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7 apps to help you perform better at work

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12:00 PM

Your smartphone isn't just a distraction at work -- utilize these 7 web-based and mobile apps to help you perform more efficiently! 

By Amber Stanley

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There never seems to be enough time during the workday! In today’s technology-oriented, fast-paced society (with an even more competitive job market!) professionals are expected to juggle multiple tasks daily – like projects, business campaigns, meetings and pitching ideas to supervisors – all while staying connected and active on email, mobile devices and social media.

Topics: Social & Mobile Trends, Work-Life Balance, Workplace

5 lessons I’ve learned from working at a startup

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09:00 AM

Should you work at a startup? Here's what to expect during your first year in the startup world. [TWEET]

By Nikki Pepper

March 10, 2015 was my one-year anniversary at WeWork, a company that equips businesses with beautiful shared office spaces around the world.

I rejoined a team after almost one year of freelancing, waiting for the right opportunity to dive into another job role. Immediately after my casual (but still, two-hour) interview, I knew: this was it.

Over the last twelve months, I’ve learned more than I can boil down into five points. But I believe these lessons speak to startup culture, and the amazing opportunities such an environment presents.

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Topics: Changing Careers, Workplace

5 tips to create an effective resume

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12:00 PM

Your resume structure matters, so follow these tips -- don't burden your potential employer with a jumbled list of your work history! [TWEET]

By Cari Bennette

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Writing a resume involves more than simply listing job experiences and education. It must be a clear representation of you as a professional: including your skillset, qualifications and career goals.

Topics: Resume

Does your cluttered desk influence your productivity?

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12:00 PM

Don't let a disorganized workspace lower your productivity levels. [TWEET]

By Monique Craig

DeskIt has been scientifically proven that clutter has a negative impact on our ability to concentrate and stay on top of our tasks. Why is that? The answer is pretty simple: All things around us have some sort of sentimental or personal history. They remind us of past situations and can often carry emotional baggage. An innocent holiday picture can take us down memory lane and, instead of working on current sales figures, we drift away to holiday paradise. It’s true that some objects have the power to steal our focus more than the others. Sometimes even empty coffee mugs may turn into serious productivity blockers.

But does clutter influence your productivity? Let's examine how clutter affects us, and how to keep it from being a distraction.

Topics: Workplace

Simple Microsoft Word tricks to improve your resume

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09:00 AM

Start your job search on the right foot with a clean, easy-to-read resume. Here’s how to make it. [TWEET]

By Asante Jarvis

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Everyone knows that a strong resume can propel you ahead of the competition. However, even if you have the proper qualifications, arranging your information in a neat, organized format is still important. The clearer and more concise your resume, the better. Optimizing your resume to ensure cohesiveness is a necessary step if you want employers to actually read it and consider you for the position.

Topics: Resume

How networking groups can help you in your job search

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04:20 PM

If a few new friends could help you land a job, what's stopping you from joining a networking group? Utilize these simple tips for efficient, effective networking at events. [TWEET]

By Steven Zarch

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When it comes to securing your next job title, you cannot rely completely on your education, experience and skill set to win over the hiring manager and land you the position. There is often too much competition. 

To overcome this challenge, I always encourage job seekers to join networking groups and professional associations to align with industry leaders and hiring managers. Whether you are searching for your next job in the finance world, or something in the operations space, what sets many professional job seekers apart from the rest is corporate relationships and industry involvement – all possible to gain through valuable networking.

Topics: Networking

How the digital skills gap is hurting your job hunt

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11:00 AM

The only way to stay competitive in today's job market is to constantly be learning. Here's why - and how to get ahead. [TWEET]

By Jeff Fernandez

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What can damage the candidacy of an otherwise worthy applicant in today’s job market? A lack of solid digital skills.

Unfortunately, this lack of digital skills is the reality for an overwhelming majority of today’s workers. According to a poll by Harris Interactive, only one in 10 professionals consider themselves ‘very proficient’ with the digital tools they use every day. In many cases, the laborer is not fully to blame. Employee training has been lacking for decades, to the point where even President Obama has acknowledged its urgency, setting aside $600 million to offer more apprenticeships and technological training for future workers.

Topics: Professional Development

The layman's digital media glossary

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08:30 AM

Whether you’re considering a digital media-heavy career or just want to brush up on the latest lingo, this digital media glossary is worth a look. [TWEET]

By Jessica Reuben

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Digital media. You’ve heard about it, you’ve talked about it, you may even work in it. But what is “it,” and what are all of those confusing buzzwords that people throw around when discussing digital media. Without further ado, I present:

The (un)Official Digital Media Glossary of Terms: An Abridged Layman’s Term Guide to Some of the Most Frequently Used Digital Media Buzzwords. 

Topics: Professional Development

How to negotiate a raise or a promotion at your first job

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12:00 PM

Negotiating your first salary can be a scary process. Use these tips to enter into negotiations fully prepared and ready to get the compensation you deserve. [TWEET]

By Christopher Austin

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Negotiation is a delicate give-and-take process. To master the fascinating art of negotiation, job seekers must first understand that they may have to give something up to get something better in return. Easier said than done, you’re probably thinking. New grads in particular make the mistake of assuming their lack of experience can’t bring them more money. Of course, they’re wrong! No matter where you are in your career, here are some simple tips new grads – or anyone – can use to negotiate a raise or promotion.

Topics: Salary, New to the Workforce

Myths of the job hunt exposed

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02:00 PM

Do companies only hire overqualified candidates? Are cover letters really that important? Separate the facts from the fiction with these clarifications. [TWEET]

By Tina Jindal

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Every individual has a job-hunting strategy that they are proud of, along with a list of things a job seeker must never do. Some of it is good advice, and some of it is downright blasphemous. While certain myths of the trade are harmless, others are disastrous to the success of a job seeker. So how do you know which advice to disregard and which to embrace? Let’s expose 10 of the most common myths of the job hunt and offer some useful advice in its place.

Topics: Job Search Process