Career Moves
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How to Master a Job You Don’t Know How to Do

One of my favorite quotes comes from Chad Bauman, the Director of Communications with Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage. Chad said, “Never take a job that doesn’t scare the crap out of you.” Chad believes th...

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Projects Are the New Job Interview

The process of job applications is changing significantly. In this job market, employers are increasingly realizing that making a hiring decision based on resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills might not be enough to d...

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Get the Job You’re Totally Not Qualified For

Here’s how the regular internet job search goes. You visit a job search site, you type in some combination of words, and you pray that what pops up looks good, right? But inevitably, in that stack of hundreds of job descr...


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The Importance of Tracking in Your Job Search

In a job search, if you’re pouring the right amount of time into your search, you may apply for countless jobs each week. The difficulty then becomes, how do you keep track of everything you’re applying for? You may...

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Decoding the Language of Corporate Culture

When you begin your job search, you’ll ask yourself and the companies you’re interviewing in numerous questions. You’ll wonder about salary requirements, you’ll painstakingly review job descriptions, you...

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Celebrity Careers Enhanced by the “Mommy Track” – What About Yours?

Will becoming a mother hurt your career? Entire books, hell entire sections of bookstores, deal with this very topic. Will pregnancy and maternity leave and soccer games be detrimental to your career? Will you always look back ...


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Active vs. Passive Style in Your Business Writing

My college advisor was responsible for numerous exciting breakthroughs in my young life. But even she would say that one of the greatest things she teaches students is the difference between active and passive voice. And while ...

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Influence Letter – The New Thank You Note?

Go to a bookstore, find the career section, and open any book about job searching and you will find various variations on the same tune – but one thing remains the same. No matter the expert, no matter the circumstance, e...

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How to Talk to Your Partner About Decisions in Your Career

Countless times in our careers, we will reach a crossroads – a point where we must choose which path to take. Perhaps there is an opportunity to move to a new company, or a new job within your current company, to change i...


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Make Your Job More Meaningful

You will spend the majority of your life at work, so damnit, its should be meaningful to you. Don’t feel ashamed of having a mission or a vision for your life and pursuing it with relentless ambition. And when you do that...