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What Is the Difference Between Career Growth and Career Development?

Dear Growth or No:
 
There is a major distinction between the two. In fact, career growth depends on career development.
 
Growth is your organization’s ladder or, to use the parlance of the day, career lattice. While a ladder displays only vertical movement between jobs, a career lattice, by contrast, contains both vertical and lateral movement between jobs and may reflect more closely the career paths of employees in the modern work environment. ...




The Best Career Advice I Didn't Take

he world is full of people eager to dispense life and career guidance. Most advice, though, even from the wisest among us, isn’t universally applicable. Timing and life stage can exert a big influence. That’s what makes both giving the right advice and -- if you're on the receiving end, deciphering it -- so challenging. ...




Veterans make up nearly one-third of federal workers

Veterans make up almost one-third of the federal workforce, up 5 percentage points since President Obama took office, according to new data released by the Office of Personnel Management on Veterans Day.That translates into more than 623,000 veterans working in civilian federal posts, 31 percent of the 2 million individuals working in civilian government jobs. ...




6 tricks for veterans transitioning from college to the workplace

You’ve already made one major transition, learning to undo your military mindset and getting into the collegiate brain space. It can be a tough transition, finding a way to engage in the informal culture that drives academia. Now you’ve got to switch gears again, putting aside your student self as you brace to enter the world of work. ...




How to Know When to Stop Talking and Other Interview Hacks

Interviews can be nerve-wracking. If you’re worried and feeling unprepared, you’re probably awkwardly sweating and hoping they don’t notice.
 
The solution is not to buy deodorant, it’s to learn how to ace interviews and use your knowledge to get your dream job (you can still buy deodorant, though). ...




5 Ways Sports Give You a Jump Start in Business

There are plenty of movies, books, and real-life stories out there about athletes who take themselves—and their teams—to legendary success on the field. We idolize these champions for the hard work, focus, and discipline they possess in their sports, but what happens after the glory?
 
Many athletes move on after years of playing sports, but that doesn’t mean they can’t find success in another field. ...




9 tips to land your dream job

Ah, the dream job. Just as work has been reshaped by technology and globalization, so too have our professional fantasies. While jobs atop the corporate ladder haven’t totally lost their luster, more and more Americans are seeking work-life balance. ...




Want Remote Workers to Stay Productive? Manage Everyone's Expectations

Much research has suggested that employees who are allowed to work from home often produce more than their office counterparts. However, a new study from the London School of Economics and Political Science discovered that on a long-term basis, there are no differences in productivity levels between home and office workers. ...




10 Tips on How To Kick-Start Your Digital Marketing Career

If you’re looking to break into the digital marketing industry, there’s no better time than now. According to the government, the digital economy is growing 10 times faster than the traditional economy which will result in a skills gap of 900,000 vacancies by 2015. ...




Writing a Cover Letter

A cover letter is an introduction that precedes your resume and it may be the most important document that you send to prospective employers. This is the first opportunity that you have to make a good impression. Make your document brief and easily readable, as well as demonstrate that you are professional, thoughtful, and organized. ...