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 »

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 »

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 »

What Should You Do if Your Recruiter Is Not Getting Back to You?

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One of the more frustrating parts of job searching is not hearing back from a recruiter after your send in an application. Applying to a job typically requires writing a custom resume and cover letter. It can also include having to fill out an online form. When you don’t hear anything back, it feels like… Read more »

7 Social Media Rules You Should be Following When Looking for a Job

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In the past, keeping your personal life and your professional life separate was simple principle that most people followed. The common wisdom was that mixing personal and professional lives could affect how you are seen by others in your industry and your prospects for success. Now, with social media being all-pervasive, keeping that separation is… Read more »

Our 5-Minute Resume Grammar Guide

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Every company wants to employ people who have an eye for detail, and nothing says “I do not have an eye for detail” like horrible grammar on job application materials. Good grammar on a resume and cover letter also shows you are an intelligent, capable applicant who can communicate effectively. Therefore, if you would like… Read more »

How to React When You’re Passed Over for a Promotion

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So, you’ve put in a lot of hard work and played by the rules only to get passed over for a promotion. What now? It’s perfectly normal to feel angry and hurt; however, you don’t want to let bad feelings get the better of you. Don’t lash out at supervisors, your co-workers or the company…. Read more »