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How I Finally Went Cold Turkey From Working On Vacation

How I Finally Went Cold Turkey From Working On Vacation | Career Advice | Scoop.it
How do you take vacation and then actually disconnect from work when you are away? These are two of the most consistent and, seemingly intractable, work and life challenges people in the U.S.
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Raising Money for Charity: Water

Raising Money for Charity: Water | Career Advice | Scoop.it

ore reading on would you mind going and getting a glass of water from the tap? Easy, right?

 

Imagine having to walk for 4 hours to get water for your family, carrying a pottery container because you can’t afford to buy a plastic one.

 

There are still a million people in the world who don’t have access to clear water.

 

So this year I’m using my birthday as a reason to raise money to help others get something that we take for granted.

 

It’s my birthday on 29th August and I want to have raised $1000 for Charity: Water.

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How to Recover from 5 Embarrassing Career Setbacks | Brazen Life

How to Recover from 5 Embarrassing Career Setbacks | Brazen Life | Career Advice | Scoop.it

You’re too good for burying your head in the sand. Here are some better ways to deal with common career setbacks.

 

Positive thinking sounds awesome in theory, but it won’t help you erase a mistake. What can help is smart, adaptive action.

Here are five common head-in-the-sand scenarios and what you can do to make the best of them:

 

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Where Do You Fall on the Burnout Continuum?

Where Do You Fall on the Burnout Continuum? | Career Advice | Scoop.it

High Octane Women - How superachievers can avoid burnout.

 

Isolation: Isolation may start out as mild resistance to socializing, such as not wanting to go to lunch with a coworker or friend. As burnout worsens, you may begin to feel more and more like being alone. Colleagues dropping by to say hello may become an annoyance and you may find yourself closing your door to keep people out. You make excuses not to go out to lunch, or you search for ways to get out of meetings. In the most severe cases, you may get angry at people who approach you. You may even lock your door to keep people away, or come in early or leave late to avoid interactions with colleagues and possibly even family members.

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Wanderlust Careers: Top 7 Jobs for Travel Lovers | Brazen Life

Wanderlust Careers: Top 7 Jobs for Travel Lovers | Brazen Life | Career Advice | Scoop.it

If you’d like to get paid to see the world, consider these globe-trotting jobs.

Taking a career break to wander the world sounds pretty good. But getting paid to globetrot is even better, right?

Well, yes and no. Here are the pros and cons for seven of the best travel jobs that caught our attention:

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I've got my A levels, now what?

I've got my A levels, now what? | Career Advice | Scoop.it

Today and over the next few days the media will be full of images of happy, smiley, photogenic young people who have gained great A level results.

For most of these they will be incredibly happy, they will have gained the relevant qualifications to get into their university of choice and to study the course they want.

Is this really what you want?

But some of these may have  nagging doubt at the back of their mind - is this really want I want to be doing for the next three years.

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Work the Room: How to Be the Star at a Networking Event | The Daily Muse

Work the Room: How to Be the Star at a Networking Event | The Daily Muse | Career Advice | Scoop.it
When it comes to networking, it’s not just about making a great first impression—it’s about making a lasting one. Here are 5 simple tips to be memorable at an event.
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Career Discover Sessions

Career Discover Sessions | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Are you just not sure what you want but feel stuck and need to get moving? On a limited budget and want one session to move you on? I’ve got a perfect option – the Discover Session. I’ll give you some pre-work to get you thinking in advance.  It’s not hard, but by being reflective we will make best use of our time together. I’m going to share lots of ideas and suggestions.

I’ll even record the call so you don’t need to worry about missing out on anything.

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How stats and data are changing the marketing career path

How stats and data are changing the marketing career path | Career Advice | Scoop.it

When recruiting for marketing roles, companies are increasingly looking for graduates who can combine analytical rigor with the ability to apply this knowledge creatively...

 

The success of any marketing department depends on its knowledge and understanding of the customer. In the past, marketing professionals would apply a range of tools to collect this information. They convened focus groups, conducted surveys and solicited feedback directly from their customers. Although these tools were useful, they often lacked rigor and marketing decisions tended to rely on a mixture of intuition and experience, rather than robust data and analysis. 

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Professional Resume and Career Coaching Services | Hire Imaging

Professional Resume and Career Coaching Services | Hire Imaging | Career Advice | Scoop.it

Every workplace has them. Those people who are intimidators, complainers, know-it-alls … the list is long. Here are some strategies for coping with even the most negative or hard-to-love folks who challenge your serenity on the job.

Deal with the most common annoyers
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Create Raving Fans for Your Idea - Management Tip of the Day - August 13, 2012 - Harvard Business Review

Create Raving Fans for Your Idea - Management Tip of the Day - August 13, 2012 - Harvard Business Review | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Selling an idea to your organization works best when you have internal fans. When people admire your idea, it confirms it’s a good one. These people can contribute time and expertise, and...
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Call Me (Or Email Me), Maybe?

Call Me (Or Email Me), Maybe? | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Over on 30 Second MBA, the CEO and Managing Partner at Kwittken + Company Worldwide offers his advice about when to use the phone instead of sending an email.
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10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People

10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People | Career Advice | Scoop.it

Charisma isn't something you have. It's something you earn. Here's how.

 

Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in.

We can't always define it, but some people have it: They're naturally charismatic.

 

Unfortunately, natural charisma quickly loses its impact. Familiarity breeds, well, familiarity.

 

But some people are remarkably charismatic: They build and maintain great relationships, consistently influence (in a good way) the people around them, consistently make people feel better about themselves--they're the kind of people everyone wants to be around...and wants to be.

 

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Ask the Job Coach: How to Do Labour Market Research

Ask the Job Coach: How to Do Labour Market Research | Career Advice | Scoop.it

How to Do Labour Market Research


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Emotional Branding: Understanding Your Vision, Value, & Passion | Social Media Sun

Emotional Branding: Understanding Your Vision, Value, & Passion | Social Media Sun | Career Advice | Scoop.it

"To me and, to many others in the social media sphere, the quintessential principles of personal branding begin and end with attributes – those seen by others and those inherently understood on a subconscious, emotional level."


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3 Clever Ways to Increase Your Worth as a Freelancer | Brazen Life

3 Clever Ways to Increase Your Worth as a Freelancer | Brazen Life | Career Advice | Scoop.it

Want to be able to charge more for your work? These three strategies will make your time and skills more valuable.

 

One of the biggest challenges most freelancers face when starting out is how much to charge. Or more accurately, determining what your knowledge and skills are worth. We’re afraid if we charge too much, we won’t be able to find any work at all. Or if we charge too little, we won’t be able to make ends meet.

 

With so many options available—from setting an hourly rate, a fixed price, a one-time charge or a combination of all three—it can be difficult and overwhelming. So how do you determine what you’re worth as a freelancer?

 

The answer is all about value! You have to make yourself, your products and your skills extremely valuable. Because the more valuable you are, the more money clients will be willing to pay you.

 

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Generation X and the Narrowing Career Path

Generation X and the Narrowing Career Path | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Melissa, a talented Gen X'er, is given a promotion that puts her in direct contention for a key senior spot. Although her Boomer colleagues are offering their congratulations, Melissa finds herself feeling vaguely uneasy.
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Is university’s loss - business gain?

Is university’s loss - business gain? | Career Advice | Scoop.it

Is university’s loss - business gain?...

 

It was crunch time this morning for 6,000 Gloucestershire youngsters with the release of this year’s A-Level results sealing their fate – going on to university and a crippling debt or joining the back of the snaking queue of all the others looking for work. 

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Do recruiters treat you with disrespect? | www.sharongraham.ca

Do recruiters treat you with disrespect? | www.sharongraham.ca | Career Advice | Scoop.it
If you are a jobseeker in today’s market, you have probably experienced the “Rude Recruiter” phenomenon. Do recruiters treat you with disrespect?
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Negotiating Success: What To Learn From Marissa Mayer's Compensation Package | The Daily Muse

Negotiating Success: What To Learn From Marissa Mayer's Compensation Package | The Daily Muse | Career Advice | Scoop.it
Marissa Mayer just signed on as CEO of Yahoo! with a large compensation package. What can the rest of us learn from her about negotiating our own compensation?
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Scott Stratten's Tips For Becoming A Presentation Sensation

Scott Stratten's Tips For Becoming A Presentation Sensation | Career Advice | Scoop.it

Speaking at events is a great way to generate potential business and position yourself as an expert in your field. However, problems usually occur when somebody speaks for free and needs to make money by selling from the stage.

 

Those talks end up being a commercial, simply not valuing the audience’s time or providing any real content.

If you’re already a speaker, or thinking of getting into it, I have put together a collection of 18 tips that may help things go more smoothly for you on stage.

Be You

When you try to be someone else on stage, it makes you even more nervous. I dress like me, I talk like me, and I say what I think. I tell stories. That may not be your style. People will try to knock that out of you. Just in the past two days, one person said I should have better ‘‘hygiene’’ and wear a tie (I wear a black shirt and have facial hair).

 

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Conquering the Job Search After a Long-Term Absence

Conquering the Job Search After a Long-Term Absence | Career Advice | Scoop.it

Returning to work after an extended absence is tough. Your network's stale. Your expertise is rusty. People wonder whether you're committed.

 

Shannon (name has been changed) encountered this challenge. At 32, she had advanced professionally from health care consulting to investment management, with an MBA in the middle. That's when she had children, moved overseas with her husband, stopped working, and then returned to a different city in the US. At 50, Shannon was a divorced mother without a job for the past 12 years. She needed to restart her career.

 

Shannon was in a tough spot. The usual job search tactics were her starting point, but she had to do a lot more.

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Clearing: don't panic, prepare

Clearing: don't panic, prepare | Career Advice | Scoop.it

When Samantha Green missed her grades at A-level, she had to go through clearing.  Here she explains how good preparation ensured the experience shaped her career for the better

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Ten things grads need to think about before setting up their own business

Ten things grads need to think about before setting up their own business | Career Advice | Scoop.it

Starting a business is a great way to beat the competitive job market, but it's a big gamble.

 

If you're looking to beat the competition in the graduate job market, starting your own business could be one way of going about it. Sixteen months ago we struck upon what we believed was a unique idea for a business but it is only with hindsight that we realise the importance of the early brainstorming we did. 

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Your Resume Brands You – Whether It’s Managed or Not | Business 2 Community

Your Resume Brands You – Whether It’s Managed or Not | Business 2 Community | Career Advice | Scoop.it

If you’re searching for a job, your resume is your personal brand, like it or not.

 

I’ve talked to candidates who have refused to brand themselves – They felt  branding was for products, not people.

While I can appreciate that candidates don’t like the idea of marketing  themselves like a cheeseburger or insurance policy, you brand yourself even if  you don’t try to brand yourself.

… Let me repeat, You brand yourself even if you don’t try to  brand yourself

 

So whether you try to or not, whether you like it or not, even if you refuse  to brand yourself, you still brand yourself. You can’t help it.

While social media can certainly influence your personal brand, if you’re a  job seeker, the way most job seekers use social media, it’s usually social proof  of the brand on your resume. Or worst case, the way a few unfortunate candidates  use social media, it conflicts with your resume’s personal branding … causing  job search frustration.

 

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