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14 Strategies to Maximize Your Next Pay Raise

  Effectively asking for a raise and negotiating a significant salary increase is no easy feat in today’s uncertain economy.  Frankly, how to negotiate a salary increase is a professional skill everyone needs to master. When you want a raise, the best way is to plan for the raise…don’t just ask out of the blue.  […]

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Aggressive and Defensive: The Right Way to Drive Your Executive Career

  Thursday, 9/28 was my 23rd wedding anniversary, and my hubby and I went out to a local comedy show and dinner to celebrate. The headliner of the evening was a comic named Joe Conti. Salt-of-the-earth Jersey guy with the funny but somewhat typical poke-fun-of-Jersey-but-love-Jersey humor. Joe started to joke about NJ drivers. He said, […]

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8 Job Search Staples You Need to Survive an Executive Layoff Unscathed

  On Sept. 21st, 2017, Business Insider published “Hewlett Packard Enterprise is cutting 5,000 jobs as part of a wider effort to slash costs at the company.” However, small or large, no company is immune to the layoff phenomenon. And no job is immune from the downsizing phenomenon. Your career is in play. Always.   […]

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Is Staying in a Bad Job Worse Than Being Unemployed?

  A study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology cited by Oxford Academic attempts to address if staying in a bad job is worse for your health than remaining unemployed. The hypothesis to prove/disprove for their study is: “There is little evidence on whether becoming re-employed in poor quality work is better for health […]

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Trees & Sewage: A Lesson In Career Planning and Resume Readiness

  We have many old, beautiful trees throughout my town. My town is nicknamed “The Borough of “Trees” on the welcome sign entering the town since we have so many massive, shade-bearing trees. The long, gnarled tree roots abound. These trees grow in such volume and density that they can puncture pipes and grow within […]

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