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16 networking mistakes that can derail your career

16 networking mistakes that can derail your career | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
Networking goes beyond shaking hands at a cocktail party. For your career's sake, make sure you steer clear of these mistakes.
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Don’t Go Around Saying the World Owes You a Living

Don’t Go Around Saying the World Owes You a Living | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. - Mark Twain
When living out our daily lives, it’s often easy to look around and blame the world for our problems.
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By Design or by Default? with Dr. Shelette - Oct 03,2013

By Design or by Default? with Dr. Shelette - Oct 03,2013 | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
Today's returning guest is Dr. Shelette Stewart, author of "Revelations in Business". How do you know if you are in the right job, career, industry, or other lot in life? Uncover the signs of being in the right position at that right time.
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Personality Tests: Modern-Day Phrenology

Personality Tests: Modern-Day Phrenology | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
Companies use personality tests for a variety of purposes, such as employment screening, assessing leadership potential, fostering corroboration and teamwork, and so on.The most widely used is the
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I say if the assessments help you understand yourself and make you more aware than before, they can be successful tools.  

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Are you Sure Nobody’s Watching You? – The Lack of Privacy Online

Are you Sure Nobody’s Watching You? – The Lack of Privacy Online | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
In 1948, George Orwell wrote his novel 1984; and, once it was published, it captured the imagination of the reading public. It is actually the author’s horrifying prophecy about the future.
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Alexandra Levit: Bestselling Career Author of They Don’t Teach Corporate in College

Alexandra Levit: Bestselling Career Author of They Don’t Teach Corporate in College | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
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Check out the great career and workplace books by Alexandra Levit @alevit

Excellent career and job search tips using social media shared by Alexandra at recent #DePaul panel. 

 

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Practical Guide to Career-Hopping Part 3: Five Ways To Prepare for a Career Change

Practical Guide to Career-Hopping Part 3: Five Ways To Prepare for a Career Change | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
How to build a solid foundation for making a career change:
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How To Make a Career Change: A Practical Guide to Career-Hopping

How To Make a Career Change: A Practical Guide to Career-Hopping | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
Changing careers can be both exciting and scary. Learn how you can reduce the risks and be more confident in making the right move.
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50 Fun Night-Out Ideas For $10 Or Less

50 Fun Night-Out Ideas For $10 Or Less | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
If you’re like most people, frugal living isn’t merely a cash-savings tool but a necessity. But who says you can’t have a fun night-out without spending wads of cash?
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Fun is always an important part of life. Have you integrated some fun into your day?
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5 Steps To Find Out Your Life Purpose

5 Steps To Find Out Your Life Purpose | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
Finding out your life purpose is one of the most fulfilling journeys that you can ever take.
Why are you here in this world?
Why do you exist?
What do you think is your reason for living?
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Enjoy the journey of life and career... take a coach along! 

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3 Ways New Grads Can Increase Their Job Search Luck | Glassdoor Blog

3 Ways New Grads Can Increase Their Job Search Luck | Glassdoor Blog | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
In the careers industry, we advise our new-grad clients to exhibit all of the traits of a caring, company-focused and hard-working employee.

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10 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Job Fast With LinkedIn

10 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Job Fast With LinkedIn | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
A recent survey of human resources professionals revealed that over 90% of in-house recruiters hired people from LinkedIn. Is it any wonder then that LinkedIn is now the go-to site for job seekers looking for their next great career?
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If you are serious about your job search, you must be on LinkedIN!
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We Hire Heroes: Standing Strong|Local Job Boards and Resources For Veterans, By Veterans

We Hire Heroes: Standing Strong|Local Job Boards and Resources For Veterans, By Veterans | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
A veteran-owned, national network of local job boards providing employment opportunities and resources for veterans, retired military, active duty, and their spouses.
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How to make effective use of social media in your job search

How to make effective use of social media in your job search | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
A survey conducted in the US last year revealed that close to 90% of employers either recruited, or were planning to recruit, through social media.
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Did I mention - it is free!

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Are You Armed and Ready for a Job Search?

Are You Armed and Ready for a Job Search? | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals most job seekers need help in even the basic elements of a job search.
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"A lack of preparedness, skill and confidence in developing a résumé, uncovering job leads or conducting an interview will lengthen the time a job seeker remains unemployed."

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Entrepreneurial-Minded Americans Cluster in the Western States

Entrepreneurial-Minded Americans Cluster in the Western States | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
American states with the highest percentages of people with entrepreneurial personalities are clustered in the West; the top nine are Colorado, Utah, South Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Montana, according to data...
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Advice Blog Archives - Hired Group

Advice Blog Archives - Hired Group | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
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Check out Ryan Kahn's blog if you are interested in entertainment and music industry jobs/internships/careers. 

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Blog - Acacia HR Solutions

Blog - Acacia HR Solutions | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
Where Are All The HR Jobs?
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Sabrina Baker of ACACIA HR Solutions shared great tips at recent panel for recruiters and job seekers at #Depaul. Follow here @SabrinaLBaker 

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Practical Guide to Career-Hopping Part 2: Diving Deep Into New Opportunities

Practical Guide to Career-Hopping Part 2: Diving Deep Into New Opportunities | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
Ready to explore new opportunities? How to find out if a new career is right for you:
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5 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Finding a Career You Love

5 Things You Absolutely Must Know About Finding a Career You Love | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
I just haven’t found my passion yet…
Talk to any group of 25-year-olds for more than 10 minutes, and this topic is bound to crop up. The idea of pursuing a passion is shorthand for loving your job, being a successful person and doing amazing work.
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What are you doing when you lose track of time? 

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Top 15 Time Management Apps and Tools

No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. It has undoubtedly allowed us to connect, perform, improve and leverage our resources beyond what was once imaginable.
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Check out some of these apps...when you have some time! : -)

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30 Classic Books That May Change Your Life

30 Classic Books That May Change Your Life | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
A classic novel need not be one that was penned a hundred years ago: rather, some of the traits that define the classic genre are timelessness, universality, truthfulness. Will this work remain relevant as time goes by?
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READ!

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The science of introverts and the workplace

The science of introverts and the workplace | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it

IN THE YEAR SINCE SUSAN CAIN published “Quiet,” several other bestselling business authors have joined her effort to weed from that genre the “extrovert ideal”—the bold, outspoken personality type that many self-help books idolize. That ideal, Cain says, took root in organizations in the 20th century and has since hurt the way we identify leaders, award promotions and even structure our meetings.

 

Cain spoke with Lillian Cunningham, editor of the Post’s On Leadership section, about what it would look like to cultivate the assets that introverts bring to the workplace.


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Your Workplace Offers Flexibility, But Can You Really Use It?

Your Workplace Offers Flexibility, But Can You Really Use It? | Career Transformation: Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Career Changers & Job Seekers Find Their Edge | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of working adults surveyed by Harris Interactive for talent-acquisition firm Mom Corps say their companies would be willing to accommodate them if they requested flexible work schedules (for reasons such as taking care of their kids).
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