Category Archives: Career

7 Signs of Networking Success: Lessons Learned from the Boy’s Club

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The phrase ‘good old boys’ has signified a club where big decisions are made behind closed doors or on the golf course. The boys club has historically had the dark side of being exclusive and only male; no girls allowed. Yet, they did one thing right.

Men not only valued action on behalf of each other, it was expected…   

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#60Day Challenge, Day One: Reconnect with Current Relationships

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The #60Day Challenge is designed to provide job and internship seekers with a step-by-step process to become highly employable just two months from now. Each day, in 300 words or less and with a task that in most cases will take you less than an hour to complete, we’ll focus on a different key element of career development. Once done, we’ll get you a baby step closer to your dream job or internship. Today, Day 1 of 60, we focus on reconnecting with influencers and mentors who will make a huge difference in your career.   

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Fast-Track Your Career as a Leader: Acquire Those Soft Skills

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Soft skills are essential irrespective of the level of management – entry, middle and top level management. People rise in organizations due to hard skills but fall due to lack of soft skills. Successful professionals need more of soft skills rather than hard skills. And to make it to the CEO level requires more of soft skills rather than any other skills.   

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Employers Will Love You! The 10 Traits That Mean a Huge Career

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Becoming the best you can be in the workplace should always top your list of professional goals. The list of potential benefits is long, including promotions, salary increases and insulating yourself (as much as you can) when the inevitable layoff occurs.

Each of us has our own idea of what characteristics make up a top employee. There are a few traits, however, that are shared by peak performers in any industry at any career level.

Strive to hit the next level. Here are 10 traits of amazing employees:   

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When Google Search and Job Search Collide: Classic Career Auto-fills

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The world recently learned three things about Google:

1. CEO Eric Schmidt received $106 million in bonuses in 2013. Maybe that’s because the company’s sales reached $16.9 billion in the fourth quarter of last year ALONE.

2. You can now add Google Glass hardware to actual prescription eyeglass frames.

3. When you type common career questions into a Google search, you get really depressing results.

That got me thinking: what other career issues have people typed into Google? I did a search, and what I found was interesting, and sometimes quite funny:   

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How to Cope with a Co-worker You Can’t Stand

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If you haven’t already, you will at some point in your career have to deal with an annoying co-worker.

You’re probably familiar with the beloved co-worker we’ve all grown to love (or despise), Dwight Schrute from The Office. He’s that annoying co-worker who describes himself as a “hard-working, alpha male, jackhammer… merciless…insatiable…” and is a good example of the person in the office you can’t escape.

So, let’s disarm the Dwight Schrutes of the world, shall we? Here are seven ways to handle your most irritating co-workers:   

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