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HOW TO PROFIT FROM VOLUNTEER WORK


  Nothing is more annoying to me than reading a job description where the company wants to hire someone who already has experience doing the exact same job. Now, I know where they are coming from. They don’t want to take a risk, they don’t have the time or capability to train someone, and they want the person to jump right in and add value on day one. But from a candidate’s perspective, how are you ever supposed to get […]

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SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR A JOB YOU’RE NOT QUALIFIED FOR?


You’re scanning the career sites online and come across your ultimate dream job. It’s perfect, and you want it. Bad.   But wait—they’re looking for someone with 10+ years experience who’s managed a large team, and they prefer people with MBAs. And while you have great experience, you definitely don’t have those things. Should you apply, or would it just be a waste of everyone’s time when you don’t have what the position is really asking for?

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WARNING – THIS INTERVIEW MAY CREATE TOTAL JOB JEALOUSY


    From practical jokes with George Bush Sr. to asking Brad Pitt for ID, Payal’s found herself in some pretty funny situations over the course of her (very successful) career – spanning non-profits, marketing, banking, and government relations. She recently uprooted herself to London-town, but squeezed in time for an interview to dish the dirt on dropping names in DC, reneged job offers, and what not to do if she’s your mentor.   Payal, you worked for President Clinton […]

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7 RUTHLESS SIGNS IT’S TIME TO LEAVE YOUR JOB


Ever wondered when it’s time to switch roles or move companies? If you’re um-ing and ah-ing about moving on, here are some signs it’s usually time to pull the plug.

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FROM TV INFOMERCIALS TO THE TRADING FLOOR


Christian is a salesman if you’ve ever met one. Whether it’s convincing you to have one more drink at his favorite local pub in London, or negotiating prices with a vendor at the market, he stays true to his profession regardless of if he’s in or out of the office.   Specifically, Christian is on the sales side of trading.

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A SENTENCE THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE?


Have you ever been in an elevator and had someone say ‘tell me about you’? Me neither. But the fact remains that you need an elevator pitch before you realize it and step into the proverbial elevator. The thing is, when the need arises, it’s too late. You can’t wait till that moment to then start looking up this blog post and ask the person to wait while you think of something articulate and effective to say.

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