Are You In the Wrong Job? 5 Ways to Tell

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Everyone has a bad day and wonders if their current calling is a wrong number. However, if you dread going to work every day or feel dissatisfied overall, you may be in the wrong job. If you are wondering if your feeling of discontent is fleeting or a sign to change occupations, consider these five… Read more »

Are Companies Checking Your Facebook Profile?

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When you interview for a position, you understand that hiring managers will be contacting your references and calling past employees. What you may not realize, however, is that companies may also review your social media profiles. If companies are checking your Facebook profile, will they determine you are a good fit for their organization? Social… Read more »

5 Tips on How to Dress for an Interview

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Appearance matters in life. This concept is especially true when it comes to job interviews. Interviewers can make a decision not to hire you in as little as the first 10 seconds of their conversation with you. If you follow these five tips, you can ensure that the manager’s impression of you is a positive… Read more »

When It’s Okay to Say “No” to a Job Offer

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It’s exciting when you receive a job offer. After all the effort you put in searching for and applying to potential positions, a job offer feels like a validation of your skills. However, you shouldn’t immediately accept a job offer. In fact, if the opportunity isn’t right for you, it is okay to say “No… Read more »

Is Your Job Safe? Learn How to Assess the Longevity of Your Position

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The job market has become complex with the advent of technology. Even low-level blue-collar jobs require computer skills. In addition, positions that were viable a few years ago are being phased out due to advancements in technology. If you want to determine if your current job is a good long-term career you should consider these… Read more »

Prove Your Value During a Job Interview

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If you are someone who believes that ethics and integrity are essential to the workplace, then you need to be able to demonstrate these traits during a job interview. However, these characteristics aren’t always easy to prove and definitions vary among different people. How can you stand out by showing you have the type of… Read more »

5 Ways to Show Your Employer That You’re Ready for Management

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You’ve put in a few years of work at your company, you’ve done a good job, and now you feel like you are ready to take on more responsibility. Unfortunately, becoming a manager is not as easy as walking into your boss’s office and telling them that you are ready. Instead of telling them that… Read more »

How to Prepare Yourself for Salary Negotiations

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Asking for a raise is not an easy proposition. The stakes are great, the topic is uncomfortable, and chances are, you don’t have much experience in the area. Because the conversation is so important, it is crucial that you think about how you are going to approach it, and go in with a set plan… Read more »

How to Get a Resume into the “Yes” Pile

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In some ways, the hardest step of the job search process can be getting noticed in the first place.  Employers are inundated with piles of resumes from many qualified candidates.  After a while, the applications can all begin to look the same.  Getting your resume in the yes pile means standing out from the rest… Read more »

Would Employers Hire Your Facebook Persona?

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It’s no secret these days that many, if not most, employers take to social media to check out potential job candidates.  In some cases, employers may just be looking for red flags or something egregious that stands out that may eliminate the candidate from consideration for an interview. In other cases, though, employers may use… Read more »