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Important Career Advice Nobody Will Tell You

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 19, 2020 10:37:45 AM

Everyone who has been job searching knows the struggles of landing the ideal position. But they're probably tired of hearing the same kind of advice that's being touted over and over again; namely suggestions on how to tailor your resume or follow up with people in your social networks.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Career Advice: Learn It's Okay to Say No

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 12, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Embracing "it's okay to say no" can be difficult at any stage in your career. Learning to say no keeps what doesn't belong in your career and life from crowding out what should be there. Make room for the career you want by learning to say no.

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7 Techniques That Will Help You Excel in Your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 5, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Everyone wants to be good at what they do. When you were thinking about what you wanted to be when you were a kid, you probably never thought, "I want to be a moderately good firefighter." You always imagined yourself doing well and people recognizing you. It's human to want success, appreciation and recognition.

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8 Tips From Great Men and Women on Doing What You Love

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 29, 2020 2:55:57 PM

You've probably heard this many times: doing what you love is the key to success. For that matter, it's also the key to happiness. It sounds so simple but it's not. Doing what you love can be scary. After all, many people have probably already told you that it's a bad idea. If it wasn't your parents or teachers, then it was probably your well-meaning significant other or that friend who was just trying to caution you to "do something practical." But why does doing what you love have to be something impractical?

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

Career Boost - Finding Motivation in Mundane Tasks

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 23, 2020 11:52:18 AM

Since most people spend the majority of their lifetime employed in some way or another, they want to experience personal satisfaction while "on the job". The fact that many people want to find meaning in their employment is actually a good thing. It shows a deeper level of character and integrity, making these types of people more sought after by employers because in general, they make better employees. However, both parties (employers and employees) understand that at least some mundane tasks are innately part of almost every job. In this article, we'll look at mundane tasks from both the employer and the employee perspectives, as well as offer some tips on how to handle the more routine aspects of employment.

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Lead Like a Rockstar With These First-Time Management Tips

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

You've made it to management. Congratulations! With new responsibilities, there may also be challenges. Below are important tips to avoid the most common challenges of first-time management.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Get Proactive About Your Career, Even if You Don't Get That Promotion

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Asking for a promotion is tough to do. Most people wait until they're offered the chance to apply for one. Or they just wait until their supervisor decides that they're ready for more responsibility. But you might get tired of waiting for a promotion that never comes. And you might feel like everyone else is getting promotions while you're being left behind. So if you truly feel that you are ready for a promotion, it's fine to go ahead and ask for one. Just remember that you are taking a risk; there's no guarantee that you're going to get a promotion just because you asked.

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4 Ways Volunteering Boosts your Career

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Volunteering doesn't just make you feel good; it also greatly helps your career. Some people may look down upon unpaid work, but it's one of the most effective ways to improve your resume and success.

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Navy SEAL Style Leadership: Applying in the Professional World

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Proper leadership skills are extremely important if you want your team to follow your vision with the same passion that you have. It can be hard to convey your ideas to others without being confident in what you're doing. If you find yourself struggling with the leadership of others, look no further than the book written by Navy Seal veterans Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

Lead With Your Heart and Your Head

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Ever wonder how a good leader learned to lead? It's less about learning how and more about listening to your heart! But leadership is complicated, which is why a good leader looks to their heart and their head.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership

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