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10 Tips to Increase Your Productivity: Working at Home

Technological advancements have led to an increasing number of employees working from home: according to Fast Company, 1 in 10 employees now works from home; and although the workforce in the US grew only 3% from 2005 – 2012, the number of telecommuters increased 66%! Working from home offers several advantages: Commute: Eliminating a commute allows […] Read Article “10 Tips to Increase Your Productivity: Working at Home”

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References — Don’t Make Them an After-Thought

“References available upon request” That’s probably the easiest sentence to write on your resume. Yet, when that “request” does come, are you ready with the best possible references to help you land the job? Maybe not… Some recent studies have confirmed what many hiring managers already know so well — missteps with references can hurt […] Read Article “References — Don’t Make Them an After-Thought”

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4 Key Habits You Need for a Successful Career

The key to your house allows you to open the front door. Your car key gets you behind the wheel. A key to the office lets you start your workday. Keys are extraordinarily useful, and when used properly, they can give you access to a lot of things, including a successful career. The keys to […] Read Article “4 Key Habits You Need for a Successful Career”

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3 Numbers to Know and 3 Things to Keep In Mind: Salary Negotiations

A recent post on the “desired salary” interview question by HRNasty got me thinking about this question myself. When it comes to salary, there are three numbers you should be able to share with a recruiter: 1. What you make in your current role. 2. What you would like to make, based on current market rates or […] Read Article “3 Numbers to Know and 3 Things to Keep In Mind: Salary Negotiations”

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American’s New Year’s Resolutions Indicate an Optimistic Outlook

A new year is upon us.  For many, that means a raft of resolutions, both professional and personal. Recently, Adecco conducted a survey of American professionals from a broad range of demographics, wage brackets, and career levels. Adecco posed questions about career and personal goals, work/life balance, and even the actual likelihood of keeping New […] Read Article “American’s New Year’s Resolutions Indicate an Optimistic Outlook”

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New Year, New You: Switching Careers

“That’s it. I can’t do this anymore. I have to find a new job.” Sound familiar? You’re not alone. Dreading what awaits at the other end of the commute has become something of a national pass time. A recent survey of American professionals showed that nearly 40% of professionals planned to leave their current jobs in […] Read Article “New Year, New You: Switching Careers”

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New Year, New You: Developing New Skills

Here’s a familiar concept: as technology advances at a breakneck pace, the knowledge and skills needed to keep up with it change just as rapidly. That’s not likely to be news to anyone. But it may come as a surprise that it’s not just new technology that demands constant re-skilling of the American workforce. As […] Read Article “New Year, New You: Developing New Skills”

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New Year, New You: Keeping Your Career Resolutions

“This is the year I’m finally going to start eating healthy.” “This time, I’m really going to stick to that cardio routine.” “Look, 2013 is the year that I finally master jazz banjo.” We’ve all been there. The new year rolls around and you’re bursting with grand designs for improving your waistline or finally cleaning out the […] Read Article “New Year, New You: Keeping Your Career Resolutions”

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New Year, New You 2013

We’re excited to launch our New Year, New You 2013 sweepstakes! Tell us your career resolution–it could be anything from taking a certification class to keeping your desk more organized–and you’ll be entered to win amazing daily giveaways like an iPad Mini, gift cards and more. Plus you’ll have a shot at the grand prize […] Read Article “New Year, New You 2013”

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Game Change

Five years ago, I decided to change careers. And I did it on a whim. I’d been working as a journalist since I graduated college, and at the time, was in my 11th year as a reporter for a financial newspaper. I also had two young children at the time, and the last-minute deadlines, travel […] Read Article “Game Change”