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Lifelong Learning: 11 Ways to Continuously Improve Your Soft and Hard Skills

lifelong learning

Ask anyone with a highly successful career. They’ll tell you: Lifelong learning — and specifically continuous development of both soft and hard skills — is the single best way to improve your career prospects. So we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this simple question: For the young careerist, what is the single best way to improve both soft and hard skills?

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Exaggerating Skills: The Dos and Don’ts of Elaborating on Your Resume

exaggerating skills

In some ways, exaggerating skills is a big no-no. However, there are certain aspects of your professional history that can and should be exaggerated a bit.

We’ve laid out clearly the dos and don’ts of exaggerating skills on your resume to help guide you through the writing process…   

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The Door Opener: How to Use Your Email Subject Line as a Mini-Resume

email subject line

To a recruiter or hiring manager you are an unknown correspondent, so your email subject line can make the difference between a careful reading of your message and instant deletion.

With e-mail, the subject Line is your attention grabber because it acts as your headline and your advertising pitch.    

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Resume Writing 101: 7 Things Your Resume Must Show Nearly Every Employer

Resume Writing 101

Yet another resume submitted by another early careerist – and another resume writing failure followed by another disappointment.

And despite what you might think – that this was all caused by typos or resume formatting issues, a lack of internships or experience – that rejection was caused by something far more important…   

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Millennial Stereotype Busted: “Paying Your Dues” is Bullsh*t

millennial stereotype

Conventional wisdom says you must pay your dues over time to get ahead.

And yet, as many of us are learning in the Social Age, time should not gain priority over the quality of experience…   

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5 Simple Steps to a Dramatically Improved Job Search

improved job search

Are you in need of an improved job search? No one ever said a job search was easy. Honestly, it may be one of the toughest projects you work on! Would it help if I said that looking for a job is like running your own business? Both require vision, time management, a good product or service, a clearly defined message, salesmanship, and confidence! Oh, they require a plan too. It is quite difficult for one person to master all these skills. Yet, everyday new businesses are started and while many fail, there are many that thrive and reach amazing heights.

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