Why Should I Consider Temporary Work?

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Temporary work may not be everyone’s first choice with an employer, but it comes with some distinct benefits that can help propel your career in the long run. Here are some reasons why you should consider temporary work. Opportunity to Build Skills and Experience Any time you get a new job, you’re bound to learn new… Read more »

What’s Your Learning Style?

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The tasks employees perform in a position are essentially the same. However, the way individual employees go about learning those tasks can vary considerably. Knowing what your preferred learning style is can help you once it’s time for an interview because you can tell a recruiter what type of instruction you’ll thrive under. The 3… Read more »

Turn Your Weaknesses Into a Great Conversation

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“What’s your biggest weakness?” This is one of the most dreaded questions in a job interview. And it’s one that requires a considerable amount of finesse and tact to effectively respond to. Here are some tips on how to turn your weaknesses upside and wow your interviewer. Don’t Give a Bogus Answer The last thing… Read more »

When and How to Follow up After Applying for a Job

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You’ve successfully applied for a job. That’s great, but now what? To increase your chances of getting hired, follow up with the hiring manager. Here are some tips on when and how to do this. Wait About a Week Timing is crucial here. You’ll want to give the recruiter enough time to review your application… Read more »

Is Your Boss Toxic?

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You may not get along with your boss 100 percent of the time. You may have disagreements here and there. But sometimes it goes beyond that where you actually have a boss who is toxic. In this case, it can make your job very unpleasant and create a lot of friction within your workplace. Here… Read more »

The Benefits of Remote Work

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The idea of working remotely may have seemed far-fetched a decade ago, but it’s gradually becoming more and more common. Research has found, “The telecommuter population grew by 11.7 percent from 2015 to 2016—the largest year-over-year growth since 2008.” And 4.3 million employees currently work from home at least half the time. Here are some… Read more »

Subtle Ways to Show Your Boss You’re Ready for a Raise

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Almost every employee would like a raise. But asking for one can often be difficult and uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are some other more subtle ways to go about it and show your boss you’re ready for a raise without formally asking for one. Here are some ideas. Be a Leader Displaying leadership is a surefire… Read more »

There’s More to Life Than Work

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Almost everyone gets a little stressed at work on occasion. But for some people, it’s more serious, and they experience legitimate job burnout. Employee relations expert Dana Wilkie writes in SHRM that this is a problem that’s at “epidemic proportions” with employees citing unfair compensation, unreasonable workload and excessive overtime hours as the three main… Read more »

Three Signs You’re Ready for a New Job

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If you’re not happy with your current job, you’re not alone. A recent study found that a whopping 71 percent of employees are dissatisfied and looking for new jobs. But how do you know for sure it’s time to look elsewhere? Here are three specific signs. You’re Not Being Challenged One of the more common… Read more »

Three Tips for Having an Impact on the Job

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Getting started on the right foot with a new job is critical. It’s often the initial phases that determine what type of impression you make on your employer and sets the stage for your overall success. Here are some strategies to ensure that you’re impactful on the job. Follow Through Doing what you say you’re… Read more »