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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 18, 2014 by

5 Reasons to Find a Job that Matches Your Skill Set Instead of Your Passion

Young female student looking through job offers on board

Young female student looking through job offers on board. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most, if not all, job seekers have heard that they should find something they’re passionate about for work.  While it makes sense to do what you really like, should you be searching for a job this way?  The following post shares five reasons why this method could be wrong.

Much of the career advice that’s doled out these days encourages young people to “follow their dreams” and “feed their passion.” And sure, it sounds good. Who wouldn’t want to make money by doing a job that doesn’t really feel like “work”? Who wouldn’t want to turn a lifelong dream into a reality?  But if you’re hoping (or holding out) for your dream job, Ben Carpenter is here with some tough love: What you’re good at should trump what you’re passionate about. (more…)

Posted September 15, 2014 by

Writing Resumes for Jobs, Recent College Graduates? 7 Cliches that Won’t Impress Recruiters

While recent college graduates searching for jobs may want their resumes to sound good, recruiters are more interested in what they prove then how they sound.  Learn seven cliches not to use on resumes in the following post.

To a recruiter, chances are your resume looks, feels and sounds just like every other resume. Why? Because almost resume written contains these seven cliches that make recruiters want to scream! Take a look, and then see how many of these need to be removed from your resume…

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Posted September 15, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Searching for Jobs? Keep in Touch with Contacts on the Rise

As a recent graduate searching for jobs, you never know who might be able to help you now but also in the future.  The following post shares why you should keep in touch with those contacts who are working their way up in their careers.

By Andrew Sobel, Big 4 Guest Blogger A client of mine was promoted to a very senior position in a large, Fortune-100 company. She had been the deputy in her area, and was now at the top. She told me that the day her promotion was announced in the newspapers, she got dozens of calls from

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Posted August 15, 2014 by

College Graduates, Not Achieving the Success You Want on Your Jobs? 5 Mistakes that are Hurting You

Certain mistakes on their jobs can cause college graduates not to achieve the success they want.  In the following post, learn five mistakes that are hurting them at work.

You can be bad at something because you make errors, because you aren’t cut out for the task the way your employer needs you to be. Or maybe you’re simply not as good as your co-workers, who can also turn into your competition. In short, if you’re slipping at work, there could be a few

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Posted August 14, 2014 by

College Graduates, Are You Keeping a Record of Accomplishments on Your Jobs? 4 Reasons It’s Important for Your Career

While on their jobs, college graduates should consider keeping a record of their accomplishments.  Learn four reasons why doing so is important for their careers in the following post.

Do you keep an active list of career accomplishments, responsibilities and results? Do you obsess over quantifying your contributions at work? You should, because your career, someday, may depend on it…

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Posted July 29, 2014 by

College Graduates, Interested in Jobs as Entrepreneurs but Don’t Know Where to Start? What You Should Do

College graduates who work on jobs where they’re not satisfied for one reason or another may feel at some point that it’s time for a change, say as entrepreneurs.  If grads are looking to go into business for themselves, the following post has advice on where they should start.

Are you “over” your 9-to-5? If you’re sick of going into the office every day and feeling totally uninspired as you sit in your cubicle working hard to grow someone else’s business, the entrepreneurial lifestyle might be a better fit for you. As an entrepreneur, you can set your own hours and

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Posted July 22, 2014 by

What challenges will you face while managing new employees?

Director smiling at desk in front of window between two coworkers

Director smiling at desk in front of window between two coworkers. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When it comes to handling new employees, there’s no magical formula or hand. But there are some important strategies to keep in mind while recruiting new employees in your company. No matter how you deal with your current employees, there are things that you should consider in order to develop an effective and specialized work atmosphere. Whenever you recruit new employees you have an opportunity to enhance your company turnover. Review the strategies provided below to increase the productivity of your new recruits. Otherwise, you may fail to motivate new employees and reduce their job satisfaction. (more…)

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Searching for an Entry Level Job in Mental Health Nursing? What You Need to Know

If your goal is to find an entry level job in mental health nursing, the following post shares information you need to know.

Mental health nursing is a very rewarding job. If you are passionate about people, then you will want to embark on a career in psychiatric and mental health nursing. Money is secondary when you care about people and their health and well being. It’s not an easy path, the role is very complex and demanding. You will

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Posted July 16, 2014 by

College Graduates, Have You Blown Interviews for Jobs with Your Dream Employers? Don’t Give Up Just Yet

Some college graduates who’ve had less than stellar interviews for jobs with their dream companies might believe they won’t ever be employed with them.  However, graduates should not give up hope just yet.  Learn more in the following post.

So – you’ve taken the time to really prepare for your job search. You know yourself and what you want.

And then you find it. The perfect company and the perfect job! You work your way into the company when all of a sudden it seems to all fall apart. You get told that you aren’t the right person for the position you applied for.

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