Ever wished you could reinvent your life or your career?  Apparently this desire is quite common.  Social psychologist Richard Luker says that “adults are saying not only do I see a more vigorous life, I’m up for it, I’m game, I want to do more.  Our research is bearing that out in spades”.   Jane Pauley…

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Ever heard the word “returnship”?  Returnship is an internship opportunity geared towards experienced professionals. The concept was coined by Goldman Sachs back in 2008 to help people restart their careers after an extended absence from the workforce. Goldman began a program to offer a paid, ten-week program for professionals to experience working again and at the end,…

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Getting an employer’s attention is absolutely essential to job success.  Who knows you is what really counts.  Although it is not easy, you can actively work to become more visible to those who can potentially hire you.  Below are some tips to accomplish this worthwhile endeavor. Engage with companies on their social media- Find out…

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Have you ever gone to a networking event, met a lot of people, and then nothing ever resulted from it?  This is a common situation, but when you are seeking to advance your career, you absolutely cannot afford to not take full advantage of networking opportunities.  A study by the outplacement firm Drake Beam Morin,…

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Burnout, according to Dictionary.com, is fatigue, frustration, or apathy resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity.  Burnout can result in some serious consequences including depression, anxiety, and physical illness. To test if you may be experiencing burnout, here are 4 questions for you to ponder.  1.  Is my work impacting others in a positive…

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Picture this: you have sailed through grilling interviews, wowed the hiring manager, and now you have been offered a job!  You ecstatically accept the offer on the spot.  The next day you wonder, “Should I have negotiated for a higher salary?”  It is a painful question, so before you are in that situation, take some…

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What do you do after you have completed an interview?  If you are like most people, you just want to shout “Thank goodness it is over” and consider it a task completed.  Landing an interview is a big accomplishment and worthy of a little celebration; however, there is more work to be done.  This is…

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If are experiencing long delays in the hiring process, you are not alone, many job seekers wait with you. The average time to fill a job from the initial posting to an accepted offer increased by 62% for large global organizations between 2010 and 2015, according to research from CEB, a management and technology consulting…

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