Explaining a Gap in Your Resume

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Talented professionals can have gaps in their resume for all kinds of reasons. Maybe during the recession you were laid off. Or you went back to school to add some additional skills. Or perhaps you took time off to have a baby or care for a loved one. Landing a new position immediately after having… Read more »

What To Do if You Hate Your Job

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So you’re stuck in a job that you hate. We’ve all been there. And we can all agree that it’s a frustrating experience to go through. Perhaps there’s been a conflict with a co-worker. Or you can’t stand your boss. Or perhaps your daily assignments just aren’t making use of your full potential. Regardless of… Read more »

Here’s Why You Didn’t Get Hired

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So, you have several years of experience.  Your skills and background are a perfect match for the job requirements.  You felt like the interview went pretty well.  But for some reason you still didn’t get the job.  What’s the deal? Unfortunately, you don’t have the luxury of knowing why you didn’t get hired.  And, most… Read more »

How to Fight the Midday Slump!

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Does this sound familiar? At work, you’re going full steam ahead all morning, crossing things off your to-do list and feeling productive. You take a quick break for lunch and figure you’ll dive right back into your work and power through the afternoon. But somewhere between 2 and 3 p.m. you find your attention wandering… Read more »

Etiquette for Using Personal Technology at Work

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Most companies allow their employees to bring their own smartphones and even their tablets to the office. But does that mean you can–and should–use them whenever you like? Obviously, each office should have its own policy for appropriate use, but there are several simple rules that all users should follow. Mobile devices should be used… Read more »

Setting Career Goals

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Whether you’re happily employed or searching for a job, the new year is an ideal time to set or reset your career goals. The holidays provide some much needed time off to rejuvenate, refresh, and refocus, which can help you to hit the ground running, professionally, come the new year. Reflecting on 2012 Carve out… Read more »