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How to Sell Yourself at Your Next Job Interview

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03:53 PM

When self-promotion doesn't come as naturally to you as product promotion does, here are 5 tips to help you master the most important marketing presentation. [TWEET]

Many gifted salespeople who can effortlessly sell any object or idea struggle to promote themselves. A lack of self-promotion skills can be a matter of humility, or an inability to objectively see the skills and value you bring to the table. By identifying your strengths and knowing your value, you can promote yourself confidently and professionally without coming across as arrogant.

Topics: Interview, Personal Branding, Job Search Process

5 Ways to Motivate the Masses

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03:58 PM

Keep your team happy and working efficiently with these positive tips.

By Peter Stark

Whether you’re the manager of a team of five or 500, there's plenty of responsibility that comes with being a boss. Above all, ensuring you have the best team possible can be an ongoing battle. Once you’ve secured a strong team, you’re faced with the challenge of keeping them motivated.

During the often hectic 9-5, it can be easy to neglect the finer points of managing a team--particularly when you’re dealing with strict deadlines and large volumes of work. However, this is when attention to motivation matters most!

From an optimized office space to implementing a rewards system, we’re looking at five ways you can motivate the masses to ensure you meet your KPIs and keep business booming.

Topics: Motivation and Inspiration, Workplace

How Over-Delivering on Homework Gets You the Job

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10:59 AM

Going the extra mile on homework for the interview is a surefire way to land you the job quicker. [TWEET]

By Melissa Llarena

The new interview process demands more than just handing in an impressive resume. More employers are asking interviewees to present answers to real-life business questions to evaluate your skills and willingness to do what it takes to get the job. Here is how to prepare for that pop quiz interview. 

Five Tiny Resume Flaws You Can't Afford to Make

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01:00 PM

These often overlooked mistakes will make you seem careless. [TWEET]

By Kaysie Garza


Even though the words “detail-oriented” have no business appearing on your resume, you should still be able to demonstrate it through quantifiable accomplishments and examples.

If you’re a seasoned resume tweaker, you know how to spin duties as otherworldly achievements. You even know how to elaborate on your transferable skills in a way that doesn’t resemble an antique auction (Fast learner! Team player! Sold!).

Yet, even with all your real-life expertise and resume knowhow, you may be saying more about your true work habits without using many words at all. How is this possible? It’s all in the details, of course. 

Topics: Job Application, Resume

Take Monday Out of Your Work Schedule

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01:00 PM

Sounds too good to be true? A four-day week can help you move your career to the next level. [TWEET]


The whispers of a four day week have always been there, but is it just wishful thinking? For this dream to ever be achieved there needs to be some form of professional benefit-- and not just that you get a three day weekend.

In the following article we will explore some of the most prominent reasons as to why you should take a day off your schedule.

Topics: Professional Development, Work-Life Balance

Expert Tips: How to Construct an IT Resume/CV

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01:00 PM

Find the do's and don'ts when it comes to crafting a stellar IT resume and cover letter. [TWEET]

By Chris Ward & Shawn Powell 


As the IT job market becomes increasingly competitive, landing the right job has become almost an art form. Which is why a resume template with fill-in-the-blanks will no longer put you at the top of the pile.

Although there is no set way in creating a perfect resume or cover letter, there are a few key commonalities that are absolutely necessary to include and/or avoid.

Though there isn’t just one right way to develop or present a resume or CV, the materials successful candidates submit to prospective employers have a few commonalities.

Topics: Resume, Cover Letter

One Habit All Successful Business Leaders Have

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01:00 PM

Every professional knows health and success go hand-in-hand. [TWEET]

By Jeff Popoff


Did you know there is a secret career strategy hiding in plain sight? Great business leaders routinely put it at the top of their list. Consider the following:

Topics: Motivation and Inspiration, Work-Life Balance

11 Icebreakers for Your Next Networking Event

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03:30 PM

Connect with other professionals by asking questions that will go further than scratching the surface. [TWEET]

By Samantha Popp


Amidst the sea of suits and heels at a professional networking event, it can be difficult to make valuable conversation with strangers. But as we all know, professional networking means transforming those strangers into friends, connections, and customers.

Given the fast-paced nature of most networking events, it’s essential to plant the seeds of a future relationship in a matter of minutes.

Be the first to ask an open-ended question and encourage your new friend to open up. After handshakes and hellos, use these phrases engineered to jump start authentic conversation at networking events.

Topics: Networking, Professional Development

Should You Hire a Career Coach?

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01:30 PM

Invest in a career coach to propel your career forward. [TWEET]

By Glenn Laumeister


In the cutthroat job market, it’s important that professionals find their competitive edge. Sometimes an outside opinion can guide you in times of uncertainty or moments for motivation.

A career coach can work directly with a job seeker, handling everything from resume consulting to job interview training. If you choose the right coach, not only will you land a great job, but you’ll ensure it’s the right fit, giving you the long-term success you need. Here are some things a career coach can do for you.

Topics: Professional Development, Stress and the Job Search

5 Ways To Encourage Readership Through Your LinkedIn Summary Section

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01:00 PM

Don’t lose profile views by skimping on this most commonly-read section. [TWEET]

By Virginia Franco


Topics: Personal Branding, Social & Mobile Trends, Professional Development