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 »

The Scientific Way to Get Your Boss to Say “Yes” to Your Ideas

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and have your boss not only listen to your ideas, but also agree with them? Magic may not work, but science can actually help this happen. It’s all about the scientific art of persuasion…   Get out your pen. Want to make something convincing?… 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 »

4 Things to Include in Your LinkedIn Profile but Not on Your Resume

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A number of companies allow you to simply transfer the information from your LinkedIn page to an online resume, which certainly makes it easier, right? But the two shouldn’t necessarily mirror each other. Considering the fact that most resumes get about seven seconds of perusal, you have a certain formula to follow in order to… Read more »

Interview Tips: When to Keep Your Answers Short

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You may feel a need to tell an interviewer everything possible so they can get the best measure of you in the time you have, but that can lead to wordy answers that actually hurt your chances rather than helping you. For some questions in particular, you’ll do best keeping your responses succinct.   When… Read more »

How to Master the Art of Small Talk to Make More Allies at Work

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No matter how large or small your office, or how much you like or dislike chatting with office mates, consider small talk an art worth mastering. Sometimes conversation may feel stilted or awkward, depending on your level of comfort with the person, but knowing a few basic pointers can help you gain allies at work,… Read more »

5 Ways to Get Better at Thinking on Your Feet at Work

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We all want to look our best at all times at work, but, as sometimes happens, situations arise in which we’re caught off guard or thrown into a situation we had no prior warning about. So how do you improve your reaction in those instances where you have to act in the moment?   Find… Read more »