When Writing Your Resume, How Far Back Should it Go?

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One of the most common questions we are asked is: When writing your resume, how far should it go back? There are differing schools of thought on this. On the one hand, all your work experience has led you to this point. It’s all valid and valuable. On the other hand, if you’ve been working… Read more »

Learn Tips for How to Keep Your Top Employees from Leaving

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Inc. spells it out, “Without a diverse and inclusive culture, your people may be headed for the door.” That sentence has three keywords in it that you should pay attention to. If you don’t have a diverse, inclusive culture, the latest data shows, your business will lose top talent. Why D&I Matters to Your Business… Read more »

How to Discuss Your COVID-19 Layoff In a Resume and Cover Letter

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With 11 million people out of work, knowing how to address a COVID-19-related layoff is a far too common problem to have these days. A layoff can cause an uncomfortable gap in your resume, so addressing the issue is important. This article will help you understand how to address a COVID-19 layoff during your job… Read more »

Important Tips for Promoting Collaboration on Your Team

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You’ve heard the old saying, there is no “I” in team. No matter your job or the industry you’re in, collaboration is a critical part of the work you do. If you think of your company like a big machine, having an effective team means that all the gears in your firm’s engine are meshing and working smoothly. That’s the… Read more »

5 Interview Questions to Uncover Strong Work Ethic

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To uncover strong work ethic in an interview, question you can ask include, “Can you describe a time when you went the extra mile at work?” “How do you define work ethic? What does it mean to you?” and more. A candidate’s work ethic is one of the most important things you can uncover during… Read more »

Learn How to Be Happier at Work and Boost Your Career

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According to polls, nearly 70% of the workforce is disengaged and unhappy. No one likes all the unhappiness floating around—and this includes the employees themselves. Why would you be happy about being negative about your job? You spend an excessive amount of time each week at work, so if you’re unhappy, that’s a lot of… Read more »

5 Tips For Breaking Out of a Job-Search Rut

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It’s easy to get stuck in the job search. If you’ve been sending out resume after resume in the same job board channels and you’re not getting a response, perhaps it’s time to shake things up a bit. Here’s how to recognize a job search rut and how you can climb out of it to… Read more »

When Should You Ask for Help at Work?

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It’s ok to ask for help at work when you’re not sure what you’re doing, when you have too much on your plate, or when you’ve made a mistake. Are you one of those stubborn types that won’t ask for help under any circumstances? There are lots of people like that at work, and many… Read more »

The Importance of Communicating Progress

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Pew Research has repeatedly raised the red flag that 70% of your employees are disengaged at work. Why does this matter? Another Pew report suggested that this is costing companies in a big way. According to their study, disengaged workers cost employers somewhere between $450 to $550 billion in lost productivity annually. It’s clear employers… Read more »

How to Have a Successful Career in Manufacturing

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When you think about the job skills needed to be successful in a manufacturing job, it’s probably strength and stamina that first come to mind. That’s because manufacturing has traditionally involved manual labor – and lots of it. But today’s manufacturing plants are much more sophisticated, using computers to automate many of the old processes… Read more »