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4 Steps to Developing Your Career Plan

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Career development isn’t something that happens overnight or on its own. There are 165.54 million people in the U.S. labor market and you need to put in the hard work to stand out from that mass and be able to advance your career.   The good news is that there are some proven steps you can take to help advance your career and, in today’s article, we’ll be looking at four of the most important. Self-Reflection Is Vital We can all get dragged along by inertia at times, but sometimes this can end up with you following a career path..


5 Simple Tips for Writing a Resume (Even if You Have No Experience)

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If you’ve just graduated from one of our career-changing programs and are applying for your first position, you might have run into some issues writing your resume. Traditionally, resumes are written around the experiences you have had in the field you are applying for, which can make things a little difficult if you don’t have any experience yet.   To make your life a little easier, here are five tips to help you write out your resume, even if you don’t have any experience yet. 1) Put in a Career Objective The point of a career objective is to draw..


How to Self-Advocate

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Once you’ve graduated from Northwest and you’re looking for first your first job with your new qualification, self-advocacy becomes a hugely important skill. After all, you’ve got to communicate your worth and how hiring you will be of benefit in just a page of text and less than an hour in the interview room.   However, in a recent poll conducted by the American Society of Administrative Professionals, only 22.5% of people surveyed indicated that they were comfortable with the idea of self-promotion, compared to 80% who said they were comfortable with advocating for others.   In this article, we’ll..


How to Improve Cognitive Function

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Cognitive functions are mental processes that allow us to carry out any task, such as memory, orientation, understanding, attention, or language. Your cognitive ability isn’t static it can be improved upon and therefore your ability to pay attention, understand, and remember can also be improved. In this article, we’ll be looking at some ways you can improve your cognitive function. Physical Activity Not the thing that most people think of when they are trying to exercise their brain, but in 2013, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine discovered more evidence that physical activity is beneficial for brain health and..


3 Tips to Improve Your Memory

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Memory is everything when it comes to passing your exams, but when it comes to improving our memory most of us consider it to be a static value. The reality is that you can train your brain to be better at remembering things, just like you can become better at tennis or maths.   In this article, we’ll be looking at three easy ways for you to improve your memory through simple memory expansion exercises. Work in Chunks If you’ve ever been introduced to a whole room full of people at once, you’ll know that your brain struggles to hold..