Career Development

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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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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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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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ROI? How About ROP? Return on Potential

With a solid career management program, you’ll be investing in the potential of your employees and giving them a reason to stay with your company. 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…

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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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A Fortunate Dilemma: Choosing Between Multiple Job Offers

Congratulations! While many job searchers may worry about securing one job offer, you ran an effective search and wound up with multiple. One of the biggest mistakes made by job searchers today is to go after only one opportunity, according to career experts at GetFive. But with many prospects in front of you, you’re more likely to find the right fit.

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6 Tips to Stand Out When Applying for a Nonprofit Job

Thinking of setting your sights on the nonprofit sector? Working for a charity can be a very gratifying and wonderful way to maximize your professional talent. In general, nonprofit organizations look for many of the same skills for-profit businesses do, but that doesn’t mean your resume, cover letter and into Standout interview answers should be exactly the same for each. There are subtle adjustments you can make to help you stand out against the competition…

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Temp to Permanent: How to Turn a Contract Job Into a Full-Time Gig

During the course of a year, U.S. staffing companies hire nearly 16 million temporary and contract employees, according to the American Staffing Association. This massive number doesn’t include workers contracted directly with a company instead of via a staffing service. Bottom line: A lot of Americans are working as temps. Companies use contract workers for a number of reasons. They may…

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