Posts Categorized: Job Seekers

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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 »

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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 »