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February 28, 2017

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Handing the ‘Strengths and Weakness’ Question

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At some point in everyone’s career, some hiring manager asks, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” Answering that question right can mean the difference between getting the job or not so “it’s important to emphasize what you’re good at, and minimize—but be truthful about—what you’re no,” says Monster’s Carole Martin here. 

Your Bad Habit Can Derail You

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Good professional habits like meeting deadlines, perfect spelling and dressing well can never hurt your career. But bad habits definitely can. In this piece, Marguerite Ward lists four bad habits that hurt you.

Trying to Figure Out Plan B? Try This

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If you’re at a stage in life where you’re ready to do something else, but can’t quite put your finger on what that is, Nancy Collamer says this short exercise is invaluable.

 

Fall in Love with Your Work

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and love is in the air. But do you love your work…or loathe it?


Does your career afford you the freedom to choose when, where and how often you work? Or does it feel more like a daily grind that you’ve come to dislike?

Loving your work means different things to different people. For some, a 9-to-5 office job feels like the opposite of love.

If you’re tired of a grumpy boss, dislike the long hours you work or despise your commute, it’s time to do something about it. Take the reins and create a better opportunity for yourself, one that you desire, not dread.  Read More

Working Late in Life: Dream or Nightmare?

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When you imagine working until age 70, does it conjure a dream or a nightmare?

Years ago, the immediate answer was, “Hell no, not me! “But a new Harvard study says that women are not so quick to pack it when they hit traditional retirement age.

Today, women are more likely to work into their 60s and 70s, often full-time, because they find work fulfilling, a marked change from the post recession years when many women had no choice but to work beyond 65 to make ends meet.

Which describes you: work to live or live to work?

Things to Consider On Job References

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A reference from a previous employer is among the last steps a hiring manager takes before offering you a job. But don’t assume that you just because you left a position on good terms with your employer that he or she will have glowing things to say about you. This piece talks about some things to consider when it comes to references.

Why it’s Time to Leave Your Job

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It’s a new year, it’s only February, and you’re already burned out from heavy workloads, long hours and unrelenting stress. If you’re sick of feeling like a drone going through the motions, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans dream of being able to leave their jobs to do something they really love. Make this year the year that you take control of your life and leave the cubicle.

Here are the top nine reasons employees give for wanting to leave their job, start their own work-from-home business and be their own boss:

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