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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you should know that the things hiring managers look for change over time, meaning your resume could very easily be out of date….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 »

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While it’s important for every person in a company to do a good job, managers have so much more impact when they excel at what they do. For one thing, good management directly translates to lower turnover. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, about half of all workers have quit a job due to bad… Read more »

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During the summer months, most of us scramble to take advantage of the warm temperatures and sunny days. Because life can seem so much easier to enjoy in the summer, it’s important for companies to support a proper work-life balance for their employees. Simply put, work-life balance is the idea that staff members should divide… Read more »

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There are few things better in life than being offered a promotion. In addition to being offered more pay and more authority, a promotion is also a type of validation. It’s a tangible way for your employers to let you know you’ve been doing a great job and you are trusted. However, not every promotion… Read more »

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People looking for work tend to be reluctant to follow up after a job interview. It’s normal to think you might be annoying the interviewer and a phone call may hurt your odds of getting a job offer. However, it’s always a good idea to follow up; particularly if it’s done tactfully. Following up after… Read more »

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For most job seekers, the ultimate goal is to land a full-time position at a company of their choosing. However, that goal can sometimes be difficult to achieve. Staffing firms offer job seekers the chance to gain access to a career opportunity in two other ways: on a temporary or temporary-to-hire basis. These assignments can… Read more »