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More people are working from home, and the coronavirus pandemic has only accelerated the trend. About 40 percent of companies now have some people who work remotely. This arrangement has its own unique challenges. Here are a few tips for maintaining your productivity while working remotely from people who have been doing it for some… Read more »

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More people than ever are working remotely these days, and some companies are encouraging the trend. Working remotely offers a range of benefits to companies and employees – increased productivity, better retention, greater cost effectiveness, and avoiding the hassle of the commute. But with all its positive aspects, working from home has a few drawbacks… Read more »

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Contingent workers are now a significant part of the workforce at many companies. Some firms use them at certain times of the year as the need arises, while other businesses use them on a continual basis, often hiring them full time when openings occur. Because temp workers have become more important, employers need to take… Read more »

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The term ghosting is a relatively new one. It is a product of the digital age and how we communicate now. It refers to the act of abruptly cutting off all contact with someone permanently, not responding to any efforts by the other person to reconnect. And it’s a term that is being used to… Read more »

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You’ve been offered a promotion. And that’s generally considered great news. It means you are advancing and growing in your career. And most of the time it’s not something you would even think about turning down. But there are actually times when it might be better to forego the promotion because of other factors in… Read more »

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When thinking about skills, those of a social nature probably aren’t the first that come to mind. Yet, these types of skills are highly valued among employers and are just as important as any technical skill to your success on the job. They are the so-called soft skills – the ability to persuade and work… Read more »

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It is much more common these days for people to have gaps in employment. Layoffs are more common. People are switching jobs more often, especially younger workers. In fact, the stigma attached to such gaps has been declining somewhat, although, unfortunately, it is still present. Be Honest So, if you have a gap in employment,… Read more »

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A job search can be a full-time job in itself. You have a lot going on, a lot of paperwork produced, appointments to keep track of. The challenge is to stay organized so that your search is conducted efficiently and effectively. Here are some suggestions from career advisors on how to do that. 1. Have… Read more »

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Surveys have shown that, when it comes to jobs and careers, people want more than just a paycheck. This is especially true for Millennials. They want their job to matter, to be meaningful and to make a difference.They want not just pay, but purpose. But forging a career with purpose involves more than just the… Read more »

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When preparing for interviews these days, you need to keep in mind interviews over the telephone because the odds are good you may encounter this type sooner or later. Companies use them for a variety of reasons, the most prominent of which is a quicker way to winnow out candidates who are a poor fit… Read more »