Putting in Your Two Weeks: Best Practices to Squash the Awkwardness

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No matter how you do it, leaving a job can be awkward. When resigning from a position, you want to do it with tact and follow best practices. Here are some tips for putting in your two-weeks notice and leaving on good terms. Talk to Your Boss One-on-One Most experts agree your boss is the… Read more »

Is It Possible to Be Too Eager for a Job Opportunity?

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You just applied to a job and you’re excited! You waited two weeks to follow up on your application, but now what? You want to email them again! But should you? Let’s find out if being too eager could be a bad thing. Respecting a Hiring Manager’s Schedule Following up after submitting an application is… Read more »

Have You Done Your Pre-Interview Research?

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When preparing for an interview, don’t just consider about what you’re going to say – think about what you know. Be sure you’re knowledgeable about the company you’re interviewing with. Doing so should put you in the best possible position during an interview. Here are some tips for finding information and streamlining the process. Use… Read more »

4 Ways to Get to Work If You Don’t Have a Ride

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Being able to get to and from work is a critical part of holding down a job and staying in your boss’s good graces. But not everyone has the luxury of owning a vehicle. In fact, a recent study found, “An estimated 8.7 percent of U.S. households were without vehicles in 2016.” So, what do… Read more »

Kick These Bad Communication Habits to the Curb!

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We communicate almost every second of every day, but are we getting too comfortable in what we do? It’s time to re-evaluate these communications to improve your management skills. Here are some common bad communication habits and how to correct them. Always Using Technology Over Direct Interaction Technology, like email, texting and instant messaging is… Read more »

Have You Checked Facebook for a Job?

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Facebook is the biggest social network by a landslide. There were over 2.3 billion active users as of the second quarter of 2018, which means nearly a third of the world now has a Facebook account. The number of features has grown immensely, with one of the newer ones being Facebook Jobs. Here’s what you… Read more »

Do’s and Don’ts: Toxic Co-Worker Edition

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While some co-workers may be difficult, a toxic co-worker brings a distinctive brand of disharmony to the workplace. Abby Curnow-Chaves outlines some common behaviors in the Harvard Business Review including: Backstabbing, criticizing and blaming Gossiping and spreading rumors Hoarding information Purposely undermining others If this sounds like someone you work with, here are some do’s… Read more »

Achieve a Positive Work-Life Balance Through the Summer

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Summer is a time of year that’s synonymous with the beach, vacations and generally taking it easy. Here are some tips on how to achieve a positive work-life balance during this time to balance taking time to relax with getting the job done. Establish a Specific Time to Be Done with Work Do you ever… Read more »

Exciting Candidates Come From Exciting Job Descriptions

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Writing a great job description is somewhat of an art. If you expect to land exciting candidates with the knowledge and skills you’re looking for, you need to write an exciting job description that covers all the angles. Here are some tips to help you with this process. Make Your Company Sound Exciting You really… Read more »