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You may have a mentor, but do you have a sponsor?

This past summer LinkedIn tested a new feature that would match a user with a “mentor,” an experienced professional one can trust to advise their career. It’s now being rolled out and asks users what advice they would like, provides a list of potential mentor matches, and then offers to start conversations. With the name […] Read Article “You may have a mentor, but do you have a sponsor?”

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Five Fantastic Salary Negotiation Tips

First-time salary negotiator? Get the tips you need. Many-time salary negotiator? Get the reminders you need. Negotiating a salary with your potential new employer can be intimidating, but we’re here to help. Check out our five fantastic salary negotiation tips—and put them to work next time you pass the interview phase. 1. Conduct research. No, […] Read Article “Five Fantastic Salary Negotiation Tips”

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If the shoes are too big, wear them anyway.

“What did you do this summer?” As I settle back into school this year, I’m having difficulty answering this question. Because really, I start by saying “I was the CEO for One Month at Adecco USA.” My summer led me to ten cities around the United States – even to Paris—while being at the forefront of […] Read Article “If the shoes are too big, wear them anyway.”

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3 Common Misconceptions About Apprenticeships

The Adecco Group reported in its fourth annual Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) that vocational and technical skills are one of the greatest challenges facing the US workforce today. There is a tremendous amount of opportunity, but job candidates are missing the right skills and experience to fill available positions. We’ve seen firsthand how registered […] Read Article “3 Common Misconceptions About Apprenticeships”

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From friend to boss, what now?

Work friendships are important – they’re a reason to be excited about coming into work, and that close collaboration can even help you to do a better job. In fact, two-thirds of women in a Gallup poll said, “the social aspect of a job is a ‘major reason’ why they work.”  However, the environment changes dramatically […] Read Article “From friend to boss, what now?”

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Updated Outdated Career Advice From Dear Old Dad

From playing handyman around the house to embarrassing their kids, dads are experts at so many things! If there’s one thing you can always count on dear old dad for, it’s advice. But things have changed since the prime of baby boomers in the workplace. Here’s a look at some of the outdated advice we hear […] Read Article “Updated Outdated Career Advice From Dear Old Dad”

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5 Tips for Breaking into the Fashion Industry

  In an industry that is ever-changing, it is crucial to keep a pulse on current fashion trends and how they impact employment opportunities. One thing remains a constant need for job seekers: preparation. For the innovators and creators behind the scenes, here are five tips for applying and interviewing for fashion design jobs: 1. […] Read Article “5 Tips for Breaking into the Fashion Industry”

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What it Means to be Working Mothers

Working mothers represent a larger percentage of today’s workforce than ever before. According to the Women’s Bureau, they are “the sole or primary breadwinner for a record of 40% of households today compared with 11% of families in 1960.” If you search “working mother” in Google images, you’re met with a string of women in […] Read Article “What it Means to be Working Mothers”

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Make Everyday Administrative Professional’s Day

Wednesday the 26th is Administrative Professionals Day and we have something controversial to say about it. We think it’s a little silly. Our administrative professionals definitely deserve appreciation, but we believe Administrative Professionals Day is everyday! We want you to celebrate year-round by showing genuine and consistent appreciation. These three behaviors can make a lasting impact on […] Read Article “Make Everyday Administrative Professional’s Day”

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Lessons from my 4-year-old

Work is tough. Being a mom is tough. Being a working mom is tough. We wear a lot of hats, we do a lot of juggling, and we all want to finish the day feeling like we crushed both the mom and the work roles. Until I had children of my own, I didn’t quite […] Read Article “Lessons from my 4-year-old”