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30 10, 2019

5 People to Ask to Be a Job Reference

2019-10-30T11:52:35-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When applying for a job- oftentimes during the process the company will ask you to provide references.  But who do you list? You don’t want to burn bridges by including your current employer, and you don’t want to list family members – because they don’t hold as much professional weight as other contacts in your life. So what are the best types of people to include as references to ensure the most effective results? Here is a list of FIVE different people to consider. […]

23 10, 2019

How to Handle Criticism at Work

2019-10-23T09:30:11-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5', Job Efficiency, Motivation|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Despite how well you do your job, or how long you’ve been an employee at your company – you’re going to receive some sort of [hopefully constructive] criticism. When this occurs you can either let it offend you or you can use it to your advantage. Below we’ve provided suggestions on how to handle criticism in the workplace, check it out! […]

3 07, 2019

Link Roundup: How to Tell if You’re a Micromanager

2019-07-03T09:20:41-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5', Job Efficiency, Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A micromanager is an act of being overbearing and taking unsolicited control of someone, their task or their work. In the workplace, it can often hinder one’s ability to effectively do their job. Whether you are micromanaging or dealing with a micromanaging coworker – it doesn’t make for a productive and positive work environment. There are also other behaviors to avoid in the workplace, too. We’ve compiled them all in this week’s link roundup. Find out below. […]

18 09, 2017

Making Friends At a New Job

2017-09-18T11:17:18-05:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Starting a new job always conjures a variety of emotions. It’s usually an odd balance of nerves and excitement. A new job means a new workplace, new responsibilities, and also new coworkers. You may have made strong bonds at your last job, and not knowing anyone going into a new job can be tough. However, that doesn’t mean it has to stay that way! Having friends in the workplace can significantly improve the quality of your work day. In today’s blog we’ll explore some ways you can make friends in a new workplace. […]

6 10, 2016

5 Ways to Know You’re in the Right Job

2016-10-06T13:16:35-05:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

At times, we all doubt if we’re in the right job. No matter the reason, it’s normal to experience some paranoia. It’s easy to wonder if you missed the opportunity to work in your dream job. However, there’s a few easy ways to know if your job is a positive and rewarding position for you to be in. Read on to find out what those 5 metrics are. These are in no order of importance, and all are equally weighed. […]

21 09, 2016

Interview Q: Describe Your Work Style

2016-09-21T14:04:56-05:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Last week we discussed answering whether you prefer working alone or as part of a team. This week’s question is very similar, but more general. When an interviewers asks you to “Describe Your Work Style”, they’re hoping for insight into exactly HOW you work. This question is about how you get things done. It’s important to emphasize this when you answer. […]