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10 Unconventional (But Very Effective) Tips For Job Seekers

In the market for a new job? You’ve probably been urged to "pursue your passions," "leverage your network," "tailor and tidy up your resume," "do your homework," and "dress for success"—among other things. “These are foundational aspects to job seeking that are timeless,” says Teri Hockett, the chief executive of What’s For Work?, a career site for women. David Parnell, a legal consultant, communication coach and author, agrees: “Much of this has been around long enough to become conventional for a reason: it works,” he says. “If you take a closer look, things like networking, research, and applying to multiple employers are fundamental ‘block and...
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The 9 Most Difficult Personalities to Manage – and how to manage them effectively

Success occurs seemingly effortlessly when we work well with others. It is crucial that we are able to peacefully coexist in a positive team environment where cooperation and collaboration are the hallmark. Most people do what they can to be pleasant, to get along, to work hard to get things done, and prefer not be viewed as difficult in the eyes of their peers or superiors. Personality type is a huge predictor of both success and failure. Optimistic, well-liked, hard-working, light-hearted personalities are the easiest to manage, work and get along with. Yet, the majority of us have experienced the one or...
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7 Tips for Loving Your Career and Working With Passion

You’ve heard the Confucius saying, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” But what if you have yet to figure out what it is that makes your heart beat faster -- or, an even more common scenario -- how to turn what you love doing into a lucrative career path. But before we explore this, I’d like to acknowledge the flip side of the coin. In one of Chrissy Scivicque’s Bad Career Advice articles, she argues that do-what-you-love career counsel is actually a bit of a fairy tale.

“When...

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Top 7 Tips for Setting Career Goals for the New Year

The New Year is always a time of new beginnings, a time for a change, and a time for setting goals. It's aldownloadways the time of year when many people start thinking about looking for a new job or considering a career change. In fact, January is the busiest job searching month of the year.

The New Year Is a Time for a Change

For those who are contemplating a job or career change, the arrival of the New Year is a good time to reflect on your past experience and think about...
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Leadership VS Management : The 4 major differences

Management or Leadership...

What is the difference?

The traditional description of a Manager revolved around aspects like forecasting, budgeting, planning and controlling. Managers were taught to manage, not to lead. New supervisors and old school management veterans were taught how to assign work to subordinates, how to evaluate their teammates' work, how to counsel people on performance problems and how to hire and fire staff members. Everything we were taught about management assumed that the manager would know what to do and was calling the shots. Fast forward to 2017, a world of new age thinking, advanced technology, the rise of entrepreneurs and, of...
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