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Practice Articulating Your Strengths

The hypothesis that employees are happier and more productive when their work aligns with their natural talents or strengths is based on research in the field of positive psychology. Two assessments designed to identify strengths – Gallup’s StrengthsFinder (or StrengthsQuest) and VIA’s Survey of Character … Read more

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To Stand Out to Employers, Learn to Write Well

Writing ability is valued by employers throughout the economy for good reason. Bad writing wastes people’s time and saps their mental energy, reducing productivity; it can  lead to misunderstandings and even costly mistakes. From a reader’s perspective, writing that is clear and coherent is easy … Read more

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To Build Career Capital, Pay Yourself First

Everyone can appreciate the value of accumulating savings in principle. It’s just that it is so hard to do in practice. By the time all the bills have been paid there never seems to be very much money, if any, left to invest. This is … Read more

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Contract Work – Embrace It!

In the early stages of your career and in certain fields, it is common to get hired on a contract basis. A contract may last for as little as three months, or as long as three years, but one common feature to most contracts is … Read more