Month: December 2016

A Top Career Birthday & End-of-the-Year Greetings

It’s that time of year when celebrations are in full-swing. Speaking of celebrations – our very own Career Newsletter is about to celebrate its 2nd birthday! Time sure does fly when you’re having fun! But this article is really about gratitude (it is the holidays, after all!). On behalf of Edythe and the team, I’m sending a huge THANK YOU to all our readers. We love having you as subscribers, and we sincerely appreciate you spreading the word about what we do at A Top Career. Special Thanks to our Guest Contributors You took the time to write and...

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EQ and EI – Emotional Intelligence Overview

Emotional Quotient (EQ) is estimated to account up to 45% of job success. Emotional Intelligence, otherwise known as EI or EQ, is a set of people skills that help you navigate relationships, interact with others, and manage your own emotions. It’s the ability to be attuned to the people around you— to consider their emotions, and your own, as you make decisions and navigate through the world. EQ is a behavioral choice Think about the formula for success at your job. As a spouse. As a parent. A baseball coach, community volunteer, or caregiver. What does it take to...

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15 Low-Stress Jobs that Pay More than $65k

If a job that is low in stress but pays big bucks is your idea of the perfect career, there are some great options out there for you to choose from. For sure, to work as an orthodontist, you will have to get your Bachelor’s degree and go through four years of dental school and one or two years of residency training. But at the end of the day, all that hard work will give you a low-stress job that also pays you a ton of money. Now doesn’t that sound really exciting? Check out the below infographic from...

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5 Tips for Holiday Job Searching & Networking

1.) Find out who’s naughty and who’s nice. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” (Jim Rohn). Whether or not you believe this, having positive people around you is empowering. Outside of the North Pole, however, we don’t get to choose to spend all our time in the company of 5 perfect, uplifting people. Choose those who reflect the person you want to be -those you admire, respect, and those who make your day brighter just by being in it- and nurture those relationships. 2.) Mix and mingle. Tis the season for...

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