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11 09, 2017

3 Things To Discuss on Boss / Employee Exchange Day

2017-09-11T11:12:02-04:00Categories: How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

16 06, 2017

Link Roundup 6/16/17: Making a Career Change

2017-06-16T11:09:19-04:00Categories: Link Roundups|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Another Friday means another Link Roundup! This week we have some great advice on making a career change, among other links. Whether you’re looking for advice on resumes, interviews, or careers, it’s all here! This week we start with a topic everyone should be familiar with: job search ethics. It’s something both job seekers and hiring managers struggle with, but being ethical in your job search will pay off. Check out the first link to find out why it’s important. […]

12 04, 2017

The Importance of Understanding the Big Picture

2017-04-12T10:42:46-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

When a company is looking to hire someone, the first order of business is writing a job description. This usually includes a breakdown of responsibilities, in addition to some qualifications such as education and experience. However, sometimes there are skills and qualifications that aren’t listed on the job description, but are equally important. Understanding your job and the larger scope of the company is one of those skills. Realizing the stakes of the business and the importance of your role is an important skill for any employee. Below we’ll break down why it’s valuable to get the ‘big picture’, and what [...]

3 04, 2017

Facing Criticism at Work

2017-04-03T09:29:17-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice|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. […]