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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 »

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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 »

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At a time when the younger generation of workers grew up used to praise for their efforts, it sometimes comes about that today’s employees have trouble with constructive criticism, seeing as a personal attack. However, one doesn’t always mean the other. Sometimes receiving that negative feedback just takes some practice.   Remember that we all… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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While many places in the state have come back from the recession of nearly a decade ago, not all cities have bounced back in the same way. When looking at Akron’s unemployment rates specifically, it does about the same or a little higher than Ohio’s rates in general but surpasses some of the major cities…. Read more »

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Interview Advice

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 »

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In any business, you want to keep your competitive edge. Most companies use the concept of operational effectiveness, the idea of performing tasks better than their competition. However, Michael Porter, management expert at the Harvard Business School, makes the case for strategic differentiation, doing the same thing as your rival but in a different way… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »