What to Ask Your Boss After They Shut down Your Idea

What to Ask Your Boss After They Shut down Your Idea

How to Survive the '9-5'
Unfortunately, not every idea you come up with is going to be a winner and not everyone sees things in the same way. When a boss shoots down an idea, it can seem like the worst case scenario. But, it’s not the end of the world! Getting turned down and ditching the idea would be the bad route to take. Once you receive negative feedback, try to learn from it and never be afraid to ask questions for clarification. Open communication in the workplace helps improve a lot of aspects of job satisfaction. So, how do we bounce back when one of our ideas is shut down? By asking some of the important questions mentioned below! (more…)
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How Important Is Corporate Culture During the Job Search

How Important Is Corporate Culture During the Job Search

General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers
When on the job hunt, we mainly focus on searching for a job that matches our compensation, benefits, position, and growth requirements. Another important aspect that we should consider is the company’s corporate culture. Though the position and salary may be exactly what you want, fitting in and feeling comfortable in the workplace is very important. If you don’t work well within your company culture, it could lead to a lack of motivation, hostility, and poor work. Find out in today’s blog what type of culture you work well in and how to assess a company’s culture before working there. (more…)
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4 Rules for Positive Workplace Friendships

4 Rules for Positive Workplace Friendships

How to Survive the '9-5'
When working a full-time job, chances are, you spend more time with your coworkers than anyone else. According to a survey from Gallup, 63 % of individuals who have a close work friend were more engaged than the 29% who said they didn’t. So, communicating with your coworkers and developing friendships isn’t a bad thing! But always remember work friendships occur in a professional environment and not outside of the workplace. There needs to be a healthy boundary which we will discuss in today’s blog! (more…)
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The Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

The Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

How to Survive the '9-5'
Reading is a great way to stay informed on trends and relative news that can help you succeed in your career. But have you ever considered listening to podcasts for business related news? Podcasts are a growing medium and they’re convenient, especially for commuters! There are podcasts out there that cover pretty much any topic you can imagine. The podcast market is saturated so we have provided a list of the most influential podcasts we know of covering a range of topics that can help your career. (more…)
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4 Types of Music That Can Boost Productivity

4 Types of Music That Can Boost Productivity

How to Survive the '9-5'
Listening to music while completing tasks at work can actually boost productivity! Its effect on productivity does depend on the situation and type of music. For more depth on why you should be listening to music at work, read this article from the Huffpost. If you’re the type of person who needs background noise to get work done, take a look below at 4 types of music that you should be listening to at work! (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: Women at Work

Link Roundup: Women at Work

Link Roundups
To celebrate International Women's Day this week, we've collected articles that are geared towards promoting and discussing women in the workforce. Wondering how you should dress for your next job interview? Look no further! Additionally, we've also included some general advice on things like making a career change, and choosing your LinkedIn connections. If any of that sounds like valuable advice to you, read on! (more…)
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Link Roundup: The Evolving Hiring Process

Link Roundup: The Evolving Hiring Process

Link Roundups
As technology continues to progress, it finds its way into our lives in many different ways. Technology has greatly changed the hiring process, and also the way in which we find jobs. Job boards, LinkedIn, applicant tracking systems, and more innovations have changed how employer hire. Knowing how to make yourself marketable and accessible with all of these changes will help you land your next job. Today's link roundup gathers articles that will help you better understand the modern hiring process, and the mindset behind it.  (more…)
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Ask This Question to Find Out More About Culture in a Job Interview

Ask This Question to Find Out More About Culture in a Job Interview

General Job Search Advice
When you are looking for a job, there are many factors you should consider before making a decision. Location, compensation, responsibilities, and more all play a role in that decision. Recently however, company culture has been given more consideration. It ultimately determines if you will actually fit in and be comfortable doing your job. Company culture is a big component of every workplace, and should be factored into your job search. Unfortunately it's not as easy to discuss or bring up in a job interview. In today's blog we'll provide one question that will tell you a lot about the company culture. (more…)
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