Career Advice

Eight Great Ways to Be Promotable


No matter what the job, there are certain qualities that all top-performing employees share, according to the author of a recent book for those starting out or starting over in a career. “There are success skills applicable to almost any kind of work,” says Phil Blair. “They’re portable. You can take them with you from job to job. Master them and you are master of your fate.” Blair is the author of “Job Won! 500,000 Hires and Counting“. For more than three decades he has co-owned Manpower San Diego, the largest Manpower franchise in the U.S. His firm is San Diego’s fourth largest for-profit employer, providing approximately 3,500 jobs daily.

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Ask For A Pay Raise … Or Get A Root Canal?


New Study Reveals What People Would Rather Do Than Ask for a Raise and Provides Insight Into Worker Confidence About Salary and Jobs. If the thought of asking for a raise makes you want to scrub the floors, update your resume or spend quality time at the dentist’s office, you’re not alone. While 89 percent of U.S. workers surveyed by staffing firm Robert Half believe they deserve a raise, just over half (54 percent) plan to ask for one this year. Instead of making the case for a pay bump, many workers would rather clean the house (32 percent), look for a new job (13 percent), get a root canal (7 percent) or be audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (6 percent).

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25 Things I Wish I Had Learned in Law School


Students readying themselves for law careers should take time to set books aside and gain practical work experience while in school, according to a survey of 350 U.S. and Canadian lawyers by Robert Half Legal, a premier legal staffing and consulting services firm. Lawyers were asked, “What, if anything, do you wish you had learned in law school that would have better prepared you to practice law?” Among their responses:

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Tips to Help Graduates Achieve an A+ in Financial Well-Being


Developing Healthy Spending and Savings Routines Early Are Key to Long-Term Financial Success. Graduating? Now what? The first year following graduation can be a crucial time as numerous students make the transition from classroom to career. The choices made early in life can have a long-lasting positive or negative impact on one’s financial future. To help graduates get started on the right financial foot, SunTrust Bank is offering tips for building a solid foundation for long-term financial success.  

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5 Questions New Graduates Should Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

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How can 2015 grads just starting their career journey improve the odds that their first job is the right one — especially this year when employers are hiring, and there may be a second or third offer waiting in the wings? “It’s not surprising coming out of the previously poor economy, that new grads may feel pressure to accept the first offer they receive, thinking that the ideal job is in a distant future,” says Katharine Brooks, executive director of personal and career development at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. “But, there are questions to ask before accepting a job that can help determine if it’s really the best career choice and a good first step.”

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The Senior Struggle #TheStruggleisReal

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This touching narrative speaks to the struggle college students face when trying to find a job. It reflects on the difficulties of job boards and how offers a solution that can connect students and other career professionals to the right job. #TheStruggleIsReal As a college student, I used to believe that I had so many opportunities for the future. I could be anybody I wanted to be. I thought all I needed was the college degree, and employers would practically be throwing themselves at me. That was the idea that everyone would drill into our minds: “get a degree to get a job.”

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Research Reveals Five Job Interview Deal Breakers

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It should go without saying, but checking your smartphone isn’t a smart move during a job interview. In fact, it’s the top way to blow your chances with a prospective employer, new research by The Creative Group shows. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of advertising and marketing executives surveyed said it’s likely they’d remove a candidate from consideration if the person used his or her phone during the interview.

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Is Graduate School for You?

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You’ve graduated, now what? Attending graduate school immediately after graduation may be the one of the options you are considering. If so, careful reflection on your reasons for wanting to continue your education will help to ensure your success. If you know which career you would like to pursue, and if an advanced degree is required for entry into that field, then graduate school is definitely for you. Some examples of graduate schools include Law, medicine, and college or university teaching. All of these career fields are areas in which education beyond the baccalaureate level is required.

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Checking Email in Meetings a Frequent Occurrence, but Managers Don’t Like It

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Let’s face it, we all check email during meetings. But it doesn’t mean managers like it. While two-thirds (67 percent) of managers recently surveyed by Robert Half Management Resources said it’s at least somewhat common for workers to read and respond to emails on mobile devices during business meetings, just 6 percent said it’s perfectly acceptable to do so.

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