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Is Your Social Media Presence Hurting Your Job Search?

December 17, 2015

By: Sarah K. White Original Article Found Here You hear a lot about what you shouldn’t post on social media, but employers are starting to grow weary of hiring candidates who lack a social presence all together. Take control of your brand by balancing your personal and professional image to attract recruiters. Social media can […]

The 4 Types of Mentors You Need In Your Life Right Now

December 16, 2015

By: Betty Liu Original Article Found Here Recently, I gave a talk to a group of professionals of the Ascend chapter, hosted by the Bank of New York Mellon. Out of the hour-long discussion, the advice that most struck a chord with the participants was the need to have your own “personal board of directors.” […]

Interview Questions You Should Never Answer (Or Ask)

December 14, 2015

By: Bernard Marr Original Article Found Here There are a number of questions that are clearly off-limits in a job interview. It always astonishes me when I learn that people have been asked inappropriate or even illegal questions and I thought it might be useful to re-iterate some of the questions you shouldn’t answer in […]

33 Things You Should Never Say During A Performance Review

December 10, 2015

By: Jacquelyn Smith Original Article Here If you work for someone other than yourself, you’re likely to receive an annual performance review from your boss. “When done well, reviews can greatly benefit both the employee and employer,” says Darlene Price, president of Well Said Inc. and author of “Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results.” “Unfortunately, […]

5 Common Networking Mistakes Pros Never Make

December 9, 2015

By: Shana Lebowitz Original Article Found Here Author, investor, and efficiency guru Tim Ferriss credits much of his current success to his attendance at South by Southwest(SXSW) in 2007. The event is an annual series of festivals and conferences where everyone from startup founders to filmmakers convenes. It’s where Ferriss was able to promote his […]

9 Behaviors That Make You a Star Employee

December 7, 2015

By: Shana Lebowitz Original Article Found Here There’s a somewhat scientific formula to standing out at work. Last year, leadership development consultancy Zenger/Folkman collected upward of 50,000 360-degree evaluations conducted over five years on more than 4,000 individual employees. They looked specifically at the leadership behaviors that distinguished “good” performers (those rated at the 40th […]

12 Things Successful People Do Their First Week of a New Job

December 4, 2015

By: Jenna Goudreau Original Article Found Here Thousands of workers will be heading to a new job this month, excited and nervous to prove they’ve got what it takes. After the flurry of hiring that typically happens in the first quarter, the fall tends to be the second-biggest hiring period of the year, according to career coach […]

How to Get Your LinkedIn Profile Ready for Your Job Search in 30 Minutes

December 2, 2015

By: Jenny Foss Original Article Found Here You’ve finally figured it out. You know (with at least ballpark specificity) what you want your next job to look like, feel like, be like. This is a great start. And to make it even better, you’ve updated your resume and gotten it all ready to tailor as-needed. Now […]

12 Destructive Habits You Need To Stop Right Now

November 30, 2015

By: Lolly Daskal Original Article Found Here Most of us routinely underestimate our talents and skills–not deliberately, but because of self-deprecating habits. At the extreme, you can become your own worst enemy. But even a little bit of negativity toward yourself can slow you down and cause you to miss out on great opportunities. Ask […]

10 Weirdest Excuses For Calling In Sick

November 27, 2015

By: Karla Bowsher Original Article Found Here A new CareerBuilder survey shows that 38 percent of people called in sick at work in the past year when they weren’t actually ill. That’s a 10 percent increase from the previous year. The survey of more than 3,300 full-time workers and more than 2,300 hiring managers and […]