Career Advice: Career 101 for Recent Graduates, New Hires, and Would-be Corporate Climbers

Are you making the transition from college to the work force? Trying to get started or get ahead in your career?’s Career 101 provides career advice to help you get the most out of your career – whether you’re looking for your dream job, dealing with the day-to-day grind, or trying to get ahead in the workplace.

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Check Your Attitude at the Door - No, You're Not Crazy, Combating Negativity, Reach Out And Touch Your Emotions

The most disgruntled employees in today's companies are usually the twenty-somethings. Why? I think it's because the people running the corporate world are of a different generation. Parents in the late twentieth century were instructed to tell their children they could be anything they wanted, consuming a steady diet of “how to raise a happy, confident, socially skilled, psyc…

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Moving Up in the World - Acing Performance Reviews, Asking For A Raise, Pleasing The Promotion Gods, The “unofficial” Promotion

There may be no greater challenge in business than getting promoted. For every factor you can control (such as your skills and attitude), there are at least two that you can't (such as the economy and your company's infrastructure). Career author Harry Chambers tells us that in the era of streamlined organizations, companies have been flattened and downsized so that there are fewer m…

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People Management - Enlisting Cooperation, A Touch Of Sweetness, Creating Positive Relationships, Dealing With Difficult People

One company I worked for offered a course designed to improve employees’ interpersonal skills. I was in public relations and interacted with people all the time, so it was a no-brainer for me to sign up. On the first day of class, I was surprised to see that I was the only marketing person in the group. Most of my classmates were computer programmers and graphic designers. Later, I asked on…

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The Purposeful Workday - Where Has All The Time Gone?, Saying No, Battling Procrastination, You, Too, Can Be The “organized One”

Setting goals, generating visibility, solving company problems in the blink of an eye—these all sound great in theory, right? But when you're a newbie in the corporate world, you consider yourself lucky if you can just make it through the day without dropping one of the 10 plates you have spinning in the air. Besieged by a constant influx of new assignments, it's unthinkable t…

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Working the Crowd - Getting To Know The Boss, The Corporate Social Scene, Working Your Net, Using Social Networks

Now that you have the big-picture view of your new company, it is time to get to know people one-on-one. Establishing strong on-the-job relationships will drive your career growth and give you a reason to come to work in the morning. When you first meet new colleagues, it's hard to imagine having an informal lunch meeting with them or talking reality television in front of the watercooler. …

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