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When we meet someone, we tend to form strong feelings about their “likability,” or lack thereof, based on very little evidence. Sometimes these snap judgements happen within seconds, and sometimes we don’t even notice we’re feeling them, especially when the stakes are low, and we don’t expect to see the person again. In a job… read the rest »

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No matter your industry, and no matter what the requirements of your target job may entail, there are a few well-worn interview questions that are nearly universal. Your employers are almost guaranteed to ask a few of these questions, and they’re likely to invest heavily in your response. These questions may sound generic, but they’re… read the rest »

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Emotional intelligence (or EQ), entered the workplace about a decade ago as a new metric that could be applied to candidates to gain a more accurate picture of their potential success on the job. During its early years, the term became synonymous with a general sense of social adaptability, cooperative inclinations, and communication skills. Emotionally… read the rest »

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On the first day of your new job, you may be excited and a little nervous, and you’ll want to make a positive impression with your new co-workers. After all, these are the people you’ll be working with, talking with, bonding with and sitting next to for years to come. Your success and happiness on… read the rest »

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New employees are usually excited and optimistic as they accept a job offer and schedule a start date. In most cases, it’s safe to assume they wouldn’t have applied or said yes if their hearts weren’t in it. So, during their first week (or day or month) on the job, it’s your responsibility as an… read the rest »

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Some interview mistakes are easy to avoid. If you truly want the job and you respect your interviewer, you’ll know better than to show up ten minutes late without an explanation. You’ll also dress professionally, and you’ll be polite and mind your manners. Even novice job seekers have an instinctive feel for the egregious behaviors… read the rest »

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If you’re like most managers and small business owners, you can look ahead into the next three months or so and recognize most of the staffing challenges that are likely headed your way. You know who may be leaving for work elsewhere, you know who may be going out on extended leave or coming back,… read the rest »

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Gaps in your work history don’t have to become obstacles to your career growth; however, depending on the length of and the reason for a gap, the unexplained chapter in your resume may attract the attention of a curious interviewer. You’ll probably receive some questions about where you were and what you were up to… read the rest »

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Turnover can be a frustrating experience for a manager. If you oversee a team, you recognize each member of the team contributes in a unique way to projects that must continue after they leave, and hiring and training a replacement can be an expensive hassle that most of us would rather avoid. But upon closer… read the rest »

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There are a few classic interview questions that will never go out of style, no matter how the job search and the modern work landscape may change. “Where do you see yourself in the future?” is a question your grandparents probably heard during their job interviews, and it’s not leaving the script any time soon… read the rest »