How to Become the Ultimate Team Player

One of the most important traits to have in any work environment is being unselfish. Sometimes being a good team player is tough; some co-workers don’t try or management is lax–it is a sad reality when you start thinking about it. But thinking positively about your current role as well as your future opportunities should

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A Useful 17-Point Job Search Checklist

Review this useful checklist if you are on the hunt for a job. 1.Update Resume Review, edit and up-date. If you can get a few people you respect to critique and edit your resume before sending it out, that’s a bonus. 2.Visit a Library Spend a few hours at the library looking for books and

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The Importance of Setting Goals During Your Job Search

Having a strong game plan during your job search is key in ultimately landing a job. But within that game plan you must have goals that need to be achieved. Picture these goals as bricks to building a sturdy foundation to a house. When you are laying a brick down you are hitting another goal

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Researching: An Invaluable Skill-Set for A Job-Seeker

There are some skill sets we tend to overlook because they usually come naturally to us. Research or researching are terms that are associated with academia. But when we consciously reflect on it, we see that we do research on many things in our lives. If you don’t believe me take a look at your

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Be a Creative Force During Your Job Search

Whether you are a job seeker needing to find a job or a causal one (you already have a job) looking for a better opportunity is something most of us want. But searching for a job isn’t all about accessing Google, finding job posts and applying to a million jobs, it’s more than that! One

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5 General Online Courses to Immediately Help You Upgrade Your Resume (Pt. 2)

Online courses can provide you with both fresh skillsets/knowledge and an amazing resume addition. Here are 5 more general online courses you can take: 1. Sales Consultation/Techniques Even if you aren’t in sales taking a course related to it can build your interpersonal and negotiation skills. It can help you in a host of different

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5 General Online Courses to Immediately Help You Upgrade Your Resume (Pt.1)

Continually upgrading your resume should be a priority. Even if it’s a basic skill set seeking out and taking courses online can go along way in helping your career. Paying for college courses is a great way to do this, but if you are short on time and lack the budget, there are a multitude

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The Importance of Keeping a Career Journal

Having an updated resume is essential especially if you are always looking for career opportunities. Another tool that you must have if you are career-focused is a career journal. Just as a career portfolio as discussed in an earlier post, a career journal is a notebook where you write down thoughts, ideas and accomplishments related

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Getting the Most from your Career Mentor

Having a mentor is a boon to anyone who wants to succeed in their personal and professional life. A mentor can offer life and career experience, and help come up with solutions to problems they themselves may have encountered. However, if you do have a mentor how do you fully utilize their professional experience to

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