The Pros and Cons of Getting a Part-Time Job This Summer

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Pros and Cons of a Summer Job

With summer fast approaching, now is probably the best time to start looking for companies offering seasonal light industrial jobs. As the economy continues to improve, you can expect to see more employers, particularly in construction, warehousing, and production facilities, to offer temporary openings for positions such as: Assemblers; Production operators; Forklift operators; Inventory clerks;… Read more »

7 Serious Mistakes That Get Good Employees Fired

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How to Get Fired

No matter who you are or where you’re from, getting fired can be damaging to your self esteem. It’s not only embarrassing, it can leave you feeling lost, with no idea what to do next. But while it may seem that getting fired is the result of a serious breach of contract, it can happen… Read more »

Our 3-Step Process to Wow in Your Next Job Interview

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  Finally, after weeks of searching, you’ve secured an interview at a tech company/IT firm you’ve been eyeing. The days leading to the interview will be a critical time for you to do everything from preparing for the interview, learning how to manage the actual interview process, and practicing how to follow up after the… Read more »

How to Handle Negative Feedback Without Taking it Personally

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  Though dealing with constructive criticism at work is part of life, many people still need all the help they can get just because of how demoralizing it can be. Whether the criticism comes from a boss, colleague, or family member, hearing negative feedback about your work, or your character can be a major blow… Read more »

The Most Important Soft Skills Employers Look for When Hiring

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  Many job searchers believe that when hiring candidates, employers focus on hard skills (also known as technical and functional skills), thinking them to be the key factor in how quickly a new employee can integrate with the rest of the organization. But this isn’t quite the case, as soft skills are just as important… Read more »

3 Types of Horrible Bosses and How to Deal with Each One

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  Steve Carrell’s portrayal of Michael Scott in The Office may be a caricature of the bumbling boss, but for people who have had the misfortune of working under horrible bosses, the character’s leadership mistakes probably hit a little too close to home. Many employment agencies know most employees quit their bosses, not their jobs…. Read more »

7 Ways Not to Screw Up the First 10 Minutes of Your Job Interview

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  Many employment agencies know that the first 10 minutes of a job interview are when you have the best chance of making a great first impression with the hiring manager. Below are seven ways to make sure you start on the right foot and impress whoever is interviewing you. Start with a Firm Handshake… Read more »

How to Proofread Your Resume and Spot Common Mistakes

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  Proofreading your resume make all the difference when applying for a job. When a company announces an open position, depending on the role, its hiring managers can expect to receive dozens of applications. Obviously, you want to make sure your resume stands out; neatness, clarity, succinctness, and proper grammar and use of punctuation marks… Read more »