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Business Skills: Interviewing

Congratulations! Your resume stood out from the stack and you’ve been called in for an interview. Research from Glassdoor indicates that stack was an average of 250 resumes deep, and only 4-6 individuals are getting the nod for the next step....

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Managing Work: Managing Remote Teams

According to a survey from IWG, 70% of global professionals work remotely at least once per week, and 53% telecommute for more than half of their working hours. Thanks to benefits for both employee and employer, such as reduced stress and...

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Business Skills: Business Budgeting

There’s a cost to conducting business, and planning for that cost can be complex. Cash flow exacerbates the issue, since work you perform in June might not be paid for until August. If you have to wait two months for payment, how are you going...

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Business Skills: Remembering Names

We’ve all been there. You’re at a holiday party, and you make eye contact with someone across the room. They smile and start walking over, but you’re in crisis mode. You’re painfully aware you’ve met them before, but you can’t for the life of...

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Business Skills: Creating a Standout Resume

According to research from Glassdoor, the average corporate job opening draws a stack of 250 resumes. Between four and six candidates will get brought in for an interview, and just one will get the job. For the most desirable companies out...

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Business Skills: Decision Making

Ever spent more than 20 minutes trying to decide what to have for dinner? It’s such a trifling decision, but everyone can relate to the seemingly existential angst it causes. Now imagine facing a decision that’s truly difficult. The...

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Business Skills: Fundraising

According to research by Giving USA, 2018 charitable donations in the U.S. exceeded $427 billion. As any fundraiser knows, however, getting a slice of that substantial pie can be more difficult than it sounds. Lots of worthy organizations are...

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Business Skills: Competitiveness

You may have heard stories of competitive internal cultures at companies like Amazon and Netflix, and many of them are probably true. Amazon, in particular, has received criticism for a culture it labeled “Purposeful Darwinism,” in which only...

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Business Skills: Customer Service

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), around 25% of all jobs require customer service skills. When you consider only the occupations with the most workers, that number rises dramatically to 70%. Delivering quality customer...

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Business Skills: Deal-Making

Throughout your career, you’ll need to make deals on a regular basis. Whether you’re negotiating a new contract with a client or negotiating a raise with your manager, deals are struck every day that can shape the future for years to...

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