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Stand Out with a Thank You Note

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

The traditional thank you note still has a role in these days of electronic communication. Taking the time to hand-write some words of appreciation just might be your best way to make a good impression on someone that you want to influence.

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Six Ways to Boost Your Career in 2014

By Vicky Oliver, Business2Community.com
Special to Online Career Tips

The new year marks a moment when many of us sense opportunity, hope, and change on the horizon. There’s a reason why so many businesses do end-of-year performance appraisals. Besides the fact that it provides a basis for the annual bonus if your company offers them, it also gives you a chance to reflect on your career progress and find the incentive to do better.

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Connect with Influencers Like Never Before Through Social Media

Influencers, both locally and nationally, are the most elusive people to connect with due to their high social standings and busy schedules. So how can everyday people such as yourself get in touch with these high-powered individuals?

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Guidance for the 2013 Hospitality Gradaute

By Omari Head Strategic Relationships Manager, Hospitality and Tourism at American Public University In May, hundreds of hospitality programs had commencement ceremonies to recognize the accomplishments of their scholars. The hospitality industry will be receiving a fresh crop of management trainees and educated frontline employees. When I taught Introduction to Hospitality, I repeatedly told my class the following: "You can be a student of this class or a student of the industry. I encourage you to become a student of the industry."

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Job Search Strategy: Tapping Your Network

By Jill Kurtz Online Career Tips Contributor Part of any job search should be tapping your network of contacts. Whether you are connected on LinkedIn, Facebook, or another social network, the people you are connected to are a valuable resource that can help you secure your next great opportunity.

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Are You Making These Mistakes at Work?

By Jill Kurtz Online Career Tips Contributor Success at work means more than having the knowledge to do the job. There are workplace skills that can mean the difference between success and failure. Do you make these common workplace mistakes?

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Classic Networking Is Back–7 Ways to Make It Work for You

By Vicky Oliver, Business2Community.com Special to Online Career Tips Most college grads understand the value of using social media to cultivate great career connections. That’s why sites like LinkedIn have exploded in recent years. But there’s another approach, a classic way to meet people and build great professional networks. I call it “retro-networking.”

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Face-to-Face Networking is Still a Key Professional Skill

By Jill Kurtz Online Career Tips Contributor Whether you are happy in your current job or looking to advance inside or outside of your current company, you have to network. This means attending events just to meet people. It means introducing yourself when there are people in a meeting that you do not know. It means becoming active in professional associations.

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