Posts Tagged 'career path'

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.

Preparing to Network When You’re ...

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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: 

Networking is one ...

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Building a Career with a New Passion

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It’s no secret that many people are unhappy with their jobs. A recent study by Gallup found that only 13% of workers worldwide are engaged in their work. Without a doubt, most people are not passionate about their jobs. 

So how can you find work you love? And once you identify it, how can you build a career around it? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to these questions, but you can do a few things to increase your chances of ...

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Transform Your Career by Developing Emotional Intelligence

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As more studies show that emotional intelligence improves employee productivity and job performance, it becomes a more coveted skill in the office. 

Emotional intelligence is when you can understand the emotions of yourself and others and manage your feelings well. Undoubtedly, it shows a healthy balance between intelligence and self-awareness. 

Emotional intelligence is an important asset. Studies have shown that emotional intelligence training improves employee productivity. However, that may be because emotional intelligence reflects an ability to make better decisions, problem-solving skills, ...

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How to Successfully Pursue Your Vision of Career

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Having a rewarding career depends upon pursuing your vision of professional success. Otherwise, you are likely to spend your days trying to live up to the expectations of others or mindlessly drifting from one job to the next. 

Of course, success itself means different things to different people. For some, earning more money and climbing the corporate ladder is a matter. For others, it is more about stretching their skills and contributing to society.  

Make your work life more satisfying and build ...

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How to Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job

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Social media is all the rage. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more seem everywhere. In social media like these, we get constant updates about the relevant and not-so-relevant aspects of everyone’s lives. Here, we’ll consider a practical application of social media: finding your next job. 

Social media gives you great tools for sharing information electronically with a potentially huge audience.  

Try these strategies to help you land a great job: 

  1. Focus your attention on people instead of companies. For instance, if you’re ...
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Avoid These 10 Big Career Mistakes

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Your mom told you it’s okay to make mistakes, but that’s not always true. Sometimes success depends more on making fewer mistakes rather than doing something spectacular. Mistakes can matter, and they can matter a lot. 

Did you know the 200th-best tennis player wins about 49% of his points? What percentage of points does the number one player in the world win? 53% The difference between barely scraping by and being the best in the world is making 4% fewer mistakes, ...

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5 Ways to Make a Good Impression on a New Boss

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You have landed the job of your dreams, but are you out of the woods? Well, not quite. You might have nailed the interview and impressed the hiring manager, but you still have to make a good impression on your new boss if you want a prosperous future with the company. 

Getting off on the right foot with a new boss can be tricky. You do not want your boss to see you as a pushover, but you also want to ...

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What is an Informational Interview?

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You just graduated high school or college, and now you are on the job hunt. Scoring an interview can be challenging, but do not let that discourage you. Informational interviews are a networking technique that allows you to connect with people and companies of interest. Rather than dealing with the stress that comes with a typical job interview, the reversed roles are in your favor.

The Benefits of Informational Interviews
The primary purpose of an informational interview is to gather information. Remember, ...

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Did I Make the Right Career Choice?

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We often find ourselves at work dreaming of another career.  It’s common to feel like you’ve made the wrong choice.  You aren’t alone.  Know that you don’t have to spend every day just wondering “what if.” Whether it was the right choice at the time, you’re aware of your feelings and know it’s time for a career change. 

Now is the time to do something about it.  Unsure of where to start, register at www.polishingtheprofessional.com.  We can help you figure out ...

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