Gaps in Your Employment? How to Address Them

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Whether it was to raise young children, go back to school or the result of getting fired, many people have gaps in their employment history. Fortunately, employment gaps aren’t the death knell they used to be. The Great Recession made sure of that. If you’re currently seeking a job with a sizeable gap in your… Read more »

How to Stand Out in a Busy Workplace

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We’d all like to get the positive recognition we feel we deserve at work, but sometimes that can seem pretty difficult. We’ve all heard showing initiative, helping out others and participating in company programs and events are ways to get ahead at work, but the problem is — we’ve all heard that same advice. If… Read more »

How to Manage Workplace Stress

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The workplace is a source of stress in most people’s lives. The good news is, you’re not helpless when it comes to workplace stress. Successfully managing job stress can help your professional and personal life. Here are a few ways you can take charge of workplace stress. Know your triggers Your personality, experiences and other… Read more »

How to Fit in On Your First Day

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Feeling nervous about a new job is completely normal, as the transition from one job to another, the classroom to the workplace or unemployment to employment can be jarring. You may be going from the highly structured nature of the classroom to a workplace where you need to make decisions on how to best use… Read more »

What to Do When Your References Aren’t Responsive

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Reference checks can make or break a job seeker’s chances of landing the job they want. Therefore, your references need to be on-point. You should always reach out to references before you provide them to a potential employer, but what if that great boss you had or the co-worker that worked by your side for… Read more »

If You’re Considering Relocating, Do Your Research

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If you are finding your local employment options are somewhat limited, you may want to start looking in a different town, or even a different state. Looking out of town for work is a major decision and requires even more research than a local job hunt. You’ll need to think about a few added variables… Read more »

Be Careful What You Tweet

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Some people take a pretty cavalier attitude toward social media, seeing it as a type of entertainment, where the things you post really don’t matter. However, hiring managers take social media very seriously, and that means you need to be careful about what you are putting out there. In fact, a single tweet in bad… Read more »

When Is the Right Time to Make a Lateral Move?

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If you’re feeling stagnant in your career, you may feel the impulse to do something about it. While getting a promotion or landing a better job would be ideal, making a lateral move is often the only option. Taking another job for essentially the same pay and status can feel like you didn’t progress at… Read more »

Questions to Ask That Will Impress Your Interviewer

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If you want to be a genuinely unique candidate when interviewing for any job, you should consider asking question with ‘wow’-factor. While the majority of the candidates will be asking questions about the role or the company, use the opportunity to help you to stand out. It is critical to develop and rehearse great incisive… Read more »

Bad Habits That Make a Bad Employee

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We all have bad days, and even bad weeks. However, if you want to be a good employee, you need to figure out how to keep bad decisions from becoming bad habits. If you lost your temper, complained too much or weren’t a team player –make sure you take action to correct what you did… Read more »