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How to Find a Career That Excites You

How to Find a Career That Excites You

Job seekers today place much more importance on job satisfaction and meaning than previous generations. But in reality, few people have 'a calling' in life. For many people, it's difficult to identify a job or vocation that feels right for them. How do you know if a job is right for you? These six steps can help get you on the right path. 

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots: Picking the Right 'Yellow-Ribbon College' for Your Post-Military Career

The View from Someone Else’s Boots: Picking the Right 'Yellow-Ribbon College' for Your Post-Military Career

Are you a veteran transitioning back into civilian life? Have you considered returning to education? Depending on your career goal, updating or expanding your qualifications can lead to increased opportunities. 'Yellow Ribbon' Colleges could make this a better option for you.  

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Six New Job Search Trends for the New Year

Six New Job Search Trends for the New Year

The recruitment landscape has changed dramatically over the last 5-10 years. Is your job search strategy still relevant? As we head into 2016, we look at six new trends over the last year, that you should be staying up to date with to make your search for employment a success.

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Celebrate World Braille Day on January 4th!

Celebrate World Braille Day on January 4th!

The invention of Braille has been a lifeline to millions of blind and visually impaired people, giving them access to education through literacy. We celebrate its invention globally each year on the inventor Louise Braille's birthday. But over 90% of all published materials are still inaccessible blind and visually impaired people because of current international copyright laws. This is why the World Blind Union is trying to break this last barrier through their 'Right to Read' campaign.

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Create and Achieve Your Big Dreams

Create and Achieve Your Big Dreams

It's important to have goals for yourself: both short term and long term. If you can't envision where you want to be- you'll never get there. Sometimes our dreams can seem unrealistic or out of reach. Or you may not be sure of what your dream is. But whatever you would like to do, it will most likely involve both successes and setbacks.

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The View from Someone Else’s Boots, 'Ban the Box' in the Workplace and Exactly What it Means to You

The View from Someone Else’s Boots, 'Ban the Box' in the Workplace and Exactly What it Means to You

Have you heard of the new 'Ban the Box' initiative? It's aim is to improve ex-offenders employment opportunities, which have been bleak for many years. This could also be good news for some people with disabilities in improving their employment prospects.

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How to Tell When It’s Time to Move On From Your Current Job

How to Tell When It’s Time to Move On From Your Current Job

Change is never easy, especially major life changes. It can be really daunting when considering whether or not to move onto a new job or career. Here are some indicators to think about when you're at a crossroads.

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How to Develop your “Elevator Speech”

How to Develop your “Elevator Speech”

Can you sum up your business value in 15 seconds? In just about every industry self-presentation is vital, particularly if others' instant assumptions about you are bias and false. Preparing and practicing your 'sales pitch' can be the difference between getting hired or not. Learn how to identify your core values, skills and goals to ensure you always start off every networking opportunity from a strong position.

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Why Does It Take So Long to Hear Back After an Interview?

Why Does It Take So Long to Hear Back After an Interview?

Searching for a job is often frustratingly time consuming and a full time job in itself. You finally manage to get to the interview stage and then.... even more waiting! But before you write off that interview, you should know there are a number of factors that could be delaying you receiving that job offer.

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It’s Time to Tap Into your Dependable Strengths

It’s Time to Tap Into your Dependable Strengths

Have you heard of Dr. Bernard Haldane's Dependable Strengths Articulation Process (DSAP)? Identifying and understanding your valuable and unique personal strengths is crucial to confidently navigating the hiring process and showing your value to prospective employers. The Dependable Strengths Program is particularly benefiting college students as they transition into the working world.

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