Why Being a Better Listener Will Improve Your Career

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When was the last time you had a conversation with someone and realized that, while that person technically heard you, they didn’t listen to a word you said? It happens far too frequently – and if you’ve found yourself in that position, you know how frustrating it feels. It’s something worth considering, especially for your… Read more »

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 »

What’s Next for Staffing Agencies in 2018?

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Every year brings about changes, and quality staffing agencies know to adjust with the growing needs of their clients and candidates, as well as the ever-shifting hiring landscape, especially the lowered unemployment rates. So, what might you see this year in terms of the staffing agency you work with?   High demand and tight labor… Read more »

Focus on Energy Management Rather Than Time Management

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We all hear the talk about time management, how if we could figure it out, we’d have (obviously) more time, less stress, get more done … But we don’t talk about managing our energy, which allows us to manage all of that time and use it to its best capacity. Sometimes working more hours just… Read more »

Unemployed in Akron, OH? Here’s How to Change That

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Whether you fall under the category of long-term unemployed, just ending a job, or recently entering the working world, actually finding a job may seem a daunting task. Fortunately, you have numerous avenues open to you for seeking employment.   Find out what to do in Ohio. If you’ve recently become unemployed, you want to… Read more »

Seven Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

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A good leader understands that they must have multiple professional and people to work best with their employees, and that includes emotional intelligence, or the ability to observe and examine the emotions of others, as well as properly monitor their own. In fact, emotional intelligence can often mark the difference between getting hired or earning… Read more »

5 Reasons Why Social Proof Matters to Recruiters

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If you avoid social media, you may want to rethink your position a bit when it comes to finding a job. This doesn’t mean you need to increase your time on Snapchat, but consider social media as another part of your resume or cover letter – another piece of who you are and what you… Read more »

How to Recover from a Big Mistake at Work

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Part of your job involves doing it, well, correctly. So what happens when you make an enormous mistake, one that makes you simultaneously want to scream in frustration and hide so nobody will ever find you? Rest assured that you will likely make a big mistake at least once in your work career. Now that… Read more »

Improve Your Management Skills in 2017

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As a manager, if you had to evaluate yourself, what could you improve or change? Where could you act more effectively with regard to your employees and your company overall? It helps if you examine your own skills every once in awhile; even the best managers want to see how they can do better. So now… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Ask these 3 Questions at an Interview

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As you go through an interview, know that you’ll get your chance to ask questions as a sort of wrap-up. While you’ll obviously have a chance for some discussion as you speak with the interviewer, make sure you take full advantage of the opportunity to ask questions of your own. Choose them carefully so you… Read more »