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 »

4 Telltale Signs of Overworked Managers

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  In many ways, being a manager is a lot more stressful than being a regular employee. Sure, you get a pay increase, but the hours are often longer, not to mention your responsibilities are on a much higher level than the employees you’re in charge of. It’s no surprise then why managers are prone… Read more »

How to Deal with Bullying at Your Job

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You’d think that workplaces, being staffed exclusively by adults, would be bully-free zones. But a 2014 survey commissioned by CareerBuilder and conducted by Harris Poll found otherwise, showing that as much as 28 percent — or 1 in every 4 people — were victims of workplace bullying. As much as 19 percent of workers left… Read more »

3 Super Simple Methods for Stretching Your Paycheck

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  If you’re having problems setting aside a portion of your monthly paycheck in order to build your savings, you’re not alone. A Bankrate survey reports that around 66 million Americans have zero savings in their emergency funds, and 28 percent have only tucked away around six months worth of savings. Of course, you could… Read more »

What to Expect in Your Warehouse Worker Interview

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  Congratulations on earning an interview with a local warehouse company. Being prepared – including some interview practice – gives you a good chance at getting a job offer. It also helps to know what to expect when you are face-to-face with your potential new employer. What follows is a look at what a typical… Read more »