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Get Ahead With a Mentor Who Scares You

Years ago, I faced the assignment in a professional development class of asking a professional woman to be my mentor. I wrote about my experience in this 2011 post, “Mentoring for Success.” My experience shocked me....

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How to Create a Kickass Facebook Cover Photo

It used to be that your Facebook page said very little about you to anyone you chose not to be friends with. Someone searching for you would, with the right privacy settings, see just your photo, your alma mater, and whether yo...

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5 Reasons to Work On a Political Campaign

With the economic situation in the United States over the last few years, recruiters and hiring managers are regularly seeing resumes from individuals who have been unemployed for extended periods of time. Gaps on your resume, ...


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Mentor So That It Means Something

Dave Balter and Jennifer Lum over at Inc. recently published an article hailing the excitement of the start-up network that is growing steadily in the Boston are called “Mentor So That It Means Something.” Boston ha...

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Skyping for Success

When you’re networking, whether you’re generally expanding your network, looking for a job, or meeting vendors for your business, it may be tempting to explore only individuals or companies who are close in proximit...

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Facebook and The Job Search

Mind your Facebook profile, job searchers. It’s advice I’ve given before, and advice the best recruiters and HR professionals in the business stick to when asked about candidates. What you put on social media can ab...


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Combatting Loneliness Through Networking

Loneliness is universal. Throw a stone and you’ll find a person on the street who has, at some time in his or her life, experienced times of loneliness. Perhaps it was during a time you were looking for job and felt the d...

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The Joys of Mentoring

InĀ  my career, I’ve been lucky to be on the receiving end of some phenomenal mentoring relationships. I have had mentors in my life who have helped me get jobs, get better at my job, expand my network, and even mentors w...

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The Mac Attack

I have long been a PC user. My father was a PC user, my brother was a PC user, so I trusted in my trusty HP laptop for years. About 2 years ago, though, my poor HP laptop died a pretty horrible death. And it didn’t make s...


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Finding Your Cause

With lives full of career goals and personal commitments, many people talk about volunteering, but few actually take the time to seek out volunteer opportunities. A survey carried out by TimeBank through Reed Executive showed t...