Career Development

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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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3 Steps for Dealing with a Toxic Coworker

Harvard Business Review released the findings of their study of thousands of teams across all industries, sectors, and geographies to learn what makes some teams successful while others fail. What it boils down to is the quality of the team’s relationships. If you’ve got a supportive team, you’re set for success. But just one toxic team member…

10 Ways to Test the Waters Before Diving Into a New Career

The alarman jump diving from pier into seam blares as you struggle to blink open your eyes for another routine morning. You’ll head into the same job you’ve worked at in the same old industry for the last 20 or more years. It used to be your passion, but now it’s just bland. You often feel empty and spend your day dreaming of something more than just a paycheck.

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How to Negotiate Severance

If you fear your company is terminating your job, it’s important to review the company’s severance offering. Some make this information public, and for others you may have to poke around and consult with past employees who were laid off to get a better sense of what to expect. Once you have baseline information, you can…

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A New Perspective on Work and Careers

Many baby boomers adhere to the old adage, “Don’t leave one job until you have another.” But this isn’t always true with the younger generation of workers. Many millennials and Gen Xers leave one job and pursue another because of long-term career goals, even if this means they must move home on an interim basis…

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How to Prevent Job Hopping with Career Pathing

In HR’s quest to prove ROI and tie itself to a company’s bottom line, there’s a lot of talk about best practices in hiring, onboarding and offboarding, creating and honing corporate culture, tending to the company’s brand proactively, and other issues that land squarely in HR’s wheelhouse. One issue that doesn’t get a lot of…

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My Take: Your Place of Employment Is an Important Community

If you think about all the time you spend with your colleagues, you will often discover you log more hours with them each week than you do any other person, even your spouse and children. This isn’t necessarily a negative, as coworkers can serve as a pseudo second family. Of course there’s work to be done,…

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