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From the category archives: Career Planning

Career Planning

How Business Plans for Small Businesses Have Changed

How Business Plans for Small Businesses Have Changed

Once you have an idea for your business, what next? Creating a solid business plan is the very foundation of your business. It will help you map every part and ensure you've done the research and planning necessary for every phase. But are traditional business plan formats still relevant to today's entrepreneur?  

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Cover Letters Aren’t What They Used To Be

Cover Letters Aren’t What They Used To Be

The recruitment process has hugely changed since the start of the 21st century, along with employers' expectations of candidates. But has this affected the use of cover letters? 

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What You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

What You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

Have you ever considered starting your own business? Being self-employed carries as many benefits as it does risks. We've all heard the statistic of 50% of businesses failing within their first year. So what can you do to improve your chances of success? As a business owner with a disability, who successfully made the leap into self-employment himself, Jim Hasse shares valuable tips for anyone thinking about launching a startup. 

 

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5 Reasons to Consider a Career in STEM

5 Reasons to Consider a Career in STEM

Have you ever considered a career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field? With the technology revolution, STEM related skills and qualifications are in high demand across almost all industries! Newly created and existing jobs globally, are becoming increasingly data driven and reliant on new technology for economic growth, and being tech savvy is fast becoming an expectation of candidates.... 

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How to Reenter the Workforce As If You Never Left

How to Reenter the Workforce As If You Never Left

Are you considering returning to work after taking time out from employment? It can be difficult transitioning back into the working world. Where do you start? How should you address your absence with new employers? Use these five tips to help make the transition smoother...

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How to Choose an On-the-Job Mentor Who Is Right for You

How to Choose an On-the-Job Mentor Who Is Right for You

Having the guidance and support of a mentor can really boost your career prospects, regardless of your level of experience. You can gain valuable insight into a particular company or field, that would otherwise take you months or years to learn on your own. There are mentorship programs across the country that students and recent graduates can get involved in, and even programs specifically for people with disabilities. But anyone can build a mentoring relationship with peers, whose careers or experience you admire. Here are some factors to keep in mind, when you're searching for a mentor that's right for you.

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How to Make the Most of Your College’s Career Services

How to Make the Most of Your College’s Career Services

Leaving education to enter the working world can be a real culture shock! Navigating the job market independently, with little employment experience is no easy task. But you can make it much easier for yourself by planning ahead while you're still a student. College career services are available to all students and provide free expert guidance to help you in planning your future. You can access many career building opportunities through their resources, like graduate focused job fairs, career assessments and employers actively recruiting from your college. Make sure you are tapping into all your college offers.

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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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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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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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