Why Skills Matter on Your Resume

Why Skills Matter on Your Resume

Acing the Interview
  When it comes to your resume, education is an important component. But we are finding out it’s not the only component that matters. Your “skills” may hold more significance than you realize. Skills show experience, knowledge and proficiency.  Ironically the skills section is often the first section people put the least effort into when compiling their resume. To ensure you’re highlighting what type of employee you can be, here are a few tips to help you! (more…)
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How to Improve Employee Engagement

How to Improve Employee Engagement

How to Survive the '9-5'
  We discuss the effects of the current low unemployment rate a lot, but it is super important when it comes to running your business! Professionals have so many opportunities at their fingertips to get up and run to if they see one that fits their needs better. It’s hard to attract and retain quality talent, which means you have to try to entice them and prove that you’re the company for them. Once you are working with them, you obviously don’t want them to leave. Find out how to increase employee engagement and retention by reading on! (more…)
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How to Provide Constructive Criticism

How to Provide Constructive Criticism

Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5'
There are certainly right and wrong ways of providing constructive criticism to an employee. Giving constructive criticism isn’t easy, but it is vital when it comes to the workflow of your organization. Providing feedback helps an employee improve professionally and also increases the quality of work being done. Feedback is the keyway for an employee to know whether they’re executing and reaching their goals properly. (more…)
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4 Steps to Accepting a Job Offer

4 Steps to Accepting a Job Offer

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
Congratulations! After a rigorous job search, rounds of applications, and attending interviews, you’ve been offered a job! You’ve decided to commit and accept the offer, but how should you react? Of course, you want to start the job on the right foot. So look no further for advice, because we’ve got you covered. Check out 4 steps to accepting a job offer below! (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: 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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