New Networks: Places You Never Knew You Could Make Connections

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When you’re job hunting, keep your mind open to any and all networking possibilities. Anywhere you visit can become a venue for making new contacts – and anyone you meet can be a potential source of information, insight or professional contacts. Stay Fit While You Network Whether it’s the gym, the golf course or the… Read more »

How to Break the Ice with Your New Boss

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“Rapport is the ability to enter someone else’s world, to make him feel that you understand him, that you have a strong common bond.” So says motivational speaker Tony Robbins as he describes rapport. It’s a skill anyone can learn – and perhaps at no time is it more important than when you’re building a… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Avoid This When Negotiating Salary

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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 »

Modifying Your Personal Branding

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Branding yourself on line is critical as you leverage your unique value, personality and skill set and position yourself as an expert in your field. But in order for it to work to your advantage, you need to regularly revisit your brand and make sure that what you offer online remains aligned with the fluctuating… Read more »

Tips for a Successful Phone Interview in Charleston

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A telephone job interview may seem easy and relatively effortless, at first blush. After all, you don’t have to wear uncomfortable heels or a stuffy suit, or stress out over getting caught in traffic or missing your expressway exit. But, never underestimate the power of the phone interview – or the need to prepare for… Read more »

Saving Money When Unemployed in Charleston

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No matter how you spin it, being unemployed is no fun. If you’re fortunate, you have a separation package and/or some unused paid time off to your credit. Unemployment income can keep the wolf away from the door for a while. But inevitably, financial reality sets in – and this reality bites. How do you… Read more »

Increasing Your Social Media Presence

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Whether you’re building your personal brand or that of your company – or both – it’s important to harness the power of social media, the scope of which grows and changes at lightning speed. Here are some strategies for increasing your influence and optimizing the value of your social media presence. Build a Community The… Read more »