Should You Be Friends With Your Boss?

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  According to common advice on how to be professional, you should clearly separate your personal and professional lives, and that means you can’t friends with your boss. While that’s company policy at a lot of workplaces, research has shown a major reason why you might want to go against it. Oxytocin: The Social Hormone… Read more »

Why Exaggerating on Your Resume Doesn’t Pay Off

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  If you are going through a long period of unemployment, you might be tempted to stretch the truth on your resume. However, that would be a mistake, as the consequences for doing such a thing far outweigh any possible benefits. If you embellish your resume and invited for an interview, it means you’ll have to guard… Read more »

How to Prove You’re a Hard Worker in Your Interview

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How to Prove You're a Hard Worker

For anyone in management, hard work from an employee is the great equalizer.  The best workers don’t have every bit of relevant experience or an impeccable arsenal of impressive skills. The best employees work hard and really hustle to get the job done right. Because this attribute is so valuable, it’s important to show an… Read more »

How to Fire an Employee The Right Way

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Fire an Employee the Right Way

  Firing an employee is never easy. Since there are usually a lot of emotions involved, things are often done or said in a less-than-ideal way or they’re just done wrong. There are several reasons you should be trying to fire people the ‘right way.’ First, make sure you aren’t making a mistake. You don’t… Read more »

Make Your Application Stand out With These Tips!

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  When you submit your resume for an open position, you could be up against dozens of other applicants. With all that competition, it’s important to make your appeal stand out as much as possible. You may think your skills, education and experience are more than enough to make you stand out from the pack…. Read more »

Four Ways to Prepare for Your First Day on the Job

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  Congratulations! You’ve landed the job you worked so hard to get! But now, the real work begins, and it all starts with the first day. To be honest, the first day on the job isn’t going to make or break you – but it does set the tone for your onboarding into the company…. Read more »

Why Your Resume Needs Awesome Action Verbs

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  One simple trick to give your resume more life is to use action verbs to describe your past responsibilities and achievements. Words like “assisted” or “evaluated” are action verbs that get straight to the point in telling the reader you “assisted supervisors with training of new employees” or “evaluated standard procedures for inefficiencies.” Action… Read more »

Do I Really Need a Resume for Manufacturing Work?

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  Many manufacturing and light industrial jobs ask applicants to fill out an application when seeking employment at their company, so do you need to submit a resume for this job as well? If you want to stand out from other applicants – in a good way – then yes, you absolutely need to submit… Read more »

The Right Way to Talk About Your Last Job in an Interview

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  You know its coming: That question about your last job. If you left your last employer on bad terms, you will probably dread talking about it during your next job interview. To be fair, it can be very difficult to find a way to spin an unfortunate situation, regardless of whether you quit or… Read more »

Connecting versus Following on LinkedIn

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  Have you gotten a few connection requests on LinkedIn from attractive ladies that don’t seem all that familiar? No, random good-looking women aren’t suddenly finding your professional credentials fascinating. You’ve likely been spammed from a fake account. These kinds of requests are a real wet blanket on LinkedIn, which is an otherwise valuable networking… Read more »