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How to climb the corporate ladder without selling your soul

What is your 5 year plan? Interview question demystified

5 year plan

Have you thought about your 5 year plan?

What is your 5 year plan? 

The “What is your 5 year plan?” and “What is your 3-year plan?” are both very common interview questions. I admit I ask the question on a regular basis when I am conducting interviews and there are a couple of things I am looking for in the answers.

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Internship Interview process demystified

Internship Interview

What does this sophomore know about the Internship interview that graduating seniors do not

Beat the internship interview

Last week we discussed the Nasty logic on how to land an internship for undergraduates. A sophomore wrote in the below email and I had so much detail, I had to break the post up into two parts.

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Career epiphany and why relationships at work make a difference

Career epiphany

Playing well with others is critical to landing new opportunity

Career epiphany

If you have a career epiphany, you want to share it and that is exactly what happened. A reader of this blog just let me know about her career epiphany (while reading this blog) and I had to share it with the group.

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Career Goals, what to say to your manager to jump start your career

Everyone has career goals. Unfortunately, just having career goals isn’t enough. There are a few critical steps that your manager needs to hear and see before we can expect a promotion, raise or transfer to another department. How to manage your manager so they are an advocate for your career goals.

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Career path acceleration, what you are missing and why you were passed over

Career Path

Are you pushing a stalled career?

Career path acceleration

Career path and the manager 1 on 1’s was last weeks blog topic. These updates are important because, without them, your manager doesn’t have an inventory of your current skills and accomplishments to sell on your behalf when new opportunities become available. If they don’t know what you are doing,

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