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5 Essential Qualities of a Successful Leader

No matter your business role or industry, there are essential leadership qualities that you will need to master if you want long-term success. These qualities transcend the specifics of individual workplace politics or strategies.
 
A successful leader is able to provide solutions to unique problems in a consistent manner that comes from years of practice. ...




How to Land Your Dream Job — even if you’re unqualified

When we graduate college, most of us have no idea what we want to do.
 
We take whatever jobs comes our way without thinking about it too much.
 
But then, some time passes. After a few years of living life on “autopilot” — going to work, coming back home, going out to bars, having the more-than-occasional 3am quesadilla, and doing it all over again the next day — we start to want something more. ...




15 Cool Job Perks That Keep Employees Happy

Today's employers place a high premium on keeping workers happy. After all, research shows that happy workers are the most productive.
 
A strong mission, like-minded co-workers and a great company culture can be rewarding, but there are other, unique perks that can both attract prospective employees and keep your existing ones motivated and engaged. ...




4 Life and Business Lessons from Burning Man

What a temporary city in the desert can teach you about daily life.
 
 
After ten years of people nagging me, I finally did it: I went to Burning Man. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s quite the phenomenon. Every year, 70,000 people descend on one of the most remote, inhospitable desert playas in the world, and build a city. ...




Pre-Game Your Job Interview With These 5 Best Interviewing Tips for Military Veterans

As a vet, you know it pays to prepare. A job interview isn’t merely about knowing the right interview questions and  answers, or even “dressing for success.” Importantly, it’s also about maintaining your own comfort level, which is contagious no less. ...




The Best Way to Handle a Phone Interview

Employers today are increasingly requesting phone interviews with job candidates before they meet in person. This allows employers to ask pertinent questions, assess behavioral temperament, and evaluate personality and character before they commit to a face-to-face meeting. ...




Military Transition: Speaking Civilian Again

Every group has its own ‘language’. Remember when you joined the service and hardly understood what anyone was saying? Now you need to ‘learn the lingo’ used for your target jobs.
 
An easy first step is to pick out a couple of the words which describe what you want to do next. ...




Are You Bringing The Right Documents To Job Interviews? Find Out

Imagine this… you arrive to your interview confident and excited. You sit across from the hiring manager and he or she says, “Oh, I don’t have a copy of your résumé. Do you have an extra one with you?” Only to realize, you didn’t bring any. ...




6 Transition Mistakes To Avoid When You’re Getting Out Of The Military

There are some days you never forget — the day you turn 21, your wedding, and the birth of a child. But for those of us in the veteran community, those days also include your expiration of term of service day.
 
In 2010, burned out and ready to grow a beard, I left the Army and made damn near every mistake you can. ...




Are You a Job Snob?

Many people today find themselves unemployed and underemployed. They have skills, talents, experience and expertise that should make them highly sought after and desirable by employers. Why, then, do they find themselves working in a job paying a wage below what is competitive or struggling to find work at all?
 
I’ve always considered myself to be a survivor. ...