Tips For Getting Out of a Rut at Work

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Everyone has the occasional bad day or even the occasional bad week, but an ongoing rut at work could be harmful to your mental well-being and professional success. When you’re in a rut, you don’t do your best work and can become disengaged from parts of your job that used to inspire you. Over time,… Read more »

Ways You Can Differentiate Yourself From Other Candidates

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Many people looking for work will focus on technical skills, experience and professional achievements. While all of those things are important, job seekers often overlook one massive differentiator: soft skills. Soft skills are attributes that are crucial for a well-rounded worker, and it’s important to emphasize them early and often during the hiring process. When… Read more »

Tips For Successfully Reentering the Workplace

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Taking a break from your career makes reentering the workforce later challenging task, regardless of how well-intentioned your reasoning might have been. The situation is difficult due to a predisposition against candidates with a large gap in their work history. Fortunately, people effectively reenter the workforce all the time. It simply calls for a bit… Read more »

Are You Ready to Interview Your Interviewer?

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While you should be ready to communicate your strengths and go over your resume in an interview, it’s also important to learn about the company and the job to fully assess the opportunity. Asking questions will provide you with a better sense of the position, and if it is right for you. The questions you… Read more »

Tips for Interviewing for a Job Promotion

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Interviewing for a promotion is unlike interviewing for a new job with a different employer: You intimately know the people, the company, the history and the culture. In addition to knowing how the company and its people operate, you also have a chance to show off your skills in your present position. You can use… Read more »

Why You Should Use a Staffing Firm in Your Job Search

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While most people looking for work would prefer to find a full-time position, working with a staffing agency gives you the opportunity to continue working while looking for a permanent position. Temporary jobs also come with a number of other advantages over full-time work, including the opportunity learn new skills or the possibility of making… Read more »

Four Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Job Interviews

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It’s normal to feel nervous about a job interview. Someone is about to inspect your appearance, body language, what you say and the way you say it. Also, the stakes in an interview are fairly high. If your interviewer likes you, it could mean an offer and a good salary to boot. If they don’t… Read more »

Five Types of Follow-Up Emails to Send After a Job Interview

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While the U.S. economy is currently humming along, getting a new job in any economy can be challenging. Having a well-written resume get the attention of a potential employer is just the start. Even if you do well on a subsequent phone interview, you still have a lot more steps in front of you. You… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Having an Infographic Resume

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An infographic uses images, color and text to present information, and there has been an emerging trend to use this format when putting together a resume. Infographic resumes are mostly used by creative types, particularly graphic designers and layout artists for obvious reasons. Generally speaking, you’ll want to stick to the traditional text resume to… Read more »

Assessing and Cleaning Up Your Online Presence Before Job Hunting

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Your online presence is an important part of your personality, especially when looking for a job. That should make you think: Have I been a courteous and socially responsible online, or have I been a crass, offensive troll? Prior to the interview stage, hiring personnel considering your application may have never met you, and all… Read more »