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Passions or Paycheck?

Photo Credit 401(K)2013 Of all the career advice I’ve encountered over the years, “do what you love and the money will follow” makes me sigh the most. I agree that you should let your interests guide you toward professions and jobs, but I will never promise anyone that the money will follow. Depending on your…

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Building Bridges: How to Be a Better Networker

Photo Credit Rodney Campbell Lots of people tell me they don’t like networking. They say it feels fake and disingenuous. If it does, you’re doing it wrong. Networking is nothing more or less than building relationships. A good networker is a bridge builder, someone who makes connections for others without expecting anything in return. This…

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5 Simple Resume Mistakes

Photo Credit Julie_G In our digital world, we devote countless hours to submitting applications online. But most resumes contain simple mistakes that remove them from ever being considered, especially if the employer is using an Applicant Tracking System. Here are 5 simple mistakes you can easily correct: • File Format – Many employers use an applicant…

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Managing Your Career Goals

  Photo Credit Brandur Ossursson I can’t begin to count how many times I hear phrases like “I’m planning to…” “I’m trying to…” or “I am going to…” That kind of thinking is a cop-out that gives you permission to procrastinate or ignore your goals. A few months ago, a guest on a local news…

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A Smarter Way to Job Search

Photo Credit Amanda Downing Like Ben said, it’s insanity to keep doing the same thing over and over and expect different results, but this is exactly what the majority of jobseekers do every day, growing more and more frustrated. They hit the job boards over their morning cup of coffee, identify some positions they think…