What to Do When You’re Just Not Fitting in at Work

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At some point in your career, you might have found yourself in a job you like with colleagues you get along with, but you don’t feel like you fit in socially. Maybe your co-workers regularly headed to Chili’s for lunch while you sat in the break room and ate reheated pizza. Maybe they always made… Read more »

Here are Five People You Should NEVER List as References

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Many people don’t truly understand the purpose of providing professional references: They are not the same as “likes” on Facebook or followers on Twitter. While a potential employer realizes your references will probably say good things about you, they still contact the names provided to dig for information on the kind of worker you are… Read more »

What’s the Right Way to Research a Company Before Your Interview?

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You’ve probably heard that you’re supposed to research a company before an interview.  But with a ton of information out there on every company, it can be hard to figure out what you should be looking for. In any interview, you need to come across as interested, knowledgeable, and truly excited about the open position…. Read more »

Our 5-Minute Resume-Writing Guide

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Our 5-Minute Resume-Writing Guide

The following resume guide is supposed to take just five minutes to read, but that’s way, way longer than the average time a hiring manager spends looking at your resume. With so little time spent looking at your resume, it’s important that you nail down the basics. Screwing up something like your contact information or… Read more »

Will Changing Jobs Really Make You Happy?

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Will Changing Jobs Really Make You Happy?

Whether there is a concrete job opportunity in front of you or not, sometimes it seems like happiness will follow if you can just get out of your current job. However, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, as the saying goes, and sometimes the thought of working another job… Read more »

How to Rock Your First Week on the Job

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Ending your job search, accepting a job offer and walking into a new workplace is a bit like jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. Not only do you have to start delivering the goods, you also have to learn different personalities, workflow routines and the company culture. While you could just… Read more »

What to Do When Your New Job Is a Disappointment

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  Beginning a new job can be thrilling, nerve-racking and in many cases, a bit frightening. Unfortunately, it can also be discouraging. From being asked to work too many hours, to a lack of proper training, to working a job that doesn’t appear to be anything like the one you signed up for, there are… Read more »