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Everyday Career Resolutions

January is not only well under way, but it is almost over. The new year resolutions you set just a few weeks ago may have fizzled already; maybe it’s time to reevaluate your long term aspirations and adjust the steps you plan on taking to get there. Especially for your career, it is never to late to set and adapt the little things you do to best achieve your goals. What are some ways you can resolve, for the no-longer-new year and for every day, to make your work life and career better? Never stop learning With the myriad of online learning possibilities as well as opportunities offered at your workplace, you should expose yourself to as much information as you can. Go see speakers at industry conventions. Watch a webinar on something you don’t know much about. Go to those higher up ...

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Working with LinkedIn on your Job Search

As a career coach, I am often surprised when I’m looking at LinkedIn.  Surprisingly, at times, some people don’t seem to be using this job search and career development site to the fullest extent.  Or maybe some need to pay a little more attention to their site.  So here are some basic and advanced tips for you to consider in establishing or upgrading your site. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, why not?  Not having a profile almost means you don’t exist. For many people, the first thing we do when we hear about someone is check them out on LinkedIn.  Who is he or she?  What does the person do?  Who does he or she know?  So if you don’t have a site, start creating your profile right now. A very important first step on your profile is your picture… you must ...

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Online Learning : Your Path to Career Advancement

Frustration is all too common in the workplace today. We may find ourselves looking toward new opportunities outside our current organization, but too often think to ourselves: I can’t seem to find the time My field has changed and I no longer have the right skills I can’t leave my office to go to a course or seminar My company doesn’t pay for further education or training There is an answer to these kinds of concerns: online learning. Using online learning resources can be your ticket out (or up!) because you can train yourself from anywhere at any time; the seemingly endless world wide web has courses, seminars, and workshops that you should be taking advantage of.   There are a few steps to take before starting your online career advancement: Do some web-surfing to find the right program for you.  With a lot of resources come a ...

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Millennial Resource Guide For Managers

Millennials are entering the workforce at rapid rates. As a manager, it is essential to know as much information about this generation as possible to effectively lead them. With so much information available on the Internet, it can be impossible to sort through all of the noise about millennials. That is why we have assembled this guide of resources to help you gain knowledge about the generation. Read our Millennial resource guide for managers and the articles we have in this guide, and you will be on your way to becoming an amazing millennial manager. Facts about Millennials How to motivate Millennials how-to-motivate-millennials 5-tips-on-motivating-millennials Millennials and Money • individual-investing/millennials-money-study • money-habits-millennials • millennials-and-money-how-banks-are-missing-the-mark How to Recruit Millennials • Top 5 Hiring Tips • Advice from General Assembly • hiring-millennials-tips Advice for Millennials • 11-pieces-advice-every-millennial-should-hear • 10-best-pieces-of-career-advice-for-millennials/ • 5-tips-for-millennial-managers • life-advice-to-millennials-from-millennial Diversity in the Workplace • why-its-time-to-get-proactive-about-diversity • the-future-of-workplace-diversity-is-here

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