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A job interview can often feel like a one-sided date. You’re awkwardly sharing and sharing to fill the time, and they’re listening as they drink their wine and judge ...
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There’s a Reddit forum where people share how they lost their job because of a post on a social media site. One Redditor, who got fired after posting drunk photos of herself ...
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You’ve watched the lifelike bots of Westworld, you’ve seen Sophia learn and mirror human emotions, you rely on Alexa to play all of your music: So. in a world of ...
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Whether it’s for your first job or an internal promotion, job interviews will always be a nerve-racking experience. Unless you’re one of the lucky referred candidates, ...
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Job interviews are incredibly stressful. With all the pressure to do well, it’s easy to make foolish mistakes without even knowing it. Some blunders you make during an ...
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When seeking a new job, a potential employee has to look at all the benefits and perks in comparison to other opportunities and see what would be best for them in the long run. ...
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Why are you looking for a new job? It’s a tricky question that could put any job applicant in deep water if not answered correctly. Unfortunately, many people have ...
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Did you know employers receive between 75 to 250 resumes per job opening? With so many applicants, most companies - including 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies- use software ...
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After putting in the effort and hard work, you’ve been promoted to manager. Congratulations! You should be incredibly proud of this accomplishment.  Amid all the ...
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Cover letters are a tricky skill to master.  You might think to yourself, “why do I have to write what’s already on my resume, but with a cheesy twist?” ...
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Networking can be incredibly awkward, it’s like speed dating for business connections. Selling yourself to someone so that you can sort of use each other to get ahead at ...
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A  well-written cover letter is vital to getting your foot in the door. It can be the difference between getting selected for an interview or not. While a polished cover ...
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We often overlook soft skills in the workplace. Most employers focus on hiring and keeping employees based on their credentials and technical skills. For example, an admin might ...
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Job interviews are already stressful enough, but did you know there are now different styles of interview?  Employers are looking at unique ways to gauge if a candidate is ...
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Most of us avoid conflict at work. We don’t want to get ourselves involved with another office drama. According to CCP Global Human Capital, the annual cost of workplace ...
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In today’s job market, the act of job hopping has become more and more popular. This is partly due to an increased desire to find fulfilling work on the part of the ...
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After graduation, you may feel as though the world is at your fingertips.  It’s an intense transitional period and an incredibly exciting, albeit frustrating time. ...
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Do you ever worry about your workload after a long day at the office? You’re not alone. According to a recent poll by Ipsos, a whopping 64% of employed Americans feel ...
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Have you ever lied on your resume? You’ll be surprised to know that a whopping 85 percent of employers have caught applicants fibbing on resumes. People often stretch the ...
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Having a disability is hard enough without it affecting your job search.  And really, it should not limit your opportunity to land a great job. So, here are some great tips ...
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Much like getting turned down for prom, getting rejected from a job hurts.  It makes you feel inadequate, undeserving, and oftentimes ashamed. And while Jenny saying no to ...
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When looking at your resume, there are many things to consider: what to include? What font to use? What order should it be in? Does this qualify as a relevant special skill? ...
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Even for the most confident of job seekers, interviews are extremely intimidating.  No matter how prepared you are, they can ask questions you’re unsure how to answer. ...
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So, you’ve recently gotten a new boss.  Then you discover they’re five, ten, maybe even twenty or more years younger than you. This is becoming a far more common ...
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We all have days when work is the last thing we want to be doing.  We grumble and shuffle in with lips pursed and a generally grouchy attitude.  Hey, even Lady Gaga has ...
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Have you been applying for jobs you’re qualified for, with little to no response?  Are you concerned with your lack of visibility in the job market? An ATS could very ...
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“What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Remember hearing that question all the time? The answers may have varied throughout the years, but the question ...
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If you’ve recently joined a new company or have started a new position, you might be feeling lost and in need of some advice.  This is where professional mentors come ...
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You’ve stressed all day.  You’ve prepped, practiced, and preened.  You’ve walked in and nailed all the necessary responses. Then, the tables turn and ...
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Video interviews are common nowadays because they’re more efficient in terms of time and money - and they expedite the hiring process. While a video interview may not ...
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Have you been going on interview after interview but not hearing anything back from the hiring managers? If this is you, maybe it’s time to take a step back and try ...
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When you’re looking for a new job, there are a lot of things to take into consideration. Would you enjoy the daily tasks? Does their salary range match up with yours? These ...
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You know it’s coming. You just don’t know at what point the interview will suddenly flip from questions about your experience to the dreaded, “What is your ...
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Crafting a focused, concise, and relevant resume is serious business. And, yes, developing a resume is a craft—perhaps even an artform—that requires patience and ...
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You spent days rehearsing your introduction, your elevator pitch and thoughtful, spot-on answers to the inevitable “provide an example of your greatest career ...
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Twenty-four percentage of HR Pros believe that candidates fall flat when it comes to the resume, according to a survey by Nexxt. Combine that with all of the stats out there that ...
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The days of sucking up to impress the boss are long gone. If you’ve ever seen the popular TV show The Office, you know that when Andy Bernard first starts in Scranton, he ...
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Whether you just lost your job or you couldn’t take it anymore and quit, the one thing you probably aren’t thinking about is the unspoken bias that might work against ...
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Career changes occur often over the course of a professional’s life; some are temporary, others are unexpected. Some women face setbacks or certain challenges when they ...
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They say the only things you can count on are death and taxes – so why waste time in a career you hate? Instead of suffering in silence day in and day out, try these 4 tips ...
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Working for a great company is one thing, but working for a great manager is a whole other story. Think about it, your manager is key when it comes to your day-to-day experience ...
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Burnout. You hear about it all the time – people love to talk about burnout signs, burnout symptoms. But what about the ways to avoid burnout in general?  Here are 3 ...
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Before you craft your resume, you need to figure out what goals your resume will help you achieve. Your resume shouldn’t just be a list of the tasks you performed over the ...
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During the interview, you don’t just get to learn more about the company and position, but you also get to sell yourself as the best fit for the role. To make your job a ...
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Depending on the type of field you’re in, there are a variety of skills you need to excel at your job. Those can range from certifications and degrees to technical skills. ...
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If you're an upcoming college graduate or just now entering the workforce, you can still land a great job even when you have little experience. The key is to strengthen your ...
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As 2018 draws to a close, it's a good time to reflect on your career. It's also an ideal time to think ahead for how you can improve in 2019. Check out five career resolutions for ...
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A job interview is not only a chance for you to show employers that you are the best candidate for the job. It is also your opportunity to find out whether a company is a good fit ...
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Brainstorming sessions and meetings are only as good as the ideas generated from them. That's why you need to have effective meetings as much as possible. Find out how to foster ...
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Managers have a huge impact on their employees' motivation and work satisfaction. While bad bosses can send employees away in droves, great bosses create a healthy work ...
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Unlike workers from the baby boomer and X generations, millennial workers require more than a great salary, good medical benefits and a good retirement package. There are other ...
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Working under a new boss pushes you outside your comfort zone. Managers hold dominion over your work life, deciding everything from your daily workload to your advancement in the ...
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If you've ever wondered what to do following a great job interview, you're not alone. Job candidates are often unsure of how to follow up with employers, and some don't follow up ...
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Executive job interviews are the ultimate face-off of first impressions. Top-level managers have the biggest responsibility and salaries, so company recruiters are hyper-sensitive ...
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When you look back on your first weeks at a new job, do you want to remember yourself as a nervous wreck or a star hire who impressed everyone with your proficiency? Navigate the ...
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If you plan to get a C-suite job in the near future, you need to polish your executive resume to make it stand out from others. Even if you know you're the perfect fit for a ...
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Stress is a normal part of life in many businesses. When you experience high levels of stress over a long period of time, however, it can lead to professional burnout — even ...
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When you have a fear of public speaking, business meetings can be a challenge. After all, you never know when someone might call on you to add to the conversation. If the idea of ...
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As a leader within your organization, it's important to start leading your team or business from "Day One." The overall key to this leadership behavior, according to ...
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The purpose of a resume is to prove to a recruiter that you are a suitable candidate for the advertised job. To make your resume more convincing, it's best to include both hard ...
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A good job means different things to different people. The definition often changes as people grow older and develop new interests. Having a family may also change a person's ...
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What should you do when salary requirement questions arise during a job interview? If your required salary is too high, you might blow your chance at the job. If you ask for too ...
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Learning basic management skills is easy, but learning to be a good boss is a lot tougher. The key is to balance the needs of the business with the needs of your team members, but ...
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Sometimes, you may have to tolerate a boss who drives you crazy. Reasons for putting up with your boss may vary, such as the job is a great one, you absolutely adore the company, ...
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Writing a resume is tough for many people, particularly those who are naturally humble. However, if you want your resume to help you find a good job, it must show that you have a ...
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A job interview gives you a chance to shine. It's your opportunity to convince the hiring manager that you're deserving of the job. Make sure you nail all aspects of the big day ...
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As a business leader, you want what's best for your team of employees. Sometimes, that means helping workers take a step back so they are happier and more comfortable in their ...
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According to a 2017 survey from CareerBuilder, 39 percent of HR staffers take less than a minute to glance at a resume. A full 20 percent spend 30 seconds or less perusing each ...
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Having trouble networking? Why not try some different networking tactics the next time you have an opportunity to get to know some colleagues in a work situation. Any social ...
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Getting fired is a huge blow to your self-esteem, especially when it's unexpected. Most jobs are "at will" positions, and an employer can fire you without an explanation ...
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Contrary to what one might believe, a phone interview can be even more nerve-wrecking than a traditional, face-to-face interview. Without being able to see your interviewer, it ...
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When you feel completely confident after an interview, there's nothing worse than having your hopes dashed with a rejection email. The situation may seem hopeless, but before you ...
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One bad work relationship shouldn't send you fleeing from a great job. Even if it isn't spelled out explicitly in your job description, getting along with people is necessary to ...
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For professionals, the annual performance review often determines bonuses and raises. But what happens when your company integrates team goals into your review? Since these goals ...
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You just decided that changing careers is your way to find professional happiness. There are plenty of great jobs out there, but here is a lot of competition. Discover some skills ...
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Thanks to low unemployment in the United States, as of December 2018, there are more jobs available, and more people are landing good-paying jobs. This means you have plenty of ...
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Conducting a successful job search in this digital age means leveraging the right tools and technologies to find the perfect role for you. Searching for jobs on a free job website ...
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Improving the health of your employees goes beyond just offering insurance, a gym membership and enrollment in a wellness program as benefits. As a business professional, you and ...
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To impress executive recruiters, create an executive resume that makes you stand out from the crowd. Common resume mistakes can lead to recruiters passing over your application. ...
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If you want to boost your time management and make the most out of your workday, you're in luck. These clever productivity hacks can help you get more done in less time.Make Use ...
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The best way to ace a job interview is to rehearse your responses to common interview questions until they sound natural, well-thought-out and conversational. Take a look at a ...
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In this age of LinkedIn, some people assume they no longer need a resume. The truth is that resumes matter if you want to find your dream job. Social media profiles are a great ...
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When job hunting for the first time, your work experience might be the smallest section on your resume. Don't panic. Most employers want you to have entry-level skills, but they ...
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Whether you love them or dread them, office parties are an important part of company culture, and you need to attend yours unless you want to be known as that person who isn't any ...
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Interviews are notorious for creating anxiety, but with the right interview tips, you can boost your confidence and curb interview stress before it hits. Here are some of the best ...
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Remote work can help companies save on the cost of office space, benefits and training. Despite these savings, large companies such as IBM, Aetna and Bank of America began to ...
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While you wish you could spend the holiday season sipping eggnog by the fireplace, the winter months are often filled with more stress than you care to face. As year-end deadlines ...
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Every job seeker knows that a strong resume is essential to getting hired, but many applicants focus on the obvious: proper grammar, keyword inclusion, easy-to-read formatting and ...
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A job interview lets you showcase your personality, winning attitude and soft skills to a hiring manager. No matter how much you wow another person with your smile and easygoing ...
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In 2015, employee fraud was responsible for around a $50 billion total loss to U.S. businesses. Unfortunately, small businesses are disproportionately hit, often due to fewer ...
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There comes a time when every growing business needs to decide whether to hire new employees or to outsource in some areas. Small businesses with tight budgets often think the ...
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Whether you're applying for a job as a top-tier manager or for an entry-level position right out of college, your resume should have specific elements included in it. These items ...
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It's tough to stay motivated and give your best when you feel your employer is underpaying you. Instead of dwelling on the feeling of being undervalued or unappreciated, take ...
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A huge proportion of job seekers have student loan debt. With the cost of college having skyrocketed over the past few decades, new professionals must take on massive debts to ...
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Are you a job candidate who does the bare minimum or one who puts in extra effort to impress employers? Sending a follow-up email after interviews isn't required to land a job, ...
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Job interviews are a make-or-break step in the job search process. If you struggle with public speaking, or if you let nerves get the best of you, psychological tricks can help. ...
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If your employer isn't attracting the right talent, try looking at the recruitment process from a candidate's point of view. What steps are you taking to make the company ...
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Employers everywhere have been telling their teams to "think outside the box" for decades, but is this really sound advice? While the idea of pushing aside what already ...
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If your resume is dull, you might be missing out on job opportunities. Hiring managers often browse stacks of resumes every day, and it's easy to overlook a dull resume. ...
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For job seekers, a great professional resume is a make-or-break tool. A targeted, well-written resume piques an employer's interest, while an average resume makes you blend in ...
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As a job seeker, your primary task is to score a job interview. However, if you're not maximizing your skills and marketing your experience, this task can be a challenge. Learn ...
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Professional relationships can help your career, but maintaining them can take a lot of work. There are three main challenges people face in maintaining professional ...
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The burden of interview preparation usually falls on the candidate, but if employers don't do their due diligence before an interview as well, they're missing out. A well-prepared ...
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If you're fed up with the limitations of working a traditional job, it might be time to consider self-employment. Working for yourself gives you the freedom to work how you want, ...
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Values are a big conversation topic in the workplace, with nearly every company eager to construct a public statement of its core values. Consider clarifying your personal values ...
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Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee to get through your busy afternoon at the office, research suggests something more effective. Power naps can help alleviate tiredness in ...
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You can spend hours researching the hiring organization, practicing your responses to common interview questions and perfecting your resume, but don't forget about the outfit you ...
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The ability to craft a perfect text or social media post might make you proud, but can it help you land a job? While employers value the tech prowess millennials bring to the ...
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As you're building a business, hiring is crucial. The right employees can boost productivity and profits, all while reducing training and turnover costs. That's where military ...
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Every employer wants something different, making it a challenge to present yourself as the perfect candidate. Yet, simple missteps can consistently sabotage your job search. You ...
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Are you satisfied with your professional life? While finding a new job can be a daunting prospect, a career shift can go a long way in increasing your personal happiness and ...
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A robust employment history section in your resume demonstrates how well you're qualified for a particular position. Make sure to include four specific things in your history ...
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You're sailing through the job interview, playing up your unique skills, talking about your greatest achievements, touting your strengths and drawing in your impressive ...
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Workplace conflict is impossible to avoid forever, even if you're a master escape artist or people-pleaser. Avoidance tactics are less effective the more you gain responsibility, ...
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It's common for hiring managers to discuss salary at the end of a job interview. If you plan to accept the position, keep in mind that your salary isn't the only benefit that's up ...
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While the world is pretty complex, many employees believe the tasks they complete at work should be simple and straightforward. People appreciate knowing what's expected of them, ...
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Are you tempted to beef up a puny resume with false information? Resume lies can have lasting consequences that derail your career when you least expect it. Even if you get away ...
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One in six adults experience mental health problems associated with their job. If you suffer from work-related stress, depression or anxiety, it is important to take action to ...
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With the U.S. unemployment rate dropping throughout much of the 2010s, the focus of the future workforce is likely to be on securing a great job rather than simply getting a job. ...
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Job interviews often feel like a make-or-break moment, so it's normal to experience a surge of stress before the big day. If you remember that interviewers are just people with a ...
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Have you ever been so psyched up for a job interview only to show up and get a bad feeling as soon as you enter the building? All employers are not created equal, and all jobs are ...
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Business presentations are a common source of nervousness for both industry rookies and those with years of experience. Luckily, the right preparation helps quell even the worst ...
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Detecting a lie is far from an exact science. However, certain aspects of conversation and body language can raise red flags that someone is telling a lie. While not definitive ...
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If you're an experienced professional and you're looking for a job, age discrimination can be a problem. Your resume might be the culprit, but with a few resume changes, you can ...
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Proactive leadership development is the key to growing a stable company that can easily adapt to change. Leaders shape your workplace culture, and their values influence how ...
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Without a winning resume, you might find it difficult to land a job interview. Your resume is a snapshot of your professional and educational history, and there are certain things ...
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Even if your company can only afford to pay minimum wage, you can still attract solid workers. Although there's no denying that compensation is important to all potential ...
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As a business professional, you must inspire your team to achieve its goals. Team building allows you to connect with members of your group and allows them to bond with each ...
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Gaps in employment history are more common than you might think. Some people take time off to raise a family or travel, while others take off to learn new skills or earn a degree. ...
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The relevant skills section of your resume can be a bit of a throwaway. Used effectively, however, it can make a big impact on potential employers. By choosing your skills ...
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Part-time jobs are very popular today, particularly among employees who juggle traditional work with freelancing or family responsibilities. The perceived problem with part-time ...
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Before complaining about a lack of progressivity in your workplace, make sure you're not part of the problem. A positive attitude helps open your mind to new ideas, and positivity ...
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After months of scouring job boards and sending out resumes, you finally get the call. The job interview is scheduled, but it's not time to breathe that sigh of relief yet. ...
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Hiring managers learn about candidates by reviewing their resumes. A candidate's educational background and technical skills are important, but there are other considerations that ...
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Money isn't everything to your employees, but it is an important factor in job satisfaction. Competitive employee salaries can keep your employees happy, reduce turnover and ...
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When you're in the market for a new job, your resume can be your most powerful ally. It can be a major stumbling block, however, if you don't include the right type of ...
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Moving from the military to civilian life is a big transition. Everything changes — especially your career. As your time as a military member comes to an end, a bit of ...
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Working with an executive recruiter is a good way to increase your chance of finding an executive job. However, this is not the right option for everyone. For some job seekers, ...
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At some point in your career, it's safe to expect a prospective employer to ask, "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Although this question seems simple, it's ...
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If you've ever tried to drive change in your organization, you're sure to be familiar with just how resistant many people are to moving in a new direction. Luckily, there is a ...
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When you manage employees, trust is one of your most valuable assets. It improves nearly every aspect of office life, from morale to innovation. By making a conscious effort to ...
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When you decide to switch careers, you have a set of challenges to face when it comes to identifying what career you want, creating a set of goals and learning new skills. ...
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The RiseSmart 2018 Recruiter Survey is out, as of November 2018, and the company compiled its data to give you tips and tricks to improve your job search efforts. This information ...
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Volunteering for a non-profit organization you support is fulfilling, which is why a job offer from that same organization can be especially enticing. Unfortunately, a volunteer ...
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For many job seekers, a good interview takes a downturn once the hiring manager asks if they have any questions. Never forget that an interview is an audition, and it shows poor ...
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From choosing the perfect outfit to practicing a flawless sales pitch, job interview preparation requires a great deal of work. In order to land a job, you have to impress the ...
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When you get promoted above co-workers, it's common to face pushback from former peers who view you as a usurper more than a boss. A leadership role comes with the challenge of ...
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The unemployment rate is 3.7 percent as of November 2018, and the United States keeps adding more employees to the labor force. That means it's a great time to find a dream job. ...
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Getting an MBA is a big choice — after all, it takes a considerable amount of time and money to complete the degree. Depending on where you are in your career, an MBA can be ...
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Blockchain technology has the potential to redefine traditional ways of working in a huge range of industries, including retail, health care, education, manufacturing and finance. ...
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The stress of a job interview is nothing compared to the waiting period, when you're searching your memory for any signs of success or failure. Was the interviewer genuinely ...
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Great employee relationships can transform your company. They boost morale and increase trust, which in turn leads to better productivity. As an employer, you walk a fine line ...
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Despite women having more rights now than at any time in the past, they still only make up a minority of people working in STEM industries in the United States. Much more work is ...
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If you're seeking a career in academia, you may want to forgo the resume in favor of an academic CV, or curriculum vitae. While a resume focuses more on your work experience, ...
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Finding a job is easy. Finding a job you love that also pays the bills is not so easy. Successful job hunting is a skill you have to hone through research, practice and ...
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Thanks to a strong labor market in 2018, companies are slowly increasing salaries for employees. Keep this in mind if you plan on getting a raise to reward your hard work. ...
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Every moment of a job interview matters, but there is one component that outweighs all the others. Instead of getting caught up perfecting your handshake and introduction, or ...
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When you ask about salary before a job interview, you simply want to know if going through a lengthy interview process is worth your time and the company's time. Unfortunately, ...
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A resume headline is a single phrase or sentence at the top of the page that helps recruiters get to know you at a glance. While this snippet takes some time to perfect, it just ...
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When it comes to resumes, many hiring managers have seen it all, from multiple marathon winners to moonlighting opera singers. It can be difficult to know what skills and ...
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Employers look for top talent who can do the job and handle the role assigned to them. While some hiring managers may prefer direct experience when filling positions, you can ...
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"Tell me about a time when" questions are usually the turning point in behavioral interviews. You either prove your worth with persuasive examples or show the holes in ...
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Create a quality feedback cycle to help employees feel heard. A successful feedback cycle improves employee retention by driving company loyalty and promoting a positive work ...
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Soft skills represent a major part of hiring practices across many industries in the United States. A study from LiveCareer shows that among a dozen major occupational types, ...
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Employers continually look for ways to balance cost-effectiveness with finding high-quality hires. Despite applicant trackers and algorithms that vet candidates, specialty ...
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Perhaps you don't feel like going to work this week. Maybe you feel underappreciated for all of the hard work you put in at the office. Try to determine if you're in the midst of ...
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The modern-day job interview is a discovery process, with both the interviewer and interviewee working together to discern if the position is the right fit. Avoid the temptation ...
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Technology in the workplace gives your company several opportunities to improve worker engagement in areas such as employee training and continuing education. These two facets of ...
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Workplace stress can arise at any time — busy seasons, tough clients and co-worker relationships are common culprits. Left unmanaged, this stress can seep out of the office ...
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You're proud of your age, your work experience and the valuable knowledge you bring to the industry, and you should be. The problem is that not all hiring managers see it the same ...
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When you're applying for a job, it's essential to immediately let employers know why you're a prime candidate for the position. A great way to accomplish this is by placing a ...
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You submitted a dynamic cover letter and a succinct yet information-filled resume. You got the call for a job interview. Three days before your interview, you receive an email ...
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Even the most ambitious company can fall short of its goals if employees are discontent and disengaged. According a Gallup survey, only 33 percent of employees in the United ...
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The U.S. economy is booming in 2018 with many new jobs, but most of the growth is taking place in low wage and high wage occupations. Growth in middle wage jobs is much slower, ...
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The traditional resume format has withstood the test of time, but the most successful resume for today's job seeker is anything but dry and boring. Here are a few major resume ...
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Your resume shows your relevant work experience and education, but it can go far beyond that. Create a resume that also highlights your passions to stand out from other ...
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When you start a great job, it's normal to expect a positive experience. But what happens if your new position isn't making you happy? By taking the right actions, you can handle ...
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For many people, noisy co-workers are the most annoying distraction. Also, if the noise levels in your workplace get too loud, it could create a toxic work environment. ...
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Steven McKee, president of advertising agency McKee Wallwork + Co., likens a culture war in business to runners and bicyclists on a mountain trail. Both entities have similar ...
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Workplaces are trying harder than ever to support employees with mental health issues, but many professionals are still unsure how to approach certain gray areas. From discussing ...
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There are so many things your resume should include, from your contact information and educational background to your work history and any special skills you have. But what about ...
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Chances are good that at some point in your career, you develop feelings that relate to job dissatisfaction. Perhaps these feelings come from boredom, fatigue, too much stress or ...
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A study from CareerBuilder states that more than 25 percent of bosses want a subordinate to leave the company. If you're one of the unlucky 25 percent, learn what to do if your ...
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A job interview gives you a chance to show employers your professionalism, suitability for the position and unique qualities that put you ahead of other applicants. Take a look at ...
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Tattoos are becoming more and more acceptable in the professional realm, especially at trendier workplaces. However, you should still cover up visible tattoos during an interview ...
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With job openings at an all-time high and unemployment at extremely low levels, as of 2018, employers need a more efficient way to find qualified applicants. More and more ...
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You have plenty to remember at work, particularly if you spend 40 hours a week at a busy office. Learn how to improve productivity by enhancing your memory while potentially ...
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Keeping your resume updated is vital in today's competitive work environment. When you create a winning resume, you get more interviews and have more opportunities to show off why ...
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Whether you're fresh out of college ready to start your career, newly unemployed looking to break back into the industry or a long-time employee yearning for a change of scenery, ...
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A job interview represents a key milestone in the hiring process. You already impressed a potential employer with your skills and experience, and an interview gives you an ...
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As of early fall 2018, the U.S. economy is growing at its fastest pace in four years, and unemployment is at an 18-year low. So, why hasn't wage growth kept up with the economy? ...
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While you may treasure your freedom of speech, job interviews are never the place to exercise that right. Interviewers are on high alert for anything that seems off about you, and ...
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Happy employees can take a company from good to great. After all, a positive work environment leads to lower turnover, better collaboration and even higher production. If you ...
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Can you believe hopeful job seekers once scanned the daily newspaper in an attempt to find potential job leads? Thanks to advances in technology, those days are long gone. The ...
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Around 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies use applicant tracking software, or ATS, to vet candidates. Online job boards use the same software to wade through hundreds or even ...
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Perhaps you stayed up with a sick child all night or you just couldn't sleep the night before. Maybe you needed to put in extra hours at work during the week to finish a huge ...
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Although the labor market is strong, with Department of Labor data showing a low 3.9 percent unemployment rate as of September 2018, many job seekers still struggle in their job ...
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The excitement of getting interviews starts to fade when time after time you fail to land job offers. Since most interviewers are reluctant to give detailed feedback, it's rarely ...
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You can squander a promising opportunity by failing the follow up properly after a job interview. Not following up may show disinterest in the job, but following up too much may ...
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If improving the talent pool is a top priority for executives, why aren't CEOs more involved in recruitment? Managing resources is a constant concern, so most CEOs spring into ...
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Controlling what finds its way to your work desk takes time and energy, but it's well worth the effort. A cluttered desk can sap your productivity, and certain items displayed on ...
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Some companies give job titles little thought, while others try to come up with creative titles to boost their employees' confidence. Knowing the value of a relevant, descriptive ...
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You've spent hours perfecting your resume and mailing it off to prospective employers, but the phone's not ringing. Most hiring managers sift through many resumes through the ...
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Unlimited vacation time sounds like the ultimate job perk, evoking images of visiting sandy beaches throughout the year between hectic work weeks. Unfortunately, getting employees ...
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When you encounter aggressive behavior from an employee, it's common nature to shrink away or react with the same level of hostility. Both responses create a cycle of unhealthy ...
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Hiring an independent contractor instead of an employee benefits your company in several ways, but there are limits and drawbacks to this type of business arrangement. Find out ...
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Things are going great. You love your current position, you're completely satisfied with your employer and there's no future career change in sight. Why would you possibly spend ...
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Procrastination can be a tricky habit to identify. After all, you feel busy, but constantly struggle to meet deadlines — often, because you're filling up your time with ...
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Nearly half of full-time employees spend more than 50 hours at work per week, according to Career Metis. Overworked employees, combined with the effects of a stressed-out ...
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You have a two-sided challenge during a job interview. Not only do you have to convince the hiring manager that you're the perfect person for the job, but you must also prove that ...
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Your political opinions are something you feel strongly about, so the temptation to talk politics during an interview might seem natural. However, there's a reason why 20 percent ...
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Becoming a better manager takes practice, but the end results of are worth the effort. Here are 10 ways to improve your management skills while increasing your job satisfaction ...
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Getting the career you want and love is not impossible. Make your passion a reality by taking concerted steps that lead you to the promised land of career bliss, even if it means ...
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Hard skills are easy to measure because you gain these types of skills through a college degree, formal certification or technical expertise. Soft skills are harder to determine, ...
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Social media websites can enhance your job search efforts. These websites are especially beneficial to employers who use them to vet candidates before making hiring decisions. ...
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Age discrimination is a serious problem for older job seekers, with those over 35 listing it as the biggest obstacle to getting hired in a 2017 AARP survey. Although there are ...
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After scouring position postings, sending out resumes and talking to all your industry contacts, you may think all your worries cease as soon as you schedule a job interview. Not ...
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Managing a team of driven people is a complicated task. Each person has their own talents they bring to a group of workers trying to accomplish a collective goal. Tying individual ...
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Finding top talent in 2018 remains a critical component for employers as they grapple with low unemployment and hires moving from job to job to find the best opportunities. That's ...
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Job hopping is no longer a stigma for workers, and that's a good thing if you're looking for a better paycheck in 2018. Strong economic growth and higher wages lead to a better ...
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As your job search drags on, it’s easy to become discouraged. Maybe you didn’t land an interview for the job you really wanted or never got a call back after an ...
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The 2018 labor market favors job seekers, as the unemployment rate remains low and demand for top talent stays high. That's why your job search must follow certain trends to be ...
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When you're preparing for a job interview, it's easy to focus on yourself. This is normal, but there's another important piece of the puzzle — the interviewer's perspective. ...
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Going in for a job interview can be a nerve-wrecking experience on its own, but when the job in question is your dream job, it can become overwhelmingly stressful. Minimize this ...
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What do former President Barack Obama, Marissa Meyer, Bill Gates and Hillary Clinton have in common? These influential figures all self-identify as introverts and leverage their ...
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Learning a second language can boost your career in several ways, particularly since companies that operate in a global economy often do business with a wide variety of ...
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Submitting your resume to an employer might seem like a straightforward task, but it's best to be strategic when submitting this document. You can increase the chances of your ...
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You want your resume to be top-notch to impress the hiring manager and land you the interview, and you may think it's harmless to slip in a few white lies to bolster your chances. ...
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If you're unhappy with your career, this is a great time to consider changing jobs. As of September 2018, the unemployment rate is low and job openings are plentiful. The ...
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When you walk out of an interview with complete confidence but never get a call back, it's easy to feel confused and disheartened. If you're stuck in a rut of completing job ...
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Team building in your office helps steer individual efforts towards a team goal. Putting together an effective team is a basic challenge managers face in virtually all industries ...
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When you're a manager or a business owner, letting employees go is part of the job. Firing an employee is never fun, either for you or the worker. If you're looking for ways to ...
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Resume lies can cost you a job and a chance at advancement. As many as 77 percent of recruiters, HR professionals and hiring managers, or more than three-fourths of survey ...
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As the economy picks up in mid-2018 with unemployment at low levels, every industry is feeling a pinch in staffing. The transportation industry faces a dilemma with a truck driver ...
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A long commute to work might actually affect your chances of landing a job. Although discriminating against someone based on where they live isn't illegal in the United States, ...
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Few things are more disappointing than finding out that you didn't get your dream job, the position that seemed to match for your skills and experience perfectly. Review these ...
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A job interview serves as a conversation between a hiring manager and a prospect. In later stages of the interview process, interviewers usually ask if you have any questions for ...
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Learning to manage the personality types on your team is just as important as making leadership decisions. The success of your team depends on how well you motivate people and ...
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Hands-on experience and job skills trump a college degree for at least some of the top employers in the United States. The trend comes as the 2018 labor market needs to draw top ...
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Job candidates say some weird things on a resume that can get them into trouble. Lying on a resume is no small thing, and it could cost you opportunities to advance in your ...
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When targeting specific skills for professional development and growth, consider computer skills to increase your chances of landing a job, earning a promotion and becoming an ...
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Your resume summarizes your career for employers to gauge if you should get an interview. But a resume is more than just the sum of your work experience. This is especially true ...
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Chances are good that you've heard two of the most common interview questions time and again during a job search. Employers ask questions that revolve around your strengths and ...
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Poor leadership at the top of your company can sink your brand in both the eyes of consumers and employees. If your external brand suffers, it's likely because management failed ...
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Being an ethical leader in a modern workplace is more important than ever in 2018. That's because interaction with customers, colleagues and employees through social media offers ...
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Applying for out-of-state jobs expands your horizon of opportunities while providing the exciting prospect of packing up your old life and trying something new. Unfortunately, ...
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Job seekers in 2018 know what they want, and very few are willing to settle. Gone are the days when a steady paycheck and job security were a job seeker's top priority. Employers ...
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As more people embrace the option to work from home, professionals who are still stuck in the office often wonder what it's like to live the dream. Having total control over your ...
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After interviewing candidate after candidate with so-so responses and sub-par enthusiasm, hiring managers tend to get discouraged with the possibilities. By knowing what potential ...
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Employers may try to trip you up by asking you about negative situations during a job interview. You might get a question about your greatest weakness, why you were fired from a ...
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The National Association of Women Business Owners states that female entrepreneurs owned over 11 million companies in 2017, and that number continues to grow. Unfortunately, in ...
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When cowardly employers want to avoid the hassle of firing you outright, they use underhanded tactics to motivate you to quit your job. You could be the unlucky target of a ...
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Deciding on your career path is a life-altering choice that has consequences for years to come. One rule of thumb is to follow your passion to find professional happiness, but ...
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You never get a second chance to make a first impression, which is why you must choose your words carefully in your resume and cover letter. Fill your documents with action words, ...
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Congratulations, you earned that well-paying, long-term job and achieved a level of professional success you planned for since you graduated from college. Figuring out the next ...
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Picking out a professional outfit, practicing your elevator pitch in front of the mirror and updating your list of references are great ways to prepare for a job interview. ...
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The best leaders are self-aware and know which personality traits make them most or least effective on the job. Author and psychotherapist Dr. Beatrice Chestnut outlined nine ...
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A quality onboarding process both smooths the way to success for your new hires and helps provide your company with quality workers who are ready to take on a full workload as ...
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If you really want to stand out from the crowd during a job hunt, demonstrate that you're not just an adequate candidate, but an exceptional one. This means putting in the work ...
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Most employers turn to social media to dig up information about job candidates. That's why your social media presence is so important when it comes to your job search. Status ...
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The job market in 2018 is vastly different than it was a few decades ago when Baby Boomers and Generation Xers were more likely to obtain job security and a great retirement ...
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Even if you're highly qualified for a position and possess an impressive resume and cover letter, it's still vital to thoroughly impress the hiring manager during the job ...
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No matter how prepared candidates are for a job interview, employers always seem to surprise them with tough questions that require them to pause, think and come up with ...
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Pregnancy-based discrimination is a common problem for women in the workforce — it's also illegal under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. If your company has female ...
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Older workers commonly work past the age of 65 to maintain their vitality, stay active and to save up more money for their retirement years. Yet, there is a disconnect among ...
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You already have a smartphone and you receive text messages on a daily basis. Leverage your texting prowess into a successful job search by embracing recruitment texts from HR, ...
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If you need help during your job search, you have several avenues open to you as you prepare for the next step in your career. Discover some relevant ways you can put yourself in ...
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Few things are more discouraging than applying for job after job without getting any interviews. If your job search is off to a slow start, take a close look at your cover letter ...
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Preparing for a job interview takes more than just picking out a nice outfit and printing a few copies of your resume. To really distinguish yourself as a shining star among the ...
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Assessing a candidate's hard skills is relatively easy during a job interview because they are measurable, but soft skills are harder to judge. That's why you need a strategy for ...
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Providing helpful feedback can encourage workers to improve their job performance. However, giving feedback may also present a challenge to managers, since it might cause a ...
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Your resume needs to capture the attention of human resources quickly, or it may end up in a heap of tossed-aside documents. Although keywords that match the job description are ...
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You deserve to be happy in your professional life, which is why changing careers is both a labor of love and a challenge. Part if this challenge is figuring out if you need go to ...
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When choosing a career path, should you focus on earning a high salary, having a prestigious job title or working for an extremely popular company? Truth is, professionals who ...
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Dealing with rejection after a job interview is tough, especially if you had high hopes for a specific opportunity. However, you should never simply move forward while pretending ...
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A successful job interview doesn't have to be nerve-racking. If you prepare properly and are yourself, you can win the day thanks to your professional regimen and personal brand. ...
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Being a dream boss who people love to work for isn't as hard as it seems. A recent employee survey by Predictive Index sheds light on key traits that help you gain respect and ...
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Success in the workplace is a team game. While your skills and achievements play a role, the way others perceive you is just as important. If you want to appear confident to your ...
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Your resume gives an employer a snapshot of your professional life, but a trend in 2018 shows that companies are relying less and less on the traditional, one-page document. Macy ...
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Know when to submit a curriculum vitae instead of your resume so you do not miss out on a career-changing opportunity that can lead to a stable position with a great employer. A ...
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Busy hiring managers are unlikely to give your application materials a second look if your cover letter isn't well done. Sometimes just a few extra moments of proofreading are all ...
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No matter how much you've practiced your answers to common interview questions, it might all be for nothing if you don't pay attention to your body language. Research by UCLA ...
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Managers must make key decisions at the office on a regular basis, such as choosing the right personnel, planning the monthly budget or deciding how to run a project. It's a poor ...
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Businesses set key performance indicators as a way to measure success, failure and growth. Your business, big or small, needs relevant numbers and statistics so you can achieve ...
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Your resume presents your best accomplishments in an easy-to-read format. This isn't easy to do when you're trying to cram 10 years of experience into a one-page document for a ...
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One of the most common grief-inducing events is the loss of a loved one, but many situations can cause you to experience grief at work, including the sudden onset of illness, ...
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Managers motivate others through a combination of pushing teammates to strive harder and pulling at them to inspire them to do more. Your attitudes and beliefs can affect how you ...
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You can research and prepare for a job interview for an entire week, but hiring managers will still find ways to surprise you with an uncommon interview question or two. Discover ...
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A job interview is always a two-way conversation. At the end of your face time, you have an opportunity to ask questions. Here are some questions to ask employers that can help ...
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As the technology sector continues its rapid transformation, companies are having more and more trouble filling IT openings. This tech talent shortage is impacting organizations ...
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Narcissists tend to be highly focused on themselves — a trait that can be challenging to deal with in a professional setting. Since it's usually impossible to change another ...
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Computer algorithms and artificial intelligence programs may make hiring practices at large firms more efficient by saving them money. Computer programs reduce the need for human ...
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As many as 70 percent of employers scour the social media accounts of candidates before extending a job offer. That's why you should clean up your online presence, beyond just ...
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Job interviews give you a chance to impress employers with your skills, personality and achievements. The people in front of you judge whether or not you're the best fit for the ...
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While a culture of female leaders is no longer a distant fantasy, women have a long way to go before they gain as much upward mobility as their male colleagues. Mentoring programs ...
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If you're a hiring manager, you're responsible for making the final decision on who will fill positions within your company. This is an extremely important task, since choosing ...
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A resume is often your first — and last — chance to grab a hiring manager's attention and land an interview. Yet, it can be hard to show the value of your work ...
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There's a fine line between owning up to your mistakes and over-apologizing, and recognizing it can mean the difference between putting yourself down and boosting your confidence. ...
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As children, you were probably taught not to cause a fuss in class, not to become the class outcast and always conform to what adults told you. What happens when you don't ...
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When interview nerves and anxiety enter the scene, exuding confidence to your interviewer can be a tough task. If you want to boost your interview confidence, you need more than ...