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IF YOU'RE LIKE a lot of people, you may feel like there's more than one of you. There's the you who wears suits and sits in meetings; the you who knows how to make a great pitch or hire and fire an employee. Then there's the you who has a spouse who drives you crazy, or has trouble understanding your kids or wishes you could find your soulmate. The you who still doesn't feel like an adult around your parents. Do you have a...
HAVE YOU EVER wondered why you are attracted to certain jobs? Ever thought about how happy you would be as an interior designer? Or how bored you would be as a software engineer? Your personality type could have everything to do with your preferences. Understanding your personality type could be a key factor in finding the career that makes you happy. This infographic, compiled by Truity Psychometrics, details the four...
FOR MANY JOB seekers, salary negotiation is the most stressful part of the entire job search process. If you ask for compensation higher than the company is prepared to offer, they’ll move on to another candidate. If you suggest a lower figure, you’ll be “locked into” that rate for years. Regardless of hesitation, it’s important to know your bottom line and be prepared to reject offers with low salaries...
WHETHER YOU LOVE your job or hate it, summer is the best time all year to make career lemonade. The long, lazy days of summer are perfect for digging deep to uncover what is really important to you as you start to make plans and lay a foundation for the changes you seek in the fall. Get started right now by taking action on one or more of the following. 1. Revisit your goals.    When was the last time you thought about...
IT'S HAPPENED TO all of us. You finally get an interview for the job you want. You spend the drive over anticipating questions and rehearsing answers. You give the interviewer your best handshake, and then, before you can answer the second question, you know you’re not getting this job. Despite the lengthy conversation ahead, most interviews either succeed or fail in the first five minutes. Just like any other first meeting,...