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Building your Personal Brand [Video]
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Building your Personal Brand [Video]

I bet you’re wondering why in the world would I be talking about branding when this is a site focused on encouraging engineering students to remain in their programs and graduate with an engineering degree?! Well the answer is simple…if you want an internship or job, you need to seek opportunities that best align not only with your skills but also your personality qualities and...

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A Quick Guide to Handling Tough Workplace Conversations
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A Quick Guide to Handling Tough Workplace Conversations

In business, as in life, certain conversations are really, really difficult. They’re so tough, in fact, that we tend to avoid them, act passive aggressively, or go in angry and defensive. According to career coach Ariane Hunter, None of these strategies foster effective communication, but luckily, there are ways to prepare for talks you’d rather not have.

How to Make a Great Impression During Your First Week On the Job
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How to Make a Great Impression During Your First Week On the Job

Just because you make it through the interview process and land a job, it doesn’t mean you’re done proving yourself. The need to make a good impression on your colleagues and bosses continues, and the first week is a crucial time in terms of getting yourself on track for success. You want to seem ambitious yet likable, eager to please but not annoying. How do you balance these...

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Excellent Financial Advice for Anyone Switching Careers
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Excellent Financial Advice for Anyone Switching Careers

For a variety of reasons, many workers in post-recession America find themselves with jobs that are less lucrative than the ones they had five or 10 years ago. Changing fields isn’t easy, even when it’s by choice, and it can often entail accepting lower wages and changing your lifestyle. But it doesn’t have to be the end of the world.

Are People Born With Great Leadership Skills?
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Are People Born With Great Leadership Skills?

According to some, strong leaders are blessed with certain talents and personality traits they’ve had since birth. This is the “Great Man Theory,” as WordSmithRapport CEO and founder Karima Mariama-Arthur writes for Black Enterprise, and it suggests that only certain people have the skills necessary to guide others (and themselves) toward greatness. Mariama-Arthur isn’t buying it.

How to Find the Perfect Career Mentor
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How to Find the Perfect Career Mentor

Soul singer Bill Withers might as well have been writing about the professional world when he penned the famous line, “We all need somebody to lean on.” In business, no one goes it alone, and in recent years, the importance of having a good mentor has become increasingly apparent to workers of all ages and experience levels in various industries.

6 Great Tips for Long-Distance Job Searches
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6 Great Tips for Long-Distance Job Searches

Finding a new job is hard enough when you’re applying for positions in your own zip code. Start casting a wider net, and things get even trickier. In an informative Florida Times-Union post titled “Work Wanted: Some Tips for Success in Long-Distance Job Search,” writer Candace Moody offers six great pieces of advice for folks looking for work in cities other than their own. Read on...

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