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Use an Incentive to be More Successful (and Get More Done)

Photo: trazomfreak To begin 2011, 57-year old Martha Staten decided on an ambitious New Year’s resolution – to run every day for a year. 365 days, no exceptions. That’s definitely a lofty goal, so she added an unusual incentive to help reach her goal. Each day she ran, she’d drink a different beer. That way, if […]

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How to Connect With Your Boss

Photo:  Jackson Carson Want a quick way to connect with your boss? Show him or her that you understand what’s important to them. Whether it’s landing a certain kind of client, producing a certain deliverable, or hitting certain numbers, show that what’s important to him or her is what drives you.

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A Different Level of Inspiration

NCAA Wrestling National Championships Division 1 Anthony Robles vs. Matt McDonough This is the closest I’ve been to crying in a long time. Not from something sad or sappy, but from raw inspiration. The above video is absolutely amazing and I really hope you take the time to view it. Even if wresting isn’t your […]

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The Secret to Freelancing

Photo:  James Carter As someone who operates a job hunting website and career blog, but doesn’t have any formal web development training, I work with lot of freelancers. For the same reasons, I also read and write a lot about entrepreneurship, start-ups, side businesses, and, yes, freelancers. There is a ton of advice for aspiring […]

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Why Do People Care if I Forget Their Names?

I’m dreadful when it comes to remembering names (though certainly not alone). Just awful – the speed with which someone’s name leaves my memory upon hearing it is shocking. Because I’m so bad about remembering names, I have eternal patience for someone that forgets my name. I just want to hug them and tell them […]

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Why You Need to Start a Blog in 2012

Photo:  Breahn Foster This blog went live in October 2010. I launched it as a way to increase exposure for ApplyMate, but also to wade deeper into the employment/career/tech/Gen Y space where my usership is heavily concentrated. Along the way I’ve learned a lot, not only about the niche in which I was operating, but […]

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How to Be Remarkable (While Most Everyone Else is Terrible)

Photo:  Steven Depolo This is an excerpt from post I did for Brazen Careerist, a great social network for Generation Y professionals. To read the article in its entirety, check out the link to Brazen’s site below. [Update – full article now available below] One aspect of professional life that transcends industries, companies, cultures and geography is […]

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How to Negotiate a Raise (or other perks) in a Recession

Photo:  Guiri R. Reyes With unemployment staying stubbornly high at 9.1%, those who are lucky enough to have a job might be feeling kind of stuck (though some are still planning to leave). They don’t want to jump into the unemployment pool, but they feel undervalued and unfulfilled in their job. Rather than staying at […]

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4 Overlooked Ways to Make Money During Your Job Search

Photo: Leo Reynolds This is an excerpt from post I did for Brazen Careerist, a great social network for Generation Y professionals. To read the article in its entirety, check out the link to Brazen’s site below. Some people get lucky (or are really good) and land a job early on in their job search. Others are […]

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Careers – Why People Stay at Crappy Jobs

Photo: Adam Foster | Codefor How many people do you know that hate their jobs?  Granted, there are varying levels of unhappiness that one can feel from one’s job, but I’m talking about the people who truly loathe what they do.  For those who aren’t in their own personal hell everyday, what about the people […]

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