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Lost Your Job? 4 Steps to Make the Most of Your Outplacement

August 29th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

"We have to let you go..." possibly the most ominous words your boss could ever say. But losing your job doesn’t have to be a total disaster. In fact, if you take the right steps, you could find yourself in an even better situation. It all starts with your outplacement package. How can you make More

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Negotiating a Consulting or Freelance Assignment

August 25th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

Setting off on your own to work as a freelancer or consultant is a great way to broaden your experience and grow your network. Whether you’re planning on becoming a professional freelancer or simply looking for work between jobs, one of the most important aspects of freelance work is knowing how More

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4 Tough Interview Questions and How to Handle Them

August 26th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

You walk into a job interview feeling confident and prepared. You did all the right things to get to this part of the process, networking with connections and perfecting your resume, but it’s still just the beginning. Difficult interview questions are meant to challenge you and force you to More

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Can't Get a Job? Start Using the Right Techniques

August 30th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

Updating your LinkedIn, attending networking events, writing resumes and cover letters — looking for a job can be more than a little overwhelming. But when you’re not getting any offers, the “no one’s hiring” excuse is never a valid one. Companies are always looking for qualified More

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The Science and Art of Networking

August 24th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

The Five O’Clock Club has always stressed that networking and direct contact are the two most effective ways to generate interviews. Effective networking, however, goes far beyond telling as many people as you can that you’re out of work. There’s fine art and a meticulous science to More

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Pursuing Your Passion as a Career

August 18th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

We’ve all experienced a career setback. Maybe you didn’t get the job you wanted or you were laid off due to circumstances beyond your control. But sometimes, these events are just the push you need to make a necessary change. Jan Conklin was working as a TV producer for CBS when the show she More

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How to Have a Systematic Job Search

August 23rd, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

Whether you’re employed or unemployed, looking for full or part-time employment, in the hunt for consulting or freelance work, or even if you’re not interested in changing jobs right now, taking a systematic approach to your job search is one of the most effective ways to grow your network and More

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Looking For the Right Job? It's All About Cultural Fit

August 17th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

“We’re looking for the right fit,” you hear the interviewer say. “The right fit?” you ask yourself, “I’m just looking for a job with a salary.” But the truth is, a job is more than just a place you have to go every morning. Each company has its own organizational culture that More

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The 8-Word Message: Make Sure Your Bosses Know How Good You Are

August 19th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

You go to work and complete your tasks day in and day out, but have you ever wondered if your boss or manager truly sees your potential? If upper management is ignoring your skills and knowledge, you'll may begin to feel frustrated or unsatisfied in your position. Make sure your senior knows what More

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3 Strategies for Cutting Stress When Returning to Work After a Vacation

August 11th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

It's an all-too common story: You save funds and PTO days to treat yourself to a week-long getaway. Whether you decide to hit the beach or visit the slopes, you thoroughly enjoy the break from the hurried pace of work. You return to your job rested and reinvigorated — but then you open your More

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Networking in Your Job Search: What To Do When It's Not Working

August 8th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

Job searching — you've been at it for months now, yet you haven't received any leads. It's time to rethink your networking strategy. From reaching out to those in your industry to showing up to networking events, it might seem like you're doing everything right. Networking, however, More

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