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Resumes still matter to your job search. But today, there are new rules that can help you get noticed by a hiring manager. Modern applicant tracking systems require some keywords so that you’re not lost in the black hole of the application process. When you consider any job with 100 or more applicants, your resume… Read more »

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Company culture is one of the most important characteristics that will affect your job. That’s why it’s important to do your research in advance to find out more about the company. But how can you understand and research something so nebulous as “culture?” Here’s how to do your homework to know in advance what kind… Read more »

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A performance review can be an anxiety-producer. You may be worried about what your boss has to say about your performance. Even if you think you’re doing a good job, you may still be concerned about what comes out during the process and what will happen afterward, particularly because the evaluation may affect the possibilities… Read more »

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A transparent workplace builds trust between management and their staff on the ground. Trust is critical between employers and employees and vice versa. If your workforce feels like they can’t trust their managers, it creates a cultural ripple that could eventually ignite and cause the workforce to lose productivity and ultimately find new places to… Read more »

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Mistakes happen, and they make us better. Although we’ve all worked in places where a mistake can feel like the end of the world, the reality is that everyone makes errors, and no one is perfect. What can set you apart, though, is how you handle the mistakes you make. This blog will help you… Read more »

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It takes skill and practice to conduct yourself well in an interview. Sometimes it’s hard to manage the pressure, especially if you want the job. Interviewing by phone is different from an in-person interview and different from Skype or another type of video interview. But this blog will give you some tips you can use… Read more »

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Interview questions are designed to probe for weaknesses, but one question is so direct it could trip you up. The question is, “What is your greatest weakness?” and it’s s almost certainly guaranteed to make you groan silently as you sit facing your interviewer. How do you answer it in a way that makes your… Read more »

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If you’re a manager, you may undervalue the notion of confidence in your workforce. Confidence helps your employees take on new tasks, interact better with your team, and it will help you avoid micromanaging your teams for these tasks. What is confidence? How can you build it in your work teams? How will it benefit… Read more »

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Writing skills are important for almost any job. If you’ve ever received an email that lacks clarity, you know that it can derail a project or throw off a timeline. Even if your job doesn’t require writing as a core skill, you are probably going to use your writing skills nearly every day to communicate… Read more »

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For a lot of people, the idea of being happy at work seems like an unattainable goal. Given that humans probably spend more time at work than just about anywhere else, staying happier in our jobs is important. When we’re happy, we are more productive, which will make our employers happier. We have a few… Read more »