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Preparing for a job interview is hard work. In most cases, you will have never met the hiring manager and likely know very little about the company, so you can only speculate about what to expect from the meeting. Of course, everything changes when you work with a recruiter. Having a staffing expert on your… Read more »

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At the end of an interview, hiring managers typically ask candidates if they have any additional questions before wrapping things up. There are plenty of appropriate, intelligent inquiries to choose from that may improve your chances of getting an offer, but “Did I get the job?” is not one of them. You can inquire on… Read more »

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Working for an organization with a fun company culture can be simultaneously amazing and frustrating. When you’re surrounded by couches, televisions, video games and foosball tables, your office can start to feel more like a clubhouse. Finding a steady balance between fun and productivity can be a challenge when there are distractions everywhere you look…. Read more »

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LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking platform, so if you’re not using it to its full potential, you’re missing out. If you don’t already have a LinkedIn account, head to your computer immediately and create one. Of course, simply having a dormant account doesn’t really do much good either, so it’s time to step… Read more »

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Being the new person on a team is always a little awkward — especially when the situation is only temporary. If you’re a natural introvert, it can be tempting to keep your head down and maintain a low profile for the duration of your engagement, but that won’t help you make a great impression or… Read more »

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Social media use is no longer limited to millennials and teens. These days, it seems like everyone is active on popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn. In total, an overwhelming 74 percent of adults who use the Internet have a presence on social networking sites, according to a January 2014 study conducted… Read more »

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The highest achievers at your company never fail to impress. They work circles around everyone else, always have the best ideas and never seem to get stressed out. You probably envy them, but you too can realize this level of accomplishment each day if you play your cards right. Top-performing employees aren’t super human —… Read more »

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After submitting your resignation letter, you expect to spend the next two weeks tying up loose ends and preparing to move on to an exciting new opportunity. When your boss disrupts this process by presenting you with a counteroffer, it can completely throw your plan off track. Receiving a counteroffer is certainly a compliment, but… Read more »

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If you think it doesn’t take much more than knowing how to answer a phone to succeed as a call center associate, you’re sorely mistaken. This demanding job requires a very defined skill set, so if you want to get to the top of your field, you’ll need to work hard to develop the competencies… Read more »

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Hiring a new employee is a huge decision, so most companies will ask you to provide a list of references they can contact. Many candidates make the mistake of thinking this is a mere formality, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Both the type of references you use and what they have to… Read more »