Is a Career Change Worth a Pay Cut?

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A career change can be exhilarating, exciting and at the same time, more than a little scary. This is especially true if your job switch comes with a significant cut in pay. Should salary be your main focus as you consider the next step along your professional path? There are several factors to consider including… Read more »

Put Your Best Foot Forward with an Excellent Cover Letter

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As a complement to your resume, your cover letter distinguishes you from other candidates and introduces you as the best person for an employer to hire. It’s an opportunity to specifically relate your qualifications to the position and to describe your passion for the job and the hiring organization. Here are some tips for creating… Read more »

Surviving the Workday as a Middle Manager

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Middle managers are crucial to the success of a company. But “managing in the middle” can be challenging, especially as the workplace changes, mid-level managers take on additional authority, and organizational charts become flatter. What does it take to add value on a day-to-day basis? Mediate and Communicate Walk a mile in the other person’s… Read more »

What Not to Say when Negotiating Your Wage

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Salary negotiations are not for the faint of heart. You won’t be able to live with it afterwards if you undercut yourself, but at the same time, the last thing you want to do is offend your new employer. How do you strike that balance and emerge from negotiations with everyone satisfied and ready to… Read more »