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You work for a large company, which definitely has loads of benefits. However, being one member of a huge workforce has started to make you feel a bit lost. Sure, the work you do is important, but you’re having trouble finding your way amid so many other employees. This is actually quite common — and… Read more »

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Most career successes don’t happen overnight. Instead, they stem from years of planning and hard work. If you’ve been aimlessly floating from job to job, it’s time to start thinking about the future. Goal setting is the key to getting your career on track. Every objective you complete effectively gets you one step closer to… Read more »

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Job interviews can be incredibly nerve-wracking. No two hiring managers are the same, so you never quite know what to expect. However, several behaviors are considered universally unacceptable. If you aren’t having much trouble making it to the interview stage, but still haven’t received an offer, there’s a good chance your technique is off. Here’s… Read more »

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When something bothers you at work, it’s your job to remedy the situation. If you’re not a naturally assertive person, you might be inclined to sit back and hope the problem fixes itself, but that isn’t likely. A day at the office can ruffle your feathers in any number of ways. Other people can’t read… Read more »

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Instead of bringing candidates into the office for first-round interviews, many companies prefer to conduct the initial screening over the phone. This can save time when interviewing a high volume of candidates and cut costs when non-local candidates are included in the mix. If you’ve been invited to a phone interview, realize this can make… Read more »

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You just had a job interview you’re really excited about. Naturally you’re eager to know how you fared, but you haven’t heard anything from your recruiter yet. It’s completely fine — even encouraged — to reach out and touch base; however, there’s a right and wrong way to go about it. Find out how to… Read more »

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Every workplace is filled with different personalities. This is great, because each individual has something unique to contribute, but it’s not without its challenges. Some personalities perfectly mesh, while others are like oil and water. Beyond that, working closely with others — even those you genuinely like — isn’t without its challenges. If you find… Read more »

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You’ve spent your entire career working as an individual contributor, but you’re ready for something more. Managing a team of people is your next goal, but it’s hard to get hired for this type of role without experience. This is beyond frustrating, but don’t worry, there are plenty of other ways to bulk up your… Read more »

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Right now, things with your boss aren’t great. Whether the two of you get along well enough or are constantly on the outs, not having a good relationship with your manager isn’t ideal. Bosses promote employees they believe in. If your boss doesn’t see your potential or just generally dislikes you, it will impact your… Read more »

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Hiring a new employee is a very big deal. During the interview process, companies want to cover all the bases, so they ask tough questions like “Why should we hire you?” Notably difficult to answer, interviewers ask questions like this because they put you on the spot. Even the best, most well-prepared candidates tend to… Read more »