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Practice Gratitude In Your Career

Mental health experts tell us that practicing gratitude is essential to living a happier and more satisfying life. This same principle can be applied to your professional life for increased success and happiness. Learn how to practice gratitude in your career and watch your days, weeks, and years become more fulfilling and productive.

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Career Opportunities in Manufacturing

A career in manufacturing involves turning raw materials into final products that are sold to buyers. This process includes the people who make the products and those in areas such as management, engineering, and design. Workers come up with product ideas, test the products for proper assembly, and manage the shipment and receipt of the goods. Because the manufacturing industry offers six career path clusters, gaining insight into each can help you decide which is right for you.

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Reinventing Yourself, Your Job, and Your Career

As 2024 begins, you may consider the changes you want to make in the new year. Like many people who have been working in the same industry for years, switching to a new industry may be part of your plan. Making the leap into uncharted territory is exciting. Trying something new can open doors to opportunities that provide even greater career growth. One of the first steps in transitioning to a new industry is learning to reinvent yourself. Preparation for what may lie ahead increases your odds of success and fulfillment.

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Leaving Your Job – How to Build Bridges Rather Than Burn Them

When you quit a job, be sure you leave behind an impression of professionalism. If you don’t, the adverse feelings you leave with your manager and colleagues will erase all the goodwill you worked hard to create. No matter how you feel about your job or coworkers, how you leave reflects on your character and judgment. Because you want a good reference, and you might work with colleagues for a different employer down the road, you want to move on in a professional manner.  

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From Temp to a Permanent Position – 3 Ways You Can Stick Around

If you’re looking for a permanent job, being hired as a temp is one way to start. Getting on the inside of a company gives you an advantage over external candidates when a full-time job opens up. Showing you blend with the culture increases your odds of permanently being hired on down the road. Determining that you work well with the team shows that you’re a good fit with the organization.

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Beyond the Honeymoon Stage—How to Make a Great Job Last

Congratulations—a new job is exciting! You’ve worked hard to gain the right experiences, build your resume, and wow your interviewers. And now you’re working just as hard to learn the ropes, get to know your coworkers, and develop a rapport with your boss, and you’re having fun doing it. You’re loving the company and they’re impressed by your effort and professionalism. So how can you keep up that momentum? Here are some tips to make a great job last beyond that initial honeymoon phase.

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3 Reasons Why Networking Often Leads to a Better Job

Most people shy away from networking. It can be intimidating, awkward, draining, and time-consuming. When so many of us are already pressed for time, the last thing we want to do at the end of a long day is attend a “networking event.” We’d much rather meet up with friends, check in with our families, or just sit in front of the TV for a few hours. But networking can be extremely valuable, for finding a new job and advancing your career. Here are three reasons why networking can lead to a better job.

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