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We all have to make decisions at work. People do this in different ways – some do a comparison of pros and cons, others are more apt to go with their gut, while still others like to solicit opinions from various colleagues. We all want to make the best decision possible. And we all like… Read more »

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There is a lot being written these days about how to keep employees motivated and engaged. But most of this applies to full-time, permanent employees. There is little attention being given to contingent workers. But taking steps to keep the contingent workforce motivated is just as important because these workers are becoming more and more… Read more »

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Gaps in work history are more common these days. People move around more. Companies are quicker to lay people off. The days when a person spent his or her entire career at one company are pretty much gone. And yet, the attitudes of that time are more difficult to eradicate. Gaps in work history still… Read more »

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Social media can be a very effective tool to aid in a job search. Recruiters scour sites like LinkedIn looking for job candidates. Social media is also a good place to find out about job opportunities as well. Here are a few tips on optimizing your job search on social media. 1. A professional looking… Read more »

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Stress is a constant problem for workers. There are always deadlines and production goals to meet. Too much stress too often can take a big toll on people’s health and performance. So, it is important to do things to relieve the stress, and companies can play a role here in helping their employees destress with… Read more »

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Many recruiters these days view job boards with some disdain. They believe that these types of job advertisements are a thing of the past. As technology progresses, they argue that there are now much better ways to target the job seekers they want. While it’s true that there are now more options open to recruiters,… Read more »

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We all want more time. We all want to get more done. There are 24 hours in a day, and that is not going to change. What you can change is how you use those hours. Here are a few tips on getting more done. 1. Rising earlier For many, the day begins when the… Read more »

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Communication and feedback are important in any company, of that there is no dispute. Yet, at many companies, managers still reserve the bulk of their feedback for the annual performance review, where a year’s worth of criticism gets dumped on an employee for him to grapple with. This is not the most effective way to… Read more »

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Rejection is always hard to take, especially when it involves a job offer from a place where you really want to work. You labor as hard as you can, preparing a great resume, cover letter and LinkedIn site. You practice for the interview. Your hopes are high. And then you find out someone else got… Read more »

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Mistakes. We all make them, and we make them at work. Screwing up on the job happens to everybody, so, just as it is important to avoid making mistakes, it is equally important to learn how to recover after messing up. The key here, as with many other things, is being proactive. If you make… Read more »