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Job fairs are a great way to meet potential employers, to learn information and make connections in ways you cannot do just on a website. You have many companies all in one place, which is a unique opportunity. But to get the most out of a job fair, you need to come prepared, and you… Read more »

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Our habits in many ways define who we are. They are the activities we do every day, the things we do almost instinctively because they have become ingrained in our minds and ways of thinking. So, if you want to be successful at work, it is important to develop good habits, Here are a few… Read more »

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It’s common knowledge that people tend to exaggerate and stretch the truth a little on their resumes. Hiring managers are aware of this. But things become a little more problematic when people begin to put outright fabrications on their job applications. And the number of people doing this appears to be growing. Some staffing specialists… Read more »

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Looking for a job can be stressful and time consuming. It takes a lot of effort and stamina. But there are things you can do to streamline the process, to help you save time and energy and work more efficiently. Here are a few tips to help. 1. Work with a recruiter Good recruiters can… Read more »

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Companies these days are getting a little more creative in the way they interview job candidates. Firms are interviewing people in different settings and situations – over a meal, for example, or drinks, or even outdoors. The intent is to get a better idea of what candidates are really like, to see how they handle… Read more »

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Years ago, people would stay with one company for their entire career, but, as is well known, that is no longer the case. People today change jobs often. Workers today are more focused on career growth than company loyalty. But the economy itself is a driver of job change. As technology advances, companies themselves, especially… Read more »

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Many in leadership positions believe that, in order to be effective, they have to keep after their employees, to present a stern, no-nonsense demeanor. They feel they need to push their employees and that the stick is more effective than a carrot. But research has shown that it is possible to have both high performance… Read more »

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Your resume is basically a sales pitch. You are selling yourself to an employer. So, everything on your resume should be focused toward that end. Like a machine, all of the parts perform their function to allow the machine to operate properly. That means you need to avoid superfluous information or anything that can distract… Read more »

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Do you always feel like you never have the time to get done what you need to, that you always seem busy but are never making much progress? Do you feel like you are always spinning your wheels? If that is the case, you may be causing these problems yourself. Here are a few things… Read more »

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Companies know that employee engagement is important. It plays a key role in the growth and success of any business. Keeping employees engaged is more than just about the money. Just as important is the opportunity employees have for professional growth, important for their own career and for the growth and future of the company… Read more »