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Negotiate Your Salary Like a Pro | VanderHouwen Blog

Negotiate Your Salary Like a Pro

Salary negotiation is part of the job search, but how do you know when to start the conversation or how much to ask for? According to Forbes, 70% of hiring managers expect some negotiations, whether they state the offer is…

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Grow Your Career−Even with a Busy Schedule

Through 2020, so many paused their professional development programs while companies figured out how to sustain themselves. Now that we have solved the mystery of working remotely, it’s time to focus on growing professionally again. But how do you continue…

How to Resign From Your Job On Good Terms

How to Resign From Your Job On Good Terms

Are you ready to leave your current position, but unsure how to navigate your departure without affecting the relationship you’ve built with your employer? There are many reasons why you’d want to resign from your position such as finding a…

8 Ways to Ace Your First Day at a New Job | VanderHouwen

8 Ways to Ace Your First Day at a New Job

With so many opportunities for new learning and understanding in your field, getting a new job is exciting! You want to meet everyone and get working immediately. But with training and introductions, the first day can easily become overwhelming. You’re…

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Expand Your Connections with Virtual Networking

Are you missing the in-person conversations with colleagues or speaker presentations from networking events? We get it. COVID has shut down most in-person networking groups, but that doesn’t mean you can’t network. In fact, quarantine may have shown us how…

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Decrease Distractions to Increase Productivity

If the pandemic taught us one work-related thing, it’s this—working fully remote is a big transition. With more distractions and noises at home than before, you can have days where you complete everything on your to-do list and days where…

Beginner’s Guide to Contracting 2

Beginner’s Guide to Contracting

Are you looking to learn new skills or work with cutting-edge technology? Maybe contracting is for you! Contracts are typically limited-duration (anywhere from a few weeks or months to a year or longer) with time spent working on a specific…