Career Management

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Negotiating a Consulting or Freelance Assignment

Setting off on your own to work as a freelancer or consultant is a great way to broaden your experience and grow your network. Whether you’re planning on becoming a professional freelancer or simply looking for work between jobs, one of the most important aspects of freelance work is knowing how much to charge. Figuring this out will help you confidently negotiate your fee…

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The 8-Word Message: Make Sure Your Bosses Know How Good You Are

You go to work and complete your tasks day in and day out, but have you ever wondered if your boss or manager truly sees your potential? If upper management is ignoring your skills and knowledge, you’ll may begin to feel frustrated or unsatisfied in your position. Make sure your senior knows what you want them to know, and you can improve your chances of getting ahead. Fortunately, doing so can be as simple as an Eight-Word Message strategy.

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8 Key Considerations Before Changing Careers

Your alarm goes off and you slowly stretch and blink your eyes open. You turn to the window to see the sun peeking out over the horizon as the birds chirp to greet the morning. You smile momentarily at the prospect of a new day, until it hits you like a sledgehammer. You have to go to work! You cringe and immediately throw the covers back over your head…

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Before Pocketing $5K, Ask Yourself These Important Relocation Questions

Small communities are getting creative and opening their pocketbooks to solve their severe labor shortage woes. Hamilton, Ohio, is doling out $5,000 for student loan debt to young workers who move there. Grant County, Indiana, is offering $5,000 to people buying a home. And North Platte, Indiana, isn’t messing around: $10,000 to anyone who moves there for…

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New Options Helps Ensure Your Resume Doesn’t Go Into a Black Abyss

It’s not easy being a job seeker today. Common technologies like applicant tracking systems (ATS) can make the application process feel robotic. Even if you are highly qualified for a position, you might still get a canned rejection letter. This leaves frustrated candidates wondering what else they can do. Technology has streamlined the hiring process from…

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Investing in the Most Important Things in Life, a Career Success Story

To get in shape, it can help your efforts to hire a personal trainer. When you’re a home buyer, you hire a real estate professional to find your dream home. When your child wants to get into the best colleges, you send him or her to a tutor to prepare for the SATs or ACTs. You work with…

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Bridging the Gap: 6 Steps to Manage Change with Ease

In our modern, digital age, it’s hard to keep up with the innovation and change in both the workplace and in one’s own personal life. As such, adaptability and the opportunity to create and recreate your professional identity has become one of the most important qualities a person can have. Adapting means the willingness to…

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Upcoming Vacation? 8 Steps to Prep Your Job So You can Truly Unplug

Does pulling long hours at work have you dreaming of escaping it all and finally taking a well-deserved vacation? You’re not alone. However, millions of U.S. workers skip vacation days every year. Often it’s simply more work to prepare for and recover from an absence than to actually take the time off. In fact, reports show…

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The Evolving Role of HR

Given HR pros are usually so busy with the day-to-day running of their departments, whether it’s dealing with employee complaints, wrangling benefits, making a case for the ROI of the newest leadership development course out there, or generally making sure life is good in the workplace, it’s not often people get a chance to reflect…

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