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Writing a Book? How to Self-Publish
By Sammi Caramela | June 17, 2017

Are you considering self-publishing your business book? Here's what you need to know about the process.

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Read a Book! It's Good for Your Career
By Sammi Caramela | June 12, 2017

Time spent with your nose in a book is not time wasted. In fact, it's productive. Find out how reading can benefit you in your career.

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7 Career Strategies for When You're in Between Jobs
By Nicole Fallon | April 12, 2017

Whether you were laid off or are in between contracts, here are some smart career strategies to help you get to the next opportunity.

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In a Career Rut? 5 Ways to Achieve Your Work Goals
By Paula Fernandes | March 20, 2017

If you're finding yourself stuck in your current career, you don't have to settle. Follow these steps to launch your career on a promising new trajectory.

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Screwed Up at Work? How to Keep Your Job and Move Forward
By Karina Fabian | March 17, 2017

Everybody makes mistakes, even on the job. Here are some tips for getting past a bad performance and on the road to future successes.

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Leave Your Job on Good Terms: Tips for Your Final Two Weeks
By Sammi Caramela | February 28, 2017

Just turned in your resignation? Don't spend your last two weeks slacking off — help your employer and team with the transition with these key tips.

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5 Promotable Personality Traits That Will Help You Get Ahead
By Shannon Gausepohl | February 20, 2017

Want a promotion? You might have a better chance if you exhibit certain personality traits. Find out which five personality traits can help you get ahead.

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9 Career-Boosting Habits You Should Adopt
By Shannon Gausepohl | December 30, 2016

Get rid of bad habits and take on these from the advice of experts.

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4 Ways Entry-Level Employees Can Show Leadership
By Nicole Fallon | November 10, 2016

Just because you don't manage employees doesn't mean you're not a leader. Here's what entry-level employees can do to build and demonstrate their leadership skills right now.

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Want a Job That Makes You Happy? Work for a Small Business
By Chad Brooks | October 30, 2016

Employees of small businesses have higher levels of happiness than workers at large companies.

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8 Reasons to Quit Your Awful Job
By Shannon Gausepohl | July 27, 2016

Leaning toward leaving your current job but are unsure? If you're experiencing a few or more of the below, it might be time to get back on the job hunt.

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Want a Career Boost? Become a Mentor
By Nicole Fallon | July 25, 2016

Mentees aren't the only ones who benefit from a mentorship. Here's how being a mentor can help your own career, too.

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Ready to Move On? How to Tell It's Time to Quit Your Job
By Nicole Fallon | July 25, 2016

Have you been at your current job too long? Here's how you'll know it's time to look for new opportunities.

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The Gig Economy's Growing Influence on the American Workforce
By Adam Uzialko | July 02, 2016

A recent study from economists Alan B. Krueger and Lawrence F. Katz sheds light on the growth of contingent work and alternative employment arrangements in the American economy.

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Laid Off? 5 Steps to Move Forward
By Nicole Fallon | May 19, 2016

Losing your job is a difficult situation to face. If you've been laid off, here are the next steps you can take to keep your career moving in the right direction.

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My Job Description: The Pianist
By Brittney Morgan | April 07, 2016

Ever wonder what it would be like to play piano for a living? Eunbi Kim discusses the pros and cons of her career.

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6 Proven Ways to Negotiate a Higher Salary
By Marci Martin | April 01, 2016

You got the job offer — now it's time to negotiate your salary. Here are a few tips to help you along the way.

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My Job Description: The Dance Therapist
By Brittney Morgan | March 17, 2016

Dance therapist Erica Hornthal talks about how she combined her passion for art and helping others to create a career.

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My Job Description: The Professional Tea Taster
By Brittney Morgan | January 27, 2016

Did you know you can taste tea for a living? Business News Daily asked master tea taster Sebastian Michaelis all about his career.

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10 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit Your Job
By Elizabeth Peterson | January 26, 2016

Thinking about quitting your job? You may want to think twice. Here are 10 reasons to stick it out.

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My Job Description: The Radio Show Host
By Brittney Morgan | January 09, 2016

Radio talk show host Ward Anderson tells Business News Daily all about what it's like to have a career as an on-air personality.

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My Job Description: The Bakery Owner
By Brittney Morgan | December 24, 2015

Custom cake baker and snack business owner Melody Lan dishes on whether or not her career is actually a piece of cake.

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My Job Description: The Beekeeper
By Brittney Morgan | December 19, 2015

Professional beekeeper Edwin Medrano discusses his career and what it's really like to work with bees for a living.

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Navigating Your Career Path: How to Map It Out
By Nicole Fallon | December 15, 2015

Want to get your career on the right track? It helps to have a plan.

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My Job Description: The Rock Band Manager
By Brittney Morgan | December 03, 2015

Band manager and author Jill Meniketti dishes on what it's really like to work with rock stars.

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Got Fired? Here's What You Should Do Next
By Brittney Morgan | September 22, 2015

Have you just been fired or laid off? Here are the first five things you should do to recover your career.

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5 Proven Ways to Get a Promotion
By Brittney Morgan | September 02, 2015

Ready to move up in your company? If you want a promotion, make sure you do these five things.

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Faking It at Work? Why You're Better Off Just Being Yourself
By Chad Brooks | August 13, 2015

Acting inauthentic at work can make employees feel immoral and eventually leads to disengagement and job burnout.

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5 Career Lessons from April Ludgate of 'Parks and Recreation'
By Brittney Morgan | August 07, 2015

Need some career inspiration? Here are 5 lessons you can learn from beloved (albeit cynical and sarcastic) "Parks and Recreation" character April Ludgate.

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Getting a Job in IT: Tips for College Students & Graduates
By Ed Tittel | July 31, 2015

College students studying computer science and information technology can avoid getting stuck at the end of the academic line by being proactive.