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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 »

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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 »

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Have you just graduated and are looking for your first real job? Or maybe you’re looking for a career move and are ready to try something totally different. Whichever way, you’re probably dealing with a major issue for job seekers — trying to land a position without any direct experience. Here are 5 ways to… Read more »

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Who among us, doesn’t struggle in striking that ideal work-life balance? The word “balance” even seems like a stretch, what with smartphones, instant email, and other technology that blur the line between office and regular life. It’s more like work-life triage. And, if we’re not careful, the stress from deadlines, meetings, meet-ups, touch-bases, and meetings… Read more »

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Resume keywords are imperative to helping you get your resume noticed by employers. By including keywords in your resume and cover letter, you’ll increase your chances of landing a job interview. Keywords are words or short phrases that relate to particular requirements for a job. They are the skills, abilities, credentials, and qualities that a… Read more »

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Career planning is not something that you do once and then forget. Succeeding in a constantly changing workplace requires a career management plan. Employers always want to attract, hire, and retain employees who provide the best value. Think about yourself as a business with a product to sell and create a strategy for marketing your… Read more »

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It’s performance review time at your company and you want to reward the high-performing employees on your team that you know deserve to be promoted. However, there’s only one problem: there is nowhere to promote them to and no openings to fill. You’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. Imagine what it would… Read more »

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Being able to give your employee a promotion is a great feeling for everyone involved. The employee feels rewarded for their hard work, and managers feel that they have succeeded at leading their employee to the next step in their career. However, there are many considerations to offering a promotion, such as whether the employee… Read more »

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You may think nothing really happens during the summer. Chances are, it’s a time of year when your social schedule is packed. But, your professional life? Well, that seems a little slow. But … should it be? Order levels and production schedules are lower because major clients are on vacation or on shutdown. The office… Read more »

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One of largest complaints that employees have is that they simply do not get recognition for their contributions. When a supervisor doesn’t acknowledge the hard work, it makes the employee feel as if all of it is for nothing. This is especially true when a boss takes a team member’s idea and uses it as… Read more »