4 People You Should Never Use as a Reference

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As you put your job information together, you’ll obviously need a list of references; nearly every company will want to speak with others who can vouch for you, and they may dig deep. However, you need to take some consideration into exactly whom you choose. And there are some people you simply should not use… Read more »

How to Stay Healthy When You Work Long Hours

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We’ve all heard the stories about how important it is to sleep 7-9 hours a night, avoid work when we’re sick, eat healthily, etc. But what happens when you simply have to put in a 60-hour work week? How do you manage those tasks, especially when you have to take care of more than just… Read more »

How to Spin Your Answer to This Job Interview Question You Know is Coming

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To best prepare for a job interview, you have to prepare for certain questions. You may have the answers down for “What’s your biggest weakness/strength”, but you also have to know that the most uncomfortable one will likely pop up: “How much did you make at your previous job?” You should know how to answer… Read more »

Be a Better Leader With These 6 Tips From a CEO Coach

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Good leaders believe they can always do more to improve – and the best leaders know they can. So if you want to improve your leadership skills, either to make others see you as one or to improve upon what you already do well, take some of these tips to heart. Look for talent in… Read more »

What’s the Best Time of Day to Apply for a Job in Akron?

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You may have heard about the best time of year or even day of the week to apply for a job – but did you know you can apply at a certain time of day to get the edge as well? The employment platform TalentWorks did some research to see if time of day corresponded… Read more »

Office Perks and Other Hiring Trends You’ll See This Year

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Want to be up on the hiring trends for 2018? It will help your company stay on top of what to look for as you fill your necessary vacancies both temporary and permanent.   Good people skills preferred. While some employees may have excellent skills and experience, if they don’t have the ability to communicate… Read more »

How to Win the Holiday Job Search!

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Looking for work between now and the end of the year may seem daunting, especially when you have to contend with the business of the holiday season (relatives, travel, gifts, food, more food…). So how do you both fend off questions from well-meaning but stressful inquiries, and how do you manage to find a quiet… Read more »

How a Mock Interview Can Get You Your Next Job

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If you want to do well on your next interview, go with the tried-and-true motto, “Be prepared.” And what better way to prepare than by doing a mock interview beforehand? The more you can make it like the real thing, the better you’ll do when the time comes. In order to best prepare, take these… Read more »

The Best Way to Deal with Condescending Co-workers

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We’ve all dealt with difficult co-workers before, but how do you handle it when someone frequently patronizes you, talking down to you instead of treating you as a colleague? The problem often arises that the person comes off as friendly or “helpful” on the surface but in reality, acts passive-aggressively. So how do you deal… Read more »

What to Highlight on Your Resume When You Know You’re Unqualified for the Job

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It happens all the time – you see a job you’d love, but then you check the requirements … and you don’t meet all of them. Should you even bother applying? You can … as long as you make some changes to your resume first to address the gaps.   Start looking at transferable skills…. Read more »