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I asked for a raise and didn’t get it. This is what I learned and what I would do differently.

On a Friday morning in March, I made a discovery. The only other recruiter in the office, (there were only two, including me) was making nearly $13,000 more than I was on salary. Suddenly I began to feel a pit in my stomach beginning to grow. The discovery left me in utter shock. As I made my way to my desk, my mind began to clutter with questions.

You know that feeling you get when you find out your boyfriend…


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As I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I stumbled upon an oh so familiar post. I am part of a private Facebook group designed to connect healthcare professionals and recruiters. The author of the post, a Registered Nurse looking for contract work, was disappointed with her recruiter. Her list of woes began with lack of follow-up and distrust. The author also believed her recruiter was withholding important information about the job. This lack of communication and growing doubt continued to widen the wedge between the two. …


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Interviews can be intimidating. There are many factors that go into having a successful in-person interview: your attire, your interview questions, your hand gestures, how you interact with the hiring manager, etc. It is a lot and none of it is as simple as it sounds. There is a science to having an amazing interview. After interviewing countless candidates in numerous industries (waste management, sales, finance, accounting, IT, and healthcare), speaking with dozens of hiring managers, and coaching thousands of candidates on their interviewing skills, I have mastered the science of having an outstanding interview.

Below is the Ultimate Interview…


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Let’s face it. Executing a list of New Year resolutions is no easy task. It takes careful planning, great motivation, and unstoppable will. As a young and ambitious career woman, I would start every New Year with a mental laundry list of goals. Things like “get a raise,” “work out,” and “eat better” cluttered my list. Guess how many of these goals I actually accomplished by the end of the year? NONE, or maybe 1! I would step into every New Year feeling resolutions were useless, but still needing to start the year with goals. I just didn’t know how…


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With 2019 right around the corner, the season of New Year resolutions is upon us. Welcoming the New Year is like turning the page to the book called “Your Life.” It’s a clean, untouched page just daring you to continue the story. In addition to your summer body goals, do not make the mistake of neglecting your career and work life. Start thinking about your happiness at work. Do you love your job? Do you see yourself staying with your company in 2019? Where do you want to take your career and can your employer help get you there? If…


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Top 3 questions to ask in a job interview to impress your interviewer and end the interview strong.

When preparing for an upcoming interview, we often think about all the questions the manager will ask. We meticulously plan our answers, rehearse them, and refine them. During the interview the manager asks, “what are your strengths and weaknesses?” Boom! You knew that question was coming and you prepared the best answer. Question after question, you rock the interview with your perfectly constructed answers. Then, the manager asks, “do you have any questions for me?” “No” is absolutely the wrong answer.

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For many of us, the first 90 days on the job are crucial. Many employers call this the “probationary period” — a period of time where an employer assesses how successful the hire is. Meaningless to say, acing the job in the first 90 days is imperative. Not only does this instill confidence in the decision your employer has made to hire you, but it also sets you up for long-term success within the company. Here is how to be successful in the first 90 days on the job.

Ask questions

  • You are a new employee and it is obvious…

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Besides freaking out, there are five important things to do after an interview. In fact, the following post-interview steps can help you leave a lasting impression on the interviewer, relax your nerves, and maybe even get the job.

Karla Carrion

Connecting people is my talent. I write about interviewing, career advice, and anything to rocket your career to the next level. CEO of Lead Recruiting, LLC

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