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Aspiring entrepreneurs, when left to their own devices, often fall short of their ambitions, perhaps because they squandered capital or impulsively took the business in a bad direction. One study by The American Society of Training and Development discovered the power of commitment when it comes to entrepreneurs: People are 65 percent likely to attain… Read more »

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“Why should we hire you?” It’s a popular question with hiring managers because the answer can be so revealing. Simply put, this question is at the center of any interview. This question also puts an interviewee on the spot, hopefully revealing how they operate under direct pressure. A good answer to this question should make… Read more »

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Career Concepts Erie PA

Whether you’re a recent college grad or you’re entering the workforce after a delay, trying to find that first job can be a daunting task. Ideally, you’ve put in some time in connecting with others in the workforce, doing volunteer work, interning and possibly working a part-time job to make ends meet. If you haven’t… Read more »

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Pull Yourself Out of a Career Slump with These Tips

If you stick with the same job long enough, it can become easy, predictable and even boring. This isn’t the worst situation in the world, but falling into career slump can have serious negative consequences for your long-term financial and emotional well-being. If you’re in the middle of a career slump or headed down that… Read more »

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How Do I Explain My Successes in a Resume If I Don't Really Have Any?

When a hiring manager looks at your resume, they want to see your major achievements and successes to determine if you will benefit their organization. For experienced professionals, listing major achievements on a resume isn’t a problem. However, some people struggle to come up with major career wins, because they are fresh out of school,… Read more »

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How to Create Better Accountability on Your Team

Almost every company could use more accountability in its ranks. The difference between companies that have a high degree of accountability, and those that don’t, comes down to the way accountability is approached. Companies that focus on holding people accountable are less effective than companies that concentrate on cultivating personal responsibility. The first approach essentially… Read more »

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Job Search Mistakes

There are many situations in life when making a mistake is perfectly OK. Job searching, unfortunately, is not one of them. Making an inappropriate remark during a job interview or not customizing your cover letter can quickly get you eliminated from consideration. Skipping a networking event can cause you to miss out on a dream… Read more »

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At some point in your career, you might have found yourself in a job you like with colleagues you get along with, but you don’t feel like you fit in socially. Maybe your co-workers regularly headed to Chili’s for lunch while you sat in the break room and ate reheated pizza. Maybe they always made… Read more »

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Given the fact you spend decades of your life at work, establishing a good relationship with your boss is essential to your happiness at work. Furthermore, a good relationship with your boss means more job satisfaction and better career prospects. Keeping that in mind, consider the following ways to develop an effective and mutually beneficial… Read more »

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Many people don’t truly understand the purpose of providing professional references: They are not the same as “likes” on Facebook or followers on Twitter. While a potential employer realizes your references will probably say good things about you, they still contact the names provided to dig for information on the kind of worker you are… Read more »