Proceed With Caution: Three Mistakes Professionals Can Make During the Holidays

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The holidays are a time for fun and good cheer, and while there is plenty of it to go around, as a professional it’s important that you don’t do anything that can put you on the naughty list with management. So as you prepare to deck the halls, here are three things to watch out for that could come back to haunt you like you were Ebenezer Scrooge:

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What You Need to Know When Coming Up With a Target Salary

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You can expect that at some point salary will be part of any new job discussion. With this in mind, you need to have a well-developed sense of the value you can bring to a company and an idea of what a position in your area typically pays. By knowing this, you can negotiate and speak intelligently about the job you are seeking. Here are a few tips to help you come up with a target salary.

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3 Hacks That Can Help You Move The Hiring Process Along

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How long does it take between sending in your application and securing the job? The average Hiring Process in the United States takes around 30 days for a full-time employee, and even longer when it comes to a senior management position. While some patience will be required, there are some things you can do in order to help the process along, and keep things from going stagnant:

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Feeling Restless? Tools For Deciding Whether It Is Time To Look For A New Job

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Every professional gets restless from time to time. No matter how much you might like your job, it is natural for job satisfaction to ebb and flow.  So what do you do when that sense of restlessness sticks around longer than usual? Is it time to look for greener pastures, or you should you just continue to ride it out? Here are three things you can do that will help you determine whether it is time to start looking for your next job:

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The Most Productive Month: Four Hacks For Getting Things Done This October

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Did you know that studies have shown that October as the most productive month of the year? In fact, the study has pinpointed 11am on a Monday in October as the most productive time of the year, which makes sense, considering that you are rested, full of Pumpkin Spice coffee, and ready to take on the work week. Of course, productivity slowly drops throughout the week, so the question becomes, how do you keep that 11am Monday morning productivity going until Friday at 5pm? Here are four hacks that will help you stay productive:

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On a Non-Linear Career Path? Here’s How To Handle Your Next Interview

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Worried that you do not have a clearly defined career path for your future? You are not alone: a recent LinkedIn study showed that, even after ten years in the workforce, nearly half of all workers are not sure what their career path should look like. While it is tempting to consider your career as a ladder you should always be climbing, taking a non-linear path may actually yield better results for your career. When it comes time to interview for a job considered either a lateral move, or even a step down on the ladder, here are some tips on how to handle yourself during the interview:

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