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Finding a career

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    Identifying the Financial Impacts of Career Choice
    Identifying the Financial Impacts of Career Choice
    As a small business owner, having a business plan can help you visualize your ideas and keep track of your goals. Read on to learn more…more
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    How Associate Degrees and Graduate Degrees Can Set You up for a Great Career
    Don't Settle! How to Negotiate a Good Entry-Level Salary Like the Prize that You Are
    While the typical entry-level job doesn’t come with a top tier salary, this doesn’t mean you have to settle for a disappointing paycheck. Before you make any decisions on your first job offer, check out these tips for salary negotiation…more
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    Developing Your Career
    Developing Your Career
    Careers are like plants, it's great when they sprout, but it's the watering, nurturing, and growth that really make them blossom. Watch this video to learn more about how to make your career blossom rather than wilt!…more
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    5 Ways to Stay Positive During Your Job Search
    Job searching can be an overwhelming task, whether you’ve chosen to look for a new job or you’ve unexpectedly found yourself in the position of needing to look for a job. The good news is, though, like almost everything in life, you can make your job search a million times better just by slightly altering your thinking. …more
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    4 Resume Tips to Help You Stand Out From the Competition
    Your resume can play a crucial role in the job search process. Because of this, it's beneficial to take the time to hone your resume writing skills. Here are some tips to help you get started...more
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    Understanding Your Compensation in Salary and Benefits
    During salary negotiations you don't have the opportunity to shy away from discussing money. Check out this article to understand not only how you should judge your worth, but also how to calculate what your total worth is, including paid time off!…more
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    Developing Your Unique Selling Proposition or Personal Brand
    What sets you apart from other job-seekers? Do you know how to sell yourself as a potential employee? The more clear an idea you have of your unique selling proposition, the easier it will be to communicate this to potential employers...more
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    Career Development
    How Industry Awareness Can Aid Your Career Development
    You know the old saying, focus on yourself, not your neighbor? Well sometimes that isn't always the case, and especially in "the biz" it almost never is!...more
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    Ways to Enhance Your Value at Work
    Taking the initiative at work can really pay off, whether you’re aiming for a promotion, wanting more responsibility or creative autonomy, improving your work-product, or even simply to raise spirits around the office...more