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A job interview isn’t exactly high on anyone’s list of fun things to do. It is stressful, to say the least. What makes it so stressful is figuring out what kinds of questions you may have to deal with and preparing convincing answers. Some hiring managers prefer throwing in oddball questions to see how the… Read more »


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If you are looking to get more done, here are a few tips from professionals who study performance and how to improve it. 1. Make your own deadlines Usually, at work, we allow deadlines to be set for us externally. The same is often true in our personal life – external factors often determine the… Read more »


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The goal of every job search is to land a job. But there may be times when the wisest course of action is not taking the job. There are certain signs, forewarnings that all may not be well at a particular company, and you better not work there. Here are a few of them. 1…. Read more »


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By now, it has become conventional wisdom in the job search process – after a job interview, the candidate should always send a thank you note to the hiring manager. Yet a recent survey by a California staffing agency reveals that fewer job candidates are doing it. The survey showed that only about one-quarter of… Read more »


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Finding the right people for open positions in your company is always a challenge, especially these days when the competition for talent is so keen. To make sure you are getting the best people, you need to recruit as effectively as possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your… Read more »


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These days, having holes in your work history is not as unusual as in the past. The economy is different now — during the last big recession, companies were quick to lay people off and did not hire many back. Companies are merging, downsizing, and restructuring. Startups fail. People change jobs much more often. All… Read more »


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When your company is looking to hire people, you will naturally receive a great number of resumes. Many of them will have information that is generally accurate from job seekers who are basically honest people. They may exaggerate somewhat here and there, but will not stray very far from the truth. There are, however, many… Read more »


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Employees spend about eight hours a week on activities that are not connected to their jobs, according to a recent survey by a California staffing service. People in professional positions said they spend about an hour a day, or five hours a week, using their mobile devices for activities unrelated to work. While company leaders… Read more »


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Many people face burnout in their jobs. It is a feeling of being overwhelmed, a lack of enthusiasm for the job. It can affect you both mentally and physically. Your performance suffers. You feel anxious and stressed. There are many different causes for burnout, and they vary from person to person. Some of the more… Read more »


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Recent research has confirmed what many already believe – that the longer a person is unemployed, the more difficult it is to be hired for a job. And the research has found why this is the case, Unemployment as a Sign When a recruiter sees that a job candidate has been unemployed for a longer… Read more »