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People you should talk to about your career

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

Many of today’s youth watch their favourite celebrities or professional athletes on TV and think, “I want to do that when I grow up.” And while there are a select few who may go on to achieve fame and fortune, the vast majority need a reality check — and some help from those around them.
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Career Pathing for High Potential Employees

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

When you think about ways to increase engagement and boost retention amongst high-performing individuals, you likely think about raising those employees’ pay, giving them more vacation time or offering more benefits. Though it may not be the first option you consider, however, career pathing could be one of your strongest engagement and retention tools available.
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The Info You’ll Need to Complete a Job Application

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Filling out job applications can be tedious business and often requires sharing a lot of information about yourself. While it’s obvious why employers ask for basic information such as your age and contact information, some of their requests may seem a little out of left field.
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Job or Career? How to Decide Which is Right for You

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

There are two types of people in this world: the ones who entertain and the ones who observe job people and career people. Neither one is better than the other – it’s simply a matter of personal preference. After all, not everyone feels the need or desire to work their way up the corporate ladder, while others dream of having a corner office with a view and an executive job title.
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How to Be a Star in Your First Year

Matthew Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Starting a new job often comes with a lot of additional concerns for which you may not have bargained. From learning people’s names and getting used to a new routine to setting up your benefits and completing necessary training, there’s a lot demanding your attention aside from your basic job duties.

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Should You Accept That Job Offer?

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

Congratulations! After weeks of updating your CV, applying to jobs and enduring the rigorous interview process, you finally have a job offer. So why haven’t you accepted it yet? Perhaps you are having reservations about leaving your current job, torn between another job offer or simply not sure it’s the right fit. Whatever the reason, it’s important to explore it. Here are some expert-approved do’s and don’ts to consider before accepting a job offer.

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What To Do When Your Boss Takes Credit for Your Work

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

Having 99 problems at work is nothing new — but what do you do if your boss is a problem? Specifically, what if your boss keeps taking credit for work that you have put your blood, sweat and tears to create? This can be a tough spot to find yourself in, but the good news is there may be a few things you can do about it.

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The Rules of Online Networking for Your Job Search

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

As you’ve probably heard by now, professional networking is an essential skill — some might call it a “necessary evil” — that can help you further your career. The people you meet through networking can point you to your next career move, act as references for jobs you’re applying for and mentor you in ways you never thought possible.

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