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  According to common advice on how to be professional, you should clearly separate your personal and professional lives, and that means you can’t friends with your boss. While that’s company policy at a lot of workplaces, research has shown a major reason why you might want to go against it. Oxytocin: The Social Hormone… Read more »

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  If you are going through a long period of unemployment, you might be tempted to stretch the truth on your resume. However, that would be a mistake, as the consequences for doing such a thing far outweigh any possible benefits. If you embellish your resume and invited for an interview, it means you’ll have to guard… Read more »

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How to Prove You're a Hard Worker

For anyone in management, hard work from an employee is the great equalizer.  The best workers don’t have every bit of relevant experience or an impeccable arsenal of impressive skills. The best employees work hard and really hustle to get the job done right. Because this attribute is so valuable, it’s important to show an… Read more »

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Fire an Employee the Right Way

  Firing an employee is never easy. Since there are usually a lot of emotions involved, things are often done or said in a less-than-ideal way or they’re just done wrong. There are several reasons you should be trying to fire people the ‘right way.’ First, make sure you aren’t making a mistake. You don’t… Read more »

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  When you submit your resume for an open position, you could be up against dozens of other applicants. With all that competition, it’s important to make your appeal stand out as much as possible. You may think your skills, education and experience are more than enough to make you stand out from the pack…. Read more »

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  Congratulations! You’ve landed the job you worked so hard to get! But now, the real work begins, and it all starts with the first day. To be honest, the first day on the job isn’t going to make or break you – but it does set the tone for your onboarding into the company…. Read more »

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  Injuries cost businesses around $170 billion per year, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the worst part about it is many workplace injuries are preventable. According to a study from Travelers Insurance, the top cause of on-the-job injury is handling materials, considered an activity that might involve lifting, filling or transporting… Read more »

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  One simple trick to give your resume more life is to use action verbs to describe your past responsibilities and achievements. Words like “assisted” or “evaluated” are action verbs that get straight to the point in telling the reader you “assisted supervisors with training of new employees” or “evaluated standard procedures for inefficiencies.” Action… Read more »

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  Many manufacturing and light industrial jobs ask applicants to fill out an application when seeking employment at their company, so do you need to submit a resume for this job as well? If you want to stand out from other applicants – in a good way – then yes, you absolutely need to submit… Read more »

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  You know its coming: That question about your last job. If you left your last employer on bad terms, you will probably dread talking about it during your next job interview. To be fair, it can be very difficult to find a way to spin an unfortunate situation, regardless of whether you quit or… Read more »