How to Advocate for Change at Work

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“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  — Gandhi Some of the most meaningful and lasting changes come from deep within an organization. The people at the base experience the daily grind and see firsthand what’s working and what isn’t. As a result, they carry a unique insight allowing them to be… Read more »

How to Be a Top Notch Team-Player  

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“If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work. Now, who wants to do that?”       – Matthew Woodring Stover We all know that teamwork is a big deal. Of course, it’s essential to a smooth running operation, but it’s also the key to an engaging culture and camaraderie among coworkers. So, what can… Read more »

Don’t Hire a Robot: Watching for Soft Skills During an Interview

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We live in an increasingly robotic world. Everything is becoming more and more automated and technology-driven. Even in the workplace, machinery and equipment replace people in countless industries. However, machinery and technology aren’t the only “robots” in the workforce. People can be a sort of robots as well. For example, if someone is entirely hard-skill… Read more »

Here’s How to Make Your Administrative Resume Stand Out!

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The unemployment rate is falling, salaries are rising, and competition for skilled talent is getting intense as businesses expand in this robust economy. Although it may be easier to find a job than it was during the Great Recession, you still need a stand-out resume to get the admin position you really want. With hiring… Read more »

Why Ghosting Your Job Offer is Hurting Your Career

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Depending on your relationship status, you might be familiar with the idea of ‘ghosting’ in the dating world – which is when someone you’re interested in stops responding to your texts, calls, IMs, emails, etc. The phenomenon has recently expanded to include professional relationships, specifically the tenuous connections between applicants and potential employers. Job seekers… Read more »

5 of the Worst Things You Can Do in Your Job Interview [Part 2]

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How to Manage the Stress of Your Job Search

Job interviews can be nerve-wracking, so it’s understandable if you make a boneheaded mistake due to being nervous. What you don’t want to do is make a big mistake that has nothing to do with nerves. For instance, you can’t really chalk up being an hour late to being stressed out. Bad, unforced errors not… Read more »

5 of the Worst Things You Can Say in Your Job Interview [Part 1]

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Most people stress out about interviews and its common for nerves to get the best of us. If you consider that the whole point of an interview is to show you are the best person for the position, you need to concentrate on that objective, and you can get over your stress. Stress-related mistakes aside,… Read more »

What’s an Elevator Pitch and Why Should You Use One?

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Whether you want to make contacts at a networking event or you’re being asked to introduce yourself in a job interview, a good elevator pitch can set you up to achieve your career goals. An elevator pitch is a little speech about yourself as a professional that lasts about as long as an elevator ride,… Read more »

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 Wasting Your Time With These Old Recruiting Methods?

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Advancements in technology have given job seekers more power than ever in the labor market. Considering this, employers can’t just bury their head in the sand and keep using their same old recruitment methods. They must adapt or risk losing top talent to the competition. Recruiting methods become outdated when they become highly inefficient. For… Read more »