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 »

Should You Create Accountability Partners on Your Team?

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Aspiring entrepreneurs, when left to their own devices, often fall short of their ambitions, perhaps because they squandered capital or impulsively took the business in a bad direction. One study by The American Society of Training and Development discovered the power of commitment when it comes to entrepreneurs: People are 65 percent likely to attain… Read more »

How to Answer “Why Should We Hire You?” in a Job Interview

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“Why should we hire you?” It’s a popular question with hiring managers because the answer can be so revealing. Simply put, this question is at the center of any interview. This question also puts an interviewee on the spot, hopefully revealing how they operate under direct pressure. A good answer to this question should make… Read more »

New to the Workforce? Here’s How to Get a Job Fast!

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Whether you’re a recent college grad or you’re entering the workforce after a delay, trying to find that first job can be a daunting task. Ideally, you’ve put in some time in connecting with others in the workforce, doing volunteer work, interning and possibly working a part-time job to make ends meet. If you haven’t… 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 »

Here are the Biggest Job Search Mistakes You Must Avoid

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There are many situations in life when making a mistake is perfectly OK. Job searching, unfortunately, is not one of them. Making an inappropriate remark during a job interview or not customizing your cover letter can quickly get you eliminated from consideration. Skipping a networking event can cause you to miss out on a dream… 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 »

How to Build a Better Working Relationship with Your Boss

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Given the fact you spend decades of your life at work, establishing a good relationship with your boss is essential to your happiness at work. Furthermore, a good relationship with your boss means more job satisfaction and better career prospects. Keeping that in mind, consider the following ways to develop an effective and mutually beneficial… 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 »