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14 11, 2018

What to Ask Your Boss After They Shut down Your Idea

2018-11-14T10:58:55-05:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

5 09, 2018

5 Ways to Make a New Employee Feel Welcome

2018-09-05T09:10:48-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Preparing for a new employee’s arrival is exciting and very important! From the moment they walk through the door, they should feel welcome, appreciated, and a part of the team. You want to make a great first impression with them and landing that first impression could lead to motivation, increased quality of work, and employee retention! Check out these 5 tips on making a new employee feel at home during their first days at the office. Be Prepared It is important to be prepared before the employee’s first day at the office. Ahead of time, make a schedule of tasks [...]

16 07, 2018

How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”

2018-07-16T08:18:29-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, General Job Search Advice, Resources for Job Seekers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

One of the most dreaded questions asked during an interview is “tell me about yourself”. This question is one of the best opportunities to sell yourself and prove that you’re the perfect fit for the company and position. You can leave a very strong impression on the interviewer if you’re prepared for this one.  Don’t fear this question for any longer because we are going to provide you with tips to answer this question with ease the next time you are interviewed! […]

7 05, 2018

3 Wrong Ways to Answer ‘What Is Your Greatest Weakness?’

2018-05-07T12:47:04-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When you go to a job interview, you can expect to answer questions about yourself and your qualifications. One of the most feared questions is ‘What is your greatest weakness?’. It can be a challenging question to answer, and it’s easy to slip up and say the wrong thing. Today, we’ll be going over 3 of the most common incorrect answers. Of course, we’ll also describe how you can correctly answer the question! […]

1 09, 2017

Link Roundup 9/1/17: Job Interview Advice You Need to Read

2017-09-01T11:27:02-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When it comes to job interviews, there is a wealth of information, articles, and blogs online. The most common discuss things like 'common interview mistakes' and the question 'What is your greatest weakness'. However, there are many aspects and questions that come up in job interviews that don't receive as much discussion despite their importance. This week, we've gathered some articles that cover those topics and questions, in addition to some other valuable advice and news. American Workers Are Optimistic About Getting a Job We start our Link Roundup with some great news- many Americans believe it's not too challenging [...]

31 07, 2017

3 Topics to Ask Questions About in a Job Interview

2017-07-31T11:37:36-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When every candidate steps into an interview, they expect to be answering the questions. That is the whole purpose of the interview after all! A job seeker can expect to be in the hot seat for most of the interview. However, there will come a time towards the end where the interviewer may open it up for questions. A good candidate will come prepared to not only answer questions, but to ask them as well. This shows genuine interest in the position, and better informs you about the opportunity. In today’s blog, we’ll break down 3 topics you can easily [...]

19 05, 2017

Link Roundup 5/19/17: Job Interview Tips

2017-05-19T10:45:35-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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. […]

31 03, 2017

Link Roundup 3/31/17: The Effect of No Sleep & Job Search Prep

2017-03-31T12:42:36-04:00Categories: Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Surprising Way Working On No Sleep Is Affecting Your Career If you’ve been putting in long hours at the office that have been affecting your sleep schedule, it may actually be working against you. Whatever the reason may be, lack of sleep can be detrimental to your work. A new study found that not getting enough sleep inhibits your ability to detect body language and facial expressions. This means you won’t know how your boss really feels about the last project you submitted, unless they outright tell you. Body language plays a huge role in most jobs, so if [...]

31 10, 2016

7 Interview Monsters You Don’t Want to Be

2016-10-31T14:29:27-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Working in recruiting, we see many interviews in just one day. Seeing so many candidates come and go gives us a great idea of what to do and what NOT to do in an interview. Overtime, we’ve noticed that most bad interviews follow similar patterns. We’ve narrowed it down to the 7 monsters bad candidates become during interviews. Read on to make sure you don’t turn in to one of these interview monsters when you sit to chat with a potential employer. […]

5 10, 2016

Interview Q: Why Are You Making a Career Change?

2016-10-05T13:35:08-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’ve been in the work force long enough to grow a network, you’ve probably noticed something. As you talk to more professionals, it seems that most people no longer work in the industry where their career began. This is something that can occur for a few different reasons. For some workers, they simply receive a better offer in a different industry. Others grow tired of the same type of work and want to branch out. Or perhaps they discover a passion they never previously knew existed. No matter the case, it’s not uncommon to switch careers. However, it can be interesting to address [...]