Making Friends At a New Job

Making Friends At a New Job

How to Survive the '9-5'
Starting a new job always conjures a variety of emotions. It's usually an odd balance of nerves and excitement. A new job means a new workplace, new responsibilities, and also new coworkers. You may have made strong bonds at your last job, and not knowing anyone going into a new job can be tough. However, that doesn't mean it has to stay that way! Having friends in the workplace can significantly improve the quality of your work day. In today's blog we'll explore some ways you can make friends in a new workplace. (more…)
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Link Roundup 9/15/17: Costly Job Search Mistakes

Link Roundup 9/15/17: Costly Job Search Mistakes

Link Roundups
Searching for a new job is certainly no walk in the park. It can be challenging, and it's not uncommon for a few mistakes to be made. Unfortunately, the highly competitive nature of the job market means those mistakes could wind up costing you a job offer. Thankfully, many hiring managers and career specialists are aware of these mistakes, and want to help you avoid them. This week's advice should keep you from making simple mistakes on your resume, in job interviews, and during your job search.  (more…)
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7 Tips to Maintain A Healthy Work-Life Balance

7 Tips to Maintain A Healthy Work-Life Balance

How to Survive the '9-5'
Sometimes losing yourself in your work is exactly what you need, but not all the time. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance will keep you happy, and your work will be better for it. Today, we're discussing 7 simple ways you can improve your own work-life balance. The best part? The advice below can be used before, during and after work. So start implementing them this week! (more…)
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3 Things To Discuss on Boss / Employee Exchange Day

3 Things To Discuss on Boss / Employee Exchange Day

How to Survive the '9-5'
Although you may not have heard of it, today is actually a holiday called 'Boss/Employee Exchange Day'. The idea behind this day is that a boss and their employee swap roles to see what it is like to work in the other's shoes. Ideally this will give both parties a better idea of their responsibilities and what a day looks like. The goal is to reach a better understanding of the other's respective roles, and how they can work together. Obviously doing this swap isn't feasible at most companies, so we've come up with an alternative. Instead of swapping, ask your boss if you can have a discussion about your role to make sure you are being fully utilized. We've broken down some topics to cover during this conversation below.…
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Link Roundup 9/8/17: Resumes & Qualifications

Link Roundup 9/8/17: Resumes & Qualifications

Link Roundups
If you're going to be starting your job search soon, it's smart to begin working on your resume. Whether you're completely rewriting it or just doing some fine tuning, this week's Link Roundup has all the tips you need. We've also included advice on marketing yourself for a job even if you are under or overqualified. Finally, we end the links with a few tips to make you more successful at work. Read on! (more…)
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Why Recruiters Ask For Your Salary (And When You Should Disclose It)

Why Recruiters Ask For Your Salary (And When You Should Disclose It)

All About Recruiters, General Job Search Advice
If you've ever worked with a recruiter, at some point you've probably been asked, "What is your current salary?". Many job seekers are taken aback by this question and believe it to be too personal. Today, we'll be discussing why the question is asked, and under what circumstances you may want to answer it and disclose your salary. (more…)
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Link Roundup 9/1/17: Job Interview Advice You Need to Read

Link Roundup 9/1/17: Job Interview Advice You Need to Read

Acing the Interview, Link Roundups
When it comes to job interviews, there is a wealth of information, articles, and blogs online. The most common discuss things like 'common interview mistakes' and the question 'What is your greatest weakness'. However, there are many aspects and questions that come up in job interviews that don't receive as much discussion despite their importance. This week, we've gathered some articles that cover those topics and questions, in addition to some other valuable advice and news. American Workers Are Optimistic About Getting a Job We start our Link Roundup with some great news- many Americans believe it's not too challenging to find a new job. Based on a new study, only 17% of Americans think jobs are hard to get. This supports the narrative that the US is reaching full…
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5 Unique Ways to Evaluate a Job Opportunity

5 Unique Ways to Evaluate a Job Opportunity

General Job Search Advice
When it comes time to seriously consider a job opportunity, it's easy to get tunnel vision. Many candidates get caught up thinking about, company size, and their responsibilities. These are all important considerations to take into account, but there are others things you should factor in. In today's blog we'll be discussing a few different tactics to evaluate a job offer that you may not have thought of. Check them out below! (more…)
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5 Reasons You Should Consider Leaving Your Job

5 Reasons You Should Consider Leaving Your Job

How to Survive the '9-5'
Knowing exactly when it's time to up and leave a job can be a tough. It's a hard decision to make, but sometimes it does have to be made. It can be easy to settle into a job and get comfortable even though it may not be the best for your career. Today we'll be listing five reasons you should consider leaving your job. We've listed them in order of severity, so the higher on the list, the bigger the issue. 1. You're Not Growing or Learning First and foremost is the problem of your job becoming stagnant. It's important to always be learning new things, or taking on new projects. If you've realized that your job is consistently the same basic work day in and day out, you may want…
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Link Roundup 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

Link Roundup 8/25/17: Advice For Job Seekers & Workers

Link Roundups
We're back with another Link Roundup, and this time we have advice for both parties: those who are looking for a job, and those who have already found one! Starting we have some great resume advice, and some tips to avoid common job search scams. Later on, we also have some advice on balancing your personality at work, and how to send a subtle message to an employer, courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg. If any of that sounds interesting to you, check out those links and more below! (more…)
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