The Best Ice Breakers to Use While You’re Networking

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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 »

Are You Working with a Shark?

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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 »

How to Write a Resume When Your Education Level Ended in High School

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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 »

7 Innovative Leadership Approaches to Try

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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 »

5 Different Types of Interviews and How to Ace Each One

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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 »

The Right Way to Use Social Media in Your Job Search

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Social media is a big part of many of our private lives, but it can also be a strong job search instrument, regardless of where you might be in your career. According to a major survey, 37 percent of hiring personnel discovered new hires through social media in 2016. Clearly, you’re missing out on job… Read more »

How to Create Better Accountability on Your Team

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How to Create Better Accountability on Your Team

Almost every company could use more accountability in its ranks. The difference between companies that have a high degree of accountability, and those that don’t, comes down to the way accountability is approached. Companies that focus on holding people accountable are less effective than companies that concentrate on cultivating personal responsibility. The first approach essentially… Read more »

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 »