Link Roundup: Examining How We Job Search, Hire, and Work

Link Roundup: Examining How We Job Search, Hire, and Work

General Job Search Advice
Technology, philosophy, and how we communicate has changed the workplace greatly in just the past few years, and it continues to evolve. How we work, how we find work, and how we hire have changed vastly. This week, we've focused our link roundup on new philosophies, discussions, and predictions about the way the job market functions. Below we start by how we job search, followed by how we hire, and conclude with some links about how we work. Instead of providing straight job advice this week, we hope these links give you a better understanding of the constantly changing workforce. What No One Tells You About Your Job Hunt When we begin our job searches, we internalize all of the work and focus on ourselves. This is great when you're…
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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 5/19/17: Job Interview Tips

Link Roundup 5/19/17: Job Interview Tips

General Job Search Advice
This week we have some great advice on what some consider the scariest part of the hiring process: job interviews. This one on one conversation can dictate whether or not you move on in the process, and it can be quite unnerving! Thankfully we have some links that can help you approach unique situations that may come up. For instance, if you decide to not show for a job interview, there's a few steps you should follow. All that and more can be found in the links below from this week. (more…)
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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Company Events

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Company Events

How to Survive the '9-5'
The clock strikes 5 o'clock, which means it's time for you to go home! However, there is a company event going on after work! Should you go? Absolutely! Company events are a great way to find more enjoyment in your job, and also benefit your career. It may be tempting to turn down any after-hours functions, but they typically are very rewarding, and can have a positive impact on your career life and your work environment. Why you ask? We'll explain the benefits below. (more…)
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Link Roundup 4/14/17: Job Interview Prep

Link Roundup 4/14/17: Job Interview Prep

Link Roundups
It's Friday once again which means that it's time for another Link Roundup! This week we have some great advice about how you can prepare for your job interview, as well as your overall job search. Alternatively, if you're on the employer side of things, we have a great write up from Gallup on some of their findings regarding employee engagement and happiness. If any of those sound interesting to you, read on below the fold! (more…)
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The Importance of Understanding the Big Picture

The Importance of Understanding the Big Picture

General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
When a company is looking to hire someone, the first order of business is writing a job description. This usually includes a breakdown of responsibilities, in addition to some qualifications such as education and experience. However, sometimes there are skills and qualifications that aren't listed on the job description, but are equally important. Understanding your job and the larger scope of the company is one of those skills. Realizing the stakes of the business and the importance of your role is an important skill for any employee. Below we'll break down why it's valuable to get the 'big picture', and what exactly it is. (more…)
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Facing Criticism at Work

Facing Criticism at Work

General Job Search Advice
No matter how hard you work, everyone will face criticism at some point in their work day. You may be lacking in some responsibilities, or a colleague may disagree with your approach. Whatever the reason for it, a good employee should know how to deal with criticism at work. Firstly, it's important to recognize that most workplace critiques are intended constructively, not maliciously. Given this, it's crucial not to react emotionally. We'll begin by discussing the best way to respond to criticism, and how to determine if it is constructive or not. (more…)
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Social Media Can Hurt (and Help) Your Job Search

Social Media Can Hurt (and Help) Your Job Search

General Job Search Advice
If you've ever hesitated to post something controversial on social media, you may have been smart to pause. A study by CareerBuilder.com illustrates just how significantly social media can impact your chances for a job. The study showed that 60% of employers used social media to vet their potential hires in 2016, an increase from 52% in 2015. That number has likely risen even further since last year. Many employers are trying to find out if the new hire would be a 'culture fit' as well, which can be determined through social media research. The study also found that not having any accounts on social media can hurt your chances. We'll break down the rest of the findings and how they impact your job search below. If you want to read…
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5 Ways to Liven Up Your Commute

5 Ways to Liven Up Your Commute

How to Survive the '9-5'
Commuting to work can be a drag, especially if you have a significant drive ahead of you. Knowing that you have to sit in the car each morning and evening isn't easy to look forward to. It can also be an incredibly frustrating way to start and/or end the day when traffic is bad. That's why today we've put together a quick list of a few things you can do to easily liven up your commute to work each day! So if you're interested, keep reading and check out the list below. (more…)
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7 Steps to Stop Feeling Tired at Work

7 Steps to Stop Feeling Tired at Work

How to Survive the '9-5'
If you've been in the workforce, it's reasonable to assume that you've felt tired at work at some point. Maybe you had a conference over the weekend, or perhaps a big celebration. For whatever reason, you now find yourself barely able to keep your eyes open at your place of work. If you're currently struggling in this situation, we have some tips to help you prevent it from happening again.  (more…)
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