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27 07, 2021

How to Overcome Mistakes at Work 

2021-07-27T08:40:46-04:00Categories: How To, Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s a tough situation. You’ve been doing extremely well at work. However, recently you made a mistake, and now you’re not sure how to proceed. First of all, remain calm. Making mistakes is something everyone has done at some point. We’ll share some advice on how you should approach a workplace mistake. Read on to find out the first step! […]

22 07, 2021

3 Things To Discuss During Quarterly Meetings

2021-07-29T09:08:31-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5', Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Many employees have questions and concerns they’d like to discuss with their boss or manager. Similarly, managers may have concerns (or positive feedback!) they want to discuss with their employees. It can be hard to find the right time to do this but luckily, most bosses schedule quarterly meetings with their staff. Quarterly meetings occur a few times a year, hence the term quarterly, and are a great way to keep communication flowing between both parties. Not sure what to address at your next quarterly meeting? Not to worry, we’ve put together a list of the top 3 things that [...]

20 07, 2021

Creative Resumes: Are They Ok to Use?

2021-07-20T12:00:53-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Have you ever seen a resume that grabs your attention with a burst of color? Creative resumes are a great way to get noticed, however, you don't want the wrong kind of attention. Dressing up your resume with colors and graphics can be a smart move, but only in certain situations. You have to be careful because you risk distracting from your qualifications and achievements. Today we'll be discussing when it is appropriate to use a more creative resume, and why you should (or shouldn't!). When to Use a Creative Resume The easiest way to know if you should have [...]

13 07, 2021

Must-Ask Questions for Job Applicants

2021-07-13T10:26:38-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Most organizations have a set list of questions that they ask job applicants during an interview. This is a great way to easily, and quickly, establish whether or not a candidate will be a good fit for the company. However, there are a few key questions that you don’t want to skip. Check them out… […]

8 07, 2021

Breaking Down Types of Employment 

2021-07-08T08:39:16-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re currently looking for a new position, you’re probably looking at many job descriptions each day. All of the different terminologies can get confusing. If you’re not sure what the difference is between contract to hire and direct hire is, we’re here to help! We’ll break down all the different ways a job can be classified, and what they mean. In addition, we’ll discuss the different payment structures and work hours as well. […]

17 06, 2021

When Do Employers Use References?

2021-06-30T12:29:26-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Although your resume holds a lot of weight when applying to a new position, you also need previous references who will attest to who you are as an employee. Putting in the extra time and effort to select and provide references is imperative. But when do companies conduct the reference checks? […]

15 06, 2021

Industry Spotlight: Construction

2021-06-30T12:33:07-04:00Categories: Industry Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The demand for employees in the construction industry is always growing during the spring and summer seasons. This means that the opportunities are endless for someone looking to break into the field. While a large number of roles in construction involve heavy-duty labor and sometimes unpleasant working conditions, the high-demand job has an array of perks that make this one of the top fields to work in.  […]

27 05, 2021

Criticism in the Workplace

2021-06-30T13:19:16-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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. […]

15 05, 2021

Why being a Proactive Employee Matters

2021-06-03T10:42:09-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5', Job Efficiency, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

You may have seen job descriptions that are looking for a ‘self-motivated’ person, or someone who is a real ‘go-getter’. While the latter isn’t the most professional term, both of these descriptors find their way into job descriptions. So what are companies using this lingo really looking for? They want a proactive worker. Read on below for more reasons why people with this quality are in demand by employers. […]

6 05, 2021

Resume Gaps: Fighting the Battle

2021-05-06T11:35:01-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Explaining an employment gap in your resume can be extremely challenging. It’s something that may raise flags to employers, so you will almost always be questioned about it. Whatever the reason for your absence from the workforce, a potential employer will typically want an explanation. While a gap in employment isn’t great to have on your resume, it’s certainly not a deal-breaker. It’s just important that you approach it correctly, and we’ll explain the best way below. […]

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