Why You Should Make a Mistake This Week

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To start, no, that title has no typos (although that would be deliciously ironic). We all strive so hard to achieve flawless work and avoid doing anything wrong that we forget the old adage about learning from our mistakes. As philosopher and educational reformer John Dewey put it, “Failure is instructive. The person who really… Read more »

4 Tips for Finding the Right Company Culture For You

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A job is not just about the salary and the benefits package. In order for you to stay at your job (and like going in every day), you should find a place that’s the right fit for you. Admittedly, sometimes you have to take a job you may not like out of necessity, but if… Read more »

Good Workplace Habits That can Lead to a Promotion

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Been at your job long enough that you feel you’ve begun to outgrow it a bit and want more of a challenge? If you’re working at a place that allows for some upward mobility, answer another question: What have you done to get yourself mobile? In other words, what can you do to earn yourself… Read more »

Start Your New Year with a New Job

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It’s 2015, and one of your resolutions may well be to become employed, either after a stint of unemployment or in a new position. Either way, new methods to go along with that resolution will give you the momentum you need. The following tips and best practices for finding a job will help you enhance… Read more »

Writing a Resume for Skilled Trade Positions

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As you put together your resume, remember for yourself that there’s no “one-size-fits-all” formula. In fact, it will look better for you if you tailor each resume to the particular company or industry you’re focusing on. While some of the basics will remain the same, bear in mind that for something such as a skilled… Read more »

Are You Making These Five Interview Mistakes?

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In this day and age with the dozens (sometimes hundreds) of applications sent in for just one position, earning an interview means you’ve gotten yourself out of the pile and into the next round for a position, often as a finalist. As such, you need to take the interview seriously and avoid making certain mistakes… Read more »