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Where Will YOU Be In Five Years?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 | 0 comments

Where Will YOU Be In Five Years?

Have you ever been asked that vague question on a job interview, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” You know most of the reasons why the question is so bad: It begs a lame joke (“When, Ms. Manager, do you think you will be moving on?”), or brown-nosing (“I hope to be well along my career within this fine company”) and it assumes that you are going to...

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Under Armour’s Double Secret Lab

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 | 0 comments

Under Armour’s Double Secret Lab

Chances are good that you own at least one piece of Under Armour. That is, if you move off the couch once in awhile to get the endorphins flowing. Under Armour’s success has been reliant on the ability to constantly innovate and differentiate itself from the bigger boys in the industry. So, it keeps the place where it develops new products — dubbed the Under Armour “Innovation...

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Speling Counts

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012 | 0 comments

Speling Counts

They are watching you. Always watching. Every little thing you do. Every “i” you do not dot. Every “t” you do not cross. All the escapades, drinking, partying, gambling, and debauchery you post on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. And they DO pay attention to your grammar. Who, you ask? The grammar police? Nope, job recruiters. If you are looking for a job,...

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From Crack Dealer to Top Vegas Chef

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 | 0 comments

From Crack Dealer to Top Vegas Chef

You CAN turn your life around and make an honest living. Maybe going to prison to have time to figure it out is what it takes, and that’s exactly what Jeff Henderson did. Henderson became the first African-American chef at the Bellagio casino in Las Vegas before branding himself as “Chef Jeff” and starting The Henderson Group Inc., a catering, publishing, multimedia and...

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That’ll Do For Now

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 | 0 comments

That’ll Do For Now

It’s been a while since the last paycheck, and the finances are not looking good. Right now, you’re more concerned about making ends meet than finding the perfect job, but does taking that good-for-now job hurt your career in the long run? “If you take a temporary job after a year [of being unemployed], you can talk about it in subsequent job interviews and that says...

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Set Yourself Apart From the Rest

Posted by on Jun 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Set Yourself Apart From the Rest

Employers  get MILLIONS (I swear, I NEVER exaggerate) of resumes each year, so why should they look at yours? What makes YOU more employable than the next guy? Aside from printing your stellar resume on glittering lime green cardstock, author Jennifer Merritt–“The Wall Street Journal Guide to Building Your Career”–offers several career boosters to transform your run-of-the-mill...

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