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Business Tips in Difficult Financial Times

While running a business when you are younger is not on everyone’s plate it does affect several people in their 20s. Knowing what to do when times are tough is important. Running things when a business is thriving is one thing, trying to do so when it is struggling is an entire different affair. Even if you are not in business or never plan to be, knowing some of these points can even help you in your own “business” so to speak, meaning your day to day life managing your …

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[17 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on Tips to Prepare for a Management Level Job Interview | ]
Tips to Prepare for a Management Level Job Interview

A person will have several big days in their life and everyone’s definition of what makes a particular day big is different. For some people, it’s the day they graduate from college or when they get married. For others, it’s the day they become a parent. There is no question these moments are what make life tick, what defines us, shapes our happiness and keeps us going.

Switching from the personal to the professional, there are also key milestones in our work lives that can potentially be life changing. Unquestionably one of the most important of these is the interview.

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Six Tips for Climbing the Nonprofit Ladder

Six Tips for Climbing the Nonprofit Ladder
With over 100,000 people checking the job listings at Idealist.org daily, it is obvious that competition in the nonprofit space is fierce. A growing number of people are disillusioned with corporate structure and want to do something that makes a difference. This often translates into a move to a nonprofit job. With an estimated 43 percent of organizations opening positions in the next year, there is definitely work to be had, but many people start in internships or entry-level positions. How do you move …

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Want to be an Administrator? Treat People Right

Becoming an administrator is something that many professionals aspire to. Whether it’s for the bump in salary or the prestige that comes with being a leader, administrative positions are in high demand in multiple fields.

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5 Things Employees look for from their Employers

Too often discussion is around what employers want out of employees, rather than what employees want from a potential employer. Five of the qualities employees should consider when picking a company to work for include…

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Online Job Search Tips

Being a twenty-something looking for a job in this economy isn’t easy. Fortunately, there are things you can do to improve your chances of finding a job as you conduct your job search online. Here are some of the things you can try out:
Ditch Craigslist
Everyone uses craigslist. Hundreds of people apply to the same job openings you’re applying to on craigslist. That means that the chances of you landing an interview for a job posted on craigslist are pretty slim, unless you’re an absolutely perfect fit for the job.
Visit Individual …

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Gen Y Comparison – Who Do You Look More Like?

I’ve recently had a number of conversations about folks my age – the generation Y crowd.  The consensus view of many people older than me view my generation as sort of a joke.  They say we have a feeling of entitlement, an expectation that things should be given to us.  They say when we do something good, that it means we should be taken care of for years as a result rather than moving on to something else.  Generation Y is more interested in work/life balance rather than building a …

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Possible Risks In 2011 To Your Finances

I recently outlined my 2011 financial strategy.  The focus of this strategy was to accumulate capital, to deploy at attractive investments and opportunities as the economic environment continues to deteriorate in the coming years (a view I definitely hold).
It’s important to also look at the possible risks in 2011 that might hamper your efforts to reach your financial goals in 2011.  If you haven’t yet determined those goals, well, you should back up a step and determine them.  Then, move on to the risks that you need to prepare for.
There …