Career Advancement

  • Career Advancement: What It Is and How to Achieve It

    Career Advancement: What It Is and How to Achieve It

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    Despite varied definitions of career advancement, there are things that any company can address in order to increase their employees' engagement and loyalty Continue Reading

  • Find the Hidden Career Potential In Your Dead-End Job

    Find the Hidden Career Potential In Your Dead-End Job

    How to see the value in every position

    There's no such thing as a dead-end job. There are only dead-end attitudes. Continue Reading

  • Do You Need To Step Out Of Your 'Bubble'?

    Do You Need To Step Out Of Your 'Bubble'?

    Here's my revelation for the week: I need to step out of my plastic bubble more often and be around people who are doing interesting things. Staying holed up at home, even if I'm busy with freelance work, means missing opportunities to network, get inspired, and recharge my batteries, which are practically on... Continue Reading

  • 5 Ways To Pump Up Your Career Muscle

    5 Ways To Pump Up Your Career Muscle

    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Your career is organic. It is a living, virtually breathing organism that needs to be nourished and exercised. Without attentive, continual care, you cannot expect your career heartbeat to remain vibrant and strong. To prevent career malnourishment, consider applying these five... Continue Reading

  • Feel Stuck? 5 Ways To Get Your Career Moving

    Feel Stuck? 5 Ways To Get Your Career Moving

    By Beverly Flaxington Do you feel like you should be further along in your career? Have you received performance reviews and felt disappointed that you didn't rate better? Are you stuck or frustrated in your job? You could be engaging in what a recent survey calls "career-limiting habits." The study found... Continue Reading

  • 11 Benefits Of Being Positive

    11 Benefits Of Being Positive

    By Jon Gordon Over the years I've done a lot of research on the positive effects of being positive and the negative effects of being negative. The research is clear. It really does pay to be positive and the benefits include enhanced health and longevity, happiness, career advancement, athletic performance,... Continue Reading

  • Creating Your Own Luck: 12 Steps for Advancing Your Career

    Creating Your Own Luck: 12 Steps for Advancing Your Career

    By Andrea Murad With St. Patrick's Day just behind us, many job seekers are hoping the luck of the Irish will have rubbed off on their careers. However, career professionals say unemployed workers can stop searching for four-leaf clovers and planting money trees and create their own luck. After all, luck is... Continue Reading

  • Going From Zero To Breakthrough In Your Career

    Going From Zero To Breakthrough In Your Career

    More than six million Americans will lose federal unemployment benefits in 2012, with 1.8 million running out in January alone. It's a scary situation to be in, and with rejection letters piling up and unemployment money quickly drying up, frustrated jobseekers are in need of a career breakthrough. As you can... Continue Reading

  • The Top 25 Companies For Career Opportunities

    The Top 25 Companies For Career Opportunities

    With the economy on a slow and staggered upswing, many Americans are just looking for a way to pay the bills. But some lucky job seekers will find themselves with more than just a job. They'll end up with a career. First, however, they need to know where to find it. Continue Reading

  • Grab That Promotion! Six Tips to Tackle Your Career Climb

    Grab That Promotion! Six Tips to Tackle Your Career Climb

    If you think you can get a promotion or a raise in this economy -- when you should be grateful just to get a paycheck, let alone a bigger one -- you just might be right. Your dreams of career advancement, higher pay, more fulfilling responsibilities and yes, that feeling of accomplishment, respect and elevated... Continue Reading

  • Three Nonprofits that Specialize in Career Advancement

    Three Nonprofits that Specialize in Career Advancement

    Job seekers who don't know where to turn in their quest for employment can get help from numerous nonprofit agencies for guidance. Many nonprofits across the country make it their mission to help place unemployed workers into jobs that they are qualified for. In addition to job placement, these agencies also... Continue Reading

  • Can Stress Be Good for Your Career?

    Can Stress Be Good for Your Career?

    In the new book The Right Fight: How Great Leaders Use Healthy Conflict to Drive Performance, Innovation, and Value, authors Saj-Nicole Joni and Damon Beyer state that contrary to popular belief, happy employees aren't necessarily the most driven or best employees, and that tension, channeled properly, can... Continue Reading

  • An Entry Level Job Success Story

    An Entry Level Job Success Story

    I have always been a fan of the new-graduate advice "Get your foot in the door." By that I mean find a job in the industry you want to work in, even if it is below your expectations, and get yourself on the inside. Then, work your tail off and prove you can do a lot more than what you were hired to do, and work... Continue Reading