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Everyday Decisions Are Driving Me Crazy

Everyday Decisions Are Driving Me Crazy

Making decisions can be difficult at times, agreed? It could be because we do not know or have all the information needed to make a good decision.  Perhaps it is a decision that will take you past the "no turning back point”. We think we will not be able to change our...

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Awkward Interview Situations

Awkward Interview Situations

There are a number of situations that come up during job interviews that require a bit of finesse to navigate. Especially given the power dynamics of job interviews. You may feel awkward trying to address these situations with the interviewer, however, not addressing...

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Break These Habits to be More Successful

Break These Habits to be More Successful

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy, or our most critical judges. We do things that sabotage our success. Not intentionally, of course. But if you take a close look, you might be surprised to discover you've picked up a few daily habits, practices and perspectives...

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MEMORIAL DAY

MEMORIAL DAY

By: Travis Jones, CEO at Career Development Partners, Inc. Memorial Day is merely the beginning of Summer for some, but for others, it is a day to remember those who have passed from this life. May I suggest that you consider a new approach to Memorial Day that...

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How to Write the Perfect Email Signature

How to Write the Perfect Email Signature

When you’re using email to job search or network, it's important to include a professional email signature that has your contact information. This makes it easy for hiring managers and recruiters to get in touch with you. First, make sure that the email account you...

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6 Signs You Nailed Your Job Interview

6 Signs You Nailed Your Job Interview

If there’s one thing that drives people crazy when applying for jobs, it’s the uncertainty. Of course, you always want to get a job offer, but if recruiters give you prompt feedback on your application status—even if it’s negative—you can generally deal with it pretty...

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Age is Just a Number!

Age is Just a Number!

Whether you are too young to get promoted or too "old" to get the job, age plays an outsized role in professional careers. Perceptions about who is too youthful to be a manager, director or VP can hold you back on your way up. And unfair biases against people with...

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A Prescription for Career Resilience

A Prescription for Career Resilience

For most of the modern history of work, the employer-employee relationship was based on an unwritten “Psychological Contract.” The unwritten rule was that if you worked hard and put in your time, you would be rewarded with continuous employment. It was not uncommon...

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