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How to Make Sure Your First Real Job Gets Started Right

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You land your first real job in a corporate environment after a ton of rejected applications and near-misses at interviews. Finally, you escape the short-term, temporary and low-level jobs you take to survive after graduating. Your hard work and persistence are paying off as you look forward to an exciting new role. You arrive with a mix of excitement and apprehension about what to expect. A few weeks later and you start to question if your decision to accept is the right one. Your induction into the organization is poor. What can you do?   

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Expert Career Advice: Every Resume Starts with a Blank Page [Infographic]

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Everyone, and everything, has to start somewhere. That includes your resume.

After all, every resume starts with a blank page…   

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Inspirational Books Every New Graduate Should Read

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Graduation is a time full of hope and ambition. I was there not too long ago, so I remember feeling like my life was about to start. And armed with a few truly inspirational books, I remember thinking that I had everything I needed to be a freaking rock star at life.

A few months later, I realized: yea, I was wrong…   

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Entry Level Salary Negotiation Mistakes That Cost You Real Money

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Entry level salary negotiation is seldom an option. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean you can’t try to land a better deal. The whole process can be nerve-wracking.

That’s because rookie negotiators don’t usually bargain. They often end up accepting whatever offer the hiring manager makes…   

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Graduating Soon? 12 Young Entrepreneurs Share Powerful Career Prep Secrets

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So you’re in your very last semester of college. This is the time to enjoy life, right? Finally, pay more attention to your social calendar? To have more fun?

Well, yes… but it’s also time to launch into career mode with a few career prep secrets…   

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Morning Motivation: The Science of Getting Started [Infographic]

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Did you ever have one of those days when you just can’t seem to get started? Of course, you have. We all do. There’s a pile two feet high in your inbox, your voicemail is full, your inbox is in triple digits. And just have no energy. Even coffee isn’t helping! What you need is a little morning motivation.   

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