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As an ambitious professional, you’re constantly looking forward. Now that we’re in the second month of 2017, you need to start figuring out what you’ll accomplish in your career this year. Creating a plan now gives you plenty of time to achieve some pretty lofty goals in the next 11 months. Follow these four steps… Read more »

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If you’re like most people, job interviews are always a bit nerve-wracking. Being in the hot seat getting grilled by the hiring manager and other team members can be trying — to say the least — but some questions can easily send you into a tailspin if you’re not properly prepared. Hiring managers want the… Read more »

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Attendance is critical in any job where employees deal with customers. In other words, coming to work when scheduled – and being on time – is essential to all jobs, even if the customers are internal. If you tolerate chronic tardiness on the part of even one team member, the problem will quickly mushroom. Morale… Read more »

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You’ve been out of the workforce for awhile, but now you’re ready to return to the office. As a savvy job seeker, you rearranged your resume into a functional format, which caught the eye of the hiring manager and you’ve been invited for an interview. During the meeting, you will be questioned about your resume… Read more »

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When interviewing candidates, hiring managers take more than each person’s skills and experience into consideration. You might be the candidate most qualified for the job, but if you don’t seem enthused about the work, you won’t get hired. Simply put, skills can be learned, but a passion for the work is innate. Hiring managers think… Read more »

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The hiring process can be very time-consuming, so many employers screen candidates with a first-round phone interview. Much shorter than an in-person interview, those conducted on the phone are a quick way to separate solid contenders from those who just won’t cut it. Many people make the mistake of taking a phone interview too casually…. Read more »

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First things first, Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2017 has arrived already, but now that it’s here, you need to hit the ground running in your quest for a new job. Whether you vowed to finally start looking for new opportunities in January or are continuing what you started back in 2016, this… Read more »

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You’ve finally landed a new job and you couldn’t be more excited; congratulations are in order! All your hard work paid off and now you’re about to begin the next chapter in your career. Starting a new job is always nerve-wracking, so you’re probably feeling a bit anxious, but relax, this is completely normal. Ease… Read more »

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When it comes to your resume, presentation is everything. You’re preparing to kick off a new job search — and that’s very exciting! Get off to a great start by choosing the best resume format for your specific needs and career goals to increase your chances of finding a great new job as quickly as… Read more »

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You’ve finally graduated and now you’re ready to enter the workforce! The prospect of scoring your first “real job” is incredibly exciting, but your enthusiasm may be starting to dwindle if your search keeps coming up short due to your lack of experience. It seems like every employer is only interested in candidates with experience,… Read more »