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The Secret to Networking When You Get a New Job

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It’s tempting to kick back when you land a new job. After all, you’ve probably been consumed with chasing down leads and going on interviews. Now, you want to catch up on fun stuff like hanging out with friends and watching Netflix. 

However, you could be missing a great opportunity if you take a break now. A job transition is an ideal time to strengthen your network. 

You’ll enjoy your rest and relaxation even more if you take care of business first. ...

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How To Return to the Office: Remote Worker’s Guide

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Once you’ve gotten used to working at home, returning to the office requires more than trading in your bunny slippers for dress shoes. The sooner you start planning for the transition, the easier it will be to cope shifting from remote work.

Maybe it’s your idea to go back because you want to build your network or increase your job security. Maybe your employer is changing their policies. IBM and Best Buy are just two examples of big companies that suddenly ...

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How To Avoid Getting Stuck in a Mid-Career Rut

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After you’ve been working for 20 years or more, it’s natural to assume that you know how to manage your career. However, a study by Harvard Business Review found that mid-career professionals that feel stuck need help to avoid being undervalued and overworked. 

The researchers found that professionals between the ages of 40 and 48 were the group most likely to make work decisions that led to less-than-successful outcomes. 

This was partly due to the pressures of keeping up with ...

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How to Help Others Achieve Career Success

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One of the most rewarding experiences for many people is helping someone else achieve success. You can do this in many ways. Among the best is finding a way to help someone with their career. A fulfilling career can produce a lifetime of joy; you can help others experience that joy with some effort.  

When you help others achieve career success, you give them a priceless gift. There are many ways for you to help others advance their career in a ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Conducting an Effective Training Session

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Maybe you’re nervous because your boss expects you to pull together a workplace training event, and this is your first time having to do something like this. Relax and use this step-by-step guide to prepare and lead a rewarding training session that will make participants want to come back for more. 

Preparing for Your Training Session 

  1. Clarify your purpose. Ensure your plans match up with company objectives. Be specific about what you want to achieve. 
     
  1. Strengthen your communications. Skillful marketing creates ...
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9 Things To Do Before Quitting Your Job

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It’s time to move on to greener pastures! It can be exciting to leave one job for another. 

However, you can’t just turn out the lights and wave goodbye on your way out to the parking lot. There are several actions that need to be taken to ensure a smooth transition for you and your replacement. It’s professional and intelligent to leave your company in a positive way. 

Take these necessary steps to leave your company properly: 

  1. Have another job lined up. ...
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A Foolproof Formula for Getting to Know Your Coworkers

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Being on friendly terms with your coworkers can make you happier and more productive. However, it can be difficult to get to know other employees if you’re busy with your own work or communicate mostly online. 

How can you create more opportunities to connect with your teammates? 

Start with this list of suggestions for steps you can take on your own or as a group. 

Steps to Take on Your Own: 

  1. Listen closely. Paying attention to your colleagues shows them that you care. ...
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How To Manage Your Coworkers Leaving the Company

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If your coworkers are stampeding out the door, you may be tempted to join them. In some cases, it could be an easy decision, like when your boss is dropping helpful hints about which of your competitors are hiring. However, there may also be times when staying could provide valuable opportunities.

A spike in turnover may be a coincidence or the result of factors that have little impact on your position. On the other hand, it could also be a sign ...

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11 Tips If You’re Working in a Declining Industry

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What happens when your job performance is outstanding, but your field is on life support? If you’re a print journalist or a telephone operator you may feel uncertain about your future. Working in a declining industry can make it difficult to earn a living and limit your opportunities. 

While different kinds of businesses have come and gone throughout history, the pace is picking up. A recent study by the employment website CareerBuilder found that 121 occupations in ...

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A 10 Minute Guide to Brushing Up Your Management Skills

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Maybe you dream about moving up into a management position. However, you’ll soon find that many employers are seeking all the traditional hard skills along with more intangible qualities. The good news is that most of these capabilities are things you can learn with practice. 

Take a look at what qualifications you need to advance to the C-suite and how to develop those skills. 

Hard Skills for Management Positions 

  1. Understand finance. You’ll need to be able to use accounting information to guide ...
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