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 »

Making a Bold Impression When You’re an Introvert

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Interviewing for a job can be difficult if you’re an introvert. Following a few helpful hints can help you make a bold impression and a better connection with your recruiter. Use Proper Body Language A big part of what an interviewer thinks of you will be based on your body language, so here are some… Read more »

What Distractions Are Holding You Back at Work?

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Workplace distractions take a huge chunk out of productivity. In fact, a 2018 study by Udemy found that more than half (54 percent) of employees aren’t performing as well as they should because of workplace distractions. They even go so far as to say the standard eight-hour workday basically shrinks to six hours because of… Read more »

Mistakes That Make You Look Unprofessional

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Making the right impression is vital when searching for a job. You want recruiters to know you’re professional and would be an asset to their company. That being said, here are some of the top mistakes that make you look unprofessional and should be avoided at all costs. Typos or Grammar Errors on Your Resume… Read more »

What Can You Expect From a Phone Interview?

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Phone interviews are commonly used by employers to screen candidates and narrow down the candidate pool. Often, you’ll speak with a recruiter over the phone before meeting face to face for a regular interview. If you’re unfamiliar with this arrangement, it can be a little intimidating at first. Here are some tips on how to… Read more »

How Long Should My Resume Be?

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The ideal resume length has long been a hotly contested topic. But most modern experts agree you should keep your resume at one page, especially for entry-level positions. Let’s discuss the benefits of this length and how to accomplish this. Why One Page Is Best So what’s the logic behind keeping your resume this short?… Read more »