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Category Archives: Promoting Yourself

Are You Failing the “First Impression” Test?

Julie is well qualified for the job in a large company. She arrives nicely dressed – for a party. Unfortunately, the message she sends is that she is not “serious.” Mark is interviewed next. He is equally well qualified for … Continue reading

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Bring New Vigor To Your Job

When you begin to lose joy in your work and find the day-to-day grind not fun anymore, you might have a tendency to want to quit at that moment. This isn’t the most practical solution. You may have to stick … Continue reading

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Closing The Interview and Landing the Job

Steve left the interview smiling and totally convinced that he had “connected with the hiring manager.” As he stated, “The job is mine to lose.” Now that the interview was over, he just had to sit back and wait for … Continue reading

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Comfort and Predictability – Do You Really Want Them Hanging Around at Work?

When you feel 100 percent comfortable with your job performance, it is a bad sign. After all, they’re called “growing pains” for a reason. Experiencing periodic anxiety, hesitancy to tackle a project or avoidance of assignments can all be signs … Continue reading

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Does Your Career Strategy Make Sense?

Would you dump your life savings—every single dollar—into a single NASDAQ stock? Probably not. It’s far too risky to put all your eggs in one investment basket.   And yet, you’d be surprised how many people manage their careers with … Continue reading

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How to Negotiate for a Raise?

1) Spend six months preparing facts and records for your negotiation interview.   Be adequately prepared for this interview with well-documented statements about your work and the results you have produced. Keeping a daily journey just for all your facts … Continue reading

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I Can’t Believe It’s Happening to Me!

Shock. Surprise. Bewilderment. Denial. Confusion. Paralysis. Anger. Depression.   The words represent just a few of the emotions you may feel when you lose your job. Even though others may know your fate, you’re not likely to hear about it. … Continue reading

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Job Search Like a Headhunter

Ok, you’ve been laid off/terminated/”let go”. Whatever your circumstances, the fact is you’re out of a job and a steady stream of income. In today’s ultra competitive job market, candidates should expect their new career search to take no less … Continue reading

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Move Up Toward Leadership

Move Up Toward Leadership What happens when the star employee steps up the ladder to a leadership role. How do they handle this leap? How does moving from important (star employee) to becoming more powerful (leader) effect them and their … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions for Job Seekers

Its resolution time again. Yes, you know you need to work out more. Yes, you know you need to lose weight. While those are two common New Years resolutions usually gone by the end of January, most Americans should not … Continue reading

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