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In today’s market, businesses are hiring new workers at a rate never seen before. That being said, many companies are also experiencing high rates of turnover, even though ...
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No one likes applying for a new job. Having to pull up the resume and write a cover letter is far from exciting. Turns out companies may not feel thrilled about sorting through ...
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Effective communication is the most fundamental life skill if you want to be successful. It’s what generates both healthy personal relationships and healthy working ...
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The end is near. You knew it was coming, you lost a big account at your firm, got into a heated argument with your boss, or perhaps your sales have been slipping for months now. ...
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Why even put results in your resume? It gives potential employers a clear image of what’s been accomplished.If I take a walk and tell you it was good, you have no idea what ...
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Perhaps on a job interview you’ve been asked, “What is your biggest weakness?”Some may say, “I’m a perfectionist.”They may hope this conveys ...
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One of the most common payroll cycles that companies use is the bi-weekly payroll where hourly employees receive their paychecks every two weeks. Unfortunately, hourly employees ...
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  • By: Jason David
  • On: 12/31/2020 1:00 PM
  • In: Job Seeker - Interview
According to some people who know a thing or two, remote work may continue to be a hallmark of working life. It is possible that some positions we may be used to thinking of as ...
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  • By: Jason David
  • On: 12/28/2020 9:00 AM
  • In: Employers - Recruiting
Norms are being shattered left and right not least of all for employers. Longtime cornerstones of work culture, such as conferences, travel, and even offices themselves, are all ...
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Yes! Some applicants try to fake it ‘til they make it, but ask these questions to find the truly impassioned candidates:How would you solve a problem and why?Is their ...
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  • By: E.C. Power
  • On: 12/21/2020 8:00 AM
  • In: Business Professional
Congratulations! You received an offer, negotiated salary, and benefits. You’ve got your company badge and the orientation packet. But the real challenge is what comes next ...
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A new recruitment fad in the business world is the use of personality testing for hiring. More than 45% of American companies are using personality tests to choose employees.Why ...
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Recently, I found myself out a job and searching online ads for a new one. This time though, I want to go for the jobs I dream about. My resume is filled with great experiences, ...
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Congratulations! You took a leap of faith and applied to that job you wanted. It’s no longer an idea floating around in your head. It is something you acted towards. Then, ...
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  • By: Caitlin Wiles
  • On: 12/7/2020 10:00 AM
  • In: Employers - Recruiting
Let’s take a minute (or five) to think about your branding. Or, rather, your company’s branding. No matter what kind of company you are, big or small, your branding is ...
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Often people will find that they have gaps in their resume or will soon be getting to a point where they may have a significant gap.Long periods of time where you’ve gone ...
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A mentor is someone who has experience in your field and can offer career guidance. By sharing knowledge and assisting you in your career goals, the right mentor can skyrocket ...
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Even though they are the most basic aspect of a job application, so many job seekers still make the most common mistakes on their resumes. If you want to stand out in your next ...
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  • By: E.C. Power
  • On: 11/27/2020 8:00 AM
  • In: Employers - Recruiting
As Babe Ruth reportedly once said, "You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." ...
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Professional setbacks come in many forms. A setback could be small speedbumps such as a networking opportunity that never happened or a major roadblock like being laid off. ...
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The short answer is yes. It is possible to find a candidate that is both culturally and skillfully inclined when it comes to your company. These types of hires can be few and far ...
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Our workforce, particularly the older members, are no strangers to professional assessment. Typing speed tests, math tests, critical thinking assessments, and grammar tests were ...
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There are various reasons why employees may leave a job and they’re not always going to be bad, which is why it’s important to maintain a professional relationship ...
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An elevator speech is a business tactic that people use in various situations to pitch themselves to potential employers, networking contacts, and clients.It is called an elevator ...
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As a hiring manager when interviewing a candidate for a position at your company, it’s important to remember that they are not the only ones who need to make a good ...
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“Work smarter not harder” is a popular career mentality, but it’s hard to find ways to actually do it.  Finding productive ways to work is not always ...
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A functional resume is a skill-based resume where you compile your applicable skills instead of your work experience. I’m sure you're wondering, “What makes this ...
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The advantages of mentorships for working individuals are well documented. A lesser-known fact, however, is that mentorships can also be hugely beneficial to the organizations ...
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Mentors and sponsors - many believe these words are interchangeable. Though both play critical roles in career advancement, they are not created equal. So, what’s the ...
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For anyone looking for a fun, fast-paced, impactful job we’ve got you covered! These three jobs are not only fun and flexible, but they’re available right now. Anyone ...
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At times, no matter how confident a person you are, interviews can feel like an unplanned psychological evaluation! That, or you feel like you’re being grilled by the FBI or ...
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If you are thinking about a career change right now, you are probably thinking this is the worst possible timing. But that might not be the case. If you are considering a change ...
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Have you ever lied on your resume and weren’t sure if you’d actually get away with it?Whether you got the job or not will probably give you a good idea. Lying on ...
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Getting a job with just your resume and a killer interview is still very attainable. But it’s nice when it’s easier than that—and networking makes it ...
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Every year, we move further and further away from the traditional job world the generations before knew. Everything from technology to office environments in the work world is ...
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Social media has afforded the world endless opportunity to connect and show off, but it’s also been a great way for companies to determine whether or not a candidate is ...
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There’s a lot about the job application process that had changed over time, mostly due to advances in technology. Back in the day before computers and the internet, you ...
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Anyone receiving a paycheck has, at some point, wondered - where did all my money go? While this question is usually rhetorical, it is still a valid question deserving of a real ...
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Not all job interviews go well. The employer may come off unethical for one reason or another, or the position just may not be your cup of tea. You may think the job posting ...
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Most people who grew up with Baby Boomer or even GenX parents were taught the only way to get a good job is by going to college. As a result Millennials, more than any other ...
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Getting a higher education is something millions of people strive for and achieve all the time. But how much school is too much? After undergraduate school, a lot of students ...
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After college graduation, everyone wants to go straight into their dream job and never look back. It’s easy to feel the need to only accept paid full-time jobs out of ...
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From the onset, we were all sad, anxious, and exhausted from sheltering in place. But one thing that came out of it was the that working from home was actually productive. Not ...
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At some point during your career, you may have considered quitting your job and going on an extended 6-month vacation with no backup plan. You may have dreamed about ditching your ...
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In today’s modern world, our personal and professional lives are intertwined more than ever before. While that can be a positive thing, it can also lead to additional ...
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The truth is, many aspects of life (including the job search) have been disrupted this year for obvious reasons. If you are wondering who’s hiring right now or to which job ...
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It’s a myth that those who are easily distracted are poor workers - actually, it’s the polar opposite of the truth. People who have busy minds or are diagnosed with ...
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While it seems like Millennials have been the center of attention for the past several years, an upcoming generation of workers is on the rise, and it’s one that warrants ...
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Supervisors love to see employees putting in extra hours and working through lunch breaks. The increased face time shows that you’re an employee who isn’t afraid of ...
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If you’re considering hiring your first employees, then that means you’re doing well enough in your startup to consider taking that next step--Congratulations!When you ...
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For many millennials, it’s no longer enough to have a job that pays well. For this generation of workers, it’s about combining both mission and profit. According to an ...
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These days, everyone has a college degree. Even in industries like manufacturing, which previously didn’t require anything higher than a high school diploma, are asking for ...
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It’s true that well-treated employees are not only more efficient, they’re more loyal. A huge part of employee-appreciation is allowing for a healthy work-life ...
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Networking, networking, networking.It’s not what you know, but who you know.These are some common clichés most of us have heard during our lifetime, but how many of ...
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Imagine taking a full, invigorating breath of fresh air on a beautiful sunny beach, then….you get pinged.When we’re on vacation, we want to immerse ourselves in the ...
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A job candidate’s GPA can say a lot about the person. A high one can point to the probability that the individual can easily grasp information, has a high degree of focus, ...
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The dream of working from home is a luxury that is becoming more and more possible with the ever-growing and changing world of technology. A lot of companies no longer need an ...
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Most Americans labor under the assumption that working longer and harder is just another facet of the American Dream, yielding ever greater achievements and successes. As a ...
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The COVID-19 pandemic feels like an ongoing battle. Fear and anxiety increase as normal activities, like grocery shopping, now require people to suit up in protective gear, such ...
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If you want anything in life, you have to ask, yet many people don’t ask for a raise during regular performance reviews. Over an entire career, this can lead to significant ...
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With stay at home orders lifting and employees returning to work, is a new office dress code on the horizon? The Society for Human Resources Management surveyed 1,000 members to ...
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Americans learn to anticipate the summer vacation early in life. By elementary school, our focus zeroes in on that bright light at the end of the school year tunnel. This trend ...
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Looking for a remote internship and wondering ‘where do I start?’ I can relate. Two months ago, I started the journey to find a remote internship and I landed one! ...
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As the weather gets warmer, the shorts get shorter… but maybe not in the office. It’s tempting to wear your best beach look all summer long, but keeping a ...
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In this day and age, the idea of a company or workplace culture has become a big thing. There are numerous articles and studies about what is defined as a good workplace. Some of ...
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There are various reasons people may stay out of the workplace- from caring for family as stay-at-home parents to disabilities or illnesses. Whatever the reason, for many, a time ...
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More jobs are remote these days as companies continue to keep employees working from home. Employers desire a little bit more from remote workers, but don't worry—you may ...
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While paying close attention to detail is a desirable skill, employers are done hearing any candidate utter the words “I’m a perfectionist.” Whether you’re ...
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Having the flexibility to work from home, or anywhere, is no longer a wish list item for job seekers. According to a report from Global Workplace Analytics, as of 2018 ...
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When writing a resume, you list your work experiences and skill sets to make you stand out as an excellent candidate for a job in your industry or field. But…what do you ...
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Whenever I interview for a position, I often have to remind myself that the interview is as much for me to get to know the interviewer, as it is for them to get to know me. A ...
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The tech industry is one, if not the¸ highest paying one in America. Therefore, many people think that in order to get one of those high-paying jobs in Silicon Valley, you ...
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One morning, no one comes to sit at the desk next to you. A coworker has left—which means a new one will take their spot. The desk may remain empty for a bit, but it will ...
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You put in the time, you wrote a great resume, and you were called in for an interview. Congrats but it’s not over yet. Hopefully, you already know this first impression is ...
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An interview can be a stressful occasion for a candidate as is, and particular questions can make the situation even more uncomfortable. One question that can leave an interviewee ...
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What do we want?  Money!  When do we want it? NOW! Instant payment benefits are what’s next in the business world.  In a social structure where ...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes and upset the very foundation of American life. As states begin the slow return to business-as-usual, many find themselves ...
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When you think about working remotely, you might think about the appeal of working in your pajamas, having unlimited access to your favorite coffee in your favorite mug, and ...
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You can probably inference by the name what a “boomerang employee” is.  It’s a corporate speak term that describes an employee who leaves a company and then ...
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Our living room has become our office. And let’s be real, working from home has some pluses. It’s nice not to commute and dressing casually feels great. But the work ...
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Interviews are stressful enough - deciding what you should wear is an added bonus no one is asking for. What you wear to an interview is the interviewers first impression of you, ...
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Things are quieter than they were in the beginning of the year. Life seems less busy these days. The daily commute no longer goes across town, but instead across the living ...
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Everyone needs a vacation every now and then. Paid time off allows employees to rest, relax, and come back fresh and ready to work. It makes sense that having paid time off for ...
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The increase in remote workers in recent years has created a unique dynamic for keeping teams connected and recruiting qualified candidates.Finding creative solutions for ...
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College graduates have always had challenges landing their dream job after graduation, but with a quarantine and subsequent frozen economy, students graduating this May are ...
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Even before the country was instructed to work from home for an unknown period of time, many companies were utilizing digital interviews. With this method, hiring managers can ...
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It can be so exciting to finally receive that job offer that you may not even take the time to think about it before you say “yes!” But that can put you in a situation ...
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In this digital age, more and more people are being given the autonomy to be able to work from home. There are a myriad of pros and cons that go along with such a work ...
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In the news lately we’ve heard about many companies laying off and/or furloughing workers. But what exactly is the difference? LayoffsAnyone who lived through the Great ...
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While your days may currently be blending together there may be some silver linings to being home. Who hasn’t, at some point thought to themselves, “I’d love to ...
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You’ve tried and tried again, but you just keep getting that rejection letter - everyone has been there. But there might be a reason you aren’t hearing any yes’s ...
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As more millennials and members of gen z make headway into the workforce, job-hopping is becoming increasingly common and accepted. There are several reasons as to why ...
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There is an ongoing criticism of society that you need a job to gain experience, but you need experience to get a job, making it very difficult to get said job and acquire ...
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The world is in the middle of something most of the planet has never experienced before, and it’s hitting the job market hard. With a  record 23.1 million ...
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Millennials catch a lot of heat about how quickly they hop from job to job. But, there are a lot of factors that contribute to them being the most likely generation to switch ...
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Back in the day, the formula to success was pretty clear. You got a good, steady job making good, steady money. Boom. You were successful. It was simple.The problem with that ...
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As a company, you go through the interview process to ensure that you’re getting the best fit for the job. Nowadays, candidates are also screened for whether they’ll ...
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“Work smarter; not harder.”We’ve all probably heard this phrase at one point or another. It’s a quote that highlights the idea of being efficient and is ...
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The Sunday Scaries. No, it’s not the exasperated feeling you had as a kid when your mom made you wear stockings to church. It’s the term used for the anxiety that can ...
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Millennials move through jobs faster than a hot knife through butter.  Staying in a job for longer than a year or two is almost unheard of.So, you’re one of the loyal ...
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Just about half of workers have quit a position because of management. There are a lot of traits that could constitute a “bad boss”, but these problems are usually ...
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Your personal brand is what people think of when they hear your name. It is what people are saying about you behind your back (both good and bad). Your brand is also how you ...
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With growing opportunities to work remotely, change in values that are blurring the lines between “boss” and “employee”, and overall emphasis on teamwork ...
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Do you ever feel like Garfield? You’ve had a great weekend, and then Sunday night hits. Dread starts creeping in, and you don’t want the night to end, because tomorrow ...
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Finding the right job is a lot like dating. You might not really know a person until you start living with them. The first few months, they present as polite, hygienic and shiny ...
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If you are thinking about quitting your job, you’re not alone.  A 2018 Conference Board study states that only 51% of U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs.  ...
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Unfortunately, babies, while a joy, can also be seen as an inconvenience. But people are going to have babies and companies should embrace it and use it to their advantage.Many ...
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One of the most important aspects of job searching or finding customers and clients is networking. It significantly increases your chances of reaching your professional goals (and ...
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Internships are often seen as a double-edged sword: an arrangement in which you can receive great exposure and experience, as well as the drawback of receiving little to no pay ...
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Bonuses are one of the most common ways companies encourage workplace productivity.  It’s simple behavioral science.  If you want more of a behavior, reward that ...
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For most of us being patient is hard trait to master. When it comes to searching for a job, it is really difficult to wait for that moment.  You have a plan to go after a ...
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The worst has happened: you’ve lost your job. You’re upset, confused, scared, angry, and everything in-between. Maybe you saw it coming, or perhaps it snuck up on you. ...
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If you want to make a good impression at an interview, you have to use language that engages the interviewer.  Top employees are those who communicate effectively and ...
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 “Remember, the goal of your resume is to get an interview, not to get a job. The goal of the interview is to get the job”. This statement by James Neilsen, CEO ...
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When we talk about anything in life, we want to be hopeful and motivated, but at the same time, we have to be realistic about what works and what doesn’t work so we can ...
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More than ever, people want to find careers and work that they are passionate about. You know how the saying goes: Find a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life. ...
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You’re presented with two potential hires: candidate “A” has 8 years of relevant experience between two firms, while candidate “B” is recently out of ...
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How do you know when you’ve really found the most ideal candidate for your position? You could ask the universe for a sign, but nobody ever really knows for sure. Luckily, ...
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Somehow, you’ve gotten to a place in your career where getting through a work day feels like the equivalent of trudging through mud.  You wake up every morning, ...
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Throughout our childhood and school years, we’ve been taught that in order to land a good job and settle down in life, we need to aim to go to a high-end college or ...
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Recruiters spend countless hours searching for the best candidates, so you should make their job easier by helping them find the most talented and capable person for the ...
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This has been a popular subject lately. The definition of work life balance really is finding complete balance between work life and all other areas of your life. This includes ...
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We all have dreams that we all want to achieve.When we were children, we all had something that we wanted to do when we were older.  Even as adults we all had that dream jobs ...
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We all know the drill: go to college, get a degree, find a job. College certainly grants students a wealth of knowledge in their desired field, but is it enough to properly ...
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The entire job placement process can be a challenge for job seekers and hiring managers. Job seekers want the “ideal” job and hiring managers want candidates that can ...
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You’re in the market for a hands-on, “doer” job, but all the advice you receive says that your resume should be an “achiever” one- a resume that ...
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Have you ever wondered why an employer wanted to ask you this question in an interview?“So, what can you tell me about yourself?” You find yourself at a loss for ...
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What skills will be the most desirable by employers in the upcoming future? Hard skills that are based on technology, or soft skills such as time management? Given our rapidly ...
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Working remotely can be a great opportunity for you if you want to ditch your commute and budget your own time. It can give you the flexibility to work from anywhere you desire ...
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If you have a large gap of time on your resume in which you were unemployed, you’ll most likely need to explain why during an interview. There’s no need to panic ...
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High turnover can be a difficult pain point for many organizations. Retaining talent is imperative to the success of the business but even more so, turnover is detrimental. For ...
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When it comes to running a business, large or small, the people are one of your most important assets. Hiring and retaining talent should be a critical part of a company's ...
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We’ve all experienced being “ghosted” after an interview. If you’ve recently applied for a job and haven’t heard back in over a month, you’re ...
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Not only did you nail your interviews, but you’ve also received multiple job offers. Let’s discuss what you need to consider before making your big decision.Before ...
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If you’ve ever seen Monty Python and The Holy Grail, you may recall a scene in which an old man (referred to as the “bridgekeeper”) requires the knights of the ...
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Data is heavily utilized in most major business decisions today because it essentially allows us to predict the future, to a fair degree. Statistical analysis of data allows for ...
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There’s strength in numbers, so for those seeking more control over their career, a union job may be the right fit. Belonging to a strong team of workers in your field ...
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Job related stress is something that everyone experiences and it seems to be on the rise. In fact, in a recent study nearly two-thirds of employees say their stress levels are ...
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“How do you prioritize your workload”?“Simple, I get the most important work done first, followed by the less important tasks”Let’s take a look at a ...
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When you are in a professional setting like your office or a networking event, work tends to be the topic at the center of most of the conversations. In these situations, it can ...
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You thought you did a good job. You vetted the resume and the references. You conducted a thorough interview. Everything looked promising, so you make the offer and get excited ...
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Updating your resume is a task that most people avoid because it seems daunting, but once you get started it’s basically a breeze. And these three quick tips make it even ...
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Emotional intelligence is a skill that can make or break your work experience. It is defined as the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle ...
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We’ve all been asked it: “Why are you a good fit for this job?” Some people respond by listing all of their strengths, others provide past accolades, and others ...
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Salary has always been somewhat of a taboo to talk about, and conversations about it tend to happen behind closed doors and through whispered conversations. Although this has been ...
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Whether you’re interviewing in person, over the phone, or via webcam, odds are you’re going to be an anxious mess as you wait to meet or talk to your potential ...
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The debate about Generalists vs Specialists in the workforce has been ongoing and continues to cause a split between hiring managers and organizational leaders. It seems the ...
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Your recruitment brand, also referred to as an “employer” brand, is the face of your company. Potential employees draw conclusions as to what your company values, how ...
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Similar to an opening paragraph of an article, a resume headline defines who you are and what you excel at in a short sentence, and ideally captures the entirety of your resume in ...
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Hiring managers have a long list of qualities that they look for in candidates but for some, one quality trumps the rest: Emotional Intelligence. In fact, Emotional intelligence ...
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As an employer, you hand-pick the most qualified employees for the job, but there will always be room for potential improvement. Your employees may work for financial ...
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You've updated your resume, completed the application and landed the interview, now what? If a company decides to bring you in for an interview, they already think you check the ...
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Losing valuable employees can be a major problem for employers, but luckily there are various factors that can be identified and improved upon in order to bolster employee ...
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Companies are doing everything they can to save time and money these days. Profit expectations soar each year and the only way for companies to meet those projections is to find ...
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Before you mass delete any cover letters you have saved and laugh in maniacal joy, I regret to inform you that cover letters very much still matter. I myself was excited to hear ...
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There is nothing worse than starting a new job as a wide-eyed, bushy-tailed employee, only to quickly realize that the job is not what you expected. Sadly, you’re not ...
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Whether you’re a recent college graduate or someone who’s embarking on a new career path, landing your first job may take significant time and effort. However, with ...
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It’s widely believed that happiness breeds success. When you’re happy, you’ll do better at work. A study shows that happier workers perform better, have better ...
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Your first day on the job is similar to your first day at a new school or college- you feel like a small fish in a big pond. You want to make an excellent first impression. So, ...
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I know what you are thinking, but this is not a free pass to slack off, not live up to your potential, and then blame someone else. The reality is that great employees fail all ...
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Negotiating a new job offer rarely feels comfortable. Most people cower at the thought of negotiations; the very concept of it makes some people cringe. However, don’t let ...
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So, you don't like the career path you're now on, and you want to make a change. There are so many reasons that people transition from one career to another. Maybe you lost your ...
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While it might be archaic and intimidating, one of the most popular interview questions that commonly pop up is the question, “Why should we hire you?” The question is ...
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In today’s hectic world where we feel as though we’re constantly connected, even when we don’t want to be, finding a job with a good work/life balance has become ...
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After doing the work to seek, interview, hire, and train the best possible candidate for the job, it would be frustrating to see them move on to another company. You’ve put ...
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After a first-round interview, you may have thought everything went perfectly fine.  You wait and wait, but only hear crickets, and then you get the email stating that they ...
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You’ve submitted your resume 15 times, sent out the politest thank you emails, but you still can’t find that edge. Something seems to be missing. You rack your brain ...
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Long gone are the days when a person used to join a company at the start of their career and would retire from it. Job security is a relic of the past, and it doesn’t matter ...
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These days it seems you need a degree to do anything. But there are a few jobs that can get you some serious money without having to put in serious hours working towards an ...
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There is a semblance of truth in the cliché, “Looking for a job is a job on its own.” Job hunting is definitely more work than people realize. According to a ...
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Have you been searching the job market for months without much luck? Have you been endlessly lining up for dozens of first-round interviews but not getting any callbacks? ...
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A job interview can often feel like a one-sided date. You’re awkwardly sharing and sharing to fill the time, and they’re listening as they drink their wine and judge ...
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There’s a Reddit forum where people share how they lost their job because of a post on a social media site. One Redditor, who got fired after posting drunk photos of herself ...
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You’ve watched the lifelike bots of Westworld, you’ve seen Sophia learn and mirror human emotions, you rely on Alexa to play all of your music: So. in a world of ...
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Whether it’s for your first job or an internal promotion, job interviews will always be a nerve-racking experience. Unless you’re one of the lucky referred candidates, ...
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Job interviews are incredibly stressful. With all the pressure to do well, it’s easy to make foolish mistakes without even knowing it. Some blunders you make during an ...
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When seeking a new job, a potential employee has to look at all the benefits and perks in comparison to other opportunities and see what would be best for them in the long run. ...
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Why are you looking for a new job? It’s a tricky question that could put any job applicant in deep water if not answered correctly. Unfortunately, many people have ...
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Did you know employers receive between 75 to 250 resumes per job opening? With so many applicants, most companies - including 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies- use software ...
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After putting in the effort and hard work, you’ve been promoted to manager. Congratulations! You should be incredibly proud of this accomplishment.  Amid all the ...
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Cover letters are a tricky skill to master.  You might think to yourself, “why do I have to write what’s already on my resume, but with a cheesy twist?” ...
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Networking can be incredibly awkward, it’s like speed dating for business connections. Selling yourself to someone so that you can sort of use each other to get ahead at ...
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A  well-written cover letter is vital to getting your foot in the door. It can be the difference between getting selected for an interview or not. While a polished cover ...
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We often overlook soft skills in the workplace. Most employers focus on hiring and keeping employees based on their credentials and technical skills. For example, an admin might ...
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Job interviews are already stressful enough, but did you know there are now different styles of interview?  Employers are looking at unique ways to gauge if a candidate is ...
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Most of us avoid conflict at work. We don’t want to get ourselves involved with another office drama. According to CCP Global Human Capital, the annual cost of workplace ...
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In today’s job market, the act of job hopping has become more and more popular. This is partly due to an increased desire to find fulfilling work on the part of the ...
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After graduation, you may feel as though the world is at your fingertips.  It’s an intense transitional period and an incredibly exciting, albeit frustrating time. ...
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Do you ever worry about your workload after a long day at the office? You’re not alone. According to a recent poll by Ipsos, a whopping 64% of employed Americans feel ...
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Have you ever lied on your resume? You’ll be surprised to know that a whopping 85 percent of employers have caught applicants fibbing on resumes. People often stretch the ...
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You carefully selected your interview outfit, prepared notes, printed copies, and practiced your most winning smile. You went, you interviewed, sent your thank you note, and ...
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Having a disability is hard enough without it affecting your job search.  And really, it should not limit your opportunity to land a great job. So, here are some great tips ...
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Much like getting turned down for prom, getting rejected from a job hurts.  It makes you feel inadequate, undeserving, and oftentimes ashamed. And while Jenny saying no to ...
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When looking at your resume, there are many things to consider: what to include? What font to use? What order should it be in? Does this qualify as a relevant special skill? ...
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Even for the most confident of job seekers, interviews are extremely intimidating.  No matter how prepared you are, they can ask questions you’re unsure how to answer. ...
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So, you’ve recently gotten a new boss.  Then you discover they’re five, ten, maybe even twenty or more years younger than you. This is becoming a far more common ...
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We all have days when work is the last thing we want to be doing.  We grumble and shuffle in with lips pursed and a generally grouchy attitude.  Hey, even Lady Gaga has ...
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Have you been applying for jobs you’re qualified for, with little to no response?  Are you concerned with your lack of visibility in the job market? An ATS could very ...
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“What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Remember hearing that question all the time? The answers may have varied throughout the years, but the question ...
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If you’ve recently joined a new company or have started a new position, you might be feeling lost and in need of some advice.  This is where professional mentors come ...
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You’ve stressed all day.  You’ve prepped, practiced, and preened.  You’ve walked in and nailed all the necessary responses. Then, the tables turn and ...
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Video interviews are common nowadays because they’re more efficient in terms of time and money - and they expedite the hiring process. While a video interview may not ...
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Have you been going on interview after interview but not hearing anything back from the hiring managers? If this is you, maybe it’s time to take a step back and try ...
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When you’re looking for a new job, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. Would you enjoy the daily tasks? Does their salary range match up with yours? These ...
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You know it’s coming. You just don’t know at what point the interview will suddenly flip from questions about your experience to the dreaded, “What is your ...
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Crafting a focused, concise, and relevant resume is serious business. And, yes, developing a resume is a craft—perhaps even an artform—that requires patience and ...
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You spent days rehearsing your introduction, your elevator pitch and thoughtful, spot-on answers to the inevitable “provide an example of your greatest career ...
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Twenty-four percentage of HR Pros believe that candidates fall flat when it comes to the resume, according to a survey by Nexxt. Combine that with all of the stats out there that ...
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The days of sucking up to impress the boss are long gone. If you’ve ever seen the popular TV show The Office, you know that when Andy Bernard first starts in Scranton, he ...
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Whether you just lost your job or you couldn’t take it anymore and quit, the one thing you probably aren’t thinking about is the unspoken bias that might work against ...
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Career changes occur often over the course of a professional’s life; some are temporary, others are unexpected. Some women face setbacks or certain challenges when they ...
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They say the only things you can count on are death and taxes – so why waste time in a career you hate? Instead of suffering in silence day in and day out, try these 4 tips ...
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Working for a great company is one thing, but working for a great manager is a whole other story. Think about it, your manager is key when it comes to your day-to-day experience ...
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Burnout. You hear about it all the time – people love to talk about burnout signs, burnout symptoms. But what about the ways to avoid burnout in general?  Here are 3 ...
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Before you craft your resume, you need to figure out what goals your resume will help you achieve. Your resume shouldn’t just be a list of the tasks you performed over the ...
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During the interview, you don’t just get to learn more about the company and position, but you also get to sell yourself as the best fit for the role. To make your job a ...
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Depending on the type of field you’re in, there are a variety of skills you need to excel at your job. Those can range from certifications and degrees to technical skills. ...
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If you're an upcoming college graduate or just now entering the workforce, you can still land a great job even when you have little experience. The key is to strengthen your ...
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As 2018 draws to a close, it's a good time to reflect on your career. It's also an ideal time to think ahead for how you can improve in 2019. Check out five career resolutions for ...
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A job interview is not only a chance for you to show employers that you are the best candidate for the job. It is also your opportunity to find out whether a company is a good fit ...
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Brainstorming sessions and meetings are only as good as the ideas generated from them. That's why you need to have effective meetings as much as possible. Find out how to foster ...
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Managers have a huge impact on their employees' motivation and work satisfaction. While bad bosses can send employees away in droves, great bosses create a healthy work ...
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Unlike workers from the baby boomer and X generations, millennial workers require more than a great salary, good medical benefits and a good retirement package. There are other ...
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Working under a new boss pushes you outside your comfort zone. Managers hold dominion over your work life, deciding everything from your daily workload to your advancement in the ...
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If you've ever wondered what to do following a great job interview, you're not alone. Job candidates are often unsure of how to follow up with employers, and some don't follow up ...
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Executive job interviews are the ultimate face-off of first impressions. Top-level managers have the biggest responsibility and salaries, so company recruiters are hyper-sensitive ...
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When you look back on your first weeks at a new job, do you want to remember yourself as a nervous wreck or a star hire who impressed everyone with your proficiency? Navigate the ...
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If you plan to get a C-suite job in the near future, you need to polish your executive resume to make it stand out from others. Even if you know you're the perfect fit for a ...
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Stress is a normal part of life in many businesses. When you experience high levels of stress over a long period of time, however, it can lead to professional burnout — even ...
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When you have a fear of public speaking, business meetings can be a challenge. After all, you never know when someone might call on you to add to the conversation. If the idea of ...
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As a leader within your organization, it's important to start leading your team or business from "Day One." The overall key to this leadership behavior, according to ...
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The purpose of a resume is to prove to a recruiter that you are a suitable candidate for the advertised job. To make your resume more convincing, it's best to include both hard ...
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A good job means different things to different people. The definition often changes as people grow older and develop new interests. Having a family may also change a person's ...
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What should you do when salary requirement questions arise during a job interview? If your required salary is too high, you might blow your chance at the job. If you ask for too ...
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Learning basic management skills is easy, but learning to be a good boss is a lot tougher. The key is to balance the needs of the business with the needs of your team members, but ...
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Sometimes, you may have to tolerate a boss who drives you crazy. Reasons for putting up with your boss may vary, such as the job is a great one, you absolutely adore the company, ...
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Writing a resume is tough for many people, particularly those who are naturally humble. However, if you want your resume to help you find a good job, it must show that you have a ...
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A job interview gives you a chance to shine. It's your opportunity to convince the hiring manager that you're deserving of the job. Make sure you nail all aspects of the big day ...
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As a business leader, you want what's best for your team of employees. Sometimes, that means helping workers take a step back so they are happier and more comfortable in their ...
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According to a 2017 survey from CareerBuilder, 39 percent of HR staffers take less than a minute to glance at a resume. A full 20 percent spend 30 seconds or less perusing each ...
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Having trouble networking? Why not try some different networking tactics the next time you have an opportunity to get to know some colleagues in a work situation. Any social ...
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Getting fired is a huge blow to your self-esteem, especially when it's unexpected. Most jobs are "at will" positions, and an employer can fire you without an explanation ...
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Contrary to what one might believe, a phone interview can be even more nerve-wrecking than a traditional, face-to-face interview. Without being able to see your interviewer, it ...
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When you feel completely confident after an interview, there's nothing worse than having your hopes dashed with a rejection email. The situation may seem hopeless, but before you ...
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One bad work relationship shouldn't send you fleeing from a great job. Even if it isn't spelled out explicitly in your job description, getting along with people is necessary to ...
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For professionals, the annual performance review often determines bonuses and raises. But what happens when your company integrates team goals into your review? Since these goals ...
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You just decided that changing careers is your way to find professional happiness. There are plenty of great jobs out there, but here is a lot of competition. Discover some skills ...
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Thanks to low unemployment in the United States, as of December 2018, there are more jobs available, and more people are landing good-paying jobs. This means you have plenty of ...
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Conducting a successful job search in this digital age means leveraging the right tools and technologies to find the perfect role for you. Searching for jobs on a free job website ...
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Improving the health of your employees goes beyond just offering insurance, a gym membership and enrollment in a wellness program as benefits. As a business professional, you and ...
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To impress executive recruiters, create an executive resume that makes you stand out from the crowd. Common resume mistakes can lead to recruiters passing over your application. ...
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If you want to boost your time management and make the most out of your workday, you're in luck. These clever productivity hacks can help you get more done in less time.Make Use ...
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The best way to ace a job interview is to rehearse your responses to common interview questions until they sound natural, well-thought-out and conversational. Take a look at a ...
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In this age of LinkedIn, some people assume they no longer need a resume. The truth is that resumes matter if you want to find your dream job. Social media profiles are a great ...
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When job hunting for the first time, your work experience might be the smallest section on your resume. Don't panic. Most employers want you to have entry-level skills, but they ...
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Whether you love them or dread them, office parties are an important part of company culture, and you need to attend yours unless you want to be known as that person who isn't any ...
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Interviews are notorious for creating anxiety, but with the right interview tips, you can boost your confidence and curb interview stress before it hits. Here are some of the best ...
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Remote work can help companies save on the cost of office space, benefits and training. Despite these savings, large companies such as IBM, Aetna and Bank of America began to ...
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While you wish you could spend the holiday season sipping eggnog by the fireplace, the winter months are often filled with more stress than you care to face. As year-end deadlines ...
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Every job seeker knows that a strong resume is essential to getting hired, but many applicants focus on the obvious: proper grammar, keyword inclusion, easy-to-read formatting and ...
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A job interview lets you showcase your personality, winning attitude and soft skills to a hiring manager. No matter how much you wow another person with your smile and easygoing ...
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In 2015, employee fraud was responsible for around a $50 billion total loss to U.S. businesses. Unfortunately, small businesses are disproportionately hit, often due to fewer ...
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There comes a time when every growing business needs to decide whether to hire new employees or to outsource in some areas. Small businesses with tight budgets often think the ...
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Whether you're applying for a job as a top-tier manager or for an entry-level position right out of college, your resume should have specific elements included in it. These items ...
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It's tough to stay motivated and give your best when you feel your employer is underpaying you. Instead of dwelling on the feeling of being undervalued or unappreciated, take ...
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A huge proportion of job seekers have student loan debt. With the cost of college having skyrocketed over the past few decades, new professionals must take on massive debts to ...
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Are you a job candidate who does the bare minimum or one who puts in extra effort to impress employers? Sending a follow-up email after interviews isn't required to land a job, ...
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Job interviews are a make-or-break step in the job search process. If you struggle with public speaking, or if you let nerves get the best of you, psychological tricks can help. ...
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If your employer isn't attracting the right talent, try looking at the recruitment process from a candidate's point of view. What steps are you taking to make the company ...
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Employers everywhere have been telling their teams to "think outside the box" for decades, but is this really sound advice? While the idea of pushing aside what already ...
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If your resume is dull, you might be missing out on job opportunities. Hiring managers often browse stacks of resumes every day, and it's easy to overlook a dull resume. ...
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For job seekers, a great professional resume is a make-or-break tool. A targeted, well-written resume piques an employer's interest, while an average resume makes you blend in ...
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As a job seeker, your primary task is to score a job interview. However, if you're not maximizing your skills and marketing your experience, this task can be a challenge. Learn ...
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Professional relationships can help your career, but maintaining them can take a lot of work. There are three main challenges people face in maintaining professional ...
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The burden of interview preparation usually falls on the candidate, but if employers don't do their due diligence before an interview as well, they're missing out. A well-prepared ...
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If you're fed up with the limitations of working a traditional job, it might be time to consider self-employment. Working for yourself gives you the freedom to work how you want, ...
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Values are a big conversation topic in the workplace, with nearly every company eager to construct a public statement of its core values. Consider clarifying your personal values ...
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Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee to get through your busy afternoon at the office, research suggests something more effective. Power naps can help alleviate tiredness in ...
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You can spend hours researching the hiring organization, practicing your responses to common interview questions and perfecting your resume, but don't forget about the outfit you ...
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The ability to craft a perfect text or social media post might make you proud, but can it help you land a job? While employers value the tech prowess millennials bring to the ...
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As you're building a business, hiring is crucial. The right employees can boost productivity and profits, all while reducing training and turnover costs. That's where military ...
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Every employer wants something different, making it a challenge to present yourself as the perfect candidate. Yet, simple missteps can consistently sabotage your job search. You ...
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Are you satisfied with your professional life? While finding a new job can be a daunting prospect, a career shift can go a long way in increasing your personal happiness and ...
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A robust employment history section in your resume demonstrates how well you're qualified for a particular position. Make sure to include four specific things in your history ...
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You're sailing through the job interview, playing up your unique skills, talking about your greatest achievements, touting your strengths and drawing in your impressive ...
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Workplace conflict is impossible to avoid forever, even if you're a master escape artist or people-pleaser. Avoidance tactics are less effective the more you gain responsibility, ...
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It's common for hiring managers to discuss salary at the end of a job interview. If you plan to accept the position, keep in mind that your salary isn't the only benefit that's up ...
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While the world is pretty complex, many employees believe the tasks they complete at work should be simple and straightforward. People appreciate knowing what's expected of them, ...
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Are you tempted to beef up a puny resume with false information? Resume lies can have lasting consequences that derail your career when you least expect it. Even if you get away ...
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One in six adults experience mental health problems associated with their job. If you suffer from work-related stress, depression or anxiety, it is important to take action to ...
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With the U.S. unemployment rate dropping throughout much of the 2010s, the focus of the future workforce is likely to be on securing a great job rather than simply getting a job. ...
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Job interviews often feel like a make-or-break moment, so it's normal to experience a surge of stress before the big day. If you remember that interviewers are just people with a ...
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Have you ever been so psyched up for a job interview only to show up and get a bad feeling as soon as you enter the building? All employers are not created equal, and all jobs are ...
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Business presentations are a common source of nervousness for both industry rookies and those with years of experience. Luckily, the right preparation helps quell even the worst ...
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Detecting a lie is far from an exact science. However, certain aspects of conversation and body language can raise red flags that someone is telling a lie. While not definitive ...
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If you're an experienced professional and you're looking for a job, age discrimination can be a problem. Your resume might be the culprit, but with a few resume changes, you can ...
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Proactive leadership development is the key to growing a stable company that can easily adapt to change. Leaders shape your workplace culture, and their values influence how ...
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Without a winning resume, you might find it difficult to land a job interview. Your resume is a snapshot of your professional and educational history, and there are certain things ...
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Even if your company can only afford to pay minimum wage, you can still attract solid workers. Although there's no denying that compensation is important to all potential ...
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As a business professional, you must inspire your team to achieve its goals. Team building allows you to connect with members of your group and allows them to bond with each ...