Look for These 5 Signs You’re Burned Out at Work

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Burnout is more than just a bad day – or week, or even month – at work. As defined by the Mayo Clinic, it’s a specific type of job-related stress that results in a state of physical or emotional exhaustion. It also can manifest as a sense of lowered accomplishment or a loss of personal… Read more »

Protect Your Business from the Coronavirus Outbreak

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How are you coping with the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on your business? What are you doing to keep yourself and your employees safe? It’s a new world for the time being, and everyone is learning as they go. As you continue to protect your organization, here are some tips and ideas: Implement Your… Read more »

Is Your Best Employee About to Walk Out the Door? Here’s How to Tell

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It’s inevitable that employees – including those you value highly – will leave your company, whether it’s to take another position or make a total career or lifestyle change. But in most cases, key team members don’t just up and quit without warning. There are signs you can watch for, so that with the right… Read more »

3 Tips for Answering the Interview Question “Tell Me About Yourself”

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“So, tell us a little bit about yourself.” It’s a classic interview question – usually, the first one asked after the formalities of introductions have been completed. You should be prepared for it, as it can set the stage for the overall success or failure of the conversation to follow. It seems like an easy… Read more »

Soft Skills You Need to Advance Your Career

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As you advance along your career path, make no mistake about it. You do need strong technical skills and experience relevant to your field. In addition, there are certain soft skills – also known as transferable or power skills – which can be the deciding factor in whether or not you land the job of… Read more »

Questions You Should Never Ask a Candidate in an Interview

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As you prepare to interview job candidates, you probably spend a considerable amount of time planning which questions to ask. As you should; after all, an interview is often the last step before your final hiring decision. However, it’s equally important to know which questions not to ask and which topics to avoid all together…. Read more »

How to Fit in on Your First Day of Work

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As you anticipate your first day at a new job, get ready to embrace the change! Things will be different from your last role – and that’s more than okay. It’s exciting and offers a world of promises and prospects, as you enter this new phase in your career. Approach day one with an open… Read more »

How a Slow Hiring Process Can Damage Your Company

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Time to fill vacant jobs averages approximately 44 days, an increase of 50 percent since 2010. This trend doesn’t bode well for employers who want to win the competitive talent war – especially with unemployment continuing at a low rate and supporting a candidate-driven market. Slow hiring has a negative ripple effect that hurts your… Read more »

If You Just Made a Big Mistake at Work, Here’s What to Do

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To err is human. Everybody makes mistakes. But when a blunder happens at work, it can be embarrassing, humiliating or worse. Or at least it feels that way. When it happens to you, take a deep breath. You will get through it – and there are helpful steps you can take towards recovery and damage… Read more »

How Can You Differentiate Yourself From Other Candidates?

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As you compete for your next job, how can you ensure you’re at the head of the pack? To stand out from the competition, emphasize those softer, transferable skills that make your personal brand unique. These are the characteristics you can take to almost any job – and often, they are what sets you apart… Read more »