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When you’re one employee in a sea of many, it’s easy to blend in with the crowd. Keeping your head down and getting your work done will keep your paychecks coming in, but it won’t help with your career advancement. If you want to climb the ladder, you have to break out from the masses…. Read more »

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Many employees assume their bosses want them to be ‘yes’ men — or women — but it’s hard to shine when you blend in with the crowd. Safety is always a top priority with the best companies, and they want employees who share this conviction. Oftentimes, the people who make the rules aren’t on the… Read more »

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In a perfect world, employees would always see eye-to-eye, but interviewers know it doesn’t work that way. Personality clashes and differences in opinion happen every day at every office, so hiring managers want to know how you handle these situations. If you try to pretend you’ve never dealt with a difficult co-worker, they’ll see right… Read more »

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Pretty much an interview standard, managers rarely miss the opportunity to ask the “Tell me about yourself” question. Typically the first item on the list, this is your chance to sell your overall fit for the job in approximately two minutes’ time. It’s hard to give a great response to this question off the cuff,… Read more »

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Attending a career fair is a great way to meet several employers at once, but remember, the hundreds of other attendees have the same goal. By the end of the day, it’s inevitable that many job seekers will blend together in recruiters’ minds, so make yourself memorable. Use these five tips to position yourself as… Read more »

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Finding a new job is hard work, but you might be making the process even more difficult. Studies show that an average of 50-60 people apply to every open position; however, you can beat the odds if you play your cards right. If you’ve been on the market for awhile now, but still haven’t received… Read more »

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When you have a huge project with an upcoming deadline or an unrealistic number of items on your to-do list, the pressure is on. Everyone experiences stress sometimes, so it’s important to recognize the signs and know how to cope. Stress wreaks havoc on the body. People are impacted in unusual ways, but common side… Read more »

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Starting a new job is equal parts exciting and terrifying. You can’t wait to dive into the work, but first you must get situated and learn the ropes. The first day is always a bit awkward, so give yourself a pass if you get a little tongue-tied or make a few mistakes. In no time… Read more »

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Finding a great job is hard work, but this becomes even more challenging when you have a few skeletons in your closet. If your track record involves getting fired, periods of unemployment or notable job hopping, you probably wish you could erase parts of your job history. Since that isn’t an option, you’re going to… Read more »

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Hot for a minute, certain buzzwords might’ve sounded great when you wrote your resume, cover letter or LinkedIn profile, but these trendy terms have a notably short shelf life. Many of these words and phrases weaved into your content last year have already gone stale. By this point, recruiters have reviewed an abundance of applications… Read more »