Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

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Some people like the night shift. Others take what they can get. Whatever your motivation, switching to an overnight schedule can have significant consequences. But by taking the appropriate steps, you can optimize your ability to make the transition.  Changing from a day shift to an overnight one can play havoc with the rest of… Read more »

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Despite rumblings about the potential for an economic slowdown, the labor market has remained extremely tight lately. That’s good news for workers, who should be able to take advantage of the situation to push their careers forward. The unemployment rate is sitting at 3.7%, hovering above multi-decade lows. That figure means that most people who… Read more »

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Despite rumblings about the potential for an economic slowdown, the labor market has remained extremely tight lately. That’s good news for workers, who should be able to take advantage of the situation to push their careers forward. The unemployment rate is sitting at 3.7%, hovering above multi-decade lows. That figure means that most people who… Read more »

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Advances in technology and communication have made the job search seem like an ever-widening horizon. You can apply to any job, located in any city, purportedly with just the click of a button. Of course, the reality isn’t quite that utopian. That “one-click” application can sometimes turn into a tedious slog of repeating the same… Read more »

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Getting a full-time job is like entering a long-term monogamous relationship. You now have a lot of responsibility…and a big demand on your time and loyalty. Of course, you might already have a real long-term relationship (like with an actual person). Or you might have kids. Or pets. Or time-consuming hobbies (hey, your book club… Read more »

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You just felt the mood shift. You finished the answer detailing your biggest weakness, and the vibe in the room soured slightly. Everyone got strangely quiet. One of your interviewers suddenly started typing furiously on a laptop. The other two exchanged a knowing glance. You feel your mouth dry out. All the moisture drains from… Read more »

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Candy Crush. Subway Surfers. PUBG MOBILE. Clash of Clans. We know the apps you usually log onto when you get a few minutes of rest at work. You want to turn your brain off and spend a few minutes staring at colorful shapes and poking absent-mindedly at the screen. Games provide a fun and relaxing… Read more »

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You like your laptop. It gets the job done. But lately, the “u” key has been sticking and it runs slower than the newer models. About time to buy a new one and toss the old one out. Hopefully, you have more staying power in your workplace than the average laptop. But it can be… Read more »

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It’s the reward for a job well done, day after day. It’s the pay-off for the long hours and sacrifice. It’s the way companies say “thank you” to their most dedicated and valuable employees. We’re talking about raises. But what does it mean if you don’t get one? That you’re not dedicated or valuable or… Read more »

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You’re the office newbie, scrambling to earn respect and still working on developing relationships. At this point, you just want to keep your head down and fit in. But, something goes wrong. You’ve made a mistake that’s likely to get you in trouble. What do you do? Of course, mistakes happen all the time. The… Read more »