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Because you don’t have to physically show up for the interview, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that remote interview is much easier than the in-person version. However, this is far from the truth.   Remote interviews were already becoming increasingly common as companies expanded their remote workforce. The coronavirus pandemic has only… Read more »

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While social distancing has been shown to be an effective tool in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, not leaving your home for weeks at a time can have serious mental and physical health impacts.   If you’re eating for comfort and regularly ordering takeout to support your local restaurants, you run the risk of gaining… Read more »

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As businesses shift to remote work and employees are increasingly being furloughed, you might think that nobody is hiring for the near future.   Regardless of how the labor market situation pans out, career experts say it’s advisable to continue job search activities, albeit with a shift in approach.  Businesses are changing the ways they do business. Some are looking at how… Read more »

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The World Economic Forum has officially identified emotional intelligence as a skill in the workplace. Defined as the intelligent use of emotions and ability to navigate change, emotional intelligence can help you handle uncertainty in your daily work life and in your career.   With five generations currently in the workplace, emotional intelligence is more important today than… Read more »

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When you see an employee’s performance start to slip to the point they look completely disengaged from their job, it’s easy to start thinking about their dismissal.   However, if you’ve hired a strong employee – someone who had been productive and a good fit for the company culture – working to reengage the employee with personal support, training or reassignment is usually the best… Read more »

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When you walk into a job interview, there’s just one thing an interviewer wants to know: What can you do for us?  The best way to answer that question is to give examples of what you have done for past employers. When you give examples of the good work you’ve done in the past, it impresses an interviewer… Read more »

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There is a lot of talk these days about the coronavirus, and while the extent of its impact is still in question, it does raise the issue of what to do about going into work if you’re feeling sick.  Putting the coronavirus to one side, there’s still the highly contagious seasonal flu. If you go to work with the… Read more »

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Those of us who have to live through grey skies from December to April know – Seasonal Affected Disorder is real, and it is no joke. On top of that, you have to deal with the daily grind of being a full-time professional. Even if you have a “dream job” – there are probably aspects… Read more »

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Career Concepts

Helping your staff members reach their potential is easier said than done. You want to help them address shortcomings, but you don’t want to make them feel demoralized. Sometimes, employees will need a push in order to grow and develop, but you don’t want to push them right out the door! Further complicating the issue… Read more »

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Career Concepts

Typically lasting between 10 to 15 minutes and consisting of some rather basic background questions, a phone interview can be pretty easy to dismiss as a formality. However, for hiring managers and recruiters, a phone interview is an essential part of their process. These folks do not want to bring in somebody who isn’t taking… Read more »