Avoid These Mistakes When Building Your Personal Brand

What is a personal brand? In short, it’s who you are, what you are good at, and what people go to you for. It’s your reputation and your unique set of skills, values, and strengths. Your personal brand represents your value to your target company..

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7 Ways to Become a Top Employee

Aiming to do the same doesn’t just help your boss out. When your goal is to make your manager more successful—rather than just yourself—you’ll grow as an individual performer, as a professional, and as a part of the team. You’ll learn a lot about what it takes to be a leader, expand your empathic skills, and develop your capacity for leadership. Plus, your boss will likely become your mentor and advocate—which will put many more opportunities within your reach..

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Can You Be Fired Without Warning?

If you’ve spent the past few months missing deadlines, showing up late to work and submitting error-ridden reports, getting fired might seem like a reasonable — and predictable — consequence, albeit an unfortunate one. But what happens when your company decides to let you go without warning? Do you have any rights?.

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How to Write a Resume That Wins Interviews

Recruiters only spend about six seconds reading your resume before they make a decision about your qualifications, which means you have very little time to catch and retain their attention..

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How to Stop Turnover Before It Hurts Your Company

It’s no secret high employee turnover hurts your bottom line. It is estimated that the average cost of a lost team member is 38 percent of the employee’s annual salary. Turnover is typically calculated by dividing the number of people who have left the organization by the number of people currently working for the company in a given period..

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The Importance of Workplace ‘Recess’

The old adage, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” may seem like a silly childhood chant. Yet, it’s an idea that just may save today’s HR manager from one of the biggest headaches: turnover. Giving employees and staff space to play isn’t just feel-good HR talk; it’s a business imperative..

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The Do's And Don'ts Before Leaving Your Job

More than one-third, or 36%, of workers, plan to leave their jobs in 2011, according to a recent study by insurance provider MetLife. The recession-ravaged employee allegiance and now less than half of all employees report “very strong loyalty” to their current companies. Workers may be scrambling for a fresh start, but career experts warn that you are more often remembered for your exit than your tenure..

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How to Turn Leaving Your Job into a Networking Opportunity

It all comes down to people. You need to tie things up neatly with the people with whom you worked because you will surely come across one or more of them again further along in your career. And it’s usually the one you least expect! Even if you don’t end up being interviewed by them at another firm, or relying on them sending some business your way, your future career will be intertwined with your ex-colleagues. People write references. But people also talk. Welcome to your career: everyone is connected..

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The Reality of Being Underpaid

Have you ever heard that just getting your foot in the door with a target employer is enough? The theory is that if you get your foot in the door, even at a low level, you can work your way up over time..

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5 Tips to a Better Work-Life Balance

With what feels like an ongoing struggle with achieving the ideal work-life balance, recent research shows that two-thirds of British employees are not happy with their work-life balance. Sure, it’s not easy to achieve, but the work-life balance isn’t a myth..

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