The Answer to: “Is It the Right Time to Ask for a Raise?”

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Deciding when to ask your boss for a raise is stressful. It involves a certain level of risk—what happens if they say no?—not to mention, money is a difficult subject to talk about in any situation, let alone with a …

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How to Know if a Job is the Right Fit—Before Accepting the Offer

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It’s your first day at a new job, and it’s nothing like you expected. Maybe you write it off as first-day jitters. But as time goes by you realize that you’re just not clicking with the organization’s culture.

Perhaps you’re …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
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How to Relate to Your Co-workers When They’re All Younger Than You

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Have you ever found yourself secretly checking UrbanDictionary.com or Google to decipher an acronym your boss used? Or been surprised by a colleague’s knowledge of the movie Cruel Intentions—only to discover they went to the “20th anniversary” showing of a …

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills | How to Master Both

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You may have heard valuable workplace skills grouped into two categories: “hard” and “soft.” Just about everyone has a bit from both Column A and Column B.

But what’s the difference between the two categories? And how can you express …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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8 Times Candidates Didn’t Get Hired Because of Something They Put on Social Media

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We know you’ve heard you should clean up your social media so that you can be a presentable professional, especially when you’re looking for a new job. But do you know how it could actually hurt you?

We’ve collected real …

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