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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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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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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Interviews: How to Dress for Success

Interviews: How to Dress for Success

Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'
Interviews can be the most nerve racking part of the hiring process as a candidate. Meeting face to face with the hiring manager is the test that will show if you are truly qualified. Obviously, you don't want anything to detract you from looking like the best possible candidate. While most candidates are well prepared, some fail to think of the most obvious influencing factor: clothes. How you dress is always the first impression you make. Thus, it's incredibly important you get it right. (more…)
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Interview Q: How Long Do You Expect to Work for Us?

Interview Q: How Long Do You Expect to Work for Us?

Acing the Interview
As a business, having high turnover rates can be incredibly challenging to deal with. It takes an immense amount of the budget to continue to rehire and retrain employees. Whether the leave was the employee's choice or not it still costs the company out of pocket. This interview question is a way to mitigate that turnover. We'll discuss how you should respond when asked about your intended stay with a company. (more…)
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