Professional Development

How to Get Promoted Quickly – Without Destroying Your Work-life Balance

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Millennials tend to care more about work-life balance than Generation X does, but it’s not because millennials are short on ambition; they just have a different kind of ambition. Resarch from Bentley University tells us that millennials actually want successful, high-paying careers. In fact, three-quarters of them want to strut their stuff in major corporations at some…

5 Design Tips to Help You Invigorate Your Office Environment

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If you have generous financial backers and overflowing coffers, office design is a piece of cake. Just hire some designers and consultants, and presto: a brilliant work environment. Problem is, only about 15 percent of entrepreneurs secure funding from angel investors and venture capitalists. Most startups operate on shoestring budgets financed by personal savings and bank loans. That means…

How to Brand Yourself When Connecting on LinkedIn

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So you have a great LinkedIn profile that supports your personal brand. You have a great photo, a keyword-packed descriptive headline, and summary and experience sections that really sell your talents. You’re golden. Unfortunately, you only have 70 connections. This is not good because 1) a paltry number of connections limits your reach; 2) hiring authorities will not be…

5 Reasons Good Deals Get Rejected

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It’s one thing to lose a deal because you were playing hardball. It’s an entirely different — and more frustrating — situation when the other side is rejecting even your reasonable offers. When genuine attempts at negotiating in good faith are failing, you need a new approach — but it doesn’t mean you have to…