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How to Network Like a Boss, Even if You’re Unemployed

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Networking is especially urgent when you’re out of work. However, that can also be the most difficult time to try to stay connected. You may feel uncomfortable discussing your situation, and you probably lack the money for expensive conferences and business lunches.

There are many ways to maintain and strengthen your professional network without shaking your confidence or draining your bank account. Try these ideas for reaching out to those who can help you advance your career.

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Think Twice Before Exaggerating on Your Resume

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There’s a lot of pressure to embellish your resume but lying about your qualifications could be disastrous. You may be confused about where to draw the line, especially if you’re new to the job market or returning after some time off. 

If so, you have plenty of company. About 46% of adults know someone who has included false information on a resume, according to a survey by the staffing firm OfficeTeam. 

It’s a disturbing situation because the risks and consequences of getting ...

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Master the Art of Weekend Job Hunting with These 3 Expert Strategies

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There’s some truth to the adage that the more time you spend looking for work, the shorter your job search will be. With that in mind, you might want to avoid taking 2 days off each week while you’re waiting for business to resume on Monday morning. 

Fortunately, there are worthwhile things you can do on the weekend that will help you land your next position sooner. Start with these 3 strategies suitable for Saturdays and Sundays. 

Networking on Weekends: 

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You’re Not Too Old For A Gap Year

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You’ve probably heard of teenagers taking a gap year, where they take a short break between high school and college to sort out their future plans. For now, a growing number of adults are taking a strategic break and putting their careers on hold for a gap year.

Many recent graduates are taking longer to land their first job. Older professionals who have been laid off are facing retirement earlier than they expected. For others, it’s an intentional search for new ...

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Reflecting on Legacy and Impact: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so let’s take a moment to honor the life and legacy of one of the most influential figures in the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a day off from work or school; it’s a day to reflect on the profound impact of Dr. King’s work and to consider how we, as a society and individuals, can continue to strive for equality and justice.

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8 Easy Ways to Boost Your Career

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You can make great strides in your career without spending long days and nights at the office. Alternatively, advancing your career is the result of several small strategies. However, none of these tips are likely to make a significant difference alone. The results, are impactful when combined.

Boost your career and increase your paycheck with these strategies: 

  1. Be reliable. We’ve all worked with untrustworthy employees. For instance, he was the one person that you knew wouldn’t be able to keep his ...
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New Year, New Career: A Guide to Elevating Your Professional Journey in 2024 

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As the year comes to an end, the holidays season serves as the perfect time to reflect and renew your goals. In light of embracing the endless possibilities that the new year brings, let’s start a journey to elevate our professional lives as well as our personal lives. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of setting up meaningful career opportunities and adopting habits that contribute to your success in 2024. 

Reflecting on the Past Year 

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Deck the Halls of Your Career: How To Navigate the Professional Workplace During the Holidays

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The holiday season is upon us, and while visions of table gatherings at home excite our hearts, there’s no denying that the professional world is not immune to the festive spirit. In this blog post, we’ll unwrap the subtle impact of Christmas season in the professional realm. We will explore workplace holiday traditions and valuable career lessons from the holiday’s practices. Additionally, we’ll dive into strategies to overcome holiday work stress to create a positive work environment during this joyful ...

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Quick Tips for Successful Career Development

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 Your manager, boss, or supervisor isn’t responsible for your career. While these people can give you access to more opportunities or help you grow – it’s up to you to decide what you’ll do to ensure your success.  

If you’re keen to make more of an impact in your chosen career, starting with some planning is essential. Ask yourself regularly what you want to accomplish in your professional life and take steps to figure out how you’re going to reach those ...

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Don’t Make a Late-Life Career Change Until You Read This

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Changing careers can feel a bit intimidating at any age. That is especially true when considering making a significant transition late in life. Then again, recent trends suggest that your chances for success may be greater than you think. 

The American Institute for Economic Research survey found that more than 80% of respondents said they could launch a new career after age 45. Most could increase their income over time even when they had to take an initial pay cut. 

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