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Worklife Round-Up for May 21st, 2018

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This week we have a lot of lists, lists on switching careers, improving productivity, asking for a raise, and several others, …



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How to switch careers, from 20 people who did it

e asked all our readers who made the leap and switched jobs or industries or careers: What was your big career ‘pivot’? How did you make it? Here are our favorite words of wisdom from people who made the leap – plus some from everyone’s favorite dreamer: Dave Matthews. JOSH G.


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4 Things You Must Stop Doing to Increase Your Productivity! – StyleDispatch

Ever find yourself sitting at your desk at 5pm wondering how you still have so much left to do? A few extra minutes checking social media and one trip too many to the common area for a cup of coffee, and the day’s pretty much over without much to show for it.


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5 Things You Need To Know Before Asking For A Raise

Without a doubt, asking for a raise can be a difficult conversation. However, the reason the conversation is so stressful often has little to do with the money, and everything to do with whether your boss values you and your work. Here are five things you need to know before you ask for a raise.


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6 Expert Tips For Recent College Grads On The Job Hunt

The month of May is often an exciting time for college graduates as they enter the “real world,” and put their coursework to the real test of landing a great job worthy of their hard work, sweat and perhaps tears. Throughout my collegiate teaching career, students have asked me, “Professor Simpson, how do I land a great job after graduation?”


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Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out

Burnout hurts. When you burn out at work, you feel diminished, like a part of yourself has gone into hiding. Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable. It’s the opposite end of the spectrum from engagement. The engaged employee is energized, involved, and high-performing; the burned-out employee is exhausted, cynical, and overwhelmed.


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What NOT to Ask During an Initial Interview – StyleDispatch

The old saying is that “there is no such thing as a dumb question”. While that may or may not be true, there are definitely some questions job seekers should NEVER ASK in a first interview. StyleCareers.com recently conducted a survey of fashion industry recruiters (direct employers and agencies) to get an understanding of WHAT …


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A headhunter reveals the 4 words that will make your job application stand out

Nick Corcodilos, who has worked as a headhunter since 1979, has been helping applicants out with helpful tips on his website “Ask The Headhunter” since 1995. He says that failure to state you want the job, despite how obvious it may seem, suggests you’re not interested enough in working for the employer.

Chris Kidd is the owner of StyleCareers.com, StylePortfolios.com, StyleDispatch.com, FashionCareerFairs.com and MayoroftheMall.com.