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Resolve to Land a Job This Year

Resolutions can be great for personal and professional growth, but only if they are commitments that you truly want to see accomplished. You’ve probably heard the statistics, but it’s worth repeating: according to the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, just 8% of people achieve their resolutions and less than half make it past […]

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3 Things That Could Hold Your Career Back

3 Things That Could Hold Your Career Back

At some point in time, you may feel stuck in your career or job search, and you’re not alone. While many experience this in their professional lives, knowing what’s holding your career back is key to helping you move forward on your desired career path. Below, you’ll find three common things that could be holding […]

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What Giving Back Can Do for Your Career

Volunteering is a rewarding way to make a positive difference in the lives of others. And, the benefits of giving back are countless. The fact is giving back not only affects your community, but your professional life, as well. From enhancing your resume to establishing new connections to growing leadership skills and more, take a […]

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Tips for Surviving Today’s Changing Workforce

Today’s workforce is in the middle of a transformation that is altering the way employees, new and old, work on a daily basis. With technological advances, a shift in the overall age and work style of employees, and more, it can be tough to discern how to effectively manage one’s career and be an effective […]

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The Top Skill Employers Want May Surprise You

In a recent survey from Express Employment Professionals, employers shared which soft and hard skills are the most important for a job applicant to possess. When asked, “What are the five most important soft skills an applicant should have,” respondents answered: Dependability/reliability – 72% Motivation – 48% Verbal communication – 44% Teamwork – 39% Commitment […]

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3 Must Master Communication Skills

True or false? Communication for your job ends when the clock strikes 5 p.m. and you sprint out the door to head home. False. Even though you may have set great boundaries for your work/life balance, the innovation of technology has made us virtually on call 24/7.  This means you are likely to check your […]

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Job Search Advice From This Year’s Oscar Nominees

Do you equate applying for a position to actors and actresses who are in search of that famous golden statue? You should. In fact, searching for a job is a lot like being in the running for an Academy Award. As we prepare for the Oscars on Sunday, take a look at the following facts […]

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Important Career Lessons From This Year’s Super Bowl Teams

Every year, the best of the best in the NFL gather to put it all on the line for the chance to earn the title “Super Bowl Champion.” While most of us will never have the opportunity to play in the Super Bowl, there are still plenty of important lessons we can learn from the […]

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These Surprising Skills May Land You a Job This Year

At this point in your career or job search, you’ve probably heard a lot about skills. There are hard skills, like typing and reading, and soft skills, like etiquette and time management. You know that you should seek ways to sharpen your leadership abilities and brush up on your communication talents. But, today’s business world […]

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New Year, New Career

For many people, a new year means new beginnings, new goals, and new opportunities. We all start off with the best intentions and lofty resolutions, but the University of Scranton reports that only half of goals are kept past the six-month mark. For the job seeker, this fizzle adds to an already stressful situation of […]

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