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 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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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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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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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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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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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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