Career Advice

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  • Oct 24, 2017

    Changing Jobs/Careers

    Are you feeling frustrated or lack satisfaction in your current occupation? Switching careers is often an enticing option for avoiding the career blues. But be forewarned, changing careers is never easy. Here are five tips that will help you determine whether you should or should not switch careers.

  • Oct 24, 2017

    Working Effectively

    No matter how badly we may want (or feel we deserve) a raise, most of us are hesitant when it comes to asking for one. And let's face it, most employers do not increase employees compensation unless they feel they need to. But a proactive approach could help you get the raise you deserve, when you deserve it. Review your contribution to your company, determine your worth and use the following tips to get yourself a raise.

  • Oct 24, 2017

    Getting a Job Offer

    Finally, you have been offered a job that you apply for – how exciting. But no matter how happy you are to have an offer, it is not a good idea to make a decision immediately. Most companies will not expect you to make a decision immediately. Spend this time figuring out if the offer is right for you. The following guidelines can help you assess a job offer.

  • Oct 24, 2017

    Interviewing

    To a large degree, the success of your interview will depend on your ability to discover needs and empathize with the interviewer. You can do this by asking questions that verify your understanding of what the interviewer has just said, without editorializing or expressing an opinion. By establishing empathy in this manner, you'll be in a better position to freely exchange ideas, and demonstrate your suitability for the job.

  • Oct 24, 2017

    What Makes a Good Cover Letter?

    Cover letters are an important part of the job application process. The following tips will help to ensure your cover letter gets noticed:

  • Oct 24, 2017

    How To Network Your Way To A Great Job

    Networking is a critical component of any job search. Creating and/or leveraging personal relationships will help you discover what job opportunities are available and increase your chances of being considered. If you don't have a strong personal network already don't worry, just create one.