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11 Easy Ways to Increase Happiness at Work

Happy at Work

How do we stay happy at work? What is the key to making each day fulfilling, and going home feeling good about our work… and ourselves?

For advice on how to deliberately create a happy climate at work, we asked this question: “What is one simple practice I can adopt to be happier at work?”   

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How to Network Like an Optimist Even When Between Gigs

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Making a positive impression at networking events is all about how you position yourself – even when your current position isn’t exactly where you thought you’d be.

But while in between gigs, how do you go about maintaining an optimistic persona… especially when you’re asked the No. 1 question at networking events: “What do you do?”   

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8 Proven Ways to Gain a Professional Mentor

Mentor

You understand the importance of a mentor… you know you need one to take your career to the next level. But where do you find a mentor? And how do you build a relationship where they will want to help? To answer that question, we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: What’s can do now right now to encourage older, more experienced professionals and entrepreneurs to want to mentor you? Here are their most helpful answers!   Don’t Just Be a Taker “Find a way to give back to the more experienced entrepreneur. Also, when you   

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Startup Job Interview? Here’s 6 Questions You Must Ask

Stand out

Have a job interview coming up at a start-up? Not sure how that interview differs from a well-established company? After hiring for my own startups, I’ve learned a lot about what hiring managers look for in a startup setting. And here’s the secret: Interviewing for a startup is as much about making sure you want to work there as making them want you on board. These six questions will not only help you stand out from other candidates – they’ll help you decide if that startup is the right fit for you: “What are the first projects that I will   

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Beyond the Resume: 11 Ways to Grab an Employer’s Attention

RIP Resume

Many smaller firms and start-ups are learning that a resume isn’t the best away to determine talent, potential or culture fit. So we started thinking: what would happen if the resume no longer existed? And we asked our friends at Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: If resumes are dead (or dying), how does a potential employee get your undivided attention? Here are some of the answers sure to make you think twice about relying on a resume to find your next gig:   Make Specific Suggestions I am always impressed by people who come to us with specific ideas   

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5 Secrets Recruiters Don’t Want Job Seekers to Know

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Companies like that I coach job seekers, and job seekers like that I consult with employers.

Having a foot in both worlds means I don’t forget what it’s like on both sides of the aisle. It’s like recruiting bi-partisanship. But every once in awhile, I take sides.

This is one of those times. Job seekers, this is for you.   

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