Career Advice

5 Things Not to Say When Negotiating Your Salary

When you’re asked that dreaded question about your current salary during an interview and what you’d like to earn, it’s important to be prepared so you don’t underbid yourself. Have an idea for what you’d like to earn, but keep in mind that your salary is negotiable. In general, the initial offer is a starting point for...
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7 Struggles Every Extrovert Understands

In our hyper-social culture, which tends to favor outgoing personalities (not to mention nonstop connectivity and networking), there's an unfortunate stigma that surrounds introverts; it’s generally perceived as less advantageous to be one. But as it turns out, extroverts (myself included) face an entirely different set of social struggles and judgments:  

1. You’re apparently not allowed to...

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Why You’re Not Getting Promoted & How To Fix It

It doesn’t matter whether you’re an entry-level employee or a seasoned, senior staff member — we all want to make a strong impression in the workplace. After all, we’ll never receive that promotion if our contributions aren’t getting noticed! Here are six simple methods you can use to highlight your achievements while maintaining pursuit of that...
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7 TED Talks That Will Lift You Out of Your Work Rut

Ever feel like you need a little pick-me-up to get you through the day? No matter what your profession is—whether you work in a bank, an art studio, or a buzzy new start-up—it’s totally normal to occasionally feel like you’re in a slump. Sometimes we all need a boost to lift us up and get...
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Is Your Job-Search Advice Wildly Outdated?

If you ever advise friends or family members on their job search, are you sure that your advice is up to date? Job searching has changed significantly in the last 10 years, and a lot of traditional advice no longer matches up with how successful job searches work today. In fact, most job...
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10 Things Employers Love To See

Applying for a new job? Here are 10 things to showcase in your resume, cover letter, social media updates, and interview. Strategically highlight your strengths, and the right employer could find you irresistible!  

 1. Samples of work

In the old days, the only way you could show off your work was to carry a portfolio into the interview....
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5 Steps to A Positive Life

Do you feel that the world is against you? That you don't have any luck? Are you constantly filling your head with negative thoughts? If your answer is “yes," you are surrounding yourself in negativity! The following steps are important to always stay positive no matter what:  

The past stays in the past

Don’t look back! Start accepting your...
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Breaking Down the Anatomy of a Successful LinkedIn Profile

Today, the vast majority of business professionals and job seekers are using LinkedIn as their resume to proactively learn about new opportunities that can advance their careers. As a result, LinkedIn has quickly risen to the top of the recruiting chain. With its millions of users and targeted groups, this social platform is a key...
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The Introvert’s Guide to Speaking Up in Meetings

Imagine this: You walk into a meeting, sit down, and share your awesome ideas without ever feeling self conscious or overwhelmed. As a self-proclaimed introvert, I know firsthand that this isn’t always how things go down, even though it might be what we want to happen. Entering a big meeting full of people sharing thoughts can be...
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