Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

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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 »

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You’ve heard of the Boss Baby. But there’s something worse than having an infant tell you what to do: having your boss treat you like an infant. Any management book will warn supervisors against overseeing their teams too closely. Learn to delegate, they all advise. Share responsibility. Yet, micromanagement remains rampant in almost every company…. Read more »

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Switching to the night shift can trigger a through-the-looking-glass-type experience. It’s not just a matter of changing your work schedule. Your life schedule gets completely altered. More than that, your relationship with the outside world shifts. You need to think about when things will be open. You need to worry about falling asleep at odd… Read more »

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Phone interviews have become an increasingly common addition to the job recruitment process. Hiring managers like them because they place a relatively inexpensive buffer between the blind crap shoot of the resume-vetting process and the time-consuming, schedule-dependent slog that can make up the in-person interview stage. Also, the phone interview allows companies to widen their… Read more »

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There are many reasons for taking some time out of the workforce: maternity leave; becoming a stay-at-home parent; taking care of a sick relative; going back to school … even living off that lottery win as long as you can. There are also a lot of good reasons to go back. A paycheck for one…. Read more »

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You don’t just work for money. Most of your waking hours get poured into your career and you want something more than a paycheck out of that time invested. You want to feel engaged. You want to feel challenged. Unfortunately, not every job ends up like that. Sometimes, you get to a point where you… Read more »

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There’s a lot of advice out there about what to include on your resume. However, it’s equally important to think about the things that should get left off. Resumes exist on a thin line. HR folks sift through a lot of them each time a position gets posted. They aren’t in a mood for any… Read more »

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Finding a job is a nerve-wracking experience across the board. But nothing gets the hands shaking or the stomach churning like an interview. Unless you’re a trial lawyer, a top-flight athlete or a professional performer, very few experiences in life place so much meaning on how you deliver in a live setting. That might be… Read more »

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The one part of the job application that seems like someone else’s job. Unfortunately, job references don’t really work like that. If you want to ensure you get a dynamite recommendation – ideally, your reference while start to tear up a bit when describing you – you need to set the groundwork. You first must… Read more »

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When did job searching become a trip to the DMV? All the innovative technology, all the integrated processes, all the websites and apps – things that were supposed to turn the system into an optimized job-placement machine – and we just end up filling out seemingly endless forms, answering the same 20 questions over and… Read more »