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Curveball Interview Questions

Strange, curveball interview questions appear to be quite divisive among hiring personnel. Critics say they don’t produce any useful information. Supporters say they can provide insight that standard interview questions cannot. Furthermore, applicants often prepare stock answers for the typical interview questions, turning the interview into more of a recital that anything else. While curveball… Read more »

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6 Ways to Proofread Your Resume to Avoid Careless Errors

It’s essential that you proofread your resume and any other documents, like cover letters, before submitting them as part of a job application. Paperwork with basic errors, like missing periods or mismatched fonts, makes it weeding out sloppy job seekers a simple task. Don’t make it so easy on hiring managers. Try these tips when… Read more »

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Seven Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

  Emotional intelligence has a crucial role at work. Hiring, compensation or promotion decisions are often based on your emotional intelligence. Individuals with a high level of emotional intelligence can grasp and assess their own feelings, as well as effectively pick up on the emotions of others. They have a good sense of themselves and… Read more »

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This Advice Will Make You More Coachable and More Hireable

Like the best athletes in the world, you have to be coachable in order to be successful. You might be the most skilled or experienced in your field, but realizing you can always be better, and letting others give you guidance, insight, and suggestions is more valuable to an employer than just a sparkling resume…. Read more »

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Be a Better Communicator

In today’s work environment, everyone must be a good communicator. Being an effective communicator is crucial to relationship building, performance and efficiency. Unfortunately, bad communication is a major problem at many companies. A recent University of Phoenix survey showed just 27 percent of workers believed their internal communication was “very effective.” Respondents also said bad… Read more »

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How to Rid Your Team of Negativity

Looking to manage pessimism on your team can seem like a losing battle. Negativity, left alone, will ultimately throttle productivity and increase turnover. However, as a manager, you do have significant control over the situation, and the best way to confront negativity is to focus on the impacts it has on everybody. Essentially you are… Read more »

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Confidently Reenter the Workforce

Getting back into the workforce can be a struggle no matter what your reason is for stepping away from it. Taking a break from work to go back to school, study abroad, start a family, look after a sick relative or deal with your own illness are all noble reasons for not working. However, simply… Read more »

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Are You Being Overworked?

As a manager, you are going to get more than your fair share of responsibilities and the stress that comes with them. However, if you’re feeling constantly overworked and stressed out, you shouldn’t be expected just live it with as a condition of your position. Stress is a normal response that helps us deal with… Read more »

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Workplace bullying occurs in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways, and this duplicitous nature makes it a difficult thing to stamp out. While bullying can include verbal abuse, property damage and public embarrassment, it can also take the form of unrealistic expectations, lies and deceit. If you are being bullied, you may be worried that calling… Read more »