Why You Need to Analyze Your Strengths and Weaknesses

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Knowing yourself inside and out is not only important from a personal standpoint, but also for your career development. Understanding your strengths as well as your weaknesses lets you know what you’re good at and what needs improvement. Here’s how to sit down and analyze these traits and how to create a life plan using… Read more »

Learning From a Mistake at Work

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Mistakes are an inevitable part of life. Everyone makes them, including while on the job. But it’s not something to beat yourself up about. Here’s why it’s okay to make mistakes and how you can learn a valuable lesson from a slip up. Staying Objective Physician and associate professor at the NYU School of Medicine,… Read more »

Are You Micromanaging Your Team?

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Micromanagement, where an employer manages with extreme control is a problem that plagues many workforces. In the book My Way or the Highway: The Micromanagement Survival Guide, it’s revealed that nearly four out of five employees had experienced or were currently experiencing micromanagement in their workplace. When left unchecked, it can really take a toll… Read more »

How to Use Your Punctuality to Get the Job

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Punctuality is a highly sought-after trait in employees. With 29 percent of workers admitting to showing up late to work at least once a month and 16 percent weekly, mentioning you’re punctual can give you the edge over other candidates. Here are some ways to promote your attendance record on your resume and during the… Read more »

How to Fall in Love With Your Job All Over Again

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It’s easy to be enthusiastic about a new job. It means new opportunities, new relationships and often the potential for career advancement. But maintaining that enthusiasm for the long haul can be difficult. If this sounds like you, here are some ways to fall in love with your job all over again. Improve Relationships With… Read more »

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 »