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There’s no question that being a manager is difficult. Managers spend countless hours attending meetings, designing presentations and understanding data. As a manager, you are responsible for the well-being and career progression of your employees. These responsibilities, among others, can seem overwhelming.   Being a successful manager requires patience and strong leadership abilities, not to… Read more »

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Most people make the mistake of taking a job they dislike at least once. Sometimes it’s due to people not asking the right questions before starting, and other times the job simply isn’t a good fit. Knowing what you want to do is a good first step. Here are three more that’ll help you land… Read more »

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When you decide to begin looking for a job, you may become inundated with completing applications, updating your resume and perfecting your cover letter. In the process, you may forget that you have a LinkedIn profile, or that you haven’t updated it in a lengthy time. Or, you may not know exactly how to complete… Read more »

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Building your professional network can be a challenging endeavor. Most high schools and colleges fail to teach students how to develop networking skills. Even after you get a job, it’s important to continue marketing yourself and building your professional connections.   Here are the most important do’s and don’ts of professional networking.   The Do’s… Read more »

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Job interviews are all about making great first impressions. Even with a stellar resume, if you don’t do well in the interview, chances are, you’ll end up being forgotten. By making a great first impression, your application ends up with a higher rating, which in turn, increases the likelihood of getting a follow-up interview and… Read more »

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If you find yourself in a situation where you decide to decline a job offer, it’s important to inform the company in a respectful, professional manner. In the business world, it is important to maintain a good reputation, and if you reject a job offer improperly, it could hurt you in the future. After successfully… Read more »

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For many people who work temporary jobs, it seems next-to-impossible to move to a full-time position in the same company. But the truth is that, while it’s hard, there are still ways for you to make yourself an attractive candidate for a full-time role. Here’s how to do just that.   Pay Attention to Your… Read more »

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If a career opportunity has brought you to the sunny city of Santa Clarita, you’ve lucked out. Located some 35 miles away from L.A., Santa Clarita has been selected as one of the 20 most livable cities in the country — the only California city to break into the top 20.   With that being… Read more »

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After several weeks of getting rejected repeatedly in your job hunt, you can’t be blamed for feeling defeated and miserable. What you don’t want, however, is having these feelings affect your self-confidence, which manifests in cynicism and negativity — things that can turn off potential employers.   Here’s what you can do to your job… Read more »

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Finally, after a tiring search and multiple interviews, you have a job offer.   But before you pop the champagne and celebrate, you need to evaluate things and ask yourself if you should accept the offer or not. Remember, a job contract is often a commitment you have to honor for a significant period of… Read more »