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3 Career Tips for New Professionals

Entering the workplace for the first time is both exciting and a little scary. These mixed emotions are also often felt by experienced workers changing jobs. Whether it’s your first day of work or your first day in a new position, you’ll want to make a good impression and do your best work. Here a […]

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4 Tips for Knowing it’s Time to Quit

Do you ever feel left out in a team meeting? Do your co-workers exclude your from group discussions? Are you doing work that you find unrewarding? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it might be time for you to quit your job. Often times, people tend to stay at one job because […]

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What Do You Want When it Comes to Benefits?

When it comes to job satisfaction, benefits ranked second to compensation among employees recently polled by the Society for Human Resource Management. But, the meaning of “benefits” is broad, and what employers mean when they say “competitive benefits package” in a job listing isn’t universal. Typically, a good benefits package will offer some type of […]

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Making a Name for Yourself

Do you walk the halls of your workplace and feel invisible? Or, do you find yourself constantly struggling to climb the ladder within your organization? Trying to make a name for yourself can be a difficult journey, but by following these few tips, you just might be able to become the person that everyone says […]

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5 Attributes for Protégés to Demonstrate

In season eight of Seinfeld, Jerry and George Costanza had the following exchange: George: I still don’t understand this. Abby has a mentor? Jerry: Yes. And the mentor advises the protégé. George: Is there any money involved? Jerry: No. George: So what’s in it for the mentor? Jerry: Respect, admiration, prestige. George: Would the protégé […]

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9 Essential Qualities to Look for In a Mentor

“Always in motion is the future.”– Yoda Mentors are more than just advisors. They are guides that help protégés grow and develop. Mentors are valuable allies to have on your side. Let’s explore some of the best qualities to look for in a mentor. Mentors should: • Be available. The relationship between a mentor and […]

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So, You Want a Mentor?

“Always two there are, no more, no less: a master and an apprentice.”– Yoda Two years ago I decided that I needed a mentor. I needed someone at my company to help shepherd me, to help me grow as a person and as a professional. I did not look to a boss or friends (co-workers) […]

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Yoda: The Best Mentor Ever

“Help you I can, yes.” – Yoda In the original Star Wars trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker decides that he needs help on his quest to become a Jedi knight. Luke needs guidance and training so he can unlock his true potential and master the Force. Luke travels to an isolated, swamp-ridden planet, […]

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Mentoring Can Be a Boost to Your Company

“Ecologists tell us that a tree planted in a clearing of an old forest will grow more successfully than one planted in an open field. The reason, it seems, is that the roots of the forest tree are able to follow the intricate pathways created by former trees and thus embed themselves more deeply. Similarly, […]

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Reinvent Yourself – Developing the New You

Now that you have started your reinvention process and repackaged yourself for your new career, you’re ready to start your journey. Remember, changing your thought process takes time and practice, but if you can stick with it, the result can be a bright new career. Here are a few tips that will prepare you for […]

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