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3 Reasons Job Burnout Can Be a Good Thing

3 Reasons Job Burnout Can Be a Good Thing

Workplace stress over time can be toxic. It creates a sense of disillusionment and leaves employees with feelings of job dissatisfaction. Yet job burnout, a common side effect of workplace stress, may ultimately be good for your career. Let me explain. Reaching your low point For many people, job dissatisfaction and the subsequent job burnout that follows isn’t foreign. A Gallup poll indicates that 70 percent of 150,000 full and part-time…

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The 3 Key Ways to Ace the Phone Interview

The 3 Key Ways to Ace the Phone Interview

Hiring managers sometimes employ phone interviews to get a quick sense of whether a candidate is ready for the next step. The way candidates present themselves and answer key questions will determine whether or not they make it to the next phase in the hiring process. That’s when you roll out all the stops and ace the phone interview. Get to the perfect spot Find a place where you’ll be audible during your phone interview – a hiring…

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The Worst Interview Mistake: You Badmouth Your Former Boss

The Worst Interview Mistake: You Badmouth Your Former Boss

Let’s face it – not every job is going to be peaches and cream. Maybe it’s the office atmosphere or maybe it’s an incompatibility with your employer, but the fact remains that you were unsatisfied on the job. When the opportunity arises to badmouth your former boss in an interview, you may be tempted to just open up and vent. Here’s why that urge is one of the biggest interview mistakes you can make. How It Happens No interviewer will…

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You’ve Been Fired, Now What?

You’ve Been Fired, Now What?

Nothing broadsides a person upside the head more than being fired, laid off, or let go from their job. Whatever you call it, being terminated doesn’t have to be a lonely walk through the depths of the underworld. It may not be easy, but you can get through it by staying focused on thing: you are now free to reshape your career as you see fit. Let it go, Indiana Even if that job was the Holy Grail of your Industry, let it go. It’s over. Keep…

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How to Get Past the Applicant Tracking System

How to Get Past the Applicant Tracking System

When a new job opens up, the first resume is submitted about 3.5 minutes later. An average of 1,000 applications will flood the hiring manager’s inbox – Google receives 60,000 applicants each week – and make it nearly impossible for any human being to feasibly sift through them all. An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) diminishes the strain on hiring managers, but occasionally screens good candidates out of the running. So, how do you…

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April Jobs Report Outshines Expectations

April Jobs Report Outshines Expectations

The April jobs report far surpassed expectations. Employment numbers vaulted beyond the original predictions of economists and unemployment numbers diminished to a five year low. On the surface, the economy is bouncing back. How did the manufacturing and engineering sectors fare in the Bureau of Labor Statistics report? The BLS big picture According to Friday’s BLS April jobs report, 288,000 nonfarm payroll jobs were added to the U.S. economy…

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Why Your 5 Year Plan Matters in Job Interviews

Why Your 5 Year Plan Matters in Job Interviews

Unless you’re a newly inaugurated political leader, it’s hard to imagine anyone giving your 5 year plan a second thought. However, hiring managers often encourage candidates to take an introspective moment and answer, “Where do you want to be in 5 years?” That response can have a substantial impact on your chances for success. Answers to “where do you want to be in 5 years?” can provide hiring managers with a wealth of insight about…

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4 Common Questions to Expect During a Manufacturing Interview

4 Common Questions to Expect During a Manufacturing Interview

It always helps to be prepared for a manufacturing interview, and the last thing you want to do is sit down with a hiring manager without knowing what common interview questions will be asked. Thankfully, most of them are not unique snowflakes. If you have a manufacturing interview on the horizon, make sure you are ready to answer these common interview questions. What was the least successful project? How did you respond? During the…

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How to Help a Recruiter Shorten Your Job Search

How to Help a Recruiter Shorten Your Job Search

Want to use a recruiter in your job search? It can increase your chances of success. Recruiters can open up new jobs. They can act as a megaphone, making your name and qualifications heard by businesses that pique your interests. With the right selling points, recruiters can even distinguish you from steep competition. So, keep these tips in mind and you can substantially shorten your job search.   Be specific – Recruiters want to get to the…

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Why You Didn’t Get the Job (And What You Can Do About it)

Why You Didn’t Get the Job (And What You Can Do About it)

It can be hard to figure out why you didn’t get the job, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t narrow down the possibilities. If you are suffering from constant rejection, try sitting down to reflect on where you could be going wrong. It could be any of the following aspects of your job search. Your resume or cover letter sunk your chances If you not only didn’t get the job but couldn’t even get to the interview, your resume or cover…

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