Reasons to Make Sure Employees Are Using Their Vacation Time

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Americans are notorious for not using all their allotted paid vacation time. There are many reasons why employees don’t use their paid time-off, but they are usually related to a perceived lack of job security or concerns about the impact an absence will have on their workload. Some employees may skip vacation because they are… Read more »

How to Be Okay with Not Everyone Liking You

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Many of us are “people pleasers”: We want people to like us, so we go the extra mile to please them. You might think of that as a harmless personality quirk but having the urge to want everyone to like you can be counterproductive in today’s business environment. In fact, being okay with not pleasing… Read more »

5 Easy Steps to Asking Your Boss for Time Off

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In the typical American workplace, hard work is something to be proud of; however, an unfortunate side effect is the peer pressure to avoid taking time off. In fact, studies regularly show that Americans don’t use millions of days in paid vacation time each year.  If you work hard, you need a vacation. But because of peer pressure, a new boss… Read more »

How to Get a Job as an LPN

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A career in healthcare is very accessible and one of the best entrance points is a job as a licensed nurse practitioner (LPN). The typical job of an LPN involves providing routine care, monitoring patient health and providing assistance to other healthcare professionals. LPNs are usually responsible for giving medication, tracking vital signs, following up… Read more »

5 Checkmarks to Ensure You Picked the Right Career for Yourself

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There comes a point in almost everyone’s career where they hit a brick wall. Maybe they’re frustrated by setbacks or they feel stagnant at their current job. When this happens, it’s common to reevaluate your career and figure out if there’s any point in continuing down this career track. In this situation, a basic test… Read more »

Avoid These Mistakes When Looking For A Job

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One way to look a job search is to consider it an exercise in not making mistakes: If you “do all the right things,” an offer will eventually come your way. Below are the most common job search mistakes and how to avoid them. Conducting a Narrow Search One common mistake that people make is… Read more »

3 Tips to Find a Job You’ll Love

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Looking for a job you love can be like dating: After a good first impression, you might end up in a great situation, or you might find yourself in stuck in a toxic relationship. It’s important to have a job that you love, both for right now and for down the road. Sometimes, that might… Read more »

What Happens if You Get a Warning at Work?

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Did you get a formal verbal or written warning at work? Well unfortunately, you should be concerned. Warnings are part of a progressive disciplinary system: First, your supervisor may mention there’s an issue with your behavior or performance. The next step is a verbal or written warning, both of which are formal, documented measures that… Read more »

How to Show your Personality in a Formal Job Interview

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Job searching can feel very regimented: There are guidelines for resume and cover letter formats and once you make it to the interview stage, there’s an expectation that you’ll have the perfect answers to every interview question. Amidst all these rules, it can be easy to forget that you are an individual, with a personality… Read more »