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How to Get the Right Kind of Feedback in Your New Job (Because Your Success Depends on It)

The first 90 days of your new job are crucial to set yourself up for long-term career success. It’s where you make good on the promises you touted during your interview and set the stage for how people perceive you.

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7 Email Templates You Need When You Start a New Job

It’s your first week on the job, and age-old wisdom tells you that it’s important that you make a splash and hit the ground running.

But, uhhh… how? What the heck are you supposed to say in order to impress …

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Classic Career Advice You Shouldn’t Forget, According to Oprah

Oprah threw out some serious wisdom to the 2018 class at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s recent commencement ceremony.

She started off her address to the world’s future writers, journalists, reporters, and speakers with the bad news: …

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This Is How You Job Search Without Your Boss Finding Out

You’re in the heat of the job search, filling out applications and scheduling interviews left and right. The issue? Making sure your current boss doesn’t find out what you’re up to.

I know you’re nodding yes because this is a …

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The Handy Checklist That Guarantees You’ll Start Your New Job on the Right Note

Starting a new job is exhilarating. And the opportunities are endless—a new chance to make an awesome first impression, new responsibilities to help you grow, new professional connections who could turn into friends, even a new (and clean) desk.

But …

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The Best Question to Ask Your Boss Whenever You’re Assigned a New Project

When I started at my current role, my manager told me, “The first time you do this task, it’ll take an hour. But once you do it several more times, it should only take you about 15 minutes.”

And she …

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3 Polite Ways to End That Networking Conversation (That Don’t Involve Obvious Excuses)

Here’s the thing: I don’t really struggle to start conversations with people. But, I’ll be the first to admit that I find it challenging to end them.

This is especially true in networking situations when my nerves are already a …

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7 Statements That’ll Motivate You to Finally Kick Off Your Job Search

I have a lot of friends who don’t like their jobs—whether it’s because they don’t get along with their boss, or they’re not motivated by the work they’re doing, or because they simply don’t feel challenged.

Those same friends, however, …

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Here’s How Hiring Managers Look at Those Quirky Job Titles on Your Resume

Nowadays, there are some pretty crazy job titles, and even as someone who works in the career space I’ve yet to fully understand them all.

Then, of course, comes the issue of ambiguous titles. For example, I’m an editor—but I …

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10 Traits of a Great Manager, According to Google’s Internal Research

20 years ago, you probably would’ve laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What’s a google?

But, as you know, Google’s become the largest entity in one of the biggest …

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