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May 12, 2014

Success Tips for Minority Professionals (and Everyone Else For That Matter)

Today, career transitions expert Taunee Besson, also President and Principal Consultant at Dallas-based Career Dimensions, shares wisdom on what minorities can do to drive career success.  These tips aren't just for the often under-represented, however.  Everyone can benefit from this sage advice.  — Maurice Gilbert In a corporate world still largely…
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May 5, 2014

Finding a Mentor

Career transitions expert Taunee Besson, also President and Principal Consultant at Dallas-based Career Dimensions, is back today to shed light on intentionally progressing your career by seeking out the wisdom of a more seasoned professional, as well as where to look to find one. — Maurice Gilbert Q: The last…
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April 21, 2014

Negotiating 101

Today Taunee Besson, an expert on career transitions and President and Principal Consultant at Dallas-based Career Dimensions, shares advice on how to negotiate effectively.  Read on for sound guidance on preparing for and carrying out negotiations over job offers and throughout your career. -- Maurice Gilbert Most people think of negotiating…
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February 25, 2014

Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Career Growth

Career growth has long been thought of as a ladder, with successful professionals working their way up and up, one step at a time.  But the steep, nearly vertical incline most of us think of when we think of ladders may not be the most realistic path anymore.  Horizontal growth…
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February 12, 2014

Getting a Leg Up

Whether you’re looking for work or you’re happily employed, being able to verbalize your capabilities and potential value is a huge part of maintaining a competitive edge.  This skill is essential, as so often a worker’s worth is determined by the results he or she can generate.  Your manager (or…
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January 22, 2014

The (High) Cost of Underperformers

Underperformers can cost you.  Big.  Staff who conspicuously slack off don’t last longer than a few abysmal performance reviews.  But when it comes to weak employees, the openly insubordinate are in the minority.  Most below average employees may exhibit strengths in critical areas, but turn up lacking in ways that…
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December 4, 2013

Is it Really a Dream Job?

These days, many of us are reinventing ourselves, learning new skill sets to become more versatile (read: more valuable) or changing careers and taking on entirely new responsibilities.  If you’re considering a career change, you’re probably aware of what may be in store for you: additional education or training and…
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December 2, 2013

Overachievers Under-Delivering: 6 Reasons Why

Everybody loves an overachiever.  Well, most employers, at any rate.  These are your give-it-all-you’ve-got, work-hard, work-late, slave-to-the-goals perfectionists.  Noble traits, indeed.  Some might argue future leadership lies among the ranks of overachievers.  But your overachievers may be failing you. Gail Miller of ERE.net offers six ways they could be falling…
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July 19, 2013

Skills To Get Ahead of the Competition In a Job Search

The job market today is extremely competitive. So just going in and making a great impression at an interview might not be enough to get you the job. You have to have something that will set you apart and ahead of your competition. One of the best ways to do…
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February 22, 2011

10 Work Strategies to Help Develop Your Career – Part 2

This is the second installment of 10 Strategies to Help Develop Your Career. See our website for last month's archived article. 6. Manage your own morale; in today's flat organization don't look to senior management to be your cheerleader. Be self-motivated. 7. Be deliberate in changing employers; if your learning…
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