The Right Way to Handle Mistakes on the Job

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It happens to the best of us – making a mistake on the job.  No one is infallible, so at some point, it will happen.  But the question is, after the mistake is made, how do you handle it? The way you handle it will tell others a lot about your character and professionalism.  In… Read more »

Dealing with Difficult Co-Workers

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Ah, the Drama Queen. The Backstabber. The Suck Up. The Prima Donna: All well-known “difficult” co-workers. Every company has them. No matter how big or how small is the firm at which you work, you’re going to have to deal with these folks at some point in your career, either as colleagues, subordinates  — or… Read more »

How to Land a Promotion Quicker

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Don’t let the tough job market stop you from going for a promotion. If you’ve proved your value to your employer you can earn a promotion, no matter if layoffs are ongoing or imminent. Promotions can be had in any economy — to top performers. That’s really the key: to earn a promotion you really… Read more »

Interview Questions YOU Should be Asking the Interviewer

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When interviewing for a job, you naturally are trying your best to impress a prospective employer, and much of your time has most likely been spent preparing for an interviewer’s questions. But it is important to remember that a job interview is a two-way street.  You need to make sure that this is a place… Read more »

To Stay or To Go: Questions to Ask When Considering a New Opportunity

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When considering a new job opportunity, there are obviously many things to look at.  Salary may generally be uppermost in people’s minds when looking at a new job, but there are many other important factors to examine as well.  These factors are all key to determining that all-important fit between job candidate and employer. 1)… Read more »

What is Temp-to-Hire and Why You Should Consider It

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If your Winston Resources staffing consultant contacts you about a temp-to-hire position, this is good news. It means if you take the assignment and do well in it, the employer may decide to hire you onto its own payroll. A temp-to-hire assignment is really the best of both worlds. You can “try out” a company… Read more »

How to Position Yourself as a Leader in Your Organization

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The recession is showing definite signs of abating. Companies will be hiring new employees (although probably slowly in the beginning) and will be looking for current employees to step up and help the business grow and thrive. Do you have what it takes to become a leader in your organization? Here are some ideas to… Read more »

Tough Interview Questions

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You’re in the middle of an interview for an amazing job.  Things are going great. You look outstanding; you sound confident; you’re nailing every question. Then the interviewer asks you: “If you were a car, what kind of car would you be?” Your heart starts racing. Your mind goes blank. You begin to sweat. What… Read more »