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Why You Need a Great Cover Letter

Job seekers often ask if they should submit a cover letter with their resume—and the answer is always a resounding YES! But, why? What purpose does the cover letter serve and why is it so important—even when job applications do not require it? Whether the job application asks for a cover letter or not, going above and beyond is always a good idea. At the [...]

July 12th, 2019|

What are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?

One of the most common interview questions is, “Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses.” However, it’s one of the most common questions people fail to answer correctly. Although most people answer in a tricky way, the question is not designed to trick you. Interviewers use this question to make sure you are self-aware and capable of reflecting. Everyone has strengths, and yes, everyone has [...]

July 5th, 2019|

Reduce Your Risk of Being Laid Off

Although the economy is healthy, companies are still laying thousands of people off for a multitude of reasons. According to a January release by executive outplacement firm Challenger, U.S.-based companies cut over 500,000 workers in 2018. Sometimes companies lay people off because their job is redundant, because of new acquisition, or simply because the company is no longer profitable. While there many reasons companies lay [...]

June 28th, 2019|

How to Stay Focused at Work

A deadline is looming and your coworker interrupts you when you are in the middle of an e-mail, your phone alerts you of a Facebook event, a coworker messages you on Skype, Microsoft Teams alerts you of new activity, your cubical neighbor is speaking loudly on a conference call… With all the communication, technology, and open concept floor plans becoming increasing popular, it can be [...]

June 21st, 2019|

Improve the Way Your Coworkers Perceive You

At work, perception is everything. You may feel like you are above the office politics, and you have no time to schmooze your coworkers. But, the way others perceive you and your work is key to your success. Do you feel like you’ve done everything right at work, but yet you’re not getting promoted? Are you having trouble connecting with your coworkers on a personal [...]

June 14th, 2019|

Can You Handle Constructive Feedback?

Constructive feedback is by nature hard for us to receive. It can be a real punch to our ego when we pour ourselves into something only to find out that we missed the mark and require improvement. It’s human nature to put up a defense mechanism when we hear feedback about ourselves that hurts to hear. According to psychologist Daniel Goleman, “Threats to our standing [...]

June 7th, 2019|

How to Nail a Phone Interview

It’s become common practice for most hiring positions to host a first interview by phone. The initial phone interview is often held by a recruiter or hiring manager and is used to sift through a pool of applicants. Managers use this process to screen you to ensure you are a good fit before spending time and resources needed for an in person interview. You are [...]

May 31st, 2019|

To Commute or Not to Commute?

To commute or not to commute is a question that all job seekers must face at one point or another. It’s important during a job search to consider the distance you are willing to travel for work. On one hand, job hunters don’t want to limit their opportunities by narrowing their search radius, but on the other hand, the real cost of commuting may not [...]

May 24th, 2019|