Leaving a job? This is how to negotiate your exit

You’re familiar with negotiating the details when you’re offered a job, but how about when you lose a job? That’s right: If you get laid off or resign from a job, you shouldn’t sign your exit papers without taking time to carefully investigate what you can negotiate. In fact, you may have more leverage than you think.

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How to choose a college major when you’re interested in everything

It’s a question every would-be college student will ask at one point: “What should I major in?” Thing is, the answer might change—a few times.

So you graduated high school thinking your college major would be political science. Then you got to college and comparative literature became your jam—for a while, that is. Now you’re thinking law school. Or engineering. Or should you just go back to poli-sci? Or would throwing a dart at a list of majors help you decide best?

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Top five myths about finding a job

Trying to find a job can feel like an epic quest, full of smoke, mirrors, and plenty of perplexities—including some falsehoods that are meant to throw you off your game. These job search myths are tricky beasts. Even experienced job seekers believe—and spread—common misconceptions about the job search process. Yet these flawed ideas can derail your ability to nab a job offer.

There’s no magic involved in getting a job, but there are a number of myths. So, how do you separate fact from fiction?

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Moving without a job? Try these strategies

Moving to a new city is exciting. job moveMoving to a new city without a job? Stressful—but  not unheard of.

Some folks move to be closer to family, some move to be in a city with more affordable housing, some move to simply start fresh—whatever the reason may be, it’s definitely doable to move to a new location without having a job lined up. The trick is to start your search before you arrive in your new hometown, not after.

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9 traits of successful entrepreneurs you should develop in yourself

Entrepreneurial spirit—it’s a phrase you entrepreneurmight see in some job ads. Granted, your track record might not look like Mark Zuckerberg’s, Lori Greiner’s, or Richard Branson’s, but that doesn’t mean you can’t emulate successful entrepreneurs at work.

Put simply, awesome employees and successful entrepreneurs have more than a few traits in common—and employers are eager to hire such people. Being a self-starter can make you very desirable.

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Learn how to get a high-paying job

Want a bigger paycheck? Of course you do. Business woman climbing up on hand drawn staircase conceptThere’s nothing wrong with wanting to get a job where you can make money—lots of it. In fact, 63% of workers said compensation was “very important” to their overall job satisfaction, a recent Society for Human Resource Management survey found.

Unfortunately, the average raise is only 3%, according to WorldatWork’s 2017 Salary Budget Survey. So how can you make money fast instead of waiting for your salary to grow over time? By revving up your job search to focus on jobs that pay well. Yeah, that sounds obvious, but there’s actually a science behind it.

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How to stop workplace gossip

No one likes a gossip queen (or king), Gossip-3but rest assured, every office has one.

Blame human nature, says career and business etiquette speaker Karen Litzinger. “People like to gossip,” she says. “It can be cathartic. It can also be a bonding experience” to commiserate with a co-worker. As the saying goes, misery loves company.

Obviously, office gossip can have some big repercussions. “It can damage not only your relationships with your colleagues, but also hurt your own reputation,” Litzinger says.

So, if you’re someone who’s doing the gossiping, it’s time to keep your lips sealed. But you also have to be mindful of what you say about co-workers over digital channels, like Slack, Gchat, or email.

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