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New Job Blues . . . Now What?

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You’ve landed what you thought was the job of your dreams. Each stage of the interview went smoothly – you sold them on your skills and expertise, and your prospective boss sold you on the position and benefits of joining the company. The hiring manager seemed excited about extending an offer. And then, with offer in

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3 Tips to Find a Job Faster

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Are you having difficulty with your job search? Say, a lack of networking contacts? Or trouble answering interview questions? Well, you’ve got company. Difficulties with the job search process are as common as mosquitoes in July.  But … have you ever written your challenges down on a piece of paper?  I’ll bet you haven’t.  Because, when you write challenges down,

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6 In-Demand Skills for Career Success

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What do employers look for in potential employees? That was the question that was posted recently on a career discussion forum online. Naturally, for each different position, the answers to that question were different. However, there are some common skills that employers look for in all employees, whether the employee happens to be a network engineer

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5 Easy Steps for Effective Teambuilding

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Building and managing effective teams is a critical skill that contributes to a leader’s success. Nowadays, working in a global workforce, teams take on a variety forms, sizes, and locations. Some are located under one roof. However, it is becoming more commonplace for team members to be located on different floors, buildings, states, time zones,

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Workplace Gossip is a Career Killer

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Here is a sad truth: some people never really leave high school. Even as adults you will still find them hanging out and spreading the latest gossip with their friends. The problem is that no matter how they go about it, a workplace gossip is absolutely killing their own career. It is one thing to

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Communication Matters

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  As a human resources consultant, I have conducted many employee surveys over the years to ascertain what employees like about their workplaces and what they think needs to be changed. In many cases, one of the key recommendations from employees to make the workplace better is “provide better communication.” What do employees want to

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Take This Job and Shove It!

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Sometimes it’s an easy choice to leave a company. However, one of the most important choices that you can make in your career is to leave your current employer in the right way. Like any other relationship, there are faults and virtues with every company. At the end of a relationship, people tend to focus

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