The Best Jobs for Introverts

The introvert relies mostly on themselves staying in an environment that rids themselves of any anxiety or negative thoughts so that they can welcome any ideas that may flow to them without forcing anything. The extrovert on the other hand uses other individuals to bounce their ideas off until a line of thought sticks and then they go in that direction. Both methods are proven to be valuable ways of producing creative results. Neither way is right or wrong and it’s important to know that 50% of the world is made up of introverts, Warren Buffett being one of them.
 

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How to Pass a Pre-Employment Assessment

How to Pass a Pre-Employment Assessment

If you’re actively job hunting at the time you’re reading this, you’re likely to run into at least one behavioral assessment during the interview process before landing your dream job. But what can an online test completed in 20 minutes tell employers about you? Learn what to expect in this interesting guest post from Stephanie McGuinn.

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The Most Important Soft Skills Engineers Need

The Most Important Soft Skills Engineers Need

In any career, success depends on a combination of both hard and soft skills. Hard, or technical skills, are important for obvious reasons: You wouldn’t hire an accountant who has never seen a spreadsheet before, for instance. Soft skills, though, are more intangible. There’s no objective measurement for them, and it can be challenging to determine which are most important in any given situation.

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Large Corporation Or A Small Company? Pros And Cons Of Working For Either One

Large Corporation Or A Small Company? Pros And Cons Of Working For Either One

When deciding where to look for your next job, there are a lot of factors to think about. Choosing the kind of company that you want to work for is a big one. Should you go for a large corporation and be a tiny cog in a big machine? Or should you go for a small company and potentially be a big fish trapped in a small pond? These pros and cons should help you out.

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4 Great Business Ideas for Stay At Home Mums

4 Great Business Ideas for Stay At Home Mums

During the first few years of being a new mum, all of your time is taken up looking after your little one. As they grow up, though, and especially after they start going to school, you might find yourself at something of a loose end. This can be a difficult period, perhaps the first in your life when it feels as if you have nothing to do, and is a difficult time for many parents. Fear not, though. Nowadays, there are plenty of jobs you can do from home. In fact, even many people who are not parents now prefer the comfort of working online, because it gives them a great deal of control over when and how much they work.

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First Day on the Job

First Day on the Job

B. S. Incorporated is a new book by Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss, recommended for fans of The Office and Office Space. Funny, insightful, and heartfelt, B.S., Incorporated is a feel-good story about people finding themselves and coming into their own while simultaneously skewering every aspect of life in Corporate America. It’s a book that anyone in the business world will get a huge kick out of… After all, every job contains a certain amount of B.S. Read an excerpt from the book.

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4 Keys to Freelancing: What You Need to Succeed on Your Own

4 Keys to Freelancing: What You Need to Succeed on Your Own

Those who dream about setting their own hours, working from home or just being their own boss may want to go into freelancing. However, being a freelancer is not always glamorous. You are responsible for finding clients, securing payment for services rendered and responsible for insurance and taxes. Here are some tips to help aspiring freelancers succeed in the self-employment game:

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8 Qualities Every Remote Employee Should Have

8 Qualities Every Remote Employee Should Have

Modern technology has enabled companies and employers to choose from a much wider, global talent pool of workers. This can result in some great solutions, products, and services, because you can have your pick of the best people from all over the globe. However, working with them remotely is also a challenge, because it’s hard to find someone who will embody all of the qualities needed to make remote working a possibility.

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5 Steps to Take before Asking for a Raise

5 Steps to Take before Asking for a Raise

So you think it’s time. You proved you’re a great worker and everyone from the team loves you. You want that raise and you know you deserve it. However, you also know that the job market isn’t fair. Employers keep assigning new responsibilities without increasing payments.  Do you know why that happens? Because, for most positions, they can always find a replacement if they are not willing to pay more and the employee decides to quit. Make sure to follow these steps before you ask for a raise.

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Research on the Job Hunt: Why, What, and How

Research on the Job Hunt: Why, What, and How

It’s safe to say most students are aware they should research a company before they send in their applications or go through an interview, but the reality is many do only a cursory amount of research, and some do none at all. Researching your prospective employer is a must for today's job hunter. This article will clue you to how to conduct it.

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Start a Side Project

Start a Side Project

It’s spring time of your junior year in college, and tomorrow your school has its biggest career fair of the year. Your friends are preparing and printing off their resumes and cover letters. They are rehearsing their 60 second pitches and one of your friends asks you, “Which companies are you targeting to see tomorrow?” All of a sudden, you get a rush of anxiety not knowing exactly what you want to do after you graduate or where to start.

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Your Guide to Becoming a CPA

Your Guide to Becoming a CPA

If you are looking to get into the field of finance, there is hardly a better career than that of a certified public accountant.  Compared to a non-certified public accountant, a CPA is qualified and allowed to perform tax services for the general public; in this capacity, you can service individuals, non-profit agencies, departments of government, and for-profit businesses. In these agencies you can keep records, assist tax preparation, and analyze their finances comparable to the market. 

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Networking Tips For Graduate Students

Networking Tips For Graduate Students

As you near the end of your graduate studies and plan to enter the workforce, one thing you cannot afford to forget is the art of networking. The better you build your network while you are still in school, the better you will be prepared for your experiences after it. To help you think through effective avenues to network and make relationships now,  here are some important tips to keep in mind.

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Working the Grind: 4 of the Most Challenging Jobs

Working the Grind: 4 of the Most Challenging Jobs

Every job has its challenges, but certain careers are known to be particularly difficult. Some of these jobs require employees to work in dangerous conditions while others are just plain stressful and mentally taxing. These four jobs are among the toughest careers you could ever have.

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Employment gaps: what you should always tell employers!

Employment gaps: what you should always tell employers!

The truth! There should not be an article printed or advice received from a hiring manager that suggests anything contrary and here’s the reason why: you never have to chase or track down the truth. Lies will follow and haunt you so it’s best to be honest or quiet. We have all experienced some form of an employment gap whether it was due to a lack of previous experience, being a student or separation from an employer. These things are natural occurrences and nothing to be ashamed of. No matter, the reason, be honest and if you cannot be honest, omit.

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Shift Your Mindset to Achieve your Career Goals in 2017

Shift Your Mindset to Achieve your Career Goals in 2017

A recent article in the New York Times described how the coach of the NY Knicks has been providing the team with mindfulness training with the goal of optimizing their athletic performance.  The idea of mindfulness is somewhat nebulous depending on personal preferences: it can take the form of meditating, writing in a daily journal, or creating an awareness to stay in the present moment.  It has the potential to calm racing thoughts and focus our intentions. 

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How to Manage Your Online Reputation

How to Manage Your Online Reputation

In most of the developed world, a significant part of professional networking is done online. There are a variety of apps, social media sites, and other channels that you can use to build your reputation. With so many channels of access for potential employers, colleagues, and friends, it’s important to be intentional about how your online actions portray you. When it comes to your career, you want that reputation to be trustworthy and professional. 

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Here’s How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Here’s How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

The basics of a resume are really pretty boring. Technically, it’s a list of what you’ve accomplished professionally. In a stack of hundreds of others, either in physical or electronic format, yours can be easily buried and forgotten. You deserve better than that, though. The majority of human resources staff say they spend less than 2 minutes looking at a resume. That’s just 120 seconds to show the reader that the person on paper is worth the opportunity to land the job.

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Careers 2016 - Realities & Remedies

Careers 2016 - Realities & Remedies

Back in 2009, I gravitated toward Twitter and Linkedin and gained expertise in those social platforms because I knew they would have a foothold in job searching. And so were podcasts-the revolution of learning. Two supposed trends that became mainstays and invaluable job search tools. As a seasoned career professional, I held unbridled faith that career issues would continue to evolve...

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