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6 Steps to Navigate the Career Jungle Gym

“Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder” – Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In CNN recently reported on a study indicating that millennials are likely to have held four jobs by age 32. This constant movement can be attributed to a number of things – desire for rapid growth, a sizable raise, or a change in work culture or environment. Whatever the reason, it is clear that now more than ever, switching roles - and sometimes industries - can be one of the most effective ways to progress in the working world. For many, the thought of switching roles is daunting....

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7 Tips to Raise Your LinkedIn Profile Status

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In today’s job market, having a standout LinkedIn profile to market yourself is necessary, especially if you’re on the hunt for a new position. How do you make the most of your LinkedIn page? Follow the steps below to create an effective profile and noticeable you!  Use a professional photo - This is not up for debate.  A professional photo is a baseline necessity. Don’t use your wedding photo or a pic snapped at your last house party with your buddies included (or cropped out). Find a friend who can take a head shot or visit a local photo store where...

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8 Steps to Ace Your Next Informational Interview

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Congratulations! You’ve scheduled an informational interview with a key contact. The date and location are set - but how do you get the most out of your conversation? The secret to success is in preparation. Below are 8 tips to ace your next informational interview - and you can leave any fear of it being awkward at the door. Determine your goals. Identify what you want to achieve by the end of the meeting, write down, and ensure you hit on all points during your discussion. Is it to determine whether you would be a good cultural fit for a company? Maybe you...

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Discover the Unique You in Resume Writing

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When was the last time you browsed social media and captured a glimpse of a mouth-watering meal, and although you’re not hungry, you’re left with a fierce craving for that juicy [insert your favorite dish here]? It is easy to fall into the trap of idolizing that thing we want most to the extent that it suddenly seems out of reach. We think — “If only I had the best home-grown ingredients prepped by top of the line kitchen gadgets — then I could create delicious meals like that too!” And like that, we’ve convinced ourselves that our goal of cooking a hearty, satisfying...

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When Being Prepared is King

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The job market and economy has rebounded in the past couple of years but it might not feel like it for all job seekers. Stagnant wages, lack of career growth opportunities, and a vanishing retail sector mean that many traditional entry-level positions aren’t always a guaranteed escape from college debt, bills, and other financial obligations. Young employees are becoming more aware of their place in the economy and this means 3 things: They understand that the companies they work for can be bought, sold, or go bankrupt over night They could be approached on any variety of social networking platforms...

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