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 »

3 Benefits of Accepting Temporary Positions

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The face of the working world is changing: since June 2009, temporary positions have accounted for nearly 20 percent of all jobs – and the trend is projected to continue to grow. While the advantages of temporary employment may seem to benefit employers, employees can also use temporary work to further their career objectives. What… Read more »

Dress Appropriately! What to Wear to Your Next Manufacturing Interview

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Standard “Job Interview Attire 101” advice typically doesn’t apply for jobs outside of the basic cubicle office job. If you’ve been selected for a manufacturing interview, you may not know what to wear – a suit and tie may make you stick out (and not in a good way) in a factory atmosphere, but you… Read more »

4 Resume Tips for All Admin Positions

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When you’re looking for a new administrative position, a solid, eye-catching resume is key. Tailor your resume to each position you apply for and be sure to proofread carefully – attention to detail is a much sought-after attribute in an administrative professional. Create a resume that demonstrates that you understand what the employer is looking… Read more »

How to Fight the Midday Slump!

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Does this sound familiar? At work, you’re going full steam ahead all morning, crossing things off your to-do list and feeling productive. You take a quick break for lunch and figure you’ll dive right back into your work and power through the afternoon. But somewhere between 2 and 3 p.m. you find your attention wandering… Read more »

Etiquette for Using Personal Technology at Work

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Most companies allow their employees to bring their own smartphones and even their tablets to the office. But does that mean you can–and should–use them whenever you like? Obviously, each office should have its own policy for appropriate use, but there are several simple rules that all users should follow. Mobile devices should be used… Read more »

Setting Career Goals

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Whether you’re happily employed or searching for a job, the new year is an ideal time to set or reset your career goals. The holidays provide some much needed time off to rejuvenate, refresh, and refocus, which can help you to hit the ground running, professionally, come the new year. Reflecting on 2012 Carve out… Read more »