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3 Signs You Need a New Job

Everyone has bad days at work. But, if those bad days are stacking up, you may be ready for a change. Here are three telltale signs you should start a job search sooner rather than later. You Dread Going to Work Of course, most people prefer Friday afternoons to Monday mornings. However, if you spend…

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Best Ways to Follow Up After an Interview

After an interview, you’ll want to know how you did. Are you a top contender, or should you keep looking? Unfortunately, some companies are not great at following through with candidates. Here’s how you can keep things moving without appearing annoying or desperate. Step #1: Write a Thank You Note Many job hunters overlook this…

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How to Appear Unprofessional in Your Interview

When you have an interview, you want it to go well. Unfortunately, some seemingly minor missteps can leave a bad impression on your potential employer. If you want the job, don’t do any of the following: Arrive LateIn an interview, you are presenting the best version of yourself. When you can’t get there on time,…

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Handling a Slip-Up at Work

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes we make a mistake on the job. These slip-ups can range from a minor, yet embarrassing, “Whoops!” to more a serious and potentially career damaging “Uh oh!” Regardless of the situation, remind yourself, this isn’t the end of the world. You may need time, but you can…

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How to Address Gaps on Your Resume

Resume gaps are a problem because they raise an automatic red flag. What went wrong? Why did you stop working? Will you be a bad employee? The trick is to calm your potential employer’s fears. People take time off for a variety of reasons. Here’s how to approach the subject. The Do’s Stay Honest –…

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What to Do When You Don’t Get Along with Your Boss

For better or worse, your boss has enormous influence over you. A boss can make you love or hate your job and either guide or disrupt your career path. So, what should you do when your boss drives you crazy? Stop ComplainingThis is easier said than done. After all, keeping a list of all the…

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Tips for Approaching the Counter Offer

You received a fantastic offer for a new job. You are ready to set off on a new adventure. And then, you get a counteroffer. Suddenly, your final decision is not so final. Should You Stay or Should You Go? Before making a choice, carefully consider your options. Don’t simply jump at the chance to…

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Common Tough Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Even under the best circumstances, job interviews are stressful. And then, just as things seem to be going well, your interviewer throws out one of those questions. Don’t panic. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can do this. Here are tips and tricks for successfully answering three of the most common tough…

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How to Stand Out on the Phone Interview

You received an invitation for a phone interview. You probably are excited and relieved, because after all, it’s not as serious as a real interview. But, hold on. Phone interviews are as important as in-person interviews. Many companies use them to prescreen candidates. If you want to move on, you need to ace this opportunity.…

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5 Tips for Writing a Strong Resume

You’ve decided to look for a job. Step #1 – Write a resume. Step #2 – Land an interview. But, how can you guarantee your resume will lead to an interview? Follow these five tips to create a resume that gets results. Make Every Resume Different Writing one resume and sending out hundreds of copies…

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