On Careers

June 2012


5 Ways to Rebound From a Layoff

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When you get laid off, it hurts. You're thrown completely off-course, and usually at the worst possible time. Whatever your reality was in the morning, it's completely different by the afternoon. But fear not, here are five steps you can take to regain control of your career:

1. Negotiate your ...

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economy
careers
employment

10 Things to Leave Off Your Resume

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What you don't include on your resume can be as important as what you do include. Here are 10 things you should leave off:

1. An objective. Resume objectives never help and often hurt. Not only do they feel outdated at this point, but they're all about what you want, rather than what this stage of ...

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careers
resumes

How to Find a Mentor and Why You Need One

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One of the best ways to reinvigorate your work life, boost your job search, or help guide your career path is to work with a mentor. A mentor can help guide you through common problems and make recommendations on how to improve your job performance.

Talking to a mentor about your career can help you ...

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counseling
careers

How to Ask for a Raise

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Thinking about asking for a raise but not sure how to go about it? Here are four key steps to making the request successfully:

1. Start by understanding the market rate for your work.

To build a case for a raise, you need to know how much is reasonable to ask for. How much would your work go for on ...

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careers
salaries
employment

8 Etiquette Tips for Salary Negotiation

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Any situation that involves asking for more money can be awkward and unpleasant. But when it comes to salary negotiation, you should consider it one of life's necessary evils (like dentist trips or pesky insurance payments) that you just have to endure to prevent future regrets.

Why? Because ...

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salaries
careers