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Make a Lasting Impression in Under 5 Minutes: 14 Ideas

Most entrepreneurs expect to find themselves at networking and industry events at least a few times per calendar year, if not per month. But far too many promising conversations turn into one-sided pitches punctuated with a business card.

How to Master the Fine Art of Networking

A few fields have an especially bad reputation for cronyism, but the truth is that it exists everywhere. Say, you are hiring a contractor. Your two top candidates are equally gifted and both have extremely impressive résumés. The only difference is, you personally know and like one of them and you don't know the other one at all. All credentials being the same, who would you choose?

5 Ways New Grads Can Get a Boost Up the Corporate Ladder

When you’re at the beginning of your professional career, that corporate ladder can look pretty tall from the bottom. But while you’ll have to work hard (and be patient) to merit promotions, there are a few tips and tricks you can use to move up that ladder faster.

Can a Job Change Your Life??

"I'll just go on the interview to get some practice." That's what I told myself when a company I randomly sent my cover letter and resume to after a miserable week at my job called me to set an interview. They were a privately owned temporary staffing agency called, Office Specialists. (FYI - they were eventually bought by one of the largest staffing companies in the world, Randstad.) They had posted for a training specialist for their HR department.

How to Get the Job When You Don't Have the Experience

"The Permission Paradox" - You can’t get the job without the experience but you can’t get the experience without the job - is one of the great career Catch-22s. This challenge will confront you over the lifetime of your career, whether you’re trying to break into the work force or you're to become a CEO for the first time. While the phenomenon can be frustrating no matter what your level, the Permission Paradox is especially challenging for today's aspiring young professional and recent graduates.

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