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Got Career Grit?

The concept of “grit” is getting a lot of attention. While it is nothing new, grit – defined as perseverance and passion for achieving long-term goals — is being studied closely now. Why? Because experts think career grit is one of the best predictors of professional success. Click on ALLOW button to have access to…

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The Most Bizarre Interview Questions and What They Mean

For organizations, hiring is a risky game. Most of the time, they must determine if a candidate is going to make a good employee solely on the basis of a CV, a few interviews, and a reference check. Since there is so much that goes into employee performance and satisfaction, it’s impossible for hiring managers…

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Personal Branding: Managers, Give Your Career a Boost

Do you consider “personal branding” another useless buzzword? Then you’re just one of many working professionals who’s underestimated the power of this marketing tool. Branding can open so many doors in your life, personally and professionally, that might’ve been closed otherwise. Personal branding isn’t so different from classic branding. You can use it to increase your visibility, handle your reputation, or to build trust in your skills. You can actively influence the impression you leave on others. In other words, you can fight your way to a higher and better position. Today, we’ll show you how to use modern media more effectively to become an expert in your field, and give your career a little push.

Tips for smooth-talking managers

Adapting Communication Styles for Every Situation

There are plenty of communication sins that take place at offices around the world, most of them forgivable. By appreciating the unique personalities of your staff, understanding your corporate culture, and educating yourself on a number of communication techniques, you can create a happier office environment and improve your company’s performance.

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Cultural Fit

Surprise! You Can Still Like Your Job Even If You Hate The Company Culture

The workplace culture dilemma will not die. It is common wisdom that organizations that build a distinctive, positive work culture and hire employees who fit it do better. The problem is, however, that getting the match right is tough. Company cultures change over time, too. And so do people. The go-getter who once thrived in…

Why Did You Leave Your Last Job

“So Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?”

Interviewing when things didn’t go as planned in your last job. You start on the fast track. You work hard. You get promoted. Your career is moving along just as you planned. Click on ALLOW button to have access to more exciting career news!

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Climbing the Corporate Ladder with Style: The Perfect Business Outfit

A canary-yellow suit, a Pucci-print tie, and crocodile-skin loafers? Who knows what kind of fashion sins your supervisors and colleagues may be hiding deep within their closets? Expressive fashion isn’t encouraged for most senior managers – except in more creative industries. Those who try to impress the CEO of a large company with a dapper…

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Managing Relationships in the Workplace

If you’re like 37% of employees, you’ve dated someone from work. When colleagues become a pair, private and professional lives suddenly mix. This can have negative consequences for both your career and your relationship. However if you approach it in the right manner, managing relationships in the workplace might not be so difficult, and you…

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5 Signs You’re Entering a Hostile Work Environment

From the moment you walked into that new office, you felt it – something is off. Low morale, strained communication, a general air of malaise… The atmosphere of a workplace is a huge factor in the success of its employees. Hopefully you’re able to identify whether this new position is a good fit – for your experience, for your personality, for your working style – before you accept an offer. Look for these indicators that you’re entering a hostile work environment and avoid sentencing yourself to several years of discontent at a new company.

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