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    Five Reasons Your Attitude Is Hurting Your Career

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    This post is about trying to help you, not about criticizing you. Please consider it in that light.

    Your attitude is one of the most important factors in creating your long-term career happiness. As noted in the first chapter of my career book, “Attitude is important in landing a job, keeping a job, and being …

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    Finding a Job Is a Nonsport Competition

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    In principle, getting hired is a simple two-step process: creating an attractive enough resume to be invited for a job interview and then acing it. In practice, getting hired is significantly more difficult because many people are competing for the same single job opening.

    Relative to the vast number of available résumés, only a minuscule …

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    3 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Build Your Career

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    In a world where social media allows us to connect with almost everyone in the free world instantaneously, one platform dominates the professional networking space. Its name? LinkedIn.

    By now, most people in the professional world have heard of LinkedIn. Job seekers know it can help them find a career, but many don’t know how …

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    5 Tips for Negotiating a Pay Raise

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    Negotiating a pay raise with your employer has never been an easy task. However, if you feel you are doing great at work and deserve to get a pay raise, you should definitely ask for it. Below you can find tips on how to do it right.

    1) Make Some Research: Before asking your boss for …

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    Communicate Your Personal Brand in the Job Interview

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    In a job interview, they are looking to learn about your qualifications, of course, but also your “fit”. The questions behind their questions are: Is he lazy? Does she have common sense? Does he have fire in the belly? Is she qualified? Is he lying? Will she fit in? Will he embarrass me?

    So in …

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    You’re Hired! Now What? – Targeted Job Search

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    You have just been hired for your dream job! Well, maybe not your dream job, but the next step in your career. You have followed all of the steps in the targeted job search.

    Before you read on, this is the sixth in this series on the Targeted Job Search. If you have not read …

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    5 Ways to Get More Respect at Work

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    “Respect your efforts, respect yourself.  Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” Clint Eastwood.  Seemingly this formula worked well for Clint Eastwood in his career and if you want to be better respected at your job, it can work for you too.

    Take a moment to conjure up what …

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    4 Ways Your Ego is Getting in the Way of Your Job Search

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    Toeing the line between confidence and arrogance is an easy line to cross during your job search. Sure, you might have strong technical skills and experience. You probably have a great network and personal brand, too. And chances are, you probably can find a colleague who can write you a glowing letter of recommendation. But …

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    Four Simple Tactics For Social Media Success

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    Practical tips for making social media manageable and effective.

    With the overwhelming number of social media platforms available, many professionals find themselves feeling either left behind or inundated. Social media, when used for business, should be practical. If a network is not making you more efficient, effective, and connected, then you should discontinue its use. …

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    7 Steps to Spring Clean your LinkedIn Profile

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    Have you ever wanted to reach out to someone that is already in your LinkedIn contact list, but when you went to their profile their contact information was nowhere to be found? Or, perhaps worse… out of date?

    You may not be able to fix the profiles of others, but you can take the time …

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