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Want More Money? Negotiate Like a Professional

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Congratulations, you did it! You had a terrific interview, provided solid references, and they think you’re a great fit. However, the salary they shared simply seems too low. Can you afford to ask for more than they’re offering? Sure! It just takes some research and a little confidence. Talking money is intimidating. You know you’re worth more… Read more »

The Glass is Half Full: What to Take Away From a Bad Interview

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Sometimes it happens – you leave the interview feeling foolish, frustrated, defeated. You just blew your interview. Beating yourself up about a misstep or a poor performance won’t help you succeed in the future. As disheartening as it may be sometimes, keep your focused on your future and center yourself. Here is some advice for job seekers… Read more »

It’s Okay if You’re Not The Right Fit for This Company

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There’s a big emphasis on “fit” and the importance of being in sync with everyone in the office. But, maybe there are more important aspects to the job than how well you fit into it. You don’t want to dread getting to your job every day, but if you don’t quite feel at home, who’s… Read more »

How to Keep the Spark Alive in Relationships with Customers

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Customer relationships can be complicated, but as a professional you know how important it is to communicate and work together. How you treat your customers is a direct impact on your success, and your company’s reputation as a whole. Being a team player means being respectful, and putting the customer first. Here are several hints… Read more »

Improve Your Business By Motivating Your Employees

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As a manager, you may feel motivated sometimes to push your people further and enhance your company. However, it’s important to motivate them in a constructive way, encouraging growth and success. Knowing how to provide guidance to your workers and team up with them will be another step toward the success of your people as… Read more »

The Ultimate Requirement of an Effective Leader

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Being in a leadership role at your company comes with many responsibilities. Sometimes it may seem overwhelming to manage all aspects of the job. But don’t get so bogged down in details that you forget the big picture. While you’re upholding your responsibilities, it’s vital to bear in mind the most important element of leadership. It’s… Read more »

Give Your Customer Service a Personal Touch in Any Industry

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Every professional knows the importance of the relationship between you and your client. Many times it’s more than just an exchange of service; it’s a bond. To preserve these bonds you create with your clients, it’s essential to tailor your interactions. Varying your communications to clients depending on their needs and your services ensures the… Read more »

What Failure Teaches Us

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Most people take failure personally. They don’t want people to know they have failed because they think it makes them look less successful. In reality, failure is an important part of your personal and professional growth. Failure teaches us things that we wouldn’t be able to learn any other way. What Not to Do Failure… Read more »

These Common LinkedIn Mistakes Scream “Unprofessional”

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When you are searching for a new position, your LinkedIn profile speaks volumes to potential employers. You need to make sure that when you craft your profile it makes a good first impression. Avoid these mistakes that will make your profile scream “Unprofessional” to everyone who sees it. Turning Your Headline into a Sales Pitch… Read more »

Five Skills Everyone in Business Needs to Develop to Ensure Success

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Even managers can’t rest on their laurels. All professionals need to work on developing new skills in order to advance in their career. Skills such as learning new technology or marketing techniques are important, but you can’t ignore emotional and intellectual development. Developing these five emotion-based skills will help you to ensure success. Managing Your… Read more »