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Are you a job-seeker looking for a suitable job in your preferred field? View various tips and job opportunities here to help you find the job of your dreams.

The Best Jobs in the U.S.: 2019

Which sounds more like your perfect job: managing a construction team, or analyzing high-volume data sets? Everyone will have a unique answer. However you define it, two factors are universally important: there need to be open positions, and they need to have appealing salaries.

Job seekers can focus their efforts by knowing which industries and job titles offer the most …

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How to Train for Grit: Transform Potential with These Targeted Strategies

Soft skills are often assumed to be inherent traits; either someone has them or they don’t, right? Wrong! A growing body of research shows that people can be trained to develop personal and behavioral attributes.  

Grit — the powerful combination of passion and perseverance — is a strong predictor of future success, and it’s just one of the many …

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How To Start A Job Search

I started my first real job search in 2006. Even way, way back then, going to the “want ads” from newspapers was an outdated strategy. Now, no one talks about using newspapers. But there is still plenty of confusion on how to start a job search. Below are the steps I suggest to anyone who is […]

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The Top-Rated Workplaces for Compensation and Benefits

They say money can’t buy you happiness … but it’s still a crucial consideration whenever you’re looking for a job. And in today’s world, compensation is so much more than just a number — it also includes the added benefits offered to you by your company, such as health insurance, wellness, time off, bonuses and more. In addition to being …

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Employee Appreciation Day: How Recognition Transforms Workers, Teams, and Companies

Everyone wants to feel appreciated — including at work! Employee Appreciation Day gives U.S. employers a chance to show staff how much they care, and it’s coming up on March 1.

This annual event is a great excuse to do something special for workers, but there are lots of ways to show your gratitude every day of the year.

So …

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If You Are Very Frustrated At Work…

After I landed my dream job, and the dust settled, a little before my boss quit (which would be the demise of my dream job), I was having various frustrations at work. I was frustrated that my voice wasn’t heard, regarding improvements or ideas. I was frustrated that the hierarchy at the organization, which felt […]

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REPORT: The State of U.S. Salaries and Raises

Pay is a sensitive subject for employers and employees alike. But finding a happy medium between what job seekers want and what employers want to pay is vital to both talent attraction and retention.

In spite of the current low unemployment rate, overall wage growth is expected to be slow in 2019. Salary budgets are projected to grow by …

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Why Horrible Managers Thrive

I was recently talking to a friend about a horrible manager he works under. The stories he tells… yuck. Not creepy or inappropriate, but just horrible, horrible leadership. A few months ago I was chatting with a colleague about a horrible, horrible VP he worked under. Again, not creepy, but the types of management and […]

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“Some people think you have to have a personal brand… “

I heard this statement recently. Yes, some people think you have to have a brand. The reality is, though, you already have a brand. It’s not like you have no brand, and you are a slouch. It could be worse, actually. You might have a brand with negative consequences… that you are lazy, undependable, a […]

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Creativity: The Most Important Leadership Quality (?)

Back in 2010 Fast Company had an article titled “The Most Important Leadership Quality for CEOs? Creativity”  Of course, I heard this during my workout yesterday, while listening to a Ted talk :p The soundbite that stuck out was that about 60% of CEOs cited creativity as the most important leadership quality. This stood out […]

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