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Career Change: The Risk and The Reward

Career Change: The Risk and The Reward

The words “career” and “change” can both be intimidating when seen separately, but often create panic when put together. As early as a decade ago, this type of change was seldom heard of – If you had a paying job, you stayed put until retirement. That was the norm until millennials made their way into the work force. A generation that embraces changes and, quite frankly, becomes anxious without them. This transformation has the potential to be thrilling and equally as rewarding as the day you graduated college – The start of something new; a self “rebranding”. Although it can be exciting and a fresh start, a career change, as all things, is an investment – Investment in time, in money and resources. So, before taking this leap of faith, here are a few things to consider:
Wednesday, September 13, 2017/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (446)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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How to Make the Most of Lunch Meetings

How to Make the Most of Lunch Meetings

Lunch meetings can create a bit more pressure than a typical in-office meeting or a conference call. There are elements that aren’t typically a factor in those meetings that can arise during a lunch meeting. Getting distracted by the hustle and bustle of a restaurant, improper social or table etiquette, allergies, and more are some of those factors to name a few. Here are some ways to combat the outside factors that could lead to an unproductive lunch meeting, and help make your meeting successful and effective.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (600)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Want a raise? Here is when to ask.

Want a raise? Here is when to ask.

Asking for a raise can be a nerve-wracking experience. In order to make the process less anxiety producing, you’ll want to approach the topic at the optimal time. You don’t want to ask for the raise before you have earned it, yet you also don’t want to miss the perfect window of opportunity and be viewed as complacent and unambitious. Here are some of the optimal times to request a raise.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (1086)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 5.0
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5 Ways to Relax Without Leaving Your Office Chair

5 Ways to Relax Without Leaving Your Office Chair

Do you ever finding yourself needing a mental break while at the office, but opting for a walk outside just isn’t feasible at the time? De-stress and clear your mind with these simple ways you can clear your mind, and relax a bit without even getting up from your desk.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (1042)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.5
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Tackle the Talent Shortage by Using a Recruiter

Tackle the Talent Shortage by Using a Recruiter

It’s clear that there is a recent talent shortage when it comes to filling jobs. For example, a quick Google search will display a plethora of news and search results all related to the talent shortage currently happening in the US. Many people wonder why this is the case, when so many people are looking for work, yet are unable to secure jobs. According to Forbes, there’s a talent shortage when employers can’t find people with the skills and the background they require, at the price they are willing to pay. That leads to the practice of unfulfilled jobs, a skills gap, and an increased time to hire. While this may seem alarming to those on the hunt for careers, there are ways to make the most of the talent shortage: by working with a recruiter.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (1009)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5
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