How To Maximize Your Work Day!

Ever find yourself wondering where the day went? You started with a plan of tasks to accomplish by the end of the day, but by the time the workday ends it feels like you’ve barely chipped away at your workload. We get it – we’ve all been there. Managing your time can be difficult, however, it’s the key to having a productive day. So, where do you start?

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Counter Offers: Why They Can Be Risky

Seeking employment elsewhere opens a new door with new opportunities. However, once you give notice to your employer, you may find yourself navigating the tricky process of counter offers. You’ll want to be prepared for the powerful, persuasive tactics your current employer can use to convince you to stay. They could promise a new job title, a promotion, or a better benefits package. Most of the time you will be offered a higher salary to stay. Accepting the counter offer may be quite appealing, however, statistics from the National Employment Association show that 80% of employees who accepted counter offers still parted ways form their employer within 6 months.

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How to Keep Learning Without Going Back to School

Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk wondering how you could better yourself in your career and as a person? You’ve gone through training at work and you tend to devour new ideas and concepts, but you’re still craving more! Learning current and emerging skills will help progress you at work as well as in life. Fortunately, with our growing digital world, there is a plethora of resources for you to dive into and expand your knowledge in your downtime.

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Summer Work Attire

As the temperature rises in the on-going summer months, it is hard to not want to throw on a tank top shorts and sandals. Even if it’s 100 degrees outside, you should not dress like you are going to the beach at work. It is important to continue to maintain your professional appearance in the office. You can incorporate work appropriate summer wear into your wardrobe without overdoing it!

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Job Hopping or Jumping at Opportunities?

Don’t Let Job Hunting Hurt Your Resume

 

Job longevity is a complicated subject for job seekers, especially in this day and age. The number of people who have stayed in the same job for less than two years has grown from 16% to 51% since 1990. Unfortunately, there’s no magic number as to how many years you should stay at each job to make your resume look enticing to companies. While job hopping may be the new normal, how should you address it when interviewing?

 

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Interview Take-Home Assignments

Interview Assignments: What You Need to Know

 

Being asked to complete a take-home assignment during the interview process is becoming more common practice. This strategy is being employed by many companies for good reason: The hiring team can gauge how serious you are about the position while getting a first hand look at your work style. Your first inclination may be to put your best foot forward, but it can also feel like a lot to invest that much time and work into a position that isn’t yours yet. How do you go about handling this tricky situation?

 

3 tips on take-home interview assignments:

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Are You Accepting the Right Position?

3 Questions Job Seekers Need to Ask Themselves

 

Have you found yourself considering accepting a new position simply because you “just needed” a job? Searching for a new role is undoubtedly nerve-wracking and tiresome, be careful not to misstep and make a bad career move. While easier said than done, it’s important to keep your head in the game and prioritize your best interests. Take the time to ask yourself these 3 questions before you make a rash career decision:

 

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Work-Life Balance Boundaries

3 Crucial Ways to Set Boundaries at Work

 

How often do you catch yourself checking your work email while cooking dinner or getting ready for bed? All too often we physically step away from the office, but we don’t allow our brains to disconnect from our work day. It’s imperative to not only set boundaries with your career for your mental health, but also your physical well-being. How do you stop burning the midnight oil and establish a lasting work/life balance?

 

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5 Ways to Beat the System Filtering Out Your Resume

How to Outsmart Applicant Tracking Systems

 

Have you ever questioned why you didn’t get a call-back for a job you know you were qualified for? It’s most likely that your resume, along with 75% of others, were deemed unfit by an applicant tracking system. If you submitted a resume that wasn’t formatted a certain way, or did not contain certain key words or phrases, it could easily be mistakenly categorized as a bad match for the company. While it’s well known that these systems are deeply flawed, they still benefit recruiters immensely and are here to stay. How do you beat the ATS algorithm and land an interview?

 

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Do You Belong? When Imposter Syndrome Strikes

4 Tips to Defeat Imposter Syndrome and Thrive!

 

Have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough or didn’t deserve your job? Do you fear you will eventually be “found out” and let go? This negative thought process is what is called imposter syndrome. Regardless of whether or not an employee is in an entry level position or upper management, imposter syndrome effects professionals at all levels. This affliction causes employees to convince themselves that their professional successes were not earned but simply based on timing or a lucky hand out. Dwelling on personal insecurities can be a slippery slope. In order to not become consumed by imposter syndrome, acknowledge achievements that were rightfully earned and move past it. What are the best strategies to gain back your confidence and fast track your career?

 

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