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With a Job Change, Don’t Fall for the Counter Offer

I recently found a fantastic new position for someone (I’ll call him Bob). The new role had everything Bob wanted – more money, more responsibilities, and an accelerated career path.  Bob couldn’t be happier. But when he tried to give notice, Bob was shocked his boss offered him more money, a promotion and new responsibilities. Bob was overwhelmed and decided to stay.

Should I Quit My Job? Ask Yourself These Six Questions First

Everyone has had THAT kind of day. That kind of workday so miserable, no amount of wine, exercise or TV-binge-watching can erase it. But, is quitting really the answer? Maybe, maybe not. Before you write that resignation letter, ask yourself these six questions.

WATCH: When You Should Look for New Job Opportunities

"You don't want to wait until you're miserable to start looking for a job." This and other tips from Dan Girardin in this short video.

Frustrated in your Job? Here are Five Tips for Trying to Make it Work at Work

We all have bad days; you don't want to make a career decision based on one. If things aren’t going well at work, here are five things to try before deciding to leave.

Contract Professionals! Is Two-Weeks' Notice Really Required?

Like full-time professionals, if you are a contractor leaving for a new position or you’re unhappy with your current role, it’s still important to give proper notice. If the company decides to let you go immediately, that’s their choice, but you have done the right thing and can leave with your head held high.

Three Common Career Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Avoid burning bridge, not negotiating your worth and taking the counter offer and you have eliminated three of the most common career mistakes.

Ready To Take a Business Risk? Answer These Five Questions to Find Out

No risk, no reward. You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. Every strikeout gets you closer to a home run. The clichés abound, but you get the point. Sometimes you have to grab the bull by the horns and reach for the brass ring; sorry, I can’t stop myself. 

How to Resign Professionally

When resigning, it’s human nature to start thinking about what you will be doing for your next company and to stop thinking about what you have been doing for your current employer. It’s important though, that you remain cognizant of the collateral damage that can occur if you resign poorly. Be respectful of your employer, your supervisor, your colleagues and your reputation by leaving in a way that serves them all well.

6 Signs That it May Be Time to Leave Your Job

There are certain times in your career where the trends you’re seeing within your organization aren’t indicative of positive change.   Management may assure you that everything is a-okay, but your gut tells you otherwise.  With any company there are going to be challenging periods that will ultimately turn out fine.  Other times, however, a company may be giving unintentional subtle hints that there are more serious troubles brewing.  If you are noticing these signs, it may be time to start thinking about leaving your job.

Job Change? Don't Forget to Network on the Way Out

You are interviewing for a new job, and it looks promising. Now, your new employer wants references, and you can’t use your current manager. You were great in your previous job, but that was three years ago and you haven’t seen your old manager since. Does any of this sound familiar? If so, I’m not surprised. People tend to neglect networking as they transition to a new job.

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