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To promote or not to promote? Many of us don’t want to simply tread water in our careers, but move ahead! However, your boss won’t be likely to promote you if they feels you are just barely getting by at your current job. That’s why you need to prove you’re ready, willing and able to… Read more »

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In this season of giving thanks, don’t forget your employees! They help to keep your business moving along so you can accomplish bigger and better things—now and in the New Year. And if you’re wondering how to recognize your workers, have no fear. You don’t need to get overly fancy to say thanks, and many… Read more »

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Dealing with Bad Co-workers In a perfect world, you’d like everyone you work with. Unfortunately, you may encounter people in the workplace who are hard to deal with. They may be loud, rude, bossy, pushy or just plain offensive. Whatever the situation, difficult coworkers can add undue stress to your day. After you attempt to… Read more »

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Are You Being Paid What You’re Worth?   For many of us, the answer to this question is no. Unfortunately, we’ve been conditioned to accept the status quo. Why? Because getting more than a standard bump up in pay takes gumption. You have to be upfront with your boss and negotiate your pay based on… Read more »

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If you’re currently in search of a new job, you know how much work it takes. Job hunting can be a full-time job in itself! So once you’ve located a job you’re interested in and gotten called for an interview—you want to take all possible steps to be their number one candidate. So what can… Read more »

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In a perfect world, all your workers would be superstars. But unfortunately, employers often have to deal with employees who put in the bare minimum, punch the clock and go home. They may not have always been this way—sometimes employees who were once great performers decrease their productivity for one reason or another. Since employee… Read more »

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Here’s Why Counter Offers Can Be Counterproductive Into everyone’s life, a little unhappiness may occasionally fall. That’s just part of life. And if that unhappiness crops up at work, you may decide to pursue another career opportunity. If you’ve been with your company for a few years (or longer) or if you perform a valuable… Read more »

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It happens to all of us: That one co-worker who makes coming into work a chore. Maybe they’re ultra-competitive. Or maybe they’re gossipy and spread rumors around the office. You may also encounter co-workers who are bossy, incosiderate, needy or those who just interrupt your daily Zen! Whatever the case, if you’re dealing with a… Read more »

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Ah, the elusive passive candidate! When filling open positions at your company, you want the best person for the job. Active candidates have all their information available for you to read, but you can expand your talent pool by including passive candidates. So, how can you find those who aren’t looking for you, capture their… Read more »

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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Sage advice—and it also applies to your career path. If you want to develop your talent and work towards your dream job, it just takes planning. Every work opportunity you pursue should be strategic, following a well-crafted plan for how you’ll get where you want to… Read more »