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Gaining Meaningful Experience through Community and Civil Service Programs Your Next Big Opportunity Is Closer Than You Think: Applying For Jobs Where You Currently Work How Will You Make 2015 a Better Year? From Hourly to Salary – the Pro’s and Con’s
 

Gaining Meaningful Experience through Community and Civil Service Programs

By Marcia PowersContributor, Career Services During a tough economy, landing a job can be difficult for anyone. However, it can be especially rough for recent graduates with little to no past employment experience. Entry-level positions tend to be competitive and attract a wide variety of candidates, including professionals who already possess many years of working experience, making it difficult for recent graduates to secure those positions.

Your Next Big Opportunity Is Closer Than You Think: Applying For Jobs Where You Currently Work

By Ann EasthamContributor, Career Services Sometimes your new perfect job is one at your own company, which can be exciting and awkward at the same time. Whether you are applying to a different department or for a promotion, consider these tips.

How Will You Make 2015 a Better Year?

By Rowe Leathers, GCDFContributor, Career Services With another year behind us, many are taking stock of their place in all aspects of life: family, personally, and professionally. A promotion in 2014 is strong validation that your career is on an upward trajectory. But what if you didn’t get a promotion? Does it mean that your career has reached a lull? Not necessarily. There are many factors affecting the momentum of your career that are out of your hands, but there are some you can direct.

From Hourly to Salary – the Pro’s and Con’s

Many people, myself included, have a moment in our professional lives when we decide to go from hourly to salary. When I received an offer for my first salaried job after working hourly positions since high school, I felt like I had finally “made it”. I was no longer measured by the numbers of hours worked but by the quality of the work I was doing. However, I failed to realize the cons of working a salaried position and began to miss the pros of working hourly.

Five Bits of Career Advice from a Lifelong Coach

By Jessica Kleiman
Forbes

Over the past 20 years, I’ve been lucky enough to receive career advice from a mentor who has helped foster my success in innumerable ways. This woman has worked in many different industries and roles throughout her life–from promotion director to image consultant, from HR executive to artist–but there is one job she has had consistently: teacher.…

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Check In and Check Up

By Shun McGhee
Contributor, Career Services

My corporate rearing taught me the more I stayed out of my boss’s office, the better it was for me; I considered it as the equivalent of staying under the radar. I saw closed-door conversations with management as a necessary evil and never something an employee should request. Boy was I wrong.

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3 Ways to Foster Professional Development in the Workplace

By Jamie Nichol
Business2Community

Professional development opportunities in the workplace are more important now than ever before. The next generation of workers are the famous millennials, and companies are working to adapt their programming in order to attract this powerful group that is filled with new ideas and different priorities.

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How To Be “Future Ready” for a Career in Marketing

By Mark Schaefer
Business2Community

I was challenged by my friends at Dell to write a post on what it would mean to be “Future Ready” … How do we prepare and remain relevant for the next 5-10 years of business?…

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Make Yourself a Purple Squirrel: The Perfect Match for the Job

By Ann Eastham
Contributor, Career Services

Haven’t heard the expression? It’s ok; I hadn’t either, until recently. “Purple squirrel” is a term for a job candidate who has the exact education, experience, and qualifications needed for a particular position. It means that you have the ability to step into a position and immediately perform your job responsibilities. The exact origin of the term is unknown, but it has been widely used by hiring managers and recruiters since at least the late 90’s. Why a purple squirrel? Because the chances of finding someone with the exact qualifications that you are seeking are as rare as a real-life purple squirrel. So, what are you to do?

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How To Manage Office Bullies, From Co-workers To Bosses

By William Arruda
Forbes

Bullies typically manage up and make life difficult for their subordinates – although some terrorize their colleagues and bosses too. The code of conduct may seem humorous or hyperbolic, but it’s no laughing matter to the victims of the office bullying – who comprise 35% of the workforce, according to Workplace Bullying Institute.

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Press Release Gains Strength as an Online Marketing Tool

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

Many organizations have questioned the relevance of the press release for online exposure because Google had devalued press release links in search engine results. Now there is news that Google has removed some of the barriers to good press releases earning good search engine optimization (SEO) ranking.

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The Gray Area of Corporate Gifts

By Kristen Carter
Contributor, Career Services

Should you accept gifts from prospective or current clients? While you may never face the decision whether to accept hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of gifts, there exists a gray area when it comes to determining which gifts are acceptable and which are not.

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