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Mentoring has long been an important aspect of building a long term, successful career. Career advancement is about learning, and no college course or training program can prepare you for a career in the real world like a mentor can. Mentors are seasoned professionals who bring with them years of experience, gathered from both positive… Read more »

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Trying to find a job can be very frustrating. Have you ever wondered why you are not getting any calls from hiring managers after you go through the effort of sending a professional resume and cover letter? Perhaps it’s not you. It could be your cover letter just needs a little bit of tweaking. How… Read more »

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Take a look at your work teams. Are they functioning like the well-oiled machine they should be? Or are you noticing a lot of problems with team confusion and conflict? It’s very possible that you have capable people on board, but they do not have the right tools and resources to come together effectively as… Read more »

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Hundreds of books have been written about the value of Millennials in the job market. Now that they make up more than one-quarter of the workforce, they are even more valuable to employers. Millennials are the first generation to be completely technically savvy and they have above-average work ethics. But how can employers find and… Read more »

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According to the US Department of Labor’s most recent statistics, in 2014 there were 1.2 million days lost to non-fatal employee injuries and illnesses in private and public sector jobs. Most of these job related events involved musculoskeletal injuries, stemming from slips, trips, and falls. Many of these accidents could have been prevented with some… Read more »

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As an employer, it can be tempting to accept people on face value and not go through the time and expense of conducting background checks. Or maybe you do conduct background checks, but they are not as thorough as they could be. After all, the candidate you just made a job offer appears to be… Read more »

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Studies show that the first impression that people make has a lasting effect on how people remember and think about others. In fact, the first impression generally never goes away, which is probably where the saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” originates. This is especially true when it comes… Read more »

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Would you like your team to be thought of as the innovators, the movers-and-shakers, and the creative powerhouse of the organization? The truth is that too many managers get focused on trying to control everything that they try to put all their people into one tiny box made up of strict rules and very little… Read more »

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Every candidate anticipates being asked a few difficult interview questions during the course of a job search. It just comes with the territory. However, there is a particularly awkward question that almost always come up. “Why did you leave your last job?” This interview question can create anxiety in even a veteran job seeker. How… Read more »

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As you fill out a job application, you notice that the company is requiring several career references – more than you usually provide. You rack your brains trying to think of some additional people you can use as references, other than your immediate friends and family members, your college roommates, and your family doctor who… Read more »