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What Everyone Can Learn From Being Fired



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Getting fired is hardly a pleasant experience. Even if you know you deserved it. But there’s usually something of a silver lining – lessons that could transform you into a star performer in your next sales position. Top salespeople look for ways to learn from all their experiences, both negative and positive. Besides, even the […]

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Questioning Whether to Stick it Out or Leave?



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Sometimes you feel stuck in a job. Perhaps the work itself no longer appeals to you, or you don’t mesh well with your boss, or you sense there is no future for you there. You ask yourself: should I quit? This question is instantly followed by the thought: this is no time to be rash. […]

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Taking Your Salary into Your Own Hands



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Arrrgh. It’s that awful moment (for too many of us) when we realize it’s time for salary negotiation. Younger employees and women are even more hesitant to talk about money than most men. But if you don’t take your salary into your own hands, you’re dooming yourself to reduced income, benefits, raises, and ultimately, retirement […]

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How to Not Talk Your Way Out of a Job



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Millions of words have been written about how to put your best foot forward during a job interview. But when it comes to words, one thing is certain: you should never assume more is better. Otherwise, you might put your foot in your mouth. You might even talk your way out of the job instead […]

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How to Have Great Conversations with Anyone



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Few people are born networkers. The rest of us – no, it isn’t only you – often feel tongue-tied when we’re among strangers at social and business gatherings. But network we must, if we hope to make friends, find that fabulous new job (or employee) and so on. And there’s good news: it is not […]

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Top Index Reports Seattle as Top Career Location



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Kayak ranks Seattle #10 on their Top 10 Most Popular Travel Destinations. But once you visit, you’ll see why Seattle is ranked #1 overall in the latest nationwide Career City Index. Seattle is high on the popularity scale because it has so much to offer, not just for lifestyle considerations but for career opportunities. The […]

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Secrets of Networking. How to Approach Anyone, Anywhere.



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Face-to-face interactions are as important as ever when it comes to meeting new people, whether you’re looking to build your business or land a new job. But you can’t just walk up to someone and say, “Hey, do you want to buy from me?” or “Hi, do you have any job openings?” Well, you could, […]

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Being more productive at work could be as simple as writing notes and lists



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Who among us isn’t busy? You have a lot on your mind and multiple things to do. Finding a simple way to keep it all straight and prioritize your activities can make you more productive and a lot saner. Thankfully, there are people out there who have made it their life’s work to become expert […]

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When is it Time to Surrender?



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In-house human resources professionals are assigned multiple duties and responsibilities, almost all of them mission critical to personnel management. Their job descriptions include wage and benefit administration, development of policies and procedures, training, oversight of disciplinary action, management of unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation claims, and many others. Among the most important responsibilities, however, are […]

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Nine Benefits a Recruiter Can Bring to Your Job Search



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Over the last 12 years I have been amazed at how many candidates I have worked with who don’t fully understand how a recruiter can assist them in their job search process. There are many that want to avoid working with search consultants, recruiters and headhunters because they feel they are gatekeepers preventing them from […]

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