Month: February 2020

Two Hiring Trends that Will Affect Your Career

Each company solves the problem of staff shortages in its own way. Some develop tempting compensation packages and entice specialists from competing firms; others improve the system of training or invent special motivational programs. Each method has its pros and cons. A universal human resource management tool has not yet […]

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Salary Negotiation for Graduate Students

Many times, in interviews you will get asked the question, “So, what are your salary expectations?”. You do not want to be caught unprepared for that question. The question is designed really just to give the employer an idea of how close they are to what you need. To be […]

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Milestone 2: Build Your Connections

Build your One DU community of support which includes staff, employers, alumni and friends of the University all eager to support your career and professional success! Why is Building Connections Important? Nationally, about 70% of professionals indicate they found their job through networks and your time at DU is a […]

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The Importance of Proofreading for Your Career

Climbing up the career ladder is never easy, especially when your responsibilities and professional expectations are also rising. We know for a fact that every professional who has big plans for his career must be very attentive to his professional reputation. Your reputation as an employee or as a client […]

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6 Conversation Tips for Networking

A key part of the job search process is your ability to network. Networking is a way to stand out amongst your peers. When talking with colleagues, potential employers, and alumni, be sure you are your best professional self. Talk about your individual skill sets and background. Networking is also […]

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New Year Offers Chance to Improve

By Chemeketa SBDC The holidays have come and gone, a new year is here, and it’s a blank slate. A lot of people go through a slump in January and it’s hard to keep up the energy. Your business depends on your being motivated though, so you need to be playing […]

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After 30+ Years of Work, What Comes Next?

Do you remember graduating from college? Armed with your degree, a host of friends and supportive family, you were ready to jump into the job market. Thirty years or so later, many of us begin to think about the next step. We may have climbed the corporate ladder, taken off […]

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Bad Habits That Can Derail Your Business

Can we talk about your habits? Well, how about the ones that affect your business then? We all do things habitually, for better or worse, and those things have a direct bearing on the success (or not) of our businesses. Here’s a handful of them to watch out for. • Indecisiveness. You […]

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Four Important Leadership Qualities You Need in Business

What makes a great leader? In a recent survey, Harvard Business Publishing asked that very question. Hundreds of managers from companies around the globe weighed in on what leadership qualities matter the most. Ultimately, they narrowed it down to four: demonstrating integrity, managing complexity, inspiring engagement, and acting strategically. How do you […]

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