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 Discuss Your Previous Job in an Interview

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One of the most difficult facets of a job interview is the unavoidable subject of previous jobs. From giving details about past salary to gossiping about former boss, there are so many pitfalls when it comes to talking about past jobs; it can be challenging to know what’s the best thing to say. When interviewers inquire… Read more »

Follow Our Advice to Get Promoted in the Next 3 Months!

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Whether you have been getting passed over for promotions, or there is limited opportunity for growth at your company, being in the same job for a long period of time can make you feel adrift in the middle of the ocean. It doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple approaches that can help… Read more »

Why You Should Contact a Staffing Firm to Help You Find Your Next Job

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Looking for a new job can be exhausting. It can require a great deal of time and it can be draining. When you’ve been looking for months, it can feel like there aren’t any jobs out there and you’re not good enough to get any of the ones that are. Instead of putting all that… 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 »

5 Interview Questions that Look for Strong Work Ethic

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Of all the qualities that employers look for in applicants, work ethic is probably the most important. The smartest, most charismatic and most honest worker is pretty much useless if he or she doesn’t have a strong work ethic. Therefore, it’s essential for interviewers to gauge the work ethic of each applicant by asking questions… Read more »

Resolve to Get Along Better with Your Co-Workers Next Year!

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You most likely spend more time with people at work than with anyone else, including your spouse and your friends. When you have a solid relationship with your coworkers, it makes the workday. If you’re looking to get along better with your coworkers to improve your daily life at work, consider these suggestions. Empathize with… Read more »

How to Get Promoted When You’ve Been at Your Job Under a Year

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Seeking a promotion after the first year on a job is pretty ambitious. However, if you’re delivering a superior performance and conditions are right, it isn’t unreasonable. Landing a promotion after the first year starts with finding the right job with the right company. After 12 months of doing great work, you will still have… Read more »

What are Soft Skills and Why Does Every Professional Need Them?

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  During the typical hiring process, the emphasis is usually place on what specific skills and technical abilities a candidate can bring to the company. But here’s the truth –many hiring managers admit they often prioritize “soft skills”, like problem solving or team-working abilities, over “hard skills” like quality assurance testing or data entry. In… Read more »