New You Resolution

What did you accomplish this past year? We all set goals for ourselves such as weight loss, saving money, buying a new car, home updates, etc. Now how many of us actually stick with these goals? As 2015 begins, I encourage all of you to look back and think about what you’ve accomplished, how you’ve grown (or haven’t grown depending on your goal), and how you’ve developed over 2014 personally and professionally.

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Social Media: The best answer to your job search

Social media has definitely arrived to stay. It is not a fad anymore. We spend uncountable hours on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and others. Social media has become part of our daily lives, and I have to admit I am a social media junkie myself. If you are in the job market, the time you spend snooping the life of your friends, acquaintances, coworkers, and getting up to speed with the latest and greatest celebrity pictures can be spent productively when it comes to your job search.

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Do I Have to Kiss and Tell My Salary?

A co-worker sent me an article last week written by Liz Ryan, CEO of Human Workplace, entitled, “What Did You Earn At Your Last Job?” The article made the argument that job seekers shouldn’t have to disclose their current or previous compensation with any hiring official. The article states, “Your personal financial information is your own business. It’s no one else’s business. There is never any reason to share your past earnings with people you don’t know.”

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Dressing to Impress: A Guide

Before getting the chance to shake hands or even say a word, the first thing that is noticed about you when walking into a job interview is how you dress and present yourself. Making a good first impression is half the battle when trying to land a new position. It doesn’t matter what it is that you are applying for as you should always look professional and presentable.

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