Developing Leadership Skills

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One of the most important capabilities that companies are looking for in job candidates is leadership skills. And businesses are looking to develop these skills in their management ranks as well. Another organization that is very interested in developing leadership skills is the U.S. Army. And it has developed an effective framework for nurturing these… Read more »

Looking at Salary and Benefits of a New Job

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You’ve just received a job offer. The next step is discussing the salary and benefits. Look at Everything The pay should be competitive, that is, it should be similar to what other companies are paying their employees to do the same type of job. It’s fairly easy to get an idea of salary for the… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

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You naturally want to perform your best at a job interview, appearing poised and confident. In order to do this, you need to be prepared. Preparation is key for any job interview. Here are some tips to help you get ready. 1.Research One of the most important ways to prepare is to thoroughly research the… Read more »

Giving Two Weeks’ Notice

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People move from job to job much more often these days. In this type of environment, you may be wondering if the traditional two weeks’ notice is still as common a practice as in the past. Contrary to what some may believe, giving two weeks’ notice is not a legal requirement. If you are an… Read more »

Getting a Good Start to Your Day

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How do you start your day? Do you roll out of bed with barely enough time to wash up, dress, and scurry out the door? Do you stop on the way to work to grab a donut and coffee? If this is your morning routine, a few changes are definitely in order if you want… Read more »

How to Handle the First Day on a New Job

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You’ve recently been hired at a new job, and today is your first day at work. You’re feeling excited and a little anxious at the same time. Naturally, you want to make a good impression and make a good start. Here are a few tips to make the first day on the job a good… Read more »

Evaluating A Company as a Place to Work

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During job interviews, companies are evaluating candidates to see if they would be able to perform well in a job. But the interview is essentially a two-way street. Job candidates, in addition to trying to sell themselves to the hiring manager, need to be evaluating the company as well. You need to be sure that… Read more »

How to Avoid Distractions

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We all fall victim to it at some time or another. We get distracted from our work, either by something in our environment, or because we lose our focus and concentration for one reason or another. Staying on Schedule The best way to stay on schedule is to block out periods of time on a… Read more »

Building Resilience

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Psychologists and business experts generally agree that resilience is a key trait that people need to have if they are to be successful in their careers. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a failure, to continue moving forward even after experiencing setbacks. To have resilience is to have the ability to persevere. Having… Read more »

How to Prevent Inflation from Chipping Away at Your Paycheck

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Since 2020, companies have raised wages 4.5 percent. But workers may not feel any better off because that increase is being eaten up by inflation. The annual inflation rate was more than 8 percent for the month of April alone. So, what can you do to get ahead of the inflation monster? Here are a… Read more »