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 »

A New Job May Require A New Wardrobe—Here’s How to Plan That Expense

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Starting a new job is one of the most exciting changes in your life. But if you want to do it right, you probably need a few things—a new portfolio, some new shoes, and maybe a new wardrobe. But clothes are expensive! Even a few token items that every closet needs to have can add… Read more »

3 Reasons Why Networking Often Leads to a Better Job

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Most people shy away from networking. It can be intimidating, awkward, draining, and time-consuming. When so many of us are already pressed for time, the last thing we want to do at the end of a long day is attend a “networking event.” We’d much rather meet up with friends, check in with our families,… Read more »

Why Preparation Should be Your Job Search Weapon of Choice

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Finding a job is never easy. But if you go about it the right way, you can find something suited for you—a job you’re qualified for, that challenges you, and that helps you achieve your long-term goals. And the best thing you can do, before you do anything else, is to prepare. Here’s why preparation… Read more »

Millennial Month: The Great Balancing Act of Work, Family and Fun

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The urge to balance your work and personal life is always a battle. On one hand, you want to make sure you’re committing the necessary time to your career, but on the other you need to complement all that time grinding with a little fun. Not to mention that if you’re in a relationship or… Read more »

Millennial Month: How to Plant the Seeds For a Fruitful Career

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So you’re just starting out in your career and you need to make sure you get off on the right foot. And if you lay the right groundwork, you absolutely will. In fact, there are a lot of things you can do right now that will pay off later on. Here’s how you can plant… Read more »

What Skilled Jobs Are Hiring?

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Baby boomers have filled a lot of our country’s skilled trade jobs for decades. But as that generation retires, those jobs need to be filled. In fact, 62% of companies are currently struggling to fill important skilled trade positions and almost three-fourths of those companies predict that they’ll have a significant shortfall of those workers… Read more »

Top Benefits of Call Center Jobs

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Many companies are expanding their call centers, which means they’re looking to hire and fill those types of roles. Though ‘call center agent’ might not sound too prestigious, it’s definitely a position worth considering. You might be receiving inbound calls, helping customers troubleshoot, answering questions, or handling complaints. Or you might be making outbound calls—calling… Read more »