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Procrastination is something we all have to deal with to some degree. It just feels good to put something off until later, to avoid something that is unpleasant. But in the long run, this does more harm than good. Those tasks hover over us like a dark cloud, increasing our stress and anxiety, sapping our… Read more »

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Technology has enabled us to communicate more quickly and easily than ever before. We can send messages at the touch of a button. This has helped people to work more efficiently and to be more productive. But there are times when this ease of communication is actually not such a good thing. One time especially… Read more »

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Even if you are not currently engaged in a job search, you never know when something more appealing might come along. You may be happy with your job now, but you may see a job notice, or hear about a job through your network, or be contacted by a recruiter about a position that intrigues… Read more »

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When you go for a job interview, you should have questions for the hiring manager about the job. In fact, it doesn’t look good if you have none. But if you are really interested in the position, you naturally will want to know as much about it and the company as you can. There is… Read more »

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A job interview is a performance. You are selling yourself, attempting to persuade a hiring manager why you are the best person for the job. To do that effectively, you need to hone your interviewing skills. Preparation and practice are key. Here are a few ways to sharpen your interviewing skills. 1. Work with an… Read more »

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If you are engaged in a job search, you probably know about volunteering and how it can help give you a leg up in getting a job. But, while many job seekers may see volunteer work as something nice to have on the resume, they may not realize how important it is and how much… Read more »

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As part of the hiring process, many companies use interviews over the telephone to help screen job candidates. It helps to pare down the number of applicants more quickly and cheaply. Because they are preliminary screening measures, phone interviews naturally are not as in-depth as face-to-face encounters. The hiring manager is just trying to get… Read more »

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You may have hit a point in your career where things have become stale, where you no longer feel fulfilled or challenged. This may prompt thoughts of change, such as getting another degree, making a move within your company or even looking for a new job. But sometimes, you don’t have to make a big… Read more »

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Do your employees know the big picture of your company? If you want your business to be successful, some business people say this is essential for all employees to know. How Knowing the Big Picture Helps It will help your business if everyone in the organization understands the big picture and how they fit into… Read more »

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When preparing for a job interview, candidates focus on how they are going to answer questions from the hiring manager, which is what they should do. However, many neglect the other side of the equation – questions they need to ask themselves. Most people have heard the common advice of having questions for the interviewer…. Read more »