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The Cycle of Professional Development

Gaining professional experience is a continuous cycle, like mastering the game of chess. Strategies and tactics are being challenged and developed on an ongoing basis. Experiencing your next level of professional best is influenced by multiple factors, being receptive to feedback to seeking training opportunities. Other factors involve not letting the seasons of highs and lows in life divert you from staying committed to your professional ...
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Identify Your Success Traits By Clustering

Are you reviewing your resume and know that you are missing a few great bullet points about your skills? At the same time, you are not exactly sure which merit worthy skills you are missing. Try the pre-writing exercise of clustering to determine what additional skills or professional experience you forgot to originally list on your resume. Clustering can be an alternative to completing a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and ...
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Are Your Skills Current?

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” ~ Vince Lombardi During your career search, keeping your industry skills current and relevant should be a constant and consistent focus throughout your search. It is important for you to practice your craft daily and not let excessive time pass to the point that your skills only read well on your resume. ...
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Are You Phone Interview Ready?

Phone interviews should not to be disregarded or taken lightly during the interview process.  If your first phone interview is not viewed as successful by the interviewer; the face to face or Skype interview you are aiming for will most likely not be scheduled. Phone interviews can sometimes result in you being viewed as a qualified candidate for more than one employment opportunity pending the company’s hiring needs. Be yourself and be ...
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Do You Know Your Industry’s Language?

Your ability to speak the language of your chosen industry is important not only when interviewing but also when conversing with various industry professionals. Taking the time to learn your industry language including acronyms and jargon beyond the textbooks is essential to your professional success. Being able to effectively communicate as an industry professional will prompt other professionals to view you as credible and increase your ...
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Be Confidently Interview Ready

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” –Arthur Ashe During an interview it is important for you not to sell yourself or your industry expertise small. Your resume and/or referral secured the opportunity for you to interview. In most cases, your confidence and ability to effectively explain your skills and knowledge will advance you to the next step in the interview process. ...
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Successful Salary Insight Negotiation

Beyond earning a salary that will support your chosen lifestyle. Many employees prefer that their salary reflect that they are viewed as a valued contributor to their employer. It is to your advantage to proactively have the salary negotiation conversation for your peace of mind and the navigation of your career path plan.  Considering the overall landscape of the employment opportunity is a viable factor when accepting or declining an ...