How to Know if the Interview Is Going Poorly… and How to Turn It Around

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After landing a job interview, you do all you can to prepare. Despite the time you invest in researching the company and role, practicing answers to questions, and thinking about questions to ask, the interview may not go as well as expected. Perhaps the department manager conducts the interview, even though they’d rather focus on… Read more »

From Temp to a Permanent Position – 3 Ways You Can Stick Around

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If you’re looking for a permanent job, being hired as a temp is one way to start. Getting on the inside of a company gives you an advantage over external candidates when a full-time job opens up. Showing you blend with the culture increases your odds of permanently being hired on down the road. Determining… Read more »

Do You Have What it Takes to Work in Construction?

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The construction industry is a great field to work in because it’s always in demand. There are always new projects, like office buildings, factories, schools, houses, stores and restaurants, that keep construction companies very busy, which means that they’re always hiring. And although there aren’t a lot of education requirements for jobs in this field,… Read more »

Beyond the Honeymoon Stage—How to Make a Great Job Last

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Congratulations—a new job is exciting! You’ve worked hard to gain the right experiences, build your resume, and wow your interviewers. And now you’re working just as hard to learn the ropes, get to know your coworkers, and develop a rapport with your boss, and you’re having fun doing it. You’re loving the company and they’re… Read more »

New Year, New Ewe: Why Being Sheepish at Work Isn’t Great for Your Career

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No matter how bossy your boss is or what your professional or educational background is, you are in control of your career. Your career is yours and only yours! It’s up to you to stand up for yourself, demand what you deserve, and advance your career in the direction of your choice. And the New… Read more »

Seasonal Jobs That Can Get You Extra Cash

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Seasonal jobs are always in demand. Whether it’s winter retail or summer resort positions, if you need a temporary job, there’s always something available. They’re a great way to earn extra cash, pad your resume with additional experience and skills, or supplement a lifestyle of travel and adventure. In fact, many people fill their whole… Read more »

Budget Tips That Are Extremely Valuable At Any Stage in Your Career

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It doesn’t matter how rich and successful you are, you always need to be mindful of your budget. Saving money isn’t glamorous, but if you can develop some skills and strategies early on, those will soon become second nature habits. And even if you’re rolling in dough now, you never know what’s around the corner—a… Read more »

Honesty Is the Best Policy When It Comes to Discussing How You Got Fired

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If you’ve been fired in the past—even if it was unjust—then job interviews are probably a little more stressful than they need to be. You’re dreading that question: why did you leave your last job? It’s a fair question, and it’s a common, so you know it’s coming. But it’s still uncomfortable. But it’s totally… Read more »

Public Speaking Tips That Can Help You at Work

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The fear of public speaking is really common. And in extreme cases, it’s paralyzing. Some people completely freeze up, unable to remember anything they were supposed to say. But if you’re comfortable doing it, it can be a really valuable skill. Many employers are looking for effective public speakers, especially in leadership positions. Here are… Read more »

Is It Time to Go Medieval On Your Resume?

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In most cases your resume is the first piece of information employers ad learn about you when you apply for a job. So if you’re not getting any callbacks and hiring managers seem to be ignoring you, it might be time to revamp your resume. And though it’s a little daunting to have to start… Read more »