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Avoid Informational Interviewing Faux Pas

Asking for time with someone to learn is what is known as informational interviewing. While it was probably something you did back in college when you were exploring career opportunities, it’s a practice that should never be abandoned. You’re never too old or too much of an expert (even if you’re the C.E.O.) to conduct […]

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Negotiate To Win

There’s a lot of concern around the idea of hard-core negotiation. Certainly if you’re trying to entice your teenager to clean their room then probably this wouldn’t be the best tactic. But perhaps you’re considering asking for a raise or an enter-point salary. This certainly heightens the priority of winning. Doesn’t it? Many people shy […]

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Leave Your Network Wanting More

It’s an unfortunate fact that we remember negative events more than positive ones. There is also evidence from psychological research suggesting the existence of a broader human tendency to see ourselves through rose-colored glasses. Most of us think that we are better than we actually are—not just physically, but in every way. Yikes. While there […]

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Polish Your “Plan B”

I don’t care if you are the happiest employee out there, you should always have a “Plan B.” This doesn’t mean spending your valuable work day looking for a new job or wasting time thinking that your current line of endeavor won’t carry you through to retirement. What I mean is that savvy career professionals—that […]

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Pull Back The Lens And Assess Your Transferrable Skills

Sometime when you’re too close to the situation it’s hard to see the overarching results. Take your career. You may be so busily involved meeting your goals and getting results that you can’t see the impact that you’re making. It may also be hard for you to see how these specific efforts can also help […]

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