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Posted November 19, 2014 by

5 Fears in Your Job Search You Can Overcome

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Frightened woman – gesturing fear isolated. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Do you have any fear(s) when it comes to your job search?  For example, if you are a recent graduate, you might wonder if you will find an entry level job with the degree you just earned.  Or, maybe you have not been working for a while and uncertain about how to get back into the workforce.  No matter what is holding you back from looking for a job, the important thing is to figure out how to conquer it.  The following are five fears you may experience in your job search and how to overcome them. (more…)

Posted August 25, 2014 by

7 Questions College Graduates May Have about Jobs

The following post has seven questions that college graduates may have about jobs.

No matter who you are or what you do, you’ve likely had a “what if…” moment about your career. Especially if you’re a Millennial, this can be a tense time in your career where things can feel a little shaky. You may be worried about finding a job you like, or

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Posted January 02, 2014 by

Tired of Your Entry Level Job? 7 Steps to Take on a Career Change

If things just aren’t working out on your current entry level job and you want to make a move, consider seven steps for career transition in the following post.

It’s the start of a new year. This is the time of year for starting fresh, and for making changes. Maybe you want to change your career. You’ve decided you want a career that’s a better fit for who you are—today. Changing careers is an exciting step for your future. But if you

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Posted November 13, 2013 by

Thinking About Quitting Those Recent Graduate Jobs? 9 Reasons Not to Give Up

While young professionals may find their recent graduate jobs stressful at times, that does not mean they should quit them.  So before they think about leaving their employers, the following post offers nine reasons not to give up on their jobs.

I recently wrote an article 9 Reasons to Quit and was touched by those who reached out to me saying how the article resonated with them. I didn’t, however, want young careerists to get the wrong impression and start quitting everything they started. After all, my favorite life motto’s is by Helen Keller who said, “The woman who began the race

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Posted October 24, 2013 by

Is This Your First Entry Level Job? How to Deal with Fears You May Have

When the time comes to start your first entry level job, you may be anxious about certain things.  The following post offers advice on dealing with some fears you may have about your new position.

You ironed your outfit three days ago. You already packed your bag with a fresh notebook, two brand new pens and a pack of gum. Your shoes have that brand new smell and a polish so bright you can see your reflection. Your scent would make that Old Spice Guy jealous. But something isn’t right.

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Posted September 23, 2013 by

Graduates, Nervous about Networking in Your Search for Entry Level Jobs? How to Overcome Your Fears

As recent college graduates searching for entry level jobs, you may need to attend some networking events.  However, how do you handle your fears about meeting new people?  The following post has some tips.

Guest blog by Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ and author of ‘FT Guide To Business Networking’, and guest blogger for Nerves can be helpful at times – after all, they can stop you wandering in where angels fear to tread. However, they can also jeopardise your performance –

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Posted August 20, 2013 by

Conquering Impostor Syndrome–7 Lessons from Successful Business Leaders

Joyce Roché

Joyce Roché

Many successful people suffer from impostor syndrome. Impostor syndrome is the feeling that you’re a fraud–and that you’ll be “found out” if you don’t work longer and harder than everyone else. You believe others are more qualified than you, and every time you succeed, you’re not confident you can do it again.

Impostor syndrome is surprisingly common among some of our most successful leaders–whether they’re female, members of a minority group, or white men. Based on my own and others’ experiences with impostor syndrome, here are 7 ways to conquer it. (more…)

Posted August 12, 2013 by

What’s Keeping You from the Career You Want? 5 Reasons You Won’t Land that Dream Entry Level Job

Having doubt in life is normal.  However, if you really desire to achieve a goal, then you have to believe it is possible and pursue your dreams.  The following post offers five reasons that will keep you from landing an entry level job in the career field you want, as well as advice to deal with your concerns.

Do you have a brilliant business idea and want to strike out on your own, but feel you simply can’t—there’s too much holding you back? Every day, we hear stories about people who are trapped and miserable in cubicles and corporate life. More often than not, we aren’t

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Posted August 12, 2013 by

How a 2-Minute Salary Negotiation Can Impact You For Years

Jim Hopkinson

Jim Hopkinson, contributing writer

Life in 2013 moves fast. Some would say too fast. Our tweets are only 140 characters, social videos on Vine max out at 6 seconds, and we’d all like to get six-pack abs in just a few minutes. What surprises some job-seekers when they learn about salary negotiation, is that sometimes the entire conversation around your future compensation is wrapped up in just a few short minutes, but can have a lasting impact for years to come.

If you’re not prepared, it can fly by in an instant. If you don’t have the right approach, you leave money on the table. (more…)

Posted May 13, 2013 by

How do You Make a Major Career Change?

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“Your New Career” black and white sign, with blue sky and clouds. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A major career change can be inspired from a number of different possibilities. Maybe you’re not making enough money to live comfortably, or maybe your work absorbs so much of your time you never get to see your family. The reasons as to why could be endless; leading to various points of view differing from one individual to another. This is about how to make it happen should you be one of these individuals. Take a few things into consideration: (more…)