Does Your Networking Strategy Include This HUGE Problem?

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If you find yourself struggling to make more career friends and foster professional connections, you probably need to reexamine your networking strategy. Effective networking takes time and effort, but it begets great rewards. As you build relationships, remember, it’s not all about you. Instead of a “What’s in it for me?” mindset, approach every networking… Read more »

3 Reasons New Employees Fail (And How to Avoid This)

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Research has shown that 46 percent of employees fail within 18 months of starting a new job – and it’s not because they lack the necessary skills. During the hiring process, managers tend to focus too much on technical and educational requirements and not enough on interpersonal relationships and finding the right cultural fit. In… Read more »

Made a Mistake on the Job? Follow These Steps

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You really blew it this time – you made a major mistake at work. Your first instinct is to run and hide! You may react in panic, saying too much and overcomplicating an already inflammatory situation. Or you may be tempted to hastily cover up your error and find ways to defend yourself. While seeking… Read more »

Don’t Chase Them Away! Simplify Your Application Process

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Searching and applying for a job is just a few clicks away. But beyond quickly pulling up a list of options, applicants need a total process that is efficient, streamlined and user friendly. What Candidates WantTake a good look at how you currently handle applications and continuously make improvements. Dedicate a featured part of your… Read more »

What Does Your Employment History Say About You?

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Your employment history may comprise up to 85 percent of your resume. It tells a prospective employer how long you’ve performed duties and realized accomplishments relevant to the job being offered – so if you had any doubts about its importance, you can put them to rest. In fact, your employment history may be the deciding… Read more »

Three Ways to Say “I’m Professional”

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Portraying yourself as a consummate professional begins at your first point of contact with a prospective employer. It’s so much more than a cliché: first impressions really do count. So be sure you start off on the right foot with the people and organization that may eventually become the source of your livelihood. Calling EmployersCalling… Read more »

Ending 2013 Successfully: Quarter 4 Tips

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So … where did this year go? Now that the fourth quarter has begun and a new year – and business plan – are imminent, where do you stand in meeting your 2013 objectives?  As you break the year into quarters, or “90 day runs,” the end of the third one is particularly significant. It’s… Read more »

Ending 2013 Successfully: Quarter 4 Tips

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So … where did this year go? Now that the fourth quarter has begun and a new year – and business plan – are imminent, where do you stand in meeting your 2013 objectives?  As you break the year into quarters, or “90 day runs,” the end of the third one is particularly significant. It’s… Read more »

What to do When an Employee Violates Your Social Media Policy

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Like it or not, social media is now part of our daily lives. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn make it possible for employees to externalize their professional lives and broadcast it across the Internet. Sometimes this type of free speech online runs up against certain limitations in the workplace. For example,… Read more »