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10 Tips for Negotiating Salary as a Young Professional

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Young pros often struggle with a basic aspect of career management: negotiating salary with an employer.

Ask too little and you may be selling yourself short. Ask for too much and the employer may go a different direction…   

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On My First Day on the Job: What I Wish I Had Known

advice for your first day on your first job

In the summer of 2006, I was able to score my first job working in retail at the mall. I was so excited to be hired at one of my favorite clothing stores!

But if I could go back in time, there are a few things I would advise my former self to do differently. Here’s what, on my first day at my first job, I wish I had known…   

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Your Guide to Mastering the Perfect Elevator Pitch

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Your elevator pitch is an important tool in your job search toolbox! It tells people who you are, what you do, and what you are looking for.

And the best pitches are both conversational… and convey your confidence!   

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How Do You Work Around a Lack of Work Experience?

Entry Level Job Seeker

If you’re a new or recent grad, the lack of experience may seem to disqualify you for many jobs.

However, I’ve seen numerous success stories with clients who have overcome this dilemma, and I want to share some strategies about how you can do that, too…   

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How to Land a Job Offer from an Internship

Internship Plan

Over the summer, you may have discovered that you’re in a less than perfect internship where you find yourself scrambling for things to do, or trying to figure out how you can best fit in with the rest of the team.

If so, that’s a great opportunity to test your mettle in self-leadership, get out of your comfort zone, and try on some new skill sets!   

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11 Ways to Make a First Impression That Lasts


Whether you apply for a job that’s full time, part time or temporary, small details leave a big impression.

That’s because competition is tough, even for temporary and contract positions…   

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