5 Ways to Be a Good Reference

  We’ve all gotten the panicked phone call or e-mail from a friend or colleague asking whether you’ll be a reference for them, because they have been interviewing, and they are getting close to their next gig. The natural reaction is to say yes immediately, and...

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Should You Take the Money and Run?

  The holy grail of any career is to put in your time, get noticed, and get paid what you’re worth (at least, in your mind.) For many, that road is not a straight one. It most likely resembles a crazy squiggle. In uncertain times, many...

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How to beat interview tests

  We’ve all had that dream of being unprepared for a final exam, but what happens when you get that feeling in an interview?   Since the beginning of time, interviewers have been “testing” employees in different ways (there’s the apocryphal tale about Thomas Edison observing whether a...

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How to Design an Exit Strategy

  Jobs are like relationships: sometimes the amount of effort you put in is too much for what you’re getting back. We’re constantly told to “hold on to what you’ve got” in uncertain times, but what do you do when you’re sure you need to get...

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Conquering Team Pet Peeves

  Whenever you’re in a group of people for a prolonged period of time, you will get to a point where certain things bother you. Obviously, if these negative experiences affect you in a significant way (sleep loss, feelings of depression or an urge to quit)...

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Controlling Your Online Presence

  We’ve all seen articles about how everyone from prospective employers to hotels you book are looking at your presence online and judging you for it. It’s important to be aware that anything you put up online and in social media can be seen by others...

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