The 10 Excuses of Highly Unproductive People [Infographic]

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We all want to be thought of as the consummate professional. And in general, we all work hard to develop the right habits that help build a positive reputation in the workplace.

And yet, there are those little nagging things that somehow get in the way; excuses that stop us from being unproductive – and unhappy. Here, in this infographic from JobCluster.com, are 10 such excuses common among professionals of any age or experience level.   

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35 Ways To Quickly Become a Better Professional

Successful Young Careerist

We live fast-paced lives; our careers are certainly no different. Sometimes it can be difficult to stop for a moment to think about professional development. The reality is, though, that by choosing one area improvement to focus on at a time, we can become better versions of ourselves – and better professionals – in a short amount of time. To help get you started, here are 35 ways we can quickly improve our professional lifes: 1. Learn a New Skill Professionals always need to learn new skills and build upon their knowledge. If you want to be ahead of the   

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These 7 Resume Cliches Make Recruiters Want to Scream

Frustrated Recruiter

To a recruiter, chances are your resume looks, feels and sounds just like every other resume.

Why? Because almost resume written contains these seven cliches that make recruiters want to scream! Take a look, and then see how many of these need to be removed from your resume…   

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7 Things Successful Young Careerists Do Every Day

Candy Crush

I know you love Candy Crush. We all do. But every time I receive that “[Facebook friend] invites you to play Candy Crush Saga” notification I think: “Man, what a time suck that game is!” The super-addictive app and its red, orange and yellow candies steal precious seconds from our day… “OK, just another five minutes and then I’m done. I swear!” Rather than allow Candy Crush (like Farmville and Angry Birds before it) to dominate your time, fill the day with these productive habits. Successful people – your job seeking competition – already do. 1. Productive People Network Even   

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6 Game-Changing Trends in Today’s Job Search [Infographic]

6 Game-Changing Job Search Trends

Have you built a professional presence on social media? Do you have a personal website to display your passion and expertise? Do you frequently use mobile devices to keep up with your job search, potential employers and personal branding?

This infographic by job hunting and career management site CareerShift shares information on the impact of these compelling job search trends, and much more…   

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5 Conclusions That Make Your Cover Letter Scream “Hire Me!”

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Writing a cover letter pretty much sucks. The content, tone and length all have to be just right. And even when a job seeker gets it just right, there are those who say, “No one reads a cover letter anymore… stop wasting your time!”

Here’s the truth: in many companies, cover letters still count. And they could mean the difference between getting a job interview, and not…   

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