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Upgrade Your Uninspiring Cubicle to a Corner Office

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Ever thought of swapping those dime-a-dozen ballpoint pens for an executive pen and pencil office set? Do it!

We spend most of our time at work, so investing a little extra into our work materials can help us feel more purposeful in our careers.
With a few creative touches, you can class up your workspace and impress your boss with your savviness.

We spend most of our time at work, so why not get cozy?
   

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6 Tips to Add Real Meaning to Your Career

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What do you accomplish at work?

Yes, you earn an income, but a focus on more than getting your work done can add depth to your workday, and your life.

When you want your job to be more than a job, there needs to be meaning. Determine what adds meaning to your life at work, and try to incorporate it as much as possible…   

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Create a Social Media Presence Recruiters Will Notice

These days, it seems everyone is on one form of social media or another. Employers know this, and they use it to their advantage to do research on prospective employees.

In order for social media to help your job search, you have to know how to use it correctly. And this starts with being noticed on social media, ideally on several platforms.   

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More Bang for Your Buck: Start-up or MBA?

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Both a start-up and an MBA will offer you a business education. You’ll be exposed to all facets of participating in, and in some cases running, an organization. Due to the time constraints, it’s difficult to do both at the same time.

That said, does the business knowledge you receive either from an MBA or a start-up supercede each other? Here are the essential pros and cons:   

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Your College Experience IS Real World Experience

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Young job-seekers are tumbling out of college with little to no work experience… and a resume that looks more like a static mini-autobiography than a dynamic story.

With the job market saturated with talent and eager workers, how can a young graduate stand out from the pack?    

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Bachelors Degrees: Gen Y’s New High School Diploma?

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Imagine a time when having a bachelor’s degree absolutely guaranteed you’d land a job after graduation. A bachelor’s degree used to mean much more than it does today, and the higher supply has led to some unfortunate employment prospects.

Bill Baker, President of Dallas-based recruiting firm Schul Baker Partners, said master’s degrees are what bachelor’s degrees used to be. However, even though their value might have changed, an undergraduate degree is still a necessity in today’s work economy.

So what does that mean for Generation Y?   

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