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Take Control of Your Career: 5 Cues from Sheryl Sandberg

Take Control of Your Career- 5 Impressive Queues from Sheryl SandbergSheryl Sandberg is a successful businesswoman and thought leader. She offers a variety of business and career advice to individuals, especially women. Take a look at the following information to learn some tips that she offers to help you take charge of your career.

Be Confident and Consider the Potential of a Career

Sheryl Sandberg suggests that many people, especially women, don’t take career chances that could lead to great potential. Instead, they downplay their abilities and consider the negative changes that a job could offer, such as less time with family. Instead, Sheryl recommends being confident in your abilities and taking chances that could really pay off in the future.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Corporate World

Instead of being afraid of the corporate ladder, women especially, should embrace it. Many individuals just stay in their normal position and don’t ask for more responsibility or a higher salary. Instead of being self-conscious and staying in your comfort level, it can be extremely beneficial to break out of your shell and take chances in order to move up in the corporate world.

If You Doubt Yourself, You’ll Have Trouble Going Far

Self-doubt is common in the career world. Unfortunately, having doubt in one’s abilities can actually make the individual not perform well. In order to do well in the workforce, it’s important to believe in your skills and focus on all that you can bring to the table. This will allow you to have the most success. Practice pointing out your top skills and abilities when writing your cover letter.

Ask Questions and Be Willing to Learn

If you’re learning new skills or entering a new career field, you may be intimidated. In order to learn as much as possible, you should feel comfortable asking questions and trying new things. This will help you build skills that will be beneficial to your future career. Make sure that you learn as much as possible!

Be Appreciative of the Team

For those who have made it big, it’s important to remember the team. You should honor and be proud of your own accomplishments, but make sure that you show appreciation to your co-workers and your boss. This demonstrates your professionalism and also helps you understand how your teammates contributed to your advancement.

Sheryl Sandberg will continue to offer advice to individuals in the career world. Take the above tips into consideration when considering your own job success and future.

About the Author

Brionna Kennedy is native to the Pacific Northwest, growing up in Washington, then moving down to Oregon for college. She enjoys writing on fashion and business, but any subject will do, she loves to learn about new topics. When she isn’t writing, she lives for the outdoors. Oregon has been the perfect setting to indulge her love of kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking.

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Career Insights from Don Draper

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The sixth season of Mad Men kicks off this Sunday. In preparation, let’s revisit some of the best quotes by the show’s leading man, Don Draper.

3 Career Insights From MADMEN

#1: Disappointment

“Listen, Pete, I need you to go get a cardboard box. Put your things in it. Okay?”
Don Draper – Season 1, Episode 4: “New Amsterdam”

We’ve all been there. Maybe not in a situation quite as disappointing as packing a cardboard box and leaving work with a final paycheck, but we’ve experienced disappointing events in our careers. Think about a time when you’ve been passed up for a promotion. It sucks. Those times when your great ideas are shot down. And exceptionally disappointing, the moment you realize you hate your job.

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3 Must-Read Ebooks for Job Seekers

ZipRecruiter's Top Job Search & Career Advice EbooksGoogle has indexed 30 trillion pages to date and crawls approximately 20 billion pages per day. That’s an insane amount of information, and a lot of it is just downright awful. When it comes to your job search and your career, it’s critical that the advice you follow is sound.

That’s why today we’re telling you about three of our favorite ebooks, complete with an overview of what each has to offer. We hope you find the content as useful as we do, and would love to hear about your favorite job search ebooks in the comments below.


1. How To Find a Job Now (…and never have to look again!)

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Workplace Productivity: Work Smarter, Not Harder [INFOGRAPHIC]

Workplace Productivity: Work Smarter, Not Harder

If you are someone who often looks around in dismay at how much work you have? Do you ever notice that you are working harder and harder, but there is nothing that you can do to catch up? The problem may be that you are not working in the right way!

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Work Lessons From Dad

In honor of Father’s Day, we asked people from all walks of life to tell us the #1 lesson Dad taught them about work.

The responses are as varied as they are inspiring and insightful. Give them a read, then share your #1 work lesson from Dad in the comments below. Happy Father’s Day.

What Is the #1 Lesson Dad Taught You About Work?

Work Lessons From Dad

“There is always going to be someone out there who is better looking than you or more intelligent than you. The one thing you have complete control over is how hard you work. Work the hardest.”

- Aida M. Rodriguez, Esquire, The Law Office of Aida M. Rodriguez

“Don’t be a doctor or lawyer. Be an entrepreneur.”

- Neil Thanedar, Founder & CEO of LabDoor

“The #1 lesson my father taught me was the importance of a firm handshake. We practiced for hours until he thought I had it down. He said, as a women, I would always have to prove I was strong and a handshake was the first thing people use to start forming their opinion.”

- Beverly Butler, Vice President Public Relations at Wells Fargo & Company

“My Dad taught me the importance of work ethics by the example he set. My Dad taught me to own my mistakes because you learn from them. My Dad taught me to study hard so I could get into college, something he wasn’t offered as a young man.”

- Maria Snyder, CPA | Social Media Manager at Maria Snyder Consulting

“The #1 thing my father often said was, ‘You owe your family 40 hours a week.’”

- Melissa Kauffold, Owner/Designer at MelJoy Creations

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