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    Why Be Concerned About Reference Checks

    Reference checking is not standard. Smaller companies typically have neither the manpower nor the funds to do thorough reference checks, which could cost hundreds of dollars. Conversely, larger companies do reference checks but at varying levels of thoroughness. Different from the typical applicant’s concerns–which have to do with performance–companies typically do background checks for security …

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    What You Need to Know About Employment Law

    Employment law is important for both employers and employees. As rules and regulations put in place to protect both parties, understanding the various laws is extremely important to having a successful career.

    There are many different laws in place regulating behaviors in the workplace, payment, discrimination and time away from work. Whether you’re an employer …

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    Posted in Workplace Success

    How to Choose a Green Card for Your Job

    If you are looking to legally enter and obtain residence in the United States, one of the most popular ways to do so is by applying for an employment-based green card. Green cards are issued based on employment categories and there are strict requirements, but as long as you know what to expect and which …

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    Employed But Frightened

    David, a recent client, is not looking for help to get a job. He has one—for the past 20 years. The job started way back then as a week long gig after he graduated from college but didn’t yet know what he wanted to do. David seemed—in the eyes of his supervisor, then a vice …

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    Are You Going to Accept the Wrong Job Offer?

    Good decisions are the foundation of a successful career. One of the most important career decisions you will make (or are currently making) is what company to accept a job offer from.

    When you work for a top-rate company, you enjoy the following benefits:

    – A happier career.

    – A higher class of co-worker.

    – …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding

    Sell the Advanced Age Advantage on Interviews

    Have no fear, but faith, that your age IS an advantage!

    The news caught my attention that some companies are comfortable having four generations in the office. They finally recognize that the older group can and do willingly mentor the younger ones. Being a mentor does not necessarily bring with it a higher salary but …

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    Posted in Interview, Job Search, Personal Branding

    To Be Or Not To Be ~ Decision For Advancement

    The past few years have shown waves of employees leaving corporate behind to begin their own venture of entrepreneurship. Some of the entrepreneurs with whom I have become good friends are now re-entering the workforce for a variety of reasons. Conversations are now taking place pondering the question of, “When is it a good time …

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    Career Coaches Can Transform Your Life In 3 Days

    The expression “making a living” doesn’t even make sense!  How do you make a “living” working?

    Professional career coaches set the record straight by distinguishing between living and working.

    Definitions and meanings

    Somehow, our ‘terminology” got really messed up.  There is a profound difference between making a living (how you live) and working at a …

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    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship, Job Search, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    The Strangest Miracle

    “I’m not on drugs,” Denise said; her green eyes piercing mine.

    I uncomfortably nodded my agreement. I was Denise’s executive job coach.  She was an IT professional, a single mother of two children, and highly intelligent and success-driven.  Denise was always in control of her emotions, so I found her comment rather odd.

    Denise called …

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    Posted in Brand Mystery, Career Development, Education, Job Search, Personal Branding, Success Story

    DISCIPLINE: The Most Important Word in the English Language

    Discipline is doing what you don’t want to do… in pursuit of what you want.

    I’m not sure discipline can be defined any better.  If things were easy to do and you were excited about doing them, you wouldn’t need to be disciplined.  Here’s an interestingly fact:  Success, happiness, and achievement are easy !  How …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Education, Job Search, management, Personal Branding, Reputation Management
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