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How to Negotiate your Salary Like a Pro


Over the last few years, the economy forced many to accept whatever job and salary they were offered in order to make ends meet.  As the economy continues to improve, new opportunities will be available.  Knowing how to negotiate your salary is key to your future success. Top companies are often prepared to negotiate competitive starting salaries to attract top talent, however, some companies are bound by policy or financial limitations.  The following tips will help you successfully negotiate the salary you deserve.

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5 Things Your Boss Wishes You Would Tell Them


With National Boss’s Day finally here, there is no better time to reflect on the contributions managers and leaders make every day to ensure their employees’ success. Building a strong relationship with your supervisor is crucial to understanding each other’s expectations, maintain quality performance output and achieve overall job satisfaction. In fact, 28 percent of employees would rather have a better boss than a $5,000 raise, according to the Randstad US Employee Engagement Study.

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Win Name Game to Advance Career

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A critical job skill is to learn and remember names fast, according to the author of a recent book for those starting out or starting over in a career. “It’s critical to show your dedication early in a new job,” says Phil Blair. “To establish a good reputation, you must put in the time. Learn names and roles quickly. Arrive early, stay late. Your hours may ease as you begin to understand your responsibilities and find ways to do them better in less time, but in the beginning, it’s all about not just showing up, but being there.”

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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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Survey Reveals 25 Unusual Team-Building Activities


Why break bread with colleagues when you can break dance? That’s what one company did for team building, according to a survey of 400 U.S. advertising and marketing executives by The Creative Group.  Advertising and marketing executives were asked, “What is the wackiest or most unusual team-building activity you’ve ever participated in or heard of a company participating in?” Here are some of their responses:

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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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Two-Thirds of Managers Need Guidance on How to Coach and Develop Careers

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North American employees report two-thirds of managers fail to actively engage in their career development, according to a poll by Right Management, the global career experts within ManpowerGroup. As talent shortages persist and employee retention becomes increasingly important, employers have an opportunity to make career development a priority by enabling their managers to coach and mentor their teams, advises Right Management.

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How to Have the Perfect Workday Infographic

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You might think the perfect workday includes a promotion or a raise, or perhaps your evil boss getting fired. Sadly, such monumental events don’t happen very often. The good news is that there are plenty of little things you can do to improve both your productivity and your happiness.  You don’t have to be unhappy at work or feel stuck at your desk all day. Use the tips shown in the infographic below to set yourself up to have the PERFECT Work Day!

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