How to Achieve Your Career Goals

September 28 2015

Unlike years past. workers today change jobs multiple times over. We come to expect it. Sure, we all want to find that elusive dream job, but we also know that things change. Because of this fluctuation, it’s good to always be prepared.  in Today more professionals have been changing jobs than they have in the past. These tips will help make sure you’re ready to go at a moment’s notice, so that you can easily achieve your career goals. Maintain Resume & LinkedIn Be sure to write down all of your accomplishments from the past year. This will help you determine what your worth is in the market. It is important that you always keep track of what you have done, so that you can be prepared when it’s time for your annual Read More …

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

September 21 2015

Starting your own business is fun and exciting. Of course, it can also be terrifying. There is a lot to take into consideration. There is a lot to know. There is a lot to do. There’s a lot of unknown. For the best possible outcome, you need to understand what you’re getting into. If you’re planning on starting a business then there are 10 things that you will need to know before you launch your business. These ten things will help you make the right decisions that will lead to a successful business. Being ready for the startup lifestyle – Making the transition from working for a company to working for yourself is a lifestyle change. It is important to know that it will take time to earn money. It requires long Read More …

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Starting Your Work Week Off Right

September 14 2015

Weekends offer the perfect release from the pressure during the week that comes from work and gives us the chance to spend time doing things we love with those we love. As the weekend starts coming to a close there are some things you can do in order to ensure that you start each work week off on the right foot. Getting to work 30 minutes early You should use this extra thirty minutes to start planning out how you want the week to go. You should do the following: Look over last week’s calendar and the current week as well as next weeks. Go over your project list Examine your “to-do” lists Evaluate your yearly business and personal goals Review your paper inbox Make a note of your inbox Read More …

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The Wait: Should You Call or Email?

September 07 2015

In some instances it may be better that an applicant call the hiring manager or the potential employer and other cases they may be better off sending an email. Making the right decision in terms of contact methods can help give an applicant a one up on the competition while searching for a job. While it is true that a phone call is a more personal approach, it can be construed as being to forward. So, should you call or email? Well, it depends. There are two types of waiting periods that everyone is familiar in the job search process. They are the wait for the interview and the wait for the job offer. The Interview Wait Everyone knows that waiting to receive an interview call can seem like pure torture Read More …

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Ready to Make a Lasting Impression?

August 31 2015

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Clothes, attitude and confidence can definitely affect your chances of succeeding or failing in an interview. It is true, yes, but there are so many other things that affect the impression you make on someone- especially if that someone is a hiring manager. While these may not be as obvious, they have the potential to cost you. With this in mind, here are 3 factors you should always consider before going to an interview that will help you make a lasting impression. Timing, Timing, Timing The hiring manager is human, as hard as it may be to believe. As the day goes on, they get tired and lose the enthusiasm mustered at the start of the day. This means that it can be pretty unfortunate for you if your interview is scheduled at the Read More …

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Interviews Made Easy

August 24 2015

Everyone is bound to go through some tough interviews. After all, anyone can have a bad day. If you tank an interview, don’t beat yourself up over it. Pick yourself up and move on. Learn from it. Even if you don’t get the job, it doesn’t mean you don’t make the grade. It certainly doesn’t mean all hope is lost. At the very least, you have hopefully made a lasting impression on your employer. One that will only help your chances in the future. With this in mind, here are some tips to ensure that your interviewer remembers you. Seize the initiative Even if you messed up every single question in the interview, hope is not dead yet. Once the interview is over, you can try talking to the interviewer informally, Read More …

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Interviews: What Not to Say

August 18 2015

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Let’s face it, the job market is competitive. There are way too many applicants and simply not enough jobs. During an interview, every single action can have either a positive or a negative consequence. One wrong answer could be the difference between getting the job and another seemingly endless future of filling out resumes for the future. With so many things to do, here are a few tips on what not to say or do during your next interview. What are the operations of your company? The moment you utter these fatal words, you can start considering other places. Your interviewer will feel insulted and angered that you do not even know the basics about the company you are applying it. You will come across as underprepared and unambitious as Read More …

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4 Recommendations From Hiring Managers

August 10 2015

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There is a significant gap between the number of applicants and the number of jobs available today. This means you need to do whatever you can to make your first impression count. While there are many ways you can go about this, here are some of the ways recommended by hiring managers themselves. Humor Ever since man has learned to talk, humor has probably been more important than any other form of conversation. This is due to the fact that humor makes you stand out and the other person is more likely to remember you if you said something funny. Of course, you always need to remember that there is a line which you cannot cross or you will be remembered, if only for negative reasons. A mutual friend The Read More …

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Personal Problems at Work

August 03 2015

Dealing with personal problems at work isn’t easy. Everyone knows that keeping your personal life separate from your work life is a good thing. Unfortunately, one often spills onto the other. We invest a lot of time and energy at work, so when things go bad it’s hard to leave it at the door when you clock out. The same thing is true for our personal lives. The fact is- It’s difficult to keep our lives compartmentalized, no matter how hard we try. If something is going on at home or in your personal life, there are things you can do to ensure that it has minimal impact on your work life. Don’t Over Share There are some moments when it’s important to share what is going on- especially if Read More …

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Dealing With That One Annoying Person at Work

July 27 2015

In life, there’s always that one person. At work, it can seem worse because you see that person day in and day out. If it’s your boss, or someone you work closely with, the problem is only amplified. If you’ve never worked with someone you couldn’t stand, consider yourself lucky. It may be a colleague whose sole purpose in life is to make your life difficult. It could be a boss that loves to micromanage. It could be a personality, a work ethic, or a little bit of everything. Whatever it is exactly, it can result in dreading work—not because of your job, or the work itself, but because of that one person. Before you jump ship and quit, take a step back and consider the good. If not for Read More …

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