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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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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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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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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 »

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Competitive markets, environmental changes, and economic turbulence are challenging and unsettling. Companies today face global changes at a pace never seen before. Within such an inconsistent context, persistent character traits can be the pillar around which a company’s business revolves. Traits of effective workplace leadership include the ability to motivate people to work toward a… Read more »

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A gainfully employed candidate is a more attractive proposition for an employer. Thanks to social media platforms such as LinkedIn, online professional profiles allow both active and passive job seekers exposure to new opportunities. Individuals’ profiles are accessible to all hiring managers or recruiters who search internet platforms seeking possible candidates with particular skills. A… Read more »

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Perhaps the most frustrating factor with respect to job interviews is never knowing why you were not selected. In many cases, the reason is not a reflection of your job search capabilities. According to Bob McIntosh of HCareers, a company might ultimately decide to hire someone from inside, you may have been more knowledgeable than… Read more »

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The recruiter wants to find the best candidate for the client. For this reason, your interactions with a recruiter should reflect how you would respond professionally and in the workplace. Failing to respond to your recruiter reflects a lack of respect for their services and the recruiter, in turn, will not consider you when the… Read more »

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The decision to move for a job can depend on many factors. A high salary can certainly entice a geographic career move. Sharon Florentine of CIO collected data from Dice.com and CIO.com and summarized the top ten states for technology workers. Florentine highlights career opportunities in each state. The state leaders for technology jobs are… Read more »

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Most positions now require candidates to apply online, or at least to spend time filling in the appropriate information on a web-enabled form. Alternatively, a candidate may partner with a staffing agency, which again entails forms that collect relevant data concerning education, skills, and experience. With that said, is a resume really necessary? According to… Read more »