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Posted August 25, 2015 by

How to Become a Go Getter at the Workplace

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A determined young businessman on the go. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What’s the difference between a robust employee in the workplace and the one who “checks out” of work even when he is present? They could be working under the same boss, having the same credentials, or even providing the same quality of work (that is when they are both motivated). The main difference, hence, may lie in a personality trait that differentiates successful people from the unsuccessful ones. One’s a go-getter and the other is more of a no-getter.

Which one are you? If you’re reading this post, then you’re probably looking forward to knowing what it takes to be a go-getter and not only be able to motivate yourself at work every single day, but also power up others around you with your spark.

To become that, you need to adopt a go-getter mentality and this is what it’s like… (more…)

Posted January 09, 2015 by

Six Simple Tips to Fit Study around Your Busy Work Life

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Boris Dzhingarov

When you are pursuing a degree or diploma, it can sometimes be difficult to find time for all the studying you need to do. Work, family, and your social life can sometimes get in the way of studying for your classes. If you are wondering how to fit in study around your busy work life, follow these six simple tips. (more…)

Posted December 01, 2014 by

Becoming a Sports Team Coach

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Male high school basketball team having team talk with coach. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Being good at a sport is very different from coaching a sports team. Of course, most people who become sports coaches are very good at and highly passionate about that sport to begin with. Sometimes the most successful players of their heydays decide to coach the team of that sport instead of walking into the sunset and hanging up their sporty shoes altogether. It goes without saying that the number one rule of being a sports coach is to know and understand the sport like the back of your hand. (more…)

Posted September 02, 2014 by

Tough in Your Search for Entry Level Jobs? Words to Inspire You for Success

While those of you searching for entry level jobs might sometimes feel like giving up, hopefully the following post can inspire you to keep going.

Job Search can be stressful and take much longer that you expect. It’s not easy to go through the pressure at times. Success comes to those who keep going, positively, enthusiastically and with a plan. Here are some inspiring sayings that might motivate you or help carry on when the going gets tough: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don’t Quit When things

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Posted August 28, 2014 by

College Students, 10 Tips for Networking at Different Times When Searching for Jobs

When networking in their searches for jobs, college students should apply these 10 tips in the following post.

In an article for the Huffington Post, I shared with readers my love for informal, even random, networking – and how I seem to be a magnet for bizarre networking encounters. (One such encounter happened in the locker room wrapped only in a towel!) As much as I seem to attract these random networking opportunities, when it comes to

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Posted July 31, 2014 by

College Graduates, Have You Been Hired for Jobs? Life Lessons to Embrace in the Workplace

Once college graduates are hired for jobs, there are some life lessons they should learn for the workplace.  Find out what these lessons are in the following post.

Post by Vicky Oliver Millennials, or people born between 1983 and 1999, are a talented generation of workers, bringing with them new skills to the workplace. And while this generation has been studied a lot, not all studies concur on their conclusions. Are our youngest employees more socially conscious than previous generations? More into life balance? Sometimes it

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Posted April 14, 2014 by

Don’t Think Twitter is an Effective Tool for Your Entry Level Job Search? 7 Steps to Follow for Success

If Twitter is not a part of your entry level job search, learn seven steps to use on the site to help you find success with it in the following post.

When I talk with job seekers about Twitter, I often get a curious look. I try walking them through my process for building their personal network or connecting with potential new employer, but that doesn’t seem to work. Twitter is often one of those things people don’t get until they dig

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Posted April 09, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Are You Concerned about Your Position or Company You’ll be Working for?

As an internship finder, you might have some concerns about the position you’ve accepted or the company you will be working for.  If this is the case, the following post has some tips on how to approach this opportunity.

Featured: Featured I got an email from a student at Michigan State today (yes, I’m a little backed up on emails and still handling emails from MSU). The student had a great question. She identified her dream job at a magazine in London but then admitted that she was scared that working at the company might be different than

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Posted March 18, 2014 by

Writing Cover Letters for Recent College Graduate Jobs? Tips to Win Over Start-up Employers

The following post shares some tips to help you impress start-up employers when writing cover letters for recent college graduate jobs.

First things first: the best start-up cover letter is usually not a traditional cover letter at all. It’s a warm introduction to someone important, at your start-up of choice, from someone important… you, their next team member. Additionally, whoever is reading your application at a start-up is inevitably pressed for

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Posted February 07, 2014 by

Show a Little LOVE in Your Next Job Interview?

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Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

February is the month of love—a time to express our affection for those in our inner circle. But it’s also an opportunity to share a little love with those in our outer circle. And that includes people we meet on the street, in a store, in a job interview.

That doesn’t mean we hug and kiss and gush over strangers but it does mean we can show care, interest, and warmth as human beings.

Many job seekers enter the interview office with a solemn expression on their faces and a stiff posture. Even their handshake is without emotion. They jingle the coins in their pocket, click their tongue, stare at the wall or the floor, or blurt out an inappropriate answer to a question. (more…)