Link Roundup: Loving Your Job Isn’t Impossible

Link Roundup: Loving Your Job Isn’t Impossible

How to Survive the '9-5', Link Roundups
Though loving our jobs every day is close to impossible, it’s still important that we have a general sense of meaning and satisfaction. Maintaining job satisfaction can be done through many different ways in addition to taking the time to step back from your work now and then to regain productivity. Find out how in this week’s round of blogs below! (more…)
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Link Roundup: Be The Boss That Everyone Wants to Work For

Link Roundup: Be The Boss That Everyone Wants to Work For

General Job Search Advice
This week’s roundup includes links to articles about how employees should handle difficult bosses and different traits that make up a bad boss. We believe that managers and bosses should be reading these as well! It’s important to see what’s out there and make sure you aren’t doing any of these negative actions yourself. Learning how to create a positive work environment makes all the difference. (more…)
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Link Roundup: Mastering the Job Search Process

Link Roundup: Mastering the Job Search Process

Link Roundups
Coordinating a job search can be an exhausting process. You have to track all of your applications, write cover letters, go on interviews, and much more. That's a lot to keep up with, especially if you are already working. So, this week's Link Roundup is all about how you can master the process of searching for a new job! 5 Tips to Become a Powerful Job Hunter If you want to become a better job seeker, this is a great article to read! It has some great tips and tricks that will help you improve your job search tactics. One great recommendation will help you save time. Instead of sifting through hundreds of jobs, target a few companies, and set up alerts for when they post new jobs! It will…
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Link Roundup: What Attracts Job Seekers to an Employer?

Link Roundup: What Attracts Job Seekers to an Employer?

Link Roundups
When you begin looking for a new job, there are usually certain companies that you are more interested in working for. In this week's Link Roundup we'll be looking at what makes a certain employer more enticing than others. Sometimes it's benefits and compensation, others times it's something less tangible like a strong mission and a motivating team. Selected blogs and articles this week examine what makes a company attractive, and we've also selected a few articles with strong career and job search advice. (more…)
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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Just Focus On Your Own Goals at Work

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Just Focus On Your Own Goals at Work

How to Survive the '9-5'
If you're at work chipping away at your daily tasks, your mind is most likely focused on your own goals and responsibilities. That kind of tunnel vision is great since it can help you get a lot of work done rather efficiently. When you're working day to day, it makes sense just to focus on getting your own tasks completed. However, once you have a good handle on those responsibilities, it may benefit you to think bigger. Thinking beyond your own goals, responsibilities, and objectives can help you become a more valuable employee, and a better coworker. We'll explain when you should take this approach, and what you should focus on. (more…)
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Link Roundup: Lists That Will Help You Improve Your Career

Link Roundup: Lists That Will Help You Improve Your Career

Link Roundups
For this week's Link Roundup, we've compiled the best lists we could find, that will help you improve your career. Most of the links from this week include a list that may break down steps to follow, or ideas. They're easy to read, and you can quickly put them into action. Whether you're currently employed, or looking for a new job, you will find something helpful here. (more…)
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Why You Should Manage Your Boss

Why You Should Manage Your Boss

How to Survive the '9-5'
Happy Boss's day! To celebrate, today's blog will discuss how you can manage your boss and work towards a better relationship. Too many employees think their relationship with their superior is a one way street. All they do is take orders and do what is asked. Not only is this potentially hurting productivity, it's also ruining your chances to have a good rapport. Managing your boss is mutually beneficial, and will provide a benefit to them as well as you. You will be more productive, your boss will reach more of their goals, and it will all be less stressful. Understanding Your Boss The first step in managing your boss is understanding them. Firstly, you have to stop seeing them as just the person in charge. Just like you, they…
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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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