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10 Ways to Craft a Compelling Cover Letter

Among the many steps involved with getting the job you want, coming up with a winning cover letter may be among the most challenging. A cover letter, after all, typically serves as your introduction to a potential employer. It is the document that describes who you are and why you'd make a great hire—and it's done in a much more conversational, storytelling manner than a... Read More >


Why Data Science 'Rock Stars' Earn Big Salaries

When they demonstrate their tech wizardry with mission-critical solutions, data science professionals place themselves in the driver's seat for lofty compensation packages, according to a recent survey from O'Reilly Media. The accompanying "2016 Data Science Salary Survey" indicates that today's data scientists in the United States are typically members of the six-figure salary club, as many... Read More >


You Can Get Control by Giving It Up

Giving up control is probably the best way to develop more competent employees and happier customers. And those outcomes add up to professional success for you. Read More >


What's the Downside of Life as a Contractor?

Have you ever fantasized about being your own boss—cutting the chord to full-time employment to embrace the life of a contractor? If you follow through with such plans, you may find that taking the hired-gun route isn't always what it's cracked up to be, according to a recent survey from Deloitte. In fact, most of the contractors surveyed said they wouldn't choose to work independently in... Read More >


Why Employees Feel Empowered in Their Career

A majority of employees surveyed are open to leaving their current company, and a significant number are already looking for new work, according to a recent survey from Aon Hewitt. The resulting "2016 Workforce Mindset Study" reports that today's professionals feel empowered and ready to take control of their career. Most think of themselves as leaders, and many are very confident that they'll... Read More >


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