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8 Ways to Build a Professional Reputation of Excellence Starting Today

Are you tired of being passed over for a promotion? Maybe you need to work on your reputation.
What people think and say about you when you aren't in the room is known as your reputation. And it matters a lot. You want the people you work with to perceive you as someone who cares about the work you do and the people you work with. ...




What Are Soft Skills and Why Are They Important in the Workplace?

Landing your next - or first - great job is all about marketing yourself to employers. You need to develop the skills employers are looking for and be able to showcase those hard-earned skills to get the new career or promotion you want.So what are employers looking for? What are the most marketable skills? Luckily, employers are talking, and what they're talking about is less about job-specific knowledge, technical knowledge or extensive experience with complicated computer programs or models. ...




Choosing Between Job Offers? 4 Tips for Making a Decision

You're job hunting, and you interview for several positions you are qualified for. Soon enough, the offers start rolling in, but you're torn about which one to choose. Between salary, benefits, company culture and career advancement possibilities, there's a lot to consider. ...




How to Set Career Goals When You Lack Direction

You're long past the age where people ask you what you want to be when you grow up — but you're still trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Maybe you're in a dead-end job, or maybe you're out of work. You know that you need to make some positive moves, but you just can't figure out what you want in a career. ...




At Work: Fill cover letter with facts, ideas, not musings

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, And that had made all the difference." The letter went on, "My career has not been one of just circumstances, but what has been right. And that has led me to …"
 
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Eight things not to bring to the job interview

Job interview time! You got your light reading material for the commute, your snack, your coffee, your mom. All set, right? Wrong.
 
There are a few items you should bring to the job interview with you: a printed copy of your resume, a portfolio, necessary other documents. ...




How To Talk About Getting Fired In A Job Interview

Being fired is more common than you think. If you get asked about it in an interview, the key is to be truthful, but tactful.
 
Being fired is difficult enough in itself. Couple that with the fact that you often have to discuss why you left your previous company in job interviews, and it often feels like adding insult to injury. ...




How to Work From Home During Your Kids' Summer Vacation

For business owners who work from home, trying to get a full work day in while the kids are out of school can be difficult and unproductive. No matter how old your children are, trying to juggle business and family is a struggle without the structure of the school year. ...




AI is coming to a workplace near you

Can you imagine sharing your workspace with a little robot? Chatting freely with an AI-powered customer service agent? Or using AI tools to boost profit at your own little startup? Those are some of the visions of an artificial intelligence-powered reality being discussed at The AI Summit in London. ...




Many Older Americans Are Stuck in 'Bad Jobs'

The unemployment rate for Americans age 55 and older was just 3 percent in April, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. But there’s a disturbing dark side to the job picture: Many older workers remain mired in low-paying or unstable jobs, according to labor economist Teresa Ghilarducci. ...