your eyes set on the c-suite? Not familiar with the term? You’ll know one of this most prestigious positions: the CEO. The C-Suite is named for the grouping of management positions that start with C: CEO, CMO, and COO to name a few. They are the chiefs. They are at the top

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  • How to Do a Self-Assessment

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    Most companies have some sort of evaluation process. They usually occur around every six months and involve someone in HR or your direct supervisor going over how you’ve done so far. Some organizations, or some bosses, will have you do a self-assessment first. Sometimes the self-assessment is all you do, and other times it happens

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  • How Can You Grow Your Role?

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    You know that the world of work isn’t the same as it was during your parents’ time. They worked at the same company for 30 years, took their pension and retired. You know that most people who have entered the workforce within the past 10 years are expected to change careers a couple times.

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  • A Guide to Better Brainstorming

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    Everyone has ideas. Not all of those ideas are going to work. Finding the idea that fits perfectly can be a difficult and prolonged process. Somewhere along the way on most projects, everyone sits down and has a brainstorming session. Even if you’re working alone on something, there is usually a point where you sit

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  • The Weirdest Interview Questions

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    Have you ever been asked a strange interview question? Did it leave you scratching your head and wondering if you answered it correctly? Maybe you can’t figure out why they would ask such a strange question in the first place. The good news is that for most of the weird interview questions people get, there

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