Job Hunting and Career Change

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How To Stay Organized and Get Things Done!

By: Jennifer Smythe · Many people feel challenged by all the things on their do list. When you have a lot on the go, it can be difficult to know where to begin. As an admin assistant, my life depends on staying organized and knocking tasks off my list. I thought it would be helpf ...

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PR Secrets That Will Boost Your Career

Now that more companies are hiring remote workers, the job market you are competing in is much larger. Looking good publicly and building credibility within your industry is more important than ever. If you want to have a competitive advantage in the job market, you should really ...

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Interview Like a Sales Professional

Every time you look for a job, you are in a position where you have to sell yourself, so it follows that the best tactics to use to land a job are sales tactics. Here are some professional selling techniques you can use to land any job you want. · These methods work but are based ...

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When Your New Job Doesn't Turn Out

Being new to the corporate environment, I had no real expectations. I was fresh out of a grad program, and I was eager to experience the status of an office job. I had worked many blue collar or low paying precarious jobs most of my life. I felt like I needed a change. · I made t ...

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Is Local Employment Becoming Irrelevant?

Ah, the laptop lifestyle!Since the pandemic, an increasing number of companies are opting to hire remote employees to work for them. Some careers lend themselves to that scenario more easily than others. My work in marketing communications is easily done remotely and so, technica ...

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Have You Ever Been a Protégé?

The word protégé is a fancy French word that we use in English. It makes us sound posh whenever we use it and really extraordinary if the word is used to describe us. I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about what it means to be a protégé being mentored by someone ­— not tr ...

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The most valued professional skills

WHAT ARE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS? · It is possible that in a recruitment process, several people applying for the same job may have the same knowledge, similar training and even similar professional experience. In this case, what will be decisive will be your soft skills, that is to ...

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Is Your Industry and Job Under Threat?

We get very comfortable with our jobs and even the company we work for, especially if you work for a large company. Even if we see macrotrends like AI, robotics and automation reshaping the economy we’re take a look to see how the impacts will ripple their way to us. The technolo ...

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A Bunch of Stupid Things To Do to Get Hired

Grace Killelea · recently wrote a post titled, "Women shouldn't have to take off their engagement rings to get hired." I thought the title was a joke. I am neither on the job market nor a woman. I am by no means an expert on the subject. · Yet, I was intrigued. · I read the post. ...

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Would you have given the same interview advice?

A couple of weeks ago, I had a phone call with a friend I had met on LinkedIn. He was going to be interviewed the next day for an account manager role at a thriving technology company. He asked for my advice on how to approach the interview. · ----- · If after reading this articl ...

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How to Answer the No. 1 Job Interview Question

"Why should I hire you?" is a question asked in practically every job interview. As simple as it is, the interviewee's answer could make or break the chance of obtaining the job position. · Within this question is the underlying curiosity of what makes a job-seeker different from ...

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The Interview

Several years ago, I was trying to land a job in the training department of a large corporation. The economy at the time was not the greatest, so training gigs of any kind were hard to come by. I did manage to secure an interview with a company that sold financial products. They ...

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How to Have a More Productive Career

Oftentimes, when starting a business venture or pursuing a career, habits, not talents, create stumbling blocks. Understanding how to manage the moving parts in conjunction with self-discipline are keys to being successful in any field. · For example, when there are numerous task ...

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What Makes Your Career Meaningful?

Having a meaningful career can make a world of difference in the quality of a person's life. After all, most people spend the vast majority of their time at work. If a person hates their job then it almost inevitably means that their overall quality of life will be poor. If, howe ...

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#definingmoments Defining Career Moments

I believe there is gold in identifying and sharing defining career moments. I would like to pose a challenge to my fellow Bees - let's write a post about one moment that defined the direction of our careers. If you write a similar post, consider using the hashtag #definingmoments ...

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Change your JOB?... or CHANGE your job?

Today, I highlight two of my favourite books in my library. · Of course there are newer books that deal with similar subjects, but these ones fall in the 'Classic' category for leadership books (and they are still available on Amazon which is in itself a testimony to their relev ...

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Best Tips for Winning Cover Letters

If you are anything like me, you have been unemployed for approximately one year. I spend on average 50 percent of my time applying for jobs with little to no calls back. After months of wondering why I was not being considered, I decided to revaluate my resume and cover letters. ...

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