7 Characteristics Every Boss Wants in Their Employee

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Getting the best opportunities at work isn’t just about completing your to-do list every week. Managers value your personality and attitude nearly as much, and sometimes that’s what really counts when it comes time to assign someone to lead a choice project or get a coveted promotion.   Here are 7 qualities of a good… Read more »

10 Things NOT to do When Applying for a Job

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  Applying for a job can be stressful. You can find yourself caught between optimism about the jobs you’ve applied for and stress that you may not get a job at all. There are many things you should do when you apply for a job, but there’s an equally long lists of don’ts. That’s because… Read more »

7 Networking Strategies to Help You Connect

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In today’s world of information overload, in a job search **who** you know can be just as important as **what** you know!   Many people believe that networking during a job search means calling everyone and asking them for a job. People associate networking with being pushy and overbearing. Some people tend to hide away… Read more »

Are You Dreading Sunday Nights Because of Your Job?

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It’s late Sunday night, the end of your weekend. And you’re getting a sick, anxious feeling in your stomach again … because in less than 10 hours, you’ve got to wake up, get out of bed, get ready for the day, and head into work. Into the office … a place where you feel increasingly… Read more »

When Quitting is NOT the Best Option

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There’s a time and a place for throwing in the towel, but that time might not be now, and that place might not be your current office. While there are many good reasons for quitting your job, there are also a number of reasons to consider hanging in there. If you can leave your current… Read more »

9 Tips on How to Land Your First Job Post-Graduation

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Securing that first job after college can seem like a daunting prospect for many seniors and recent graduates. And, as today’s graduates attempt to enter the workforce, many of them are realizing that it’s not quite the same as when their parents, professors and advisors first applied for jobs 20 or more years ago.  … Read more »

9 Mistakes to Avoid in an Interview

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From showing up late to forgetting a copy of your resume, to accidentally calling your potential boss by the wrong name, there are a lot of things that can go wrong in a job interview. While most hiring managers are willing to overlook these and other minor mishaps, there are some things they won’t forgive…. Read more »

7 Ways to Make Returning to Work after Having a Baby as Easy as Possible

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Most parents have a lot of emotions about returning to work after having a baby, and many of them can be conflicting. You may feel unhappy to leave your baby, or you may feel relief to let professionals be in charge of baby care while you return to work. (And then you may feel guilt… Read more »

8 Tips on How to Deal with a Difficult Boss

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In a perfect world, we would all have remarkable bosses who help us succeed, who make us feel valued, and who are just all-around great people. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.   There are many types of bosses you can encounter in the workforce — a micromanager, an individual with anger management problems, one… Read more »

7 Common Resume Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Your resume is one of the main ways hiring managers assess you as a candidate. Should it matter if you make a mistake on your resume? Absolutely! In fact, the quickest way to get screened out as an applicant is to submit a seriously flawed resume. Typos and grammatical errors are typically the Number One… Read more »