5 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before an Interview

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It’s perfectly normal to be nervous before a job interview. In fact, interviewers expect it. But if you’re stammering, shaking or sweating throughout the conversation, they may conclude that you don’t perform well under pressure and wouldn’t be a good fit. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ward off the pre-interview jitters. They… Read more »

These are the Soft Skills You Need for an Information Technology Job

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IT professionals sometimes get a bad rap. They’re perceived as nerdy, socially awkward, and just, well, too techy! While this is totally unfair, you may need to remind yourself that when advancing your career or meeting performance goals, you do need to demonstrate strong soft, as well as hard skills. What are soft skills? Soft… Read more »

4 Great Ways to Stay Motivated at Work

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“It is through motivation that individuals are able to achieve great things in life.” King Kew, author of Motivation: Top Secrets Successful People Use to Achieve Greater Success, notes that people who are motivated “cultivate enthusiasm and have a greater zest for life” because they have an ongoing sense of purpose and are more focused,… Read more »

These Tips will Help You Improve Your Mood at Work

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You spend about one-third of your life at work. So, it’s important that you enjoy it. That doesn’t mean you have to be happy at your job every minute or even every day. But it needs to be something that, way more often than not, you look forward to doing when you wake up in… Read more »

Using the STAR Method in a Job Interview

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It’s impossible to predict exactly what you’ll be asked during your next job interview – but you can make a list of potential questions. Among them are those that are behavior-based. These questions help evaluate how you have handled certain situations in the past and what you would do if faced with similar ones in… Read more »

Learn 4 Important Tips for Becoming a Manager for the First Time

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Congratulations! All your hard work has paid off, and you’ve been promoted to a management position. It’s a huge feather in your cap. But in the short term, it’s likely to be one of the most challenging transitions you’ll ever make, because you’re about to become your coworkers’ – many of whom may also be… Read more »

This is How to Vent at Work – The Right Way

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Venting at work is virtually inevitable, due to the pressures that invariably arise from time to time. In fact, it can be a good way to blow off steam and bring those volatile emotions under control. Just be sure that when you do vent, it’s for a good reason and that you make it productive… Read more »

Does Your Resume Have These Important Elements?

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Your resume is a bridge between you and your prospective employer. So if there’s a job on the line that piques your interest, make sure you build it, so it’s strong, sturdy, and impactful. In a nutshell, your resume should: Describe you as a professional. Convince a hiring manager that you’re the best candidate for… Read more »

Learn About Different Types of Cover Letters for All Job Seekers

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It may be 2020, but cover letters have not become a thing of the past when it comes to successful job searching. In fact, research continues to show that employers favor resumes accompanied by cover letters when the time comes to make final hiring decisions. Your cover letter is an added opportunity to showcase your… Read more »

5 Questions to Ask at a Job Fair to Make a Great First Impression

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Are you going to a job fair? Not sure what to ask? You’ll have only a brief window of time with each recruiter – and your goal is to get the information you need to decide if a company or job is right for you and at the same time, make a good impression. How… Read more »