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What to Do When Your Job Doesn’t Offer Professional Development

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Jobs with plentiful professional development opportunities are highly sought after. According to a Gallup study, 87% of millennials (and 69% of other respondents) rate “professional or career growth and development opportunities” as being an important part of a job. After all, most people would love to be offered the chance to learn new skills, network, […]

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A Perfect Fit? How to Know if a Job is Right for You

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It’s your first day at a new job, and it’s not what you expected. Maybe you write it off as first-day jitters, but as time passes, you realize that you’re just not clicking with the organization’s culture. Perhaps you’re used to more approachable leadership, you miss your old job’s social outings, or maybe you’ve noticed […]

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Using a Career Break to Your Advantage

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There are a lot of reasons why you may need to step away from your career for a while. Becoming a parent, looking after a relative, or dealing with health issues can all lead you to need a break from work. When you first decide to step away from the office, you may worry about […]

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How to Advocate for Yourself in Performance Reviews

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It’s that time of year. Your performance review is on the calendar and you need to complete a self-assessment. Although the process can vary from one organization to the next, many of us share the general feelings of stress and unease brought on by performance appraisals. The review process can be opaque and leaves many […]

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