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What Would Keep You at Your Current Job? The Career Advancement Dilemma

Job hopping is a common phenomenon these days, and the average worker stays at any given job about two years, according to career blogger Penelope Trunk. A lot of this is because they’re impatient and frustrated with a lack of opportunity. A recent Wall Street Journal story highlighted the frustrations of young workers who crave […]

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How Can I Prove My Worth to My Boss?

Are you growing in your career? Hopefully, the answer is yes. As your expertise increases, it’s important to keep track of your achievements. A good way to do this is to keep a detailed list of specific projects, deadlines, timelines and accomplishments as you advance in your job. Also, track how you’ve impacted the budget, […]

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Career Overload: Making Time for Your Life

Do you have dinner with your family every night? It seems like family dinners, time with friends and actually balancing work and life have gone the way of the Beaver Cleaver. It’s so rare, in fact, that when someone actually makes family a priority, it makes national news headlines. That’s right – a man named […]

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Cover Letter Tips: Keep Your Cool

Be professional Above all, show your maturity and professionalism by avoiding these common cover letter vices: Negativity Profanity, slang or inappropriate sayings Overselling, aggressiveness and gimmicky language Using a passive voice and downplaying strengths Making demeaning comments about old employers, co-workers or clients Using the same letter for all job positions You can stand out […]

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Cover Letter Tips: Make It Short and Sweet

Keep it simpleThe ideal length for most cover letters is two or three short paragraphs on one page. Most likely, if your cover letter is too long, it won’t get read. Your goal is to explain why you want the position in as few words as possible. This means that your wording should be easy […]

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Cover Letter Tips: Target Your Message

Know who you’re writing toHave you ever noticed how quickly hearing your name gets your attention? The same is true for employers who see their names on cover letters. The greeting is the first thing a reader will notice, so make sure it is written to the right person. Take the time to find the […]

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Cover Letter Tips: Stick to the Basics

Remember that your cover letter should include three basic parts: an introduction paragraph, a qualifications paragraph and a closing. The introduction paragraph should tell the employer why the position interests you. What is it about the company that you like? Research the company to find its mission, basic goals and achievements. Explain how you fit […]

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Top Ten Summer Fashion Faux Pas in the Workplace

1. Flip flops, especially when worn with hairy toes, chipped polish or calluses 2. Bathing suits as undergarments 3. Farmers’ tans combined with sleeveless tops4. Swim-shorts or sarongs as office wear5. Reflective sunglasses6. T-shirts with sexual innuendos (Official Bikini Inspector, Big Johnson, etc.)7. Shorts above the knee8. Peak-a-boo bra straps under itsy-bitsy tank tops9. Halter […]

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Boss Survey

Boss Survey

What’s the worst type of boss? Incompetent Arrogant Lazy Micromanaging Unresponsive View Results more at twiigs.com…

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Best and Worst Business Jargon

In every workplace there are buzz words and lingo that identify employees as insiders. There’s also a lot of business jargon that adds nothing but confusion to a conversation. Usually, if you squeeze more than a couple buzz words into one sentence, the meaning will be lost to all but the most fluent business-ese speakers. […]

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