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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.

12 Tips on How to Do Your Homework Before the Big Job Interview

After growing roughly 30 percent in 2013 and being on track for 20+ percent growth this year, we’re interviewing job candidates on a weekly basis.

I don’t know if this is a Silicon Valley phenomenon — demand outstrips supply causing candidates to get lackadaisical — or if this trend holds across the country, but I’m often surprised by the lack of preparation on the part of job candidates.

Even if the demand-supply equation works in your favor, it still seems like common sense to put your best foot forward.

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