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The Video Skills I Didn’t Know I Needed

| January 25, 2014 | 5 Comments

As the digital age has forced publishers to reassess how it does business, the media industry has been enduring a rough transformation over the past decade. For those of us who graduated from universities in that time, it’s come with a mixture of opportunity and apprehension. Traditional storytelling techniques have not been replaced as the […]

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Why Your Parents’ Job-Seeking Advice is Probably Terrible

| January 24, 2014 | 5 Comments

Your parents mean well, they really do. They give you heartfelt advice about finding (and keeping) a job because they want you to succeed. They want to see you thriving at a job. They really, really want you to move out of their basement! Unfortunately, your parents’ job seeking advice is probably terrible. Here’s why: […]

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6 Classes You Need to Take in College

| January 22, 2014 | 3 Comments

Society, as a whole, places a much higher importance on college education than they did in the past.  While some experts blame the recession for the current employment crisis, it could be said that college degrees are partially at fault. How College Hurts Employment Opportunities In the past, simply possessing a college degree put young […]

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Fresh Out of College? 10 Resume Writing Hacks to Land an Interview

| January 21, 2014 | 6 Comments

  According to the recent study, for every job a new graduate applies for, they have to compete with up to 160 other applicants. You don’t need a Masters degree to know that the competition is stiff these days – so how do you stand out from a sea of equally (or even more) qualified […]

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4 Steps To Crushing an Interview

| January 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

The job hunt is nothing short of exhausting.  From unanswered emails to unopened resumes, it’s hard not to feel discouraged (and we’re guessing that the lacking paycheck isn’t helping your self-esteem). The clouds may seem to break when you’re invited in for an interview.  The problem is that most people (perhaps unknowingly) are cloaked in […]

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10 Relationship Tips: They Might Come in Handy!

| January 5, 2014 | 3 Comments

In many ways, our generation is more relational than any that’s come before us. I have more than a thousand friends on Facebook, hundreds of followers on Twitter, and Instagram buddies in 43 different states. But as I was recently reminded, interaction through social media hardly prepares us for real-life relationships. The other day I […]

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How to Motivate Your Team at Work

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

  Thanks to the likes of David Brent, it’s easy to see team motivation as excruciating at worst and slightly cringey at best. But if you’re in charge of a group of people then it’s your responsibility to commit time and effort to ensure they’re happy and productive. So the question is – how can […]

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Between Businesses? 5 Ways To Sell Your Entrepreneurial Spirit To Employers

| December 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Entrepreneurs are a resilient bunch; when a venture doesn’t work out, it is only a matter of time before they regroup and try another but, occasionally it may be necessary to find “traditional” employment in the interim. Presenting your special entrepreneurial skillsets to a potential employer may seem a daunting task initially, but in reality, […]

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Can Psychometric Testing Help You Find Better Candidates?

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

  There are two words that often strike fear into the heart of even the most well-prepared job applicant: Psychometric. Testing. Because of many firms’ misuse or poor implementation of the screening technique, some candidates have been put off taking the quizzes – believing that they do not demonstrate any real positive traits and merely […]

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Advancing Your Career: Sometimes You Have to Put the “Nice” You Aside

| December 2, 2013 | 4 Comments

The cliche of the cutthroat businessman who wins at all costs has been done and overdone at least since Shakespeare wrote The Merchant of Venice. Our intuition and – hopefully – everything our mothers taught us says that you catch more flies with sugar than you do with vinegar. But the complex world of business isn’t […]

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