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Start planning now!

Start planning now!

Don't want to be a remote worker on Mars? Here's what you need to know to stay employable, earn what you're worth, and build a rewarding, future-proof career on planet Earth.
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Who do you know?

Who do you know?

In this issue: -It's Who You Know: Network Like a Pro -To Accelerate Your Career Growth, Ask for THIS -Developing Self-Awareness
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Want to Be Taken Seriously?

Want to Be Taken Seriously?

Tattoos and piercings: Seems like everyone has them these days, but could they knock you out of contention for the job you want? Find the advice you need here. Also. you take your career seriously. So naturally, you want your managers, peers and clients to perceive you as professional and worthy of their esteem, right? Make sure you're not engaging in these self-sabotaging behaviors.
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Let's Talk Money

Let's Talk Money

Feel like job fairs are a waste of time -- or just hate talking to strangers? Here's how to ace your next job fair and land your dream job!
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Create a career roadmap for success

Create a career roadmap for success

Feeling stalled on the side of the career highway while others zoom past you flaunting raises, promotions and amazing new jobs? Here's how to plot a clear course for your career -- and get on the fast track to success.
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Is your resume out of date?

Is your resume out of date?

They're outdated. Cliché. And a general waste of space. If you really want to get hired, remove these things from your resume ASAP.
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Choose wisely!

Choose wisely!

The rhyme is fine for choosing team members on the playground - but definitely not a smart approach for managing multiple job offers. Here's how to handle the situation professionally - and make the best choice for your career.
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Do this now!

Do this now!

I'll work out...tomorrow. I'll start reading that career growth book...right after I check Instagram. Sound familiar? If you're prone to procrastination, here are four actions you can take to get the ball rolling on any endeavor.
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Do you have the right soft skills to get hired?

Do you have the right soft skills to get hired?

They may be called "soft," but make no mistake: Regardless of your industry or job function, soft skills are critical to getting hired -- and succeeding on the job. Which do you need for your career, and how can you develop them? Get the lowdown here.
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Are you screaming

Are you screaming "Don't hire me!"?

You wouldn't actually scream this at an employer, but could the things you do and say during your job search be sending this message? If you want to get hired, avoid these common faux pas.
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Land an Interview Today!

Land an Interview Today!

The problem could be your resume. Job-search expert Martin Yate shares practical tips for creating a job-targeted resume that gets you on a recruiter's radar. And gets you the interview.
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You said that?

You said that?

They're generic. Confusing. Utterly meaningless. And you should never, ever use them when describing yourself to a potential employer.
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Are you being your best?

Are you being your best?

No matter what you’re trying to achieve in your career -- landing a promotion, finding a better opportunity, earning more money -- success starts with doing an amazing job in your current position. Here’s how to be a dream employee (temp or direct!) -- and get ahead.
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Get the salary you want!

Get the salary you want!

Sure, you could just blurt out your 2017 earnings or exclaim: "It's none of your business!" But if you really want the job -- and to get paid what you're worth -- here's how to field interview questions about salary.
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Are you on the market?

Are you on the market?

Made a resolution to get a job (or a better one) this year? Here are 12 ways you can build your skills, grow your network and land an amazing opportunity this year. Best of all? They don't cost a dime.
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Could Bad Credit Cost You the Job?

Could Bad Credit Cost You the Job?

Being out of work can take a toll on your finances. Will that employer pull the offer when they see you've missed a few payments -- or are you worrying over nothing? Also, we share five signs your employer truly values you -- and five signs they don't.
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"Let's get started!"

Your new job is filled with possibilities, challenges and growth potential. And during your early days, all eyes are on you. Here's how to shine -- and get ahead, faster.
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Please don't wear this

Please don't wear this

Details, details. They matter on the job -- and when you're interviewing for one, too! Avoid these outfit mistakes and appearance oversights so you're polished, confident and ready to nail your job interview.
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How to get more job offers

How to get more job offers

Candidates who do these things always land the offer. Who the heck are they, and more importantly, how can you become one?
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You made a great impression, Reader

You made a great impression, Reader

Let the other guys wring their hands and trip over their words. With these surefire tips, you'll make an amazing first impression on your interviewer!
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Find your dream job

Find your dream job

Career Bliss: Stability. Potential. Happiness. Great Pay. Is that too much to ask for in a career? We don’t think so! These are the industries and positions to seek out if you really do want it all.
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Need an interview?

Need an interview?

Tired of applying to dozens of jobs with zero response? Career expert Debra Wheatman shares her insider’s tips on accessing the “back door” to land more interviews.
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The key to your next promotion

The key to your next promotion

Every job search has its quirks, highs and lows; for most, it's nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. But if something you experience leaves you scratching your head (or questioning your sanity), here's how to decide if it's normal -- or real cause for alarm. Plus, the one transferable skill to make you infinitely more promotable.
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How to Get AMAZING LinkedIn Recommendations

How to Get AMAZING LinkedIn Recommendations

Pack away the layers. Ditch those dated pieces. And revamp your work wardrobe this spring! Here's how. Plus, aiming for a raise, promotion or even a new job? Let your LinkedIn profile do the "heavy lifting" for you.
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How To Get What You Want At Work

How To Get What You Want At Work

Want to be taken more seriously at work? Gunning for a raise or promotion? This eBook is packed with practical ways to increase and leverage your influence -- and get ahead.
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How to avoid

How to avoid "oversharing"

Wondering why you didn't get that call back for a second interview? Maybe you "overshared." Here's how to strike the right balance when it comes to divulging personal information in your next interview. And, we all have some sense of dissatisfaction with ourselves. Here's how to channel that discontent productively -- and use it as motivation to achieve more.
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How to evaluate every job offer

How to evaluate every job offer

You just landed a great offer and you're really excited… well, kind of, anyway. Should you take it? Counter? Walk away? Here's how to make the smart choice for your future.
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Not every job is on Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed

Not every job is on Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed

Monster, CareerBuilder and Indeed are flooded with jobs, but they're not the only game in town. Use these techniques to uncover amazing work opportunities -- including ones you won't find on those big job boards. Also, pushing yourself outside your comfort zone is a difficult, but necessary, step in growing your career. Here's how to stretch yourself and reach new heights in 2017.
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Definitive Guide to Job Search Communication

Definitive Guide to Job Search Communication

Buzzwords in cover letters? Emojis in follow-up emails? YIKES! Learn the "rules of engagement" for communicating with potential employers -- and land the job you want.
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Want salary information that's, ACTUALLY USEFUL?

Want salary information that's, ACTUALLY USEFUL?

Disappointed, confused or angry that you were passed over for a promotion? That's perfectly natural, but you need to let it go -- and do these things instead. Plus, want salary information that's, um, ACTUALLY USEFUL? Start here.
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Is that what you are going to wear?

Is that what you are going to wear?

Headed to an interview? Angling for a promotion? The fashion rules for today's modern office have changed. Here's how successful 9-to-5-ers dress to the nines. And, you hear it all the time in career advice articles, but what does "being professional" look like in action? Leadership expert Kevin Eikenberry breaks it down.
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Ever been fired?

Ever been fired?

Been Fired? Use this step-by-step process to find a new (better) job. Fast! Plus, the graduation caps have been thrown, picked up and packed away. Now what?!? The actions you take early in your career determine whether you become a leader or a follower; use these five lessons to make sure your proverbial "scenery" changes.
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Get out of your own way!

Get out of your own way!

When it comes to your career, are you your own worst enemy? Get out of your own way – and get ahead at work – with these fresh ideas. Plus, red flags to look for from a new employer.
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10 Skills You Need Now!

10 Skills You Need Now!

They may not be "rocket science," but they ARE essential. Learn the fundamental job skills every recruiter looks for, straight from HR expert Sharlyn Lauby. And, how to use your work style to create a positive, professional image -- and get ahead.
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What Instagram trick can you use on your resume?

What Instagram trick can you use on your resume?

Sometimes it's all about how things look. When you're ready to find a permanent job, use these "filters" to present your temping experiences in the best possible light. Plus, 12 quick ways to eliminate the drama-rama.
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Ready to move on to bigger and better things?

Ready to move on to bigger and better things?

If the conversation dies when you're networking or interviewing, so do your job prospects. Avoid these "conversation killers" -- and start more meaningful, memorable dialog with these "ice breakers." And, how you can move on from a boring, mediocre job.
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Are you

Are you "on fleek"? (we're not even sure what that means)

In 2016, what's the best way to land an entry-level job? A blue collar job? A high-paying job that doesn't require a four-year degree? Find out in this month's issue of Hired. Plus, if your career (or any other aspect of your life) is feeling "out of whack," use this four-step method to get back on track.
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Nail your next interview -- and get hired!

Nail your next interview -- and get hired!

Tired of coming in second? Getting stumped by "zinger" questions? Letting your lack of confidence ruin your performance? We've got your back. Get ready to nail your next interview -- and get hired! And how to get that promotion you deserve!
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Get the position you really want!

Get the position you really want!

Want to search less -- and uncover better job opportunities? Stop spamming the Internet! Use these ideas to focus your efforts -- and get the position you really want. Plus, here are eight ways to build stronger relationships at work.
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"Late AGAIN?!?" How to never be late for work.

Are you setting yourself up for failure, before you ever even land an interview? Avoid these common mental job hunt mistakes that could be stifling your search. Plus, how to never be late to work again!
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Crazy job hunting tactics...that actually worked

Crazy job hunting tactics...that actually worked

In this issue of Hired! we feature some bizarre--yet effective--job hunting tactics that paid off big time for candidates. And how to turn a career setback into a lesson learned -- and get ahead in your field.
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Need help finding a job?

Need help finding a job?

How can an employment agency help you find a job -- or move ahead in your career? Let us count the ways (we have one for every finger and toe!). Plus, when you find your dream job, here's how to bridge the "experience gap" and convince a hiring manager that you're the best person for the job.
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The Phone Screen: Fail it or Nail it?

The Phone Screen: Fail it or Nail it?

Want to come across as cocky, rude and generally unprepared for your next phone screen? Of course you don't! So make sure you read this month's newsletter. Also, what if you caught wind of someone talking behind your back? Here's how to address things directly and professionally -- so you come out on top.
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Stop playing the field!

Stop playing the field!

Tired of Playing the Field? Here's how to find the right opportunity -- by choosing the right employment agency for you. Plus, how to set yourself up for a great day, every day, with these prep-ahead breakfast options.
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When's the last time you said

When's the last time you said "I can't do that"? - Tips for improving your confidence

Large employer or small? Laid-back culture or high-energy environment? Where will you thrive? Learn how to make the best choice for your personality and career goals in this month's featured article. We'll also share some tips on how to have more confidence in your career and how to have a great "staycation" with your family.
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Is that job right for you?

Is that job right for you?

In this issue:

-You Got the Job Offer! Should You Take It?

-Hate Getting Spammed?

-I'm No Picasso!
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Land that interview

Land that interview

In this issue;

-$#!@?!

-Hard Work or Talent -- Which Gets You Ahead?

-Ugh -- Coffee Breath!

-It May Be Called "Small Talk"
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Got lemons?

Got lemons?

In this issue:

-Shake it Off (your resume, that is)

-Thrive at Work -- Even When You're Handed Lemons!

-Sing the Right Tune in Your Interview
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How to heat up your job search

How to heat up your job search

In this issue:

-Ignite Your Job Search: Connect, Share and Get Hired

-Don't Just Survive Your First Week. Kill it!

-Feeling a Little Off?
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Don't ever say this!

Don't ever say this!

In this issue:

-3 Things to Never Say in an Interview (and 1 you must!)

-Head Over Heels

-Stop Procrastinating -- Starting Today!
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Develop Tomorrow's Job Skills, Today

Develop Tomorrow's Job Skills, Today

In this issue:

-Want to Get Hired? Register with a Staffing Agency.

-Develop Tomorrow's Job Skills, Today

-Made a New Year's Resolution? Here's how to keep it.
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Make Yourself a Job Magnet

Make Yourself a Job Magnet

In this issue:

-Make Yourself a Job Magnet

-How to Read Your Boss's Mind

-Your Best New Year's Resolution? Stop Wasting Your Time
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11 ways to address your employment gap...and get hired

11 ways to address your employment gap...and get hired

In this issue:

-Bridging the Gap (your employment gap, that is)

-Job Hopping the RIGHT Way is Good for Your Career

-Live Better: Simplify the Holidays

-Interview Tip of the Month: Interview Flop? Here's How to Get Past it
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Deserve a raise? Here's how you can get one!

Deserve a raise? Here's how you can get one!

In this issue:

Deserve a Raise? Here's How to Get One

Hiring Managers Don't Decide Who Gets Hired, Candidates Do

Sell Your Transferrable Skills in the Interview

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Is your body speaking louder than you?

Is your body speaking louder than you?

In this issue:

-Feature Article: Body Talk

-The Simple Skill That Will Boost Your Influence at the Office

-Interviewing Tip of the Month

-Fun Facts
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Want a better job?

Want a better job?

In this issue:

-Level Up: How to land a better job. Earn a promotion. And get ahead in your career.

-Blog Link of the Month: Take The Job Offer Or Wait For Something Better?

-How to answer: "Have you ever been fired?"
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Don't Let Your Resume Cost You a Job

Don't Let Your Resume Cost You a Job

In this issue:

Where'd You Hear That?!?

Are You Sabotaging Your Career Success?

Interviewing Tip of the Month: Confidence is Key
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Stop complaining, start achieving

Stop complaining, start achieving

In this issue:

-Quit Your Complaining

-Blog Link of the Month: Are You a Contender or a Pretender in Your Job Search?

-Interviewing Tip of the Month: What's Your Style?

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Making any of these stupid job search mistakes?

Making any of these stupid job search mistakes?

In this issue:

-Dumb and Dumber: Making any of these stupid job search mistakes?

-How to Write a Stand-Out Cover Letter

-Interviewing Tip of the Month: State the Obvious!

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 Hot in 2014--The Best Jobs, Skills and Industries

Hot in 2014--The Best Jobs, Skills and Industries

Looking to move your career forward? On the job hunt? Find out where the greatest demand for talent is--and the skills you need to land your next great opportunity.
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Focus on YOU not them!

Focus on YOU not them!

When you're looking for a job, it's only natural to compare yourself to successful friends or other, seemingly more talented job seekers. Rage against this counterproductive behavior--and focus on what YOU have to offer the employer.
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Why an active

Why an active "night life" can benefit your career

In this issue:

-Working 9 to 5 5 to 9

-6 Innovative Ways to Really Get Noticed by a Hiring Manager

-Interviewing Tip of the Month: Create a Killer "Elevator Pitch"
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 Job Search Tactics Stuck in the Stone Age?

Job Search Tactics Stuck in the Stone Age?

Today's social media provide amazing ways to uncover job opportunities, build your network and get noticed by hiring managers--but only if you use them correctly! Bring your job search efforts into the 21st century (please!) with these tips.
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How is business at YOU, Inc.?

How is business at YOU, Inc.?

Just like top businesses, your career needs a flexible, yet long-term plan for success. Setting that direction is up to you. Whether you're currently employed or on the job hunt, use these steps to develop a personal strategic plan that moves your career forward.
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The A to Z Resume Resource

The A to Z Resume Resource

What's the best resume format? How can I make my resume stand out from the crowd? What about video and infographic resumes? This eBook covers everything you need to know to prepare an exceptional resume that puts you on a recruiter's short list. New Deliverable
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How to Overcome Shyness at Work

How to Overcome Shyness at Work

Whether you've been on the job for years, or are just starting in a new position, shyness can severely undermine your professional success. Use these ideas to come out of your shell, achieve more and even use your natural personality to your advantage!
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Have you googled yourself today?

Have you googled yourself today?

Egosurfing (or self-googling) may sound a bit vain, but it's a must for today's job seekers. This quick article explains why and how to manage your online reputation.
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Hate Being the

Hate Being the "New Guy"? How to Fit In & Get Ahead from Day One

Whether you're starting a new assignment, contract or full-time job, it's tough being the "new kid on the block." Use these tips to manage the initial awkwardness that comes with starting a new job--and get on the fast track to success.
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Spring Clean Your Job Search

Spring Clean Your Job Search

Spring is here--time to pack up your sweaters, clean the windows, weed those flower beds...and overhaul your job search! Like your wardrobe, home or garden, your search for the perfect position will yield better results if you give it a good cleaning every once in a while.. New Deliverable
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Do you want to climb that corporate ladder?

Do you want to climb that corporate ladder?

In this issue:

-Want That Management Job?

-Interviewing Tip of the Month: Use a C.A.R. to Nail Your Interview
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You're an imposter!

You're an imposter!

Do you ever feel like a "wannabe" in your job? You're not alone! Countless successful, highly competent employees feel like they've fooled others into thinking they're smarter and more capable than they are. The phenomenon is so common, it even has a name: The Imposter Complex. Find out what it is--and what you can do about it.
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Your

Your "Hired!"

In this issue:

-"Must-have" job skills for 2013

-Interviewing Tip of the Month

-Candidate Resource Center
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Become a job offer magnet

Become a job offer magnet

Did you know that a professional blog can get employers to find you, make you a star on social media, and create contacts with key decision makers? And did you know that you don't even have to be a good writer to be a great blogger?
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Does Your Resume Still Matter?

Does Your Resume Still Matter?

Having a solid resume is still the best way to get in the door with an employer, especially if they are traditional. But that doesn't mean your resume has to be standard and boring! Find out the new rules here.
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A Gossip, a Slob and a Suckup Walked Into an Office...

A Gossip, a Slob and a Suckup Walked Into an Office...

Check out our slideshow for five behaviors to avoid in the office-- unless you want to be really unpopular.
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No Apples Required!

No Apples Required!

This month's issue of Career Club shows you how taking advantage of the back-to-school mentality can rev you up for the last quarter of the work year. Start something new, finish something up, find a new perspective...anything is possible!
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How to Say No

How to Say No

Saying "no" at work is easier said than done—especially when you want to prove yourself to your boss and co-workers. But in reality, it's ok to say "no" once in a while.
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Can You Believe She Wore That?!

Can You Believe She Wore That?!

When the weather heats up, it's natural to want to cool down. But when you're dressing for work, you need to look professional. What to do?
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When Opportunity Calls, Be Ready!

When Opportunity Calls, Be Ready!

With hundreds of applicants for every opening, recruiters and hiring managers use phone interviews to save themselves time in the hiring process. To get an in-person interview, you have to start by acing the phone screen. Here are four tips to get you through this first round.
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He did WHAT?!

He did WHAT?!

If you're wondering what's the worst thing you can do in a job interview, have we got a story for you!
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Extreme Makeover: Reader Edition

Extreme Makeover: Reader Edition

Is your career stalled? Or have you had to start fresh in a new job or industry? I’m here to tell you, you can make it work-—by rebranding yourself! Check out this article to find out how to set yourself up as an authority on your product or service of choice. Go ahead and put your brand on it!
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The Most Important Thing NOT To Do Is--

The Most Important Thing NOT To Do Is--

How long has it been since you've been on the job hunt? Times--and the rules--have changed, and while they say it's easier to find a job when you have a job, you can still sabotage your own chances if you don't do it right.
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Time for a new job? Maybe not.

Time for a new job? Maybe not.

Work should be more than a paycheck. If you're not enjoying what you do--or getting the recognition you deserve, it's time to do something about it. This article will help you figure out what's wrong, and it will show you what you can do about it.
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How Google+ Can Add Punch to Your Social Media Presence

How Google+ Can Add Punch to Your Social Media Presence

The newest social network on the block is a burgeoning space for job seekers to expand their search methods. While its membership numbers are still dwarfed by Facebook's, that's actually a good thing--it leaves the field wide open for early adopters to explore the career opportunities it offers. Find out how Circles, Huddles, Sparks and Hangouts can help you put your best foot forward, hopefully in the direction of a new job that's right for you.
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Jump Start Your Job Search!

Jump Start Your Job Search!

In this month's Career Club, we take a look at two job search best practices designed to help you streamline your job search and maximize your network.
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Time to take a breather!

Time to take a breather!

Workplace stress is inevitable, but it doesn't have to consume your 9 to 5. In this month's issue of Career Club, we share five ways you can reduce workplace stress--now.
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Underqualified? Think Again!

Underqualified? Think Again!

Picture this: You find a great job, with great pay and benefits. But the company says it's looking for someone with more experience and a different background. Think you're out of the running? Think again! There are many ways you can convince a potential employer to give you a chance. This month's issue of Career Club will show you how.
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Shut up and listen???

Shut up and listen???

Are you guilty of any of the "Seven Worst Communication Habits?" These mistakes can be real career killers. They can knock you out of contention for job opportunities, keep you from getting promotions, and even get you fired. So what are these deadly mistakes?
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Career Club: But I nailed that interview!

Career Club: But I nailed that interview!

Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you nailed the interview, said all the right things, but still didn't get the job? Many times it can be because the company didn't see you as a good cultural fit. It's something that more and more companies are taking into account. But there can also be a fine line between a cultural fit and discrimination. Check out this month's newsletter to find out more.
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Career Club: Give Your Career a Check Up

Career Club: Give Your Career a Check Up

Feeling a little under the weather lately? No, we're not asking about you, we're asking about your career. Everyone should perform a career physical from time to time. This month's article will show you how to assess the condition of your career.
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Career Club: Quick Resume Tips

Career Club: Quick Resume Tips

It's always important to keep your resume up to date, whether you are actively looking for a job or are happy with your current job.
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Career Club: Get the Most Out of Your Time

Career Club: Get the Most Out of Your Time

Want more free time? More success in your career? It all starts with prioritization, and this month's issue of the Career Club will show you how to get the most out of your time.
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Career Club: Instant boredom cures

Career Club: Instant boredom cures

In this issue of the Career Club, you'll find 5 quick ways to improve your workday.
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Your cover letter

Your cover letter

Are you looking to land a better job in 2011? If so, DO NOT miss this month's article on cover letters. You might think that in this day of electronic resumes, your cover letter is not that important, but think again! See for yourself how a well written letter can be the most important factor in determining if you get an interview.
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Top 10 Ways to move up the corporate ladder

Top 10 Ways to move up the corporate ladder

Are you looking to move up the corporate ladder in 2011? In an increasingly competitive workforce, hard work and meeting your job requirements may not be enough to advance your career. Find out what works in this issue of the Career Club!
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Take charge of the interview

Take charge of the interview

During an interview, what is one of the most important questions you are sure to be asked? Find out in this issue of Career Club!
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Four Reasons to Update Your Resume

Four Reasons to Update Your Resume

The unexpected opportunity...promotions...personal growth. These are all great reasons to always have an updated resume. The article shares four of the top reasons why you need to update your resume.
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Get ahead by saying

Get ahead by saying "no"

In this month's Career Club, we'll show you how to effectively push back, say "no," and still advance your career.
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New Job Openings

New Job Openings

Are you looking to re-enter the job market--or do you know someone who is? Getting back into the job market after a prolonged absence can seem daunting--but it doesn't have to be. This article has some great tips to help you make the transition back into the workforce.
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Making LinkedIn Work for You

Making LinkedIn Work for You

Making LinkedIn Work for You
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Don't ask for a raise without reading this article

Don't ask for a raise without reading this article

Asking for a raise might be one of the most knee knocking moments in your career. It's a time when you have to prove your worth to your superior. To help alleviate some of the stress, check out our newest Career Club article on how to prevent salary suicide.
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Stand out from the crowd

Stand out from the crowd

Feb 2010 Referral, Stand out from the crowd
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