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How Survive the Office Holiday Party When You're an Introvert

Thursday, December 13, 2018

It's not that you don't like your coworkers. In fact, you really enjoy working with them. You like stopping to chat in the hallways, or eating lunch with a small group of your colleagues every once in a while. But you're an introvert, which means social interactions can be exhausting for you, rather than invigorating. You're not looking forward to toughing it out at the office holiday party yet again. Fret ...

For Entrepreneurs, It Is Much Harder to Stay at the Top Than to Get There

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

As you reflect on 2018 and start charting a course for the new year, you're likely focusing on the trajectory of your business. Whether your are aiming for the top of your industry, your niche, or your competitive set, sustaining success over time is often the biggest challenge for entrepreneurs. One of the main reasons it is so hard to sustain success is that entrepreneurs often lose their curiosity once they've ...

7 Easy Ways to Maximize Your Workspace and Productivity

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Article by Jason McCann "Being busy means doing stuff, but being productive means getting stuff done." Wiser words may never have been spoken. As a leader, I believe the idea now more than ever, although I did not fully understand it early in my career. In fact, I spent years trying different strategies to maximize my productivity. To this day, I continue to learn more; it has ...

How to Become a Mortgage Advisor

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Whether you are looking to take your career to a new level or you are fresh out of school, becoming a mortgage advisor can be a very good option, especially for those with an interest in finance, property, and working with people. If you are considering this as a career option, we have a few simple steps to help you get your dream job in mortgage advisory today: Do Your Research Before doing anything else, you should find out ...

How to Impress the CEO at a Job Interview

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Sitting through multiple interviews for one job is the norm today, as roles are now frequently cross-functional, serving more stakeholders throughout the organization. Consequently, more people need to approve of a new hire. In a lot of smaller and even mid-sized organizations, even the CEO might sit for an interview or two. While it may seem daunting, interviewing with the CEO is a good thing, not a reason to get ...

Highlight Your Value by Integrating These 5 Skills Into Your Resume

Monday, December 10, 2018

It is important that your resume effectively articulates your accomplishments and what you can bring to the table. Otherwise, how will you stand out from all the other applicants and land the position? Your resume must be accomplishment-based, rather than responsibility-based. That is, your resume should highlight what you've achieved instead of simply stating that you hold a certain ...

How to Get Your New Employer to Help With Your Student Loan Repayment

Friday, December 07, 2018

If you regret that working in the private sector has limited your access to government-funded student loan forgiveness, here's a piece of good news: Regardless of where you work or what position you hold, you can still qualify for employer-offered student loan repayment assistance. You just have to find an employer willing to offer it. Where to Find Employers Offering Student Loan Repayment Assistance Just 4 percent of ...

4 Elements of a Job Seeker's Holiday Networking Newsletter

Friday, December 07, 2018

Like me, you may receive holiday newsletters from friends and relatives. You may look forward to receiving these yearly letters — or dread them because they carry on for pages, spilling personal information best saved for a therapist. For job seekers, however, holiday newsletters can serve as great networking tools, if written properly. After all, you're sending these holiday newsletters to people who care about your welfare, people who would ...

Express Yourself in Your LinkedIn Photo — As Long as It Fits Industry Norms, That Is 

Thursday, December 06, 2018

By this point, most of us are familiar with LinkedIn. The social media site for professional networking has become a staple of the recruiting world. Job seekers use it to connect with opportunities, and recruiters and hiring managers use it to scope out leads. Every part of an applicant's LinkedIn profile says something about them — even the profile photo. Be certain that if you are looking for a job, ...

Is the Internet Sabotaging Your Job Search?

Thursday, December 06, 2018

If you're searching for a job today, it's not only your resume that needs polishing. Chances are the hiring manager at your dream job is just as interested in your online reputation. Your personal and professional activities leave behind a digital footprint that is massive, public, and searchable. Web searches, marriages, divorces, home purchases, job histories, customer reviews, legal disputes — all are online and tied to your name. Hiring managers can ...

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