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Getting a new job is exhilarating. It feels like you’re sprinting up an escalator at full speed after a prolonged stretch in knee-high quicksand. In that moment, it’s tempting to just drop everything and leave.
A two week notice is customary, but that alone won’t leave a lasting impression.
One Big Misconception
Quitting your job is not as tidy as you’d think. On the surface, it’s the end of one passage in your life. You march up to…
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It’s not hard to get mixed up when you’re juggling multiple job interviews. Many a candidate has referred to an interviewer by the wrong name, showed up at the wrong office at the wrong time, or prepared the wrong responses. Essentially, you’re studying for two tests concurrently that have similar answers and very similar information. Yet if you provide yourself with the right tools, you can keep everything moving smoothly.
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The job market is all about the big picture. Despite the temporary downturn of the August jobs report, many industries are resilient enough to still experience growth. The economy is still on a positive track and we only just got out of a six month streak of jobs reports over 200,000 jobs. So, let’s look at where we are and where we’ll go in the coming months.
Employment Numbers Miss the Mark
Going into the August jobs report, economists…
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Starting a new job can be nerve-racking. Your resume and interview got you hired, but will that good impression last? Will your employer want you around after week one?
You can control that. Like a firewalker crossing a field of smoldering coals, a new employee needs to move confidently with calculated steps. These eight tips can save you from getting burned on the first day at a new job.
1.) Show Up 15 Minutes Early – At the beginning of a…
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High schools and universities have long been criticized for not engaging more women in STEM disciplines. Now, studies show that once they graduate, a large portion of women who graduate with engineering and computer science degrees leave their fields. What’s causing them to emigrate from STEM fields and what can your company do to retain talented women?
The STEM shortage that only gets worse
The number of women who graduated with STEM diplomas…
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Imagine you received spam in your inbox: would you give it a good read or delete it on principle? Now, imagine you’re a hiring manager receiving tons of one-size-fits-all resumes. Will your response be any different? Employers don’t want to be spammed; they want to be charmed. No company will ever be charmed unless you customize your resume to their position.
Customized resumes needn’t be written from scratch. Most of your education, work…
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Is your job interview approaching fast? Odds are you’re a mix of emotions, both good and bad. A bit of angst is okay, but it’s a problem when that interview anxiety ascends to dizzying heights. Job interviews depend on self-confidence. When that confidence is undermined, it jeopardizes the entire interview. So fortify against pre-interview anxiety with these simple tips:
1.) Think up an elevator pitch – There’s little chance you won’t…
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When most people are accepting a counteroffer, they walk away with two things: a few extra bucks in their paycheck and a ticking time bomb on their hands. Money is rarely the sole reason employees leave companies. Before long, their other reasons resurface.
A survey of 7,530 LinkedIn members found that the top two reasons why people change jobs have nothing to do with financial compensation. Furthermore, there are other concerns that eventually…
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The July jobs report has been released, ushering in the sixth straight month where over 200,000 payroll jobs were added to the American economy. It’s a consecutive streak that hasn’t been achieved since 1997. Though not quite for the record books, the Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows steady recovery in employment and labor force participation, a boon that can drive the market forward in the coming months.
Steady Numbers Paint a Strong…
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Call them what you want – key industry leaders, industry innovators, or even rock stars – but there are people out there who are networking gold. They’re the big players in your industry and are on everyone’s radar. You find yourself thinking, “I wish I could pick his brain,” or “I would love to get her feedback on this problem.”
Easier said than done? Not if you come at it with the right approach.
Select Your Target – Instead…
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