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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How to Create, Host and Promote a Professional Meet-Up Group (Pt. 3)

When executed properly and with patience and consistently a professional meet-up group can give you many professional opportunities! You can discover new connections, build your brand, help the local economy and gain real-world practice by putting together an event. However, one of most unique features of a meet-up is the fact that it is an

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How to Create, Host and Promote a Professional Meet-Up Group (Pt. 2)

There are many great benefits to starting and maintaining a professional meet-up group. If you are willing to take time to build one up you will definitely reap the benefits sooner than later. Promote the Benefits It might be a bit tough in the beginning to attract professionals to the meet-up you just made. Focus

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How to Create, Host and Promote a Professional Meet-Up Group (Pt. 1)

A professional meet-up group is a powerful knowledge-based event that can build invaluable connections, find mentorship opportunities and learn from other professionals. For example, if you are in sales you can start a meet-up group that focuses on sales professionals from your immediate area or region. You can start with professionals in your niche like

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