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How to Manage the Stress of Your Job Search

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 »

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If you’ve got a gap in your work history, you’re not alone. Thanks to a shifting economy, many of us have found ourselves out of work for an extended period of time. For some people, taking time away from their career was a choice, whether it was to raise a family, go back to school… Read more »

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Every company wants to employ people who have an eye for detail, and nothing says “I do not have an eye for detail” like horrible grammar on job application materials. Good grammar on a resume and cover letter also shows you are an intelligent, capable applicant who can communicate effectively. Therefore, if you would like… Read more »

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With the current U.S. unemployment level near record lows, companies are having a harder time than ever sourcing quality talent. To make matters worse, many industries are seeing a higher-than-average turnover rate. The combination of high turnover and a scarcity of talent is putting immense pressure on hiring personnel to locate quality talent. Many hiring… Read more »

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So, you’ve put in a lot of hard work and played by the rules only to get passed over for a promotion. What now? It’s perfectly normal to feel angry and hurt; however, you don’t want to let bad feelings get the better of you. Don’t lash out at supervisors, your co-workers or the company…. Read more »

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Career Concepts Job Interviews

Job interviews have gotten sophisticated in recent years, which means people looking for work must be prepared for this higher level of sophistication. Long gone are the days of having to memorize responses to interview questions like “What is your greatest weakness?” Now, job seekers must be able to talk in major detail about their… Read more »

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When an employee calls in sick, it can’t be disruptive to workflows, affect productivity and cause resentment among employees. As if this isn’t a difficult enough situation, an employee who always calls in sick before or after the weekend can cause suspicion and resentment. If you do start to notice this pattern in one of… Read more »