Workplace Skills All College Grads Need When They Start Their Real Jobs

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As a college graduate heading into the working world, you really need to have a certain set of skills that will have you ready to take on your first “real” job in the best way possible. Consider these skills essential no matter what field you’re in. Teamwork. While you likely know how to work effectively… Read more »

How to Leave Your Work at Work and Take Back Your Weekends

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In a world where we feel constantly connected, this sometimes leads to our work bleeding into our personal lives so we don’t know where one ends and the other begins. More and more it has meant that those of us who technically work Monday through Friday have started using the weekend to work, as well…. 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 »

How to Get Over a Bad Day on the Job Hunt

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We all have bad days, but for some reason, a bad day of job hunting just makes you feel like a suddenly deflated balloon. That interview that you had such high hopes for? You ended up coming in late and somehow managed to say the complete wrong thing, plus that toothpaste on your shirt did… Read more »

Why Passive Job Seeking is Good for Your Career

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We always talk about active job seeking, but what about passive job seeking? The truth is passive job seeking can actually help improve your professional path. It keeps you current. In simple terms, if you don’t look for something, you won’t find it. That’s not to say you should remain unsatisfied with your current job,… 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 »

Don’t Knock a Job Hopper Before You Try One

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The general consensus tends toward avoiding job hoppers as potential employees – the switching from job to job raises a red flag that this person will flake out after just a year or two because of lack of interest, personality clashes, or something similar. But look at the flip side of the coin: Some employees… Read more »

Feeling Unmotivated as a Leader? These 4 Apps Can Help With That

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As a leader, part of your role includes motivating your employees to do more, expand themselves, reach high for their goals. But what happens when you simply don’t feel motivated yourself? Whether you’ve simply had a long, sleepless week or find yourself in a bit of a slump — and we all have them —… Read more »

Help your friends. Get paid. It’s that simple!

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Do you know someone who dreads heading into work each and every day? We can help you, help them.  And you’ll get rewarded too! If you know someone currently looking for employment, or someone that might benefit from a change in scenery, let us know. Simply complete this short Refer a Friend form and we’ll get to… Read more »

5 Signs that It’s Time to Make a Career Change

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It happens – sometimes you realize that, even though you’ve chosen a certain career path, you discover it’s just not going the way you wanted it to and you may feel stuck. But what can you do? You’ve invested time and energy, made connections, and possibly sunk money into loans to make this happen. But… Read more »