Posts Tagged ‘ Career ’

Four Ways to Bounce Back from a Bad Job Interview

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October 2, 2018
Four Ways to Bounce Back from a Bad Job Interview

Have you ever left a job interview with a gut feeling that you completely blew it?  Most people have and the natural response is a tall order of feelings of frustration, shame, disappointment and sometimes even—depression.  Walking away to wallow and wish things had gone differently won’t benefit anyone. Instead, follow these four ways...
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Trying to Get Promoted? Avoid These Mistakes!

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September 12, 2018
Trying to Get Promoted? Avoid These Mistakes!

As we get into the tail end of 2018, it’s common for people to reflect on their professional performance over the last nine months, and to double-down on reaching those goals that have yet to be attained. With such high stakes and pressure, it’s critical to prepare—and avoid the following six mistakes. Appearing needy...
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Three Ways to Optimize an Open Office Environment

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July 16, 2018
Three Ways to Optimize an Open Office Environment

Open office environments, once considered a workplace trend, have become the norm. Today, nearly 70% of U.S. offices occupy an open environment. Supporters believe that this design enables more opportunities for collaboration, improves transparency, minimizes emails and phone calls, while also strengthening co-worker relationships. Additional benefits include cost savings and appearing more attractive to millennials for...
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How to Overcome Three Greatest Challenges Facing College Grads

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June 26, 2018
How to Overcome Three Greatest Challenges Facing College Grads

What a difference a year can make.  A year ago, jobs were plentiful and recruiters swept America’s college campuses armed with entry-level positions for nearly everyone.  Today, the economic landscape is much different. Here are three challenges new graduates can anticipate, and more importantly, how to persevere. 1. Major lifestyle adjustments. The typical ‘go to college...
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Soft Skills for Success Series—#2 Communicating Effectively

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May 29, 2018
Soft Skills for Success Series—#2 Communicating Effectively

In today’s complex business environment, more and more companies are focusing on soft skills to meet the demands of being both interconnected and flexible. Whereas hard skills encompass skills gained through education, certification, on-the-job training and similar programs, soft skills are interpersonal—people skills. Soft skills include the ability to manage and control your emotions,...
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Five Phone Interview Questions Candidates Can Count On

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May 14, 2018
Five Phone Interview Questions Candidates Can Count On

Considering the costs of traditional onboarding, many organizations are opting first for phone interviews. Here are five questions candidates can count on. How does this position align with your long-term career goals? This question is frequently asked not only so that the candidate can explain how the role fits into career goals, but also to...
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Three Reasons Soft Skills Matter as Much as Smarts

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May 1, 2018
Three Reasons Soft Skills Matter as Much as Smarts

Soft skills are represented by a cluster of productive personality traits including leadership, self-awareness, communication skills and emotional intelligence. While all are important ingredients for professional success, EQ, or emotional intelligence is the focus of this article. Essentially, while IQ or a person’s intellectual ability to manage ideas, knowledge and thoughts may get their foot in the door,...
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