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Social media use is no longer limited to millennials and teens. These days, it seems like everyone is active on popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn. In total, an overwhelming 74 percent of adults who use the Internet have a presence on social networking sites, according to a January 2014 study conducted… Read more »

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The highest achievers at your company never fail to impress. They work circles around everyone else, always have the best ideas and never seem to get stressed out. You probably envy them, but you too can realize this level of accomplishment each day if you play your cards right. Top-performing employees aren’t super human —… Read more »

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After submitting your resignation letter, you expect to spend the next two weeks tying up loose ends and preparing to move on to an exciting new opportunity. When your boss disrupts this process by presenting you with a counteroffer, it can completely throw your plan off track. Receiving a counteroffer is certainly a compliment, but… Read more »

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If you think it doesn’t take much more than knowing how to answer a phone to succeed as a call center associate, you’re sorely mistaken. This demanding job requires a very defined skill set, so if you want to get to the top of your field, you’ll need to work hard to develop the competencies… Read more »

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Hiring a new employee is a huge decision, so most companies will ask you to provide a list of references they can contact. Many candidates make the mistake of thinking this is a mere formality, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Both the type of references you use and what they have to… Read more »

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When you’re just starting out in the workforce, hiring managers typically cut you a little slack. However, now that you’re an experienced professional, you’re expected to have it all together. Simply showing up on time, looking polished, and maintaining good eye contact isn’t enough anymore. If you want to score a high-level job, you have… Read more »

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Many candidates mistakenly think a job interview is solely a one-sided way for companies to find their ideal candidate, but that couldn’t be farther from the case. This is also your chance to ask pointed questions to learn more about the company culture, to see if it it’s the right choice for you. Company culture… Read more »

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By now, you already understand the importance of having a LinkedIn account. The world’s largest professional network gets more than two new members per second, totaling more than 380 million people in over 200 million countries and territories, as of June 2015. Now that you have a LinkedIn account, are you using it to its… Read more »

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These days, having a robust resume and a captivating cover letter isn’t always enough to differentiate yourself from other skilled professionals. If you want a competitive advantage, you’ll need to position yourself as a respected thought leader who is always in the know. After making your name recognizable to those in your field, expect hiring… Read more »

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The holiday season is a time to eat, drink, be merry and spend time with loved ones — but that doesn’t mean you can’t fit your job search into the mix. Many people mistakenly believe all companies put hiring on hold during this time of year, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. You’ll… Read more »