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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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    Using Social Media to Make Money
    If you’ve ever wondered what it would take to earn a living or extra income as a “Youtuber” or “Influencer,” or how you can use social media to build your business, here’s the inside scoop!…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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    Building Your Network: A Guide for Grads
    Building your network during and after college can be a daunting task. This article explains six strategies that can help you build a professional network and enhance your career…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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    Everything You Need to Know to Get Started With Building a Career
    Everything You Need to Know to Get Started With Building a Career
    If you’re one of those rare lucky souls who doesn’t have to work to make a living, read no further; but if you’re like most people, your career is a primary source of income. For this reason, no financial plan is complete without significant attention to career development...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