Career Advice

6 Victim Mentalities to Fight During Your Job Search

Everyone looks at the world through different filters based on their upbringing, environment, experience and attitude. The victim mentality is one of those unfortunate lenses that even experienced professionals sometimes play into when searching for a job.  When you’re on a job hunt, don’t chase your tail by giving in to victim mentalities. Outside circumstances...
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Why Company Loyalty Isn’t Everything

Sometimes, we get so bogged down by what’s happening at work that we let it cloud our perception: I can’t start a job search in the midst of this re-organization. I have to assist with this database upgrade before I can even look for a new...
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Emergency Funds: An Ultimate Guide

Financial Emergency Fund Challenges and Solutions

The American Dream for the past 60 to 70 years, ever since the Great Depression, has been that money can buy everything, including happiness. Buying brand name items has become a way to be seen as successful, the person who has it all. Whether a Ford or a Rolls Royce, at...
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Five rude emails you send without realizing it

Even the most likeable and well-mannered among us can still look like jerks in an email. Writing an email that comes across just like you do in person is a fine art. During a conversation, you adjust your tone, facial expression, gestures and posture in order to fit the mood of what you’re conveying. You do...
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Beyond Blue – How to Deal with Stress at Work

Are you trying to figure out how to deal with stress at work? Then trust me, you’re not alone! Thousands of Americans are affected by work related stress on a daily basis, and a constant barrage of this stress could cause severe instability in your life. Yes of course, many people like to say that “it’s...
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Resume Dilemma: Job Termination and Your Resume

Your employer just let you go. You need to find another job, but how should you handle your termination on your resume? The days when you signed on with a company and stayed with it until retirement are gone. In today's climate, employers are much more understanding when they see a less-than-perfect work chronology. Follow these...
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How to Follow Up on Your Job Application

You’ve invested a lot of time in your job search – researching job openings, identifying companies, perfecting your resume, and sharpening your interview skills. Now, you’re ready to take the first big step. You’ve found a perfect role just opened at your dream company. Meticulously, you complete the online application, attach your cover letter and resume and send everything off!   Now what? You should proactively...
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6 Ways to Re-Focus in an Open Office Environment

Whether you believe that open floor plans are a “gigantic experiment in willful delusion” or not, the fact remains: you probably work in one. As more than 70 percent of the offices in this country TEAR DOWN THOSE (cubicle) WALLS, we are left to pick up the pieces. And while there are plenty of articles talking about how to be...
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