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Personal relationships can still make or break your career. This is why people attend company and industry events; and why you must be skilled at introducing yourself. When attending a networking event, you ought to have a strategy for getting to know other people. There is the tried-and-true elevator pitch, but that’s only appropriate in… Read more »

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Have you ever worked with someone that annoys you so much, you’re not sure if you want to scream at them or run away screaming? Unfortunately, difficult people are a reality of the modern workplace that we all just have to deal with. You can find all kinds of difficult people in the typical American… Read more »

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Looking for a new job can be exhausting. It can require a great deal of time and it can be draining. When you’ve been looking for months, it can feel like there aren’t any jobs out there and you’re not good enough to get any of the ones that are. Instead of putting all that… Read more »

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Advancements in technology have given job seekers more power than ever in the labor market. Considering this, employers can’t just bury their head in the sand and keep using their same old recruitment methods. They must adapt or risk losing top talent to the competition. Recruiting methods become outdated when they become highly inefficient. For… Read more »

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From Sharknado to Shark Week, sharks are everywhere these days – even in the office! In the workplace, sharks are people who can have a negative impact on how you do your job. Their negative behavior may occasionally rise to the level of bullying, but not to the point that gets them fired. Avoiding shark… Read more »

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Job seekers who don’t have any education beyond high school might feel down on their prospects for getting a job, but they shouldn’t. There are lots of great jobs out there for folks with this level of education. That being said, these job seekers can do themselves a massive favor by writing a good resume…. Read more »

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One of the more frustrating parts of job searching is not hearing back from a recruiter after your send in an application. Applying to a job typically requires writing a custom resume and cover letter. It can also include having to fill out an online form. When you don’t hear anything back, it feels like… Read more »

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In the past, keeping your personal life and your professional life separate was simple principle that most people followed. The common wisdom was that mixing personal and professional lives could affect how you are seen by others in your industry and your prospects for success. Now, with social media being all-pervasive, keeping that separation is… Read more »

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We all like to think we are good listeners, but we’re not. Think about it: When was the last time you zoned out on someone talking about their workday? It was probably recently. Being a good listener is a social skill that is very useful in a professional setting. Paying attention to what your boss… Read more »

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Some people don’t give much thought to their leadership style. They feel that what they do works, and that’s okay. However, other business leaders are always trying to get better at what they do and experiment with different approaches. There are a lot of leadership approaches out there and if you’re looking to refine your… Read more »