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Feeling Stuck? 4 Steps for Getting Ahead in Your Career

You work hard and do everything that’s asked of you and then some, yet you still feel like you’re stuck in place in your career. You ask for training but no one gives it to you. The big bosses don’t know who you are. How are you ever going to get ahead? What’s wrong with…

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5 Tips for Gaining Your Family’s Support Before Starting a Job Search

When you’re a ship captain, there are a lot of things you must do before you embark on the open sea. Besides preparing the ship and stockpiling supplies, you need a crew that will support you through anything that happens during the voyage. Whether you’re facing tepid waters or terrifying storms, that crew will make sure you reach your destination.

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How to Transform Military Experience for Your Resume

Working in the military provides many unique experiences that enhance your skill set, but it’s often specific to the branch of military where you work. When it’s time to transition into the civilian world, it might seem impossible to translate these experiences to catch the eye of a hiring manager. With a little effort you can…

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My Take: The Secret of Creating Greater Employee Engagement

In this job market, where a new position is waiting for your best (and even mediocre) employees around every corner, retention is the Holy Grail. Hiring is difficult enough, but keeping your good people happy on the job? It can be a mysterious quest for HR. Two articles in the news lately got us thinking…

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How to Get Promoted to a Manager Position Without Management Experience

You’re hungry to advance your career and the perfect opportunity has presented itself. It would move you into management and allow you to supervise a team. The problem is that while you have plenty of industry experience, you don’t have any direct managerial experience. What do you do? This is a chicken-versus-egg scenario for the…

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10 Rules for Using Social Media to Get a Job

You probably use social media often in your personal life, but it’s valuable for advancing your professional life as well. The majority of recruiters and hiring managers use social media in some manner to find and evaluate candidates. This means it’s an incredibly useful tool for job seekers, but it must be used correctly. Here…

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Benefits of Having a Job Search Partner

It’s easier to reach your goals when you work with another person. Think about it: If you want to commit to a workout routine it’s easier if you have a partner, same if you want to start a business. There are countless other examples. Even for introverts, going at it alone just isn’t as effective…

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Career Management: ROI? How About ROP? Return on Potential

Everyone in HR has been so focused on ROI, the holy grail for getting buy-in from higher-ups on everything from a new learning management system to the latest AI technology for routine HR tasks, that it’s easy to overlook there’s another powerful “RO” out there — Return on Potential. By shifting your mindset from ROI…

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How Older Workers Can Land ‘Junior’ Jobs

It’s not uncommon for older job seekers to get discouraged by the phrase “junior.” The word itself conjures up associations with youth, and many people mistakenly believe that companies searching for a “junior legal secretary” or “junior manager” are looking for young people to fill these roles. Is this a form of age discrimination? Not…

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