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Career Advice a Hiring Manager Won't Tell You

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A hiring manager will check to see if you're the right fit for a job, but it's up to you to see if the job is right for your career. Sometimes it can seem difficult or overwhelming to go from working a job to launching your career, but the most successful people out there - the CEOs, the startup millionaires, the ones calling the shots - made the shift not by trying to fit a job, but by making their jobs work for their long term goals.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

How To Launch A Career As A Leader

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The goal in achieving a dream career is to go from follower to leader. So how do you achieve this goal? As a new worker at any company you will start at the bottom, perhaps as an intern. But there are strategies and ways to climb to the top as fast as possible. They include; don't be afraid to fail (step outside your comfort zone), speak up, take responsibility and make big decisions and listen.

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Job Search Advice

Job Search Advice From Your 18 Year-Old Self

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Most of us get our driver's licenses at age 16. It's a freeing experience to be able to get ourselves around wherever we want to go. And with that car usually comes an after school job. We all know that job isn't long-term. We know there are better things in store for us-- that there are jobs out there that will make us happier. Many of us are closely in tune with the things that make us feel happy, and we intend to keep that light-hearted feeling well into adulthood.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

Best Career Advice -- Choose Happiness

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Startup Advisor, Angel Investor, and Product Executive for Uber, Frederique Dame, shares her strategy for getting where you want to be - don't worry, be happy. Growing up in France, Dame wanted to be in business, despite her dentist parents who hoped she would follow them into their practice. But they supported her desire to become an engineer and move to the United States.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

Manage Unexpected Change Through a Professional Career Coach

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Your company is sold and the new management does not keep you in their personnel inventory; your spouse is transferred and you have to move to another state; your new supervisor can't fire you outright, but tries to make you so miserable you'll quit. These and other circumstances can have serious consequences in your life, finances and personal relationships.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Job Search Advice

3 Simple Career Tips to Help You Be Happier at Work

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Many people think that, in order to be happier at work, you have no choice but to change careers. They think that the reason they’re not happy in their careers is because they chose the wrong one. However, this isn’t necessarily true. Some people can be engaged in the type of work that promises to bring them the most satisfaction and still be unhappy.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Job Search Advice

4 Key Excel Techniques To Master For Any Job

Posted by Brian Spence on Jul 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Many of us have seen this requirement when applying for a new job: "Competency in Microsoft Suite (Word and Excel) required." Although we have used Microsoft Word for writing reports or essays with ease, most of us are hesitant to list competency in Excel. With its many tools, formulas and computations, it can be difficult to utilize. But you don't have to have a mathematics or accounting degree to understand Microsoft Excel.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

Make Your LinkedIn Profile Pop With Special Characters

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're looking for a new job or are hoping to expand your professional network, a LinkedIn profile can be a helpful tool. But due to the standard layout and look of these accounts, it can be hard to make your profile stand out. As a place where many people might get their first impression of you, some extra effort on your part is necessary to make your profile look good.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Career Advice: How to Find and Approach a Potential Mentor

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Getting help from a mentor in your field can be a great way to boost your career. But how exactly do you approach a potential mentor? Here are a few ways to make sure you're starting off on the right foot if you're meeting a potential mentor for the first time.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

3 Ways to Recharge During a Long Job Search

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Searching for a new job is always stressful, and in this current job market, a search can take many weeks or months. The seemingly never-ending cycle of resume writing, cover letter editing, and application sending can quickly become tiresome and frustrating when there are few call backs or interviews. How can you maintain your job focus and recharge from job search fatigue?

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice

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