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  • Mar 18, 2014

    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 cre-ate one.

  • Mar 18, 2014

    Elements Of A Successful Job Search

    Have you been looking for a job for a long time? A week? A month? Completing the basics of a job search is easy. But once you have replied to a few job ads, posted your resume online and done some networking, you have done enough, right? NO! The best approach to a job search is to be continually proactive. Don’t wait for the perfect job to find you. If your job search isn’t generating great results perhaps it is time to adjust your strategy, rethink your approach and be more resourceful or aggressive.

  • Mar 18, 2014

    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.

  • Mar 18, 2014

    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.

  • Mar 18, 2014

    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.

  • Mar 18, 2014

    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.