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You’ve probably heard it by now: There just aren’t enough people going into skilled trade work these days. For electricians and other skilled tradespersons, that means job opportunities abound and a significant amount of choice when it comes to choosing the terms of employment. Electricians perform a wide variety of tasks from complete installation of… Read more »

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While team-building exercises might have been mocked in sitcoms like The Office, they have been shown to be highly effective at bringing people together and encouraging cooperation at work. It’s important to note that events shouldn’t be the only part of efforts to build up your team. First and foremost, it’s crucial to have a… Read more »

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Nobody wants to be a micromanager. However, trying to control everything your employees do is a habit that can start to creep in when you feel pressure mounting and deadlines approaching. If your team members think you’re micromanaging, your efficiency as a leader might be compromised, and your efforts might actually be backfiring. Therefore, it’s… Read more »

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Changing jobs can be a scary thing. When you change jobs, you’re leaving behind the familiar for the unknown, which can be scary enough. You are also often leaving behind job security; skipping out on a job you could do for a long time for one you could have trouble getting the hang of. However,… Read more »

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With the economy on the rise, businesses are increasingly recruiting new staff members, meaning a lot more first days on the job and waiting for new staffers to get up to speed. The effect of so many newbies has been the emergence of a trend known as on-boarding. Simply put, on-boarding goes way beyond basic… Read more »

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Everyone’s resume could use a few tweaks, especially people who have been putting off a resume update for years. If you’re someone who hasn’t touched his or her resume in a while, you should know that the things hiring managers look for change over time, meaning your resume could very easily be out of date…. Read more »

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A company’s culture is defined by everything – from how employees interact with each other to what behaviors are rewarded. For instance, a company might encourage employees to fight for their ideas, or employees might get quarterly bonuses based on their ability to meet deadlines. On the other hand, companies might try to avoid disagreements… Read more »

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A growing number of jobs in the United States are being offered on a contract basis. Essentially, a contract position is a job that lasts for a fixed quantity of time, such as three months or one year. There are numerous reasons why you should engage in contract employment as part of your career. However,… Read more »

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Surveys regularly show that less than half of people always negotiate their salaries, and even fewer never do. Furthermore, there’s a massive disparity between men and women when it comes to salary negotiations. According to a survey in the book, Women Don’t Ask by Linda Babcock, only about 7 percent of women report trying to… Read more »

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In a job interview, your main task is to persuade a hiring manager you have the abilities, passion and experience for the job, in addition to being a good fit for the organization’s culture. That’s a lot of things to take care of, and the best way to tick as many boxes as possible is… Read more »