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How to Overcome a Less-Than-Stellar Performance Review

A disappointing performance review can be devastating, especially one that caught you off guard. You may experience a range of emotions like anger, embarrassment, denial, failure, confusion, or shock. You might even be worried that your job is in jeopardy. For sure, it will

It’s Time to Update Your Resume

The new year is a time of excitement and renewal for many people with pledges to get fit, volunteer more, and generally incorporate positive habits into their life. If one of your goals this year is to pursue a new career, the first place

10 Signs You’re Stuck in a Dead-End Job

Everybody has good days and bad days at work. But, even if you’re in your “dream” job, there will be times when you wonder if you should be doing something else. But how do you distinguish between short-lived restlessness and absolute certainty that it’s

Should You Ask for that Raise?

Have you been thinking about asking for a raise but not quite sure how to bring up the subject with your boss? Here are a few things to think about first: Forget the old criteria for granting raises. Long gone are the days when

Write For Humans, Not Machines

Many companies receive hundreds (if not thousands) of resumes for job postings. When that occurs, there’s no time for the hiring manager to sift through them all. That is why some companies rely on applicant tracking systems to conduct the initial review of resumes.

What Can Students Do Now To Prepare For The Job Market?

This blog is written primarily for students entering (or returning to) university or college—and for their parents. Your university and college years should be a time to learn, have fun, and make new friends. Regardless of which courses of study you take, it’s never

Can I Buy You A Coffee?

When you are looking for a job (or to change jobs), it makes sense to reach out to potential employers to build your network, learn about possible opportunities, and obtain valuable career advice. The problem is that many job seekers are approaching this step

Avoid Making Career Decisions You’ll Later Regret

Many people wander through their career without direction, moving from one job to the next without a clear sense of purpose. Then one day—usually around mid-career—they wake up and wonder how they ended up where they are. Most times, the emotion expressed is regret.
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