These Tips Will Get You Promoted After Only Several Months on the Job

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Suppose you’ve been at your job for ten months or so. That’s long enough to have been settled in and learned the basics (and beyond) of your new position. It’s enough time to feel comfortable and competent and to have abandoned that feeling of being the newbie who stands out like the proverbial sore thumb…. Read more »

Stop Making These Common Job Search Mistakes!

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Looking for jobs can take a toll on any job seeker. You scour job boards, fine-tune your resume, write a stunning cover letter, speak with someone at the company and alas, no offer. You’re following all the expert to-dos about how to job search like a pro, and it isn’t enough. Perhaps it’s time to… Read more »

Tips for Staying Calm During a Job Interview

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You’re sitting on the hot seat for a major job interview. Your hands are cold and sweaty at the same time; your voice is shaky, and your mouth is dry. Add to that a churning stomach and bouncing knees, and you have all the major signs of being nervous. And why wouldn’t you be anxious?… Read more »

How to Reduce Your Employees’ Sick Days

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You might not be aware of the toll that absenteeism and the relatively new term presenteeism (working while sick) are taking on your business. But the reduced output that results from lost productivity and the time spent addressing the issue can add up quickly. Consider these statistics: The amount of productivity from employee absenteeism and… Read more »

Are You a Bad Boss?

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You might be a boss today, but it’s almost a sure thing you didn’t start out as one. Can you remember what is was like to work for someone else? You probably had multiple bosses before you moved up the ladder. Some were memorable for being reasonable and understanding. One or two might have even… Read more »

How to Turn Your Phone Interview into a Job Interview

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It’s well known that getting a phone interview is a critical first step in the direction of getting your next job. It signifies that the hiring manager perceives you as a possible fit for the position. But it also means that there are others who have made it through the initial rounds of screening and… Read more »

Are You Scaring Off Candidates?

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Is your Human Resources department undermining your company’s efforts to find the most talented candidates? Although that may sound ridiculous, it does happen. Your HR people might be making decisions and taking actions that are causing highly-qualified applicants to turn down your company’s offers. These are experienced candidates who could add substantial value to your… Read more »

Should You Be Networking Through Your Friends?

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Your friends can be a valuable source for professional networking. They usually have connections that are different from yours: They probably work for another company in a separate industry, maybe in a unique location. Your friends could open up an array of new connections that might aid you in advancing your career. Plus, they know… Read more »

Our Advice for Job Hunting While You’re Still Employed

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You’re one of those unfortunate workers who has lost a job to a down economy or downsizing. Now you’re free to look for your next opportunity anywhere or anytime. So, you update your resume and start searching. That’s one scenario. Here’s an even more common one: You’re looking for another job while still working. There… Read more »