How Expressing Gratitude Makes You a More Effective Leader

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A literal pat on the back or a simple thank you might not seem like a big thing, but to employees who need a confidence boost – it can mean the world. Because of their position, business leaders are looked up to by their employees. This means the way they treat them has an outsized… Read more »

Learn How to Improve Your Company’s Workplace Environment

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How to Create Better Accountability on Your Team

Good employees perform even better when they are working in an environment that supports them, motivates them and inspires them. It isn’t just the responsibility of those in leadership positions to create a good working environment. From the CEO all the way down to front-line employees, there are things people in a company can and… Read more »

What to Do When After-Work Happy Hours Aren’t Your Thing

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Whether it’s for religious reasons, dealing with addiction issues or just due to personal preference, many people don’t drink alcohol. Unfortunately, the business world tends to be swimming in the stuff.  Abstaining from excess is admirable, but it may not feel that way when it comes to your career. People typically bond at workplace happy hours and industry conference social events. Simply put,… Read more »

Is Your First Job Offer The Right One?

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Regardless of whether a first offer for a job is generous or downright insulting, the last thing you want to do is accept it without thinking about it. Consider every offer from all angles: If it falls short of what you wanted, you might want to consider a counter offer, or you may determine that… Read more »

Don’t Leave the Answer to This Interview Question Up to Luck!

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Whether you’re asked directly or not, you will have to talk about yourself in a job interview situation. The trick is knowing exactly what to say. Should you keep it 100-percent professional and risk sounding like a robot? Should you ‘keep it real’ and talk about your drunken travels from last weekend? Or is a… 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 »

4 Ways to Address Common Resume Gaps

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If you’ve got a gap in your work history, you’re not alone. Thanks to a shifting economy, many of us have found ourselves out of work for an extended period of time. For some people, taking time away from their career was a choice, whether it was to raise a family, go back to school… 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 »

If You Can’t Find Quality Talent, You’re Not Looking in the Right Places

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With the current U.S. unemployment level near record lows, companies are having a harder time than ever sourcing quality talent. To make matters worse, many industries are seeing a higher-than-average turnover rate. The combination of high turnover and a scarcity of talent is putting immense pressure on hiring personnel to locate quality talent. Many hiring… 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 »