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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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How to Have a Systematic Job Search

Whether you’re employed or unemployed, looking for full or part-time employment, in the hunt for consulting or freelance work, or even if you’re not interested in changing jobs right now, taking a systematic approach to your job search is one of the most effective ways to grow your network and prepare for unexpected changes.

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Feeling Stressed? Practice Mindfulness

Whether you’re job searching or working hard at your current job, your career often brings high levels of stress. And between family, school, paying bills and chores, it seems like there’s never enough time. But living with constant stress is not only chaotic, it’s also exhausting. Too much stress leads to health problems down the…

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Eye-Opening Facts You Must Know About Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

Job hunters and applicant tracking systems are like vinegar and oil. The two can feel like they’re almost impossible to mix together.

However, with a bit of vigorous shaking, that vinegar and oil can become a nice salad dressing. To shake up a stalled job search, it’s time to stop believing an ATS is your enemy and start understanding how they work so you can use them to your advantage. Getting the facts is a great place to start.

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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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What to Look for in An Offer Letter

After applying GetFive’s proven method and strategic approach to decision making and job searching you’ve finally received thing you’ve been working towards – an offer letter from a great company. But before you rush into the job, it’s critical that you carefully review what they’ve given you. While it’s not an official employment contract, an…

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Combat 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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