Job Search – New Reality

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I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter. – Walt Disney Just two short months ago, our economy was humming along quite nicely, people didn’t have to perform a job search. For many people, the job found them. At… Read more »

Learn The Best Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before an Interview

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How to manage interview nerves so you can get the job! For many of us, job interviews tend to be a slightly nerve-wracking experience. For one thing, they typically take place at the end of a labor-intensive process of online job searches and long email threads. For another, they largely determine whether or not we’ll… Read more »

How to Answer the Interview Question “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?”

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Nobody wants to talk about their weaknesses at a job interview! It makes you vulnerable, and if you say the wrong thing, they might doubt your abilities! So when you’re asked about your weaknesses, it tends to be a very nerve-wracking experience. But there are great ways to handle the question, especially when you realize… Read more »

How to Write an Attention-Grabbing Cover Letter

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Though not all job postings require it, a cover letter is a really useful too. And if you craft yours correctly, it might be the difference between getting called in for an interview and not. That means submit one even if it’s optional and don’t just write one that you copy-pasted from an online template…. Read more »

4 Tips for Getting the Right Kind of Feedback at a New Job

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It’s important to get guidance and feedback once you’ve started a new job. You don’t want to get too far into it and realize you’re doing things incorrectly. It’s also a good chance to show your boss that you’re invested in the company and committed to improving. They’re more likely to advance an employee who… Read more »

5 Common Cover Letter Mistakes and How to Correct Them

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A cover letter might be one of the most important documents in your career. It’s one of the first things potential employers see about you. Between your resume and your cover letter, a hiring manager will only take a few moments to peruse both documents and make a snap judgment about you. Will they decide… Read more »

3 Tips for Getting Out of a Rut at Work

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Sometimes we just don’t have a great day at work and find ourselves more consumed by our Instagram feed or dreaming about our next vacation than our daily responsibilities. You’re unfocused, unmotivated, and not finishing any of the tasks you should. And a little bit of that is probably okay, but if you find yourself… Read more »

6 Ways to Succeed as a First-Time Manager

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Congratulations! You’re a manager now! It’s certainly very exciting, but probably also a bit nerve-wracking. More people can now see what you do, which means if you mess up, everyone knows—no pressure! But if you’re careful and prepared for the challenge ahead, then you’ll do just fine. Here’s how to succeed as a first-time manager…. Read more »

6 Ways to Succeed as a First-Time Manager

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Congratulations! You’re a manager now! It’s certainly very exciting, but probably also a bit nerve-wracking. More people can now see what you do, which means if you mess up, everyone knows—no pressure! But if you’re careful and prepared for the challenge ahead, then you’ll do just fine. Here’s how to succeed as a first-time manager…. Read more »

How and When to Ask for Feedback at a New Job

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When you start a new job, you want to do everything right, including asking for feedback. You don’t want to seem needy, insecure or incompetent. But if you wait too long, you risk doing something incorrectly. But it’s important to establish open and honest lines of communication with your manager to ensure you’re on the… Read more »