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Dynamics in the workplace will drastically change as nearly 70 million millennials enter the work force. Millennials, or Generation Y has been noted as the fast growing segment of today’s workforce. Armed with technology and a “can do” attitude, millenials are ready to succeed. Most Gen-Yers will enter a workplace that is managed by either Generation X or Baby Boomer supervisors. It’s very possible that all three…
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Since it’s founding in 2002, LinkedIn has gained nearly 200 million members, making it the world’s largest professional online network. Because of LinkedIn’s undeniable success, more and more people are turning to LinkedIn as a hiring tool. Want to utilize LinkedIn to land your next job? Here’s how to gain the attention of hiring managers and recruiters.
LinkedIn goes beyond your run-of-the-mill resume and cover letter. Like…
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Ready to take your career in a different direction? Whether your current job is a bad fit or you’re looking for an industry with a better future, finding a new line of work can be both incredibly satisfying and personally profitable. But switching career tracks can also be a high-stakes gamble. Before striking out on your own, learn how to avoid these classic career-change disasters.
Disaster No. 1: Jumping into a new career to escape a bad…
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For years, personal health and the workplace were thought to be totally separate. However, with chronic health conditions on the rise and Americans working more than ever, we are forced to examine the relationship between the two.
It’s no surprise that the average American’s workday has drastically changed over the past 50 years. People are working longer hours, and many have jobs that involve minimal to no physical activity. Since more…
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Be trustworthy. That goes well beyond keeping your word. It mainly means that when you get an assignment, it will be done, on time, and well–all the time. Your boss may not balk when you mumble your excuse but your unreliability will remain in memory.
Show initiative. Much more is under your control than you may think. Instead of complaining about a problem, fix it, asking permission only if necessary.
Go beyond. Provide something unexpected…
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1. Be likable. Obvious? And critical. Making a great first impression and establishing a real connection is everything. Smile, make eye contact, be enthusiastic, sit forward in your chair, use the interviewer’s name…. Be yourself, but be the best version of yourself you possibly can. We all want to work with people we like and who like us. Use that basic fact to your advantage. Few candidates do.
2. Never start the interview by saying you…
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One of the undeniable wonders of computers and the Internet is the quantum personal efficiencies they’ve created for all of us. For example, think about how long it used to take to produce and send out cover letters and resumes. These days, if you use the same cover letter and resume for every job, you can literally apply for hundreds of jobs in a day — assuming your forefinger doesn’t cramp up from the incessant…
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These resume-writing guidelines apply to every individual, regardless of the industry, professional level or job of interest.
You should …
Customize your Resume
Tailor resume for each position.
Focus on employer’s needs, identifying how individual skills & accomplishments meet/exceed their requirement.
Use the following outline for your resume:
Name, address, phone, e-mail address
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Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies to enhance your interview skills.
Practice Good Nonverbal Communication
It’s about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with a good, firm handshake. That…
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1. How exactly does a staffing firm work for me, the job-seeker?
With few exceptions, the staffing firm becomes your advocate and “represents you” – a relationship that starts whenever you apply for a job through an staffing firm listing and submit your resume. In most cases there is no fee to you as you are the applicant; employer is the client;. Your link is the headhunter or representative who contacts or helps you.
2. If there is no…
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