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The hardest time to head to the office is when you know you face redundancy. However, creating a plan of action can help you transition with minimal collateral damage and move quickly on to the next opportunity. The outlook for job seekers is rosy. Time magazine predicts increasing job opportunities for job seekers in 2015… Read more »

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Choosing the right response when you are nearing your breaking point at work requires first realizing that you are dangerously stressed. Deepak Chopra, an alternative medicine advocate, explains that people react differently to pressure – some retreat, some simmer, and some explode. Understanding that you are unable to cope is the first step to managing… Read more »

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An employee handbook protects both the employer and the employee. The handbook serves as a guide for both parties concerning behavior, rules, and policies. A handbook also provides safety policies that employees and the employer are expected to follow. If effectively enforced, an employee handbook eliminates ambiguity, improves safety, and assigns appropriate accountability. The Small… Read more »

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Salary negotiations usually begin in the interview. Before you begin a job search, know your worth. Online tools such as Payscale, Salary, and Glassdoor can provide some idea of the salary range you should expect, but you will have to plug in various data to get an accurate range. Liz Ryan of Forbes writes in… Read more »

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Employees can be powerful brand advocates for a company. For example, employees can use their own online accounts and social media accounts to spread positive electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM). Email, chat rooms, discussion boards, job boards, and forums are all channels for employee communications that can boost a company’s reputation. However, there is also a danger… Read more »

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It is a difficult decision to make. Should you attend an interview when you are sick and know that your performance will be subpar, or should you re-schedule and perhaps risk losing the job to another candidate? The answer rather depends on who you ask and how sick you are. The University of Pennsylvania asked… Read more »

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Establish a reputation as a leader in your industry and the applicants will come. Fortune 100 leaders such as Google and Boston Consulting Group are proof of that. Although company culture may not be the only reason these companies are considered the best to work for, it is a major contributor. Effective hiring implies hiring… Read more »

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Providing a reference for someone is an act of courtesy, and it demands the commensurate respect and etiquette from the respective applicant. A job candidate should make the reference provider’s contribution as easy and convenient as possible. Failure to do so could drastically affect the information that a potential employer is given, and the candidate’s… Read more »

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Organizing teams to achieve a goal can be more effective if done in a systematic way. There is no guarantee that a group of individuals can work well together, or that a team has all the skills it requires to complete a task. Use these guidelines to create teams in a more strategic way and… Read more »

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A gap in your resume is not necessarily a bad thing. What matters is how you used the time. For example, a gap that was caused by a sudden lay-off may have provided you time to study or to take training. You may have tried consulting work while you cared for an ailing family member…. Read more »