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3 Must-Haves for Making a Career Change

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Entrepreneurship

Only People Who Have Made This Daring Career Decision Will Understand These 4 Common Reactions

Managing change despite the reaction from others is key to achieving breakthrough success.<p>Sometimes there comes a moment in life when you realize that it's time for a change. Maybe you're burning out. Maybe you hate where you work. Maybe you're not as productive or successful or innovative as you …

Success

Here’s What To Say When The Interviewer Asks, “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?”

No need to feel stuck.<p>Your job hunt’s moving along, and to prepare for your upcoming meeting with the hiring manager, you’re practicing your answers to all of the most common interview questions.<p>But, there’s one that you’re feeling a little stuck on–what are you going to say when the tables turn …

Employment

How to Be a Lot Happier in Your Career--and Personal Life

Today's technology-centric, gig-economized, always-on environment has changed the rules for work-life balance. Here's how to reclaim your control.<p>Today's business environment presents a gold-mine of money-making opportunities. Research from the Pew Research Center on the gig economy/sharing economy …

Time Management

How to Build Online Authority When You Have None

Online authority is a powerful concept in the world of online marketing, both as a general idea and as a specific application in the field of search …

SEO

The one question you should try NEVER to answer in a job interview

At least if you want to make way more money<p>It pays to keep your mouth shut.<p>Many employers are dying to know one thing: How much you make at your …

Employment

Five Good Answers To 'Why Are You Job-Hunting?'

Dear Liz,<p>I can’t stand my job and I’m desperate to get a new one. Luckily I’ve got three headhunters sending me job opportunities but I haven’t found the right job yet.<p>A lot of the jobs they send me are too low-level for my background, and some of them are located too far away from my apartment.<p>I …

Employment

Career mistakes to avoid: Never use these 10 red flag phrases on a resume or cover letter

Describing yourself in a cover letter or resume as a "well-seasoned team player" who is an "exceptional communicator" and is "results driven" could …

Employment

I’m a recent college grad, how do I land a job?

<b>I am a 2016 graduate and have experienced a hard time with landing an entry-level job in my field. Do you have any tips to getting my foot in the</b> …

Five mind tricks to use for successful job interviews

Walking into an interview can be one of the greatest times of self-doubt for even the most seasoned professional. In a short hour or so, there’s not …

15 Times You’re in Prime Position to Ask for a Raise

You hold the cards in this salary negotiation. Here's how to play them correctly.<p>Many employees dread asking for a raise, even if they deserve it. …

Employment

“A Friend of a Friend” Is No Longer the Best Way to Find a Job

How do you get a job these days? The answer often involves networking — it isn’t what you know, it’s whom, we’re told. But what does that mean? After all, we’re connected to many people, in countless ways. So who can actually help? What kinds of relationships should we try to use when we are …

Had a Job Interview but No Callback? Here’s What to Do Next Time

Days have passed since your job interview, and no one’s called or emailed.<p>Later, you learn someone else was hired for the position. You were sure you aced the interview and would advance to the next round, but obviously the interviewer saw it differently.<p>Here’s where things may have gone wrong and …

Employment

6 questions you should ask before accepting a job offer

You’ve come to the interview prepared to answer the hiring manager’s questions, of course. But career experts agree that solid interview preparation involved preparing your own set of must-ask questions.<p>As executive coach Karen Elizaga explains, “It’s important to look at an interview as a two-way …

Employment

What You Absolutely Can’t Do in Your New Job

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13 Perks You Wouldn't Think You Could Negotiate -- But You Can

Dear Liz,<p>I am excited! I got a job offer last Friday. I like the job description a lot. The salary offer is just okay. The pay is a little low for my level of experience.<p>My hiring manager “Lou” knows his offer is somewhat low.<p>Shutterstock<p>When I said “I’m really committed to getting the $80,000 …

Employment

4 Tips for Getting Your First Job Out of College

Graduating college students should start working on landing their first jobs well before graduation.The summers between sophomore and junior years offer great opportunities for internships or jobs in the field where you hope to work. If you did not do that, or those efforts did not result in an …

Why It’s Okay if You Don’t Get a Pay Raise With Your New Job

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Can You Succeed in a Workplace Where You Aren't a Culture Fit?

It's extremely difficult to succeed in an environment - any environment - where you don't share the values of the people and organization you work with.<p><i>Can employees succeed in the workplace even when they're not a natural cultural fit? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share</i> …

Job Security Is Disappearing -- What Does It Mean For You?

When I was a kid, the adults around me would get a job and keep the job for ten or twenty years. It was very unusual for someone to change jobs.<p>Then corporations started shedding layers of management. Jobs started to move offshore, and outsourcing became popular.<p>When I entered the working world it …

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An entrepreneur who has hired over 1,000 people shares his 10 best pieces of advice to land the job

There's nothing like trying to find your first job. Whether you've just left university or you're searching straight from high school, it can feel like you're sending your CV into the void.<p>You might start feeling like it's pointless going up against so many people who have a lot more experience …

Five Job Search Moves That Make You Look Desperate

Job-hunting is a lot like dating.<p>When you’re job-hunting or when you’re dating, you don’t want to come from the place “Please, like me — I beg you!”<p>You can’t be needy as a job-seeker or a person on the dating scene.<p>It is a losing strategy in both arenas.<p>Shutterstock<p>Dogs smell fear, and people are …

Employment

Good Mentor Is Hard to Find: What to Look for in a Mentor

Finding a mentor is a great way to give your career and your life a boost. The right mentor can help set you up for success by introducing you to …

Leadership

Getting People To Take You Seriously When You're Young

Credit: Pexels<p>Even though it has never been easier start up in the first place, there’s no doubt that most adults don’t take you seriously when you’re building a company and yet can’t even get into a bar. In my own experience building my company ThirdEye, I would oftentimes talk to another fellow …

Entrepreneurship

How to Be Ready When Opportunity Knocks

Opportunities don't just fall into our laps, asking us simply to pick them up and run with them.<p>One of my favorite quotes, attributed to Roman philosopher Seneca, is <i>Luck is when preparation meets opportunity</i>.<p>Sometimes during our career journey, we may feel “stuck” in a particular role or wonder why …

Science Says This 1 Thing in Your LinkedIn Profile Will Make or Break Your Chances of Getting Hired

Studies show your first impression sticks.<p>Many LinkedIn users invest hours into making their profiles look professional. They scour the thesaurus looking for a verb to describe their work experience and they tediously list every professional accomplishment they've ever achieved.<p>Yet, many of those …

If You Have To Fake Your Emotions At Work, Research Shows You're Probably Going To Be Miserable

Do you regularly have to ‘fake’ having a good attitude at work? Do you have to consciously “act” or “put on a show” to display appropriate emotions at work? If you do, you’re probably a lot less happy with your job than those that don’t have to put on a show.<p>I’m not talking about the occasional day …

Employment

Oprah tells grads secrets to her success

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful people on the planet, and she just gave a group of college graduates a peek at her playbook.<p>Speaking at the Agnes Scott College commencement ceremony in Georgia on Saturday, Winfrey told the crowd that being "full of herself" propelled her career.<p>"I used …

Success

4 Ways to Focus Fiercely and Stress Less

Are there things you're striving for that you can let go of so you can focus more fiercely on the things you care about most?<p>You want to build a career that supports your life. And build a life that supports your career. And hope that both ultimately support your <i>happiness</i>.<p>That's what I'm after, …

Happiness