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4 Life Lessons from Being a Working Professional

By Tiffany Young
Online Career Tips Contributor

For most people, lessons happen along the way. It’s what you do with those tidbits of vital information that is most important. Just when we think we’ve learned something, life comes along and shows us there’s more. Here are four tips that are a result of my most recent life lessons while working on the job.

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Success at Networking: Look Behind to Get Ahead

By Maria Duron
Business2Community

2015 is here and I’m sure you’ve read your share of “how to make 2015 more successful.” My hope is that over the next 52 weeks that I’ll share some solid tips that will work to help you achieve success in networking no matter what year it is.

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LinkedIn Highlights, Trends + Near Misses

By Colleen McKenna 
Business2Community

My preferred title for this blog was “Hey LinkedIn, Take a Vacation” but I thought better of it. I like the people at LinkedIn and I didn’t want them to take it the wrong way. But, really? I like change but LinkedIn has rolled it out big time this year. If you’re not studying what’s happening on LinkedIn you’ll miss the big and the little stuff and have no idea what’s going on and where to go. LinkedIn members would be well served if LinkedIn took a week (or a month) off and went to the beach in order to let their members catch up with all the changes, big and small.

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Should You Put in Extra Hours?

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Don’t compare yourself to other co-workers. While they’re working late doesn’t go unnoticed by their boss, they could very well be doing it because they slacked off on something early on in the day. Focus on your set of tasks and responsibilities, and if you’re not sure when to work late then ask your boss.

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How to Get Noticed During a Virtual Career Fair

Cathy Francois
Contributor, Career Services

Have you ever been to a virtual career fair and felt like one in a swarm of bees competing for employers’ attention? And then, when you finally get to a chat session, you’re just referred to the company’s website? Don’t give up! Next time, try these tips to gain the attention of employers and maximize the opportunity that a virtual career fair (VCF) offers.

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Trends in Human Resources: The Certification Process

Interview with Dr. Marie Harper, Pamela Harding, and Dr. Christopher DeClerk

In the past couple of years there have been a number of changes in the field of human resources. To stay on par with other professionals within the field is crucial to success. One of the components to that success is certification. To talk about the proposed changes to the certification process are three professionals from the field.

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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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