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Job-Hunting Tips: When Does a Lateral Move Make Sense?

I once made a lateral move because it made sense. As a result, my newly acquired skills positioned me for opportunities beyond the career field I was in.

A Job Vacancy Ad Doesn't Need to Look Like a Wish List

Are companies not presenting their vacancies correctly? If a job vacancy ad is not a good reflection of the job, the company loses good candidates.

Am I the Only One Stressed about Retirement?

Sit down with a Certified Financial Planner in your early 40's to determine where you stand financially and what is missing from your retirement plans.

Want a Secret to Professional Success? Start Failing More

Think of each failure as a brick paving the road to your success. Wake up tomorrow morning, seize the day and fail at something new!

Identifying Your Persona: Do You Know How to Answer the Question 'Who Are You?'

How do you respond when people ask, "Who are you?" Does it take people a long time to get to know the real you and understand your persona?

Job-Hunting Tips: Don't Wait until January and September to Apply for Jobs

January and September have always been popular months to look for a new job. However, I noticed a lot of job-hunting activity during the summer months.

Need to Hide Periods of Unemployment on Your Resume? Look for Volunteer Work!

Rather than sit around waiting for employers to call you, take action now. Find a volunteer opportunity to sharpen your skills and develop new ones.

Steps Remote Employees Can Take to Prevent Burnout

Although remote working has benefits for employer and employee, it carries the risk of employee burnout due to blurred lines between work and home life.

Why Do Bad Employees Get Managers' Attention and Cause Workplace Problems?

How can we encourage unhappy employees to "walk into the light" or neutralize the effects of their bad behavior to avoid workplace problems?