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Questions That Successful People Ask Themselves

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Ask yourself critical questions on the way to success.

There is no set way to become successful, no guide. You don’t have to emulate every single thing that a successful person, such as reach the same books, listen to the same podcasts, watch the same movies. However, it doesn’t hurt to pick and choose certain rituals that many successful people do and apply them to yourself. Questions, for example, are a great way to probe deeper into your thoughts and mind and find out what you can do to be a better employee/manager/etc. Asking yourself questions is a way to criticize yourself and find out what you can do better. These questions are a great place to start.

10 interviewing tips that lead to high job offers

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The best interviewees use these mental tips to garner job offers.

Go into every interview with the end-goal of receiving a job offer. Make it your decision as to whether you want to work for the company rather than letting the company determine whether you are a fit.

While interviewing is not always easy, there are certain tricks which can be implemented to increase one’s odds of getting the offer and making the hiring manager confident that you are the right applicant. Here are 10 ways to do so:

10 jobs that pay you to be on social media all day

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Imagine a world where you don’t have to cover your screen when your boss walks by so she doesn’t see you checking Facebook for the millionth time. Or a work environment where it’s considered mandatory to be glued to your phone, snapping away and scrolling through Instagram with a vengeance.

Well, this world exists, and you could be part of it, getting paid to help companies successfully market their products and services on social media.

Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Monster found 10 social media jobs in the digital marketing space where you’d spend at least part of your 9-to-5 scrolling, liking and sharing with the world.

How to get your professor's help finding a job

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While you’re still at college, there’s probably nobody more qualified to vouch for your performance than your professors—yet they’re often the last people you’d ask to help get you a job. It can be scary enough asking professors to help support you on class projects, let alone asking them to recommend you for a job, right?

But the thing is, most professors have excellent contacts in the professional world. And if they know you and like you, they’d be more than happy to help you succeed once you graduate.

But here’s the rub: They have to know you, and they have to be familiar with your work. For this article, we asked college-focused career experts how you can build those relationships now to put your professors in a better position to help you—so you’ll have one more career ally to help you land a job after graduation.

8 jobs where you get paid to travel

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We get it. The daily grind in Cubicleville can take its toll—especially on those who love to travel. The good news: There are plenty of great jobs for people with wanderlust.

And chances are, the younger you are, the more pumped you are to find a job with travel perks. According to a recent survey by Hipmunk, 38% of millennials travel for business, compared to just 23% of Gen Xers and 8% of baby boomers.

So, if you’re looking for work where you get to see the world, consider these eight careers where travel is an essential part of the job.

7 ways to make your job search less tedious

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Job searching may be at the bottom of your “fun things to do” list— but that might just be because you’ve hit the “job search wall.” It happens to the best of us, and it’s pretty common. But it can be reversed!

“Looking for a job is a universal source of anxiety,” says Steve Dalton, author of The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster. It’s also intimidating, he says, given that there’s a seemingly endless number of job postings at your fingertips.

That’s the irony: while you have great access to job openings, having too many options can make the job-search process seem overwhelming. Monster asked career experts for their advice to avoid job-search burnout. Here’s what they said can turn those feelings of fatigue back into excitement.

How To Talk About Your Biggest Weaknesses In A Job Interview

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You’re in the hot seat and things are going well. You talk about your attributes, skills and strengths with ease. Just when you think it’s pretty much in the bag, the hiring manager asks that dreaded question: What’s your biggest weakness?

“This is one of the questions people have the hardest time answering,” says Amanda Abella, a career coach, writer, speaker. “[Your response] tells the interviewer a lot about your character, so it definitely holds a lot of weight.”

How To Brand Yourself For A Career Change

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Job-seekers worry about their branding, but the folks who worry about it the most are people who are trying to change careers.
They wonder whether hiring managers will consider them for open positions when their resumes don't seem to show any relevant experience in their pasts.
Here are some of the branding questions that keep career-changers up at night:
• "I'm accomplished and credible in my traditional field, but there are no jobs in that field anymore. That's why I'm changing careers -- but why would a hiring manager choose me over somebody who's already worked in their function and industry?"

Ten Characteristics Of A Real Team Player

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There are motifs in the working world that we have heard so many times we don't think about them anymore. We think these motifs or themes are unassailable, like motherhood and apple pie.

One of the sturdiest and most unassailable themes in the business world is 'teamwork.' We all want to be great team players. We don't want to let down the team. We've been taught since we were tiny children that being a team player is the only way to be.

Sorry, Recruiters: My Salary Is None Of Your Business

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I am trying something new this year. For me, it is a big step and a scary project but I'm doing it anyway. I am starting a job search even though my job is secure (as far as I can tell) and I enjoy it.

I can tell that I am unlikely to stay in this job for more than another year or two at most. There is no path to upward advancement here. The working atmosphere is pleasant but I am already at the top of the pay range for my job.

That's why I'm looking around. It's kind of like leading a double life. I enjoy my co-workers but I haven't said a word to them about my job search and I'm not going to.

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