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Coworking: What Is It Really Like?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Coworking spaces can be plenty beneficial to a business owner. For example, they tend to cost less than traditional office rentals or purchases. But what about the workers themselves? What is coworking really like for them? Below, we'll explore the pros and cons of setting up in a coworking space: The Benefits of Coworking 1. Convenience Coworking spaces are ideal for sole traders, startups, and individuals who ...

How to Turn Negative Employee Feedback Into a Positive Opportunity

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

If your organization has implemented 360-degree feedback, you're likely seeing effects like better communication, stronger team development, and more. While 360-degree feedback does produce many benefits, it is not without its challenges. For example, it can be hard to hear negative feedback from your employees regarding your performance as a manager or leader. However, negative feedback does not have to be a bad thing. In fact, you can turn it ...

4 Secrets Recruiters Won't Tell You

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Applying for a job seems like a pretty fair, straightforward process. You send in your application, and if you're a good fit, the company will give you a call. You'll go for an interview and show off your expertise. Then, the company will carefully decide who the most qualified person is. When you don't land the job — despite being extremely qualified — it can leave you wondering what you're doing wrong. The issue is not everything is as it seems in the

4 Tips for Preventing Identity Theft on the Job Hunt

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

We all want to be someone else occasionally, but what happens when someone else wants to be you? With so much of life happening online, we have all become more aware of the threat of identity theft. We've been schooled on the risks associated with online banking and shopping, and most people wouldn't dream of sharing their credit card number or social security number on an unsecured site. However, during ...

What Type of Manager Are You?

Monday, March 19, 2018

As all leaders know, there is always room for improvement. If you are a business leader, it is probably because you are a driven and dedicated individual who is constantly looking for ways to improve your leadership game. There is no one right way to lead a team, but as we'll see below, there are some things to keep in mind in order to help your team members be the best they can be. I've worked in the field of HR ...

4 Ways Employee Divorce Can Disrupt the Workplace (and How to Avoid Them)

Monday, March 19, 2018

A successful business relies on its employees to be productive, creative, and efficient — all of which can be difficult for an employee having issues outside of work. Legal or personal problems such as divorce can lead to a wide range of disruptions in the workplace that can have severe repercussions. Going through a divorce is undoubtedly one of the most stressful, distracting, and emotionally straining events a person can experience. ...

Is Your Job the Best Job in America?

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sure, you have a great job. Your boss is cool. You have a good salary and benefits package. Nobody complains when you take vacation. But is it the best of all possible jobs? If you're wondering how your job stacks up against the best jobs across the country, you'll want to take a look at this year's "50 ...

How to Improve Company Culture as a New Employee

Friday, March 16, 2018

Article by Michael Manning Culture intersects with every aspect of a company, so much so that even employees with divergent or corrective ideas may feel pressure to conform to alleviate the stress of not bonding with their workplaces. But even when a company's current culture is functional and pleasant, you should consider challenging ...

Speak Up, Introverts! How to Get Your Voice Heard in Meetings

Thursday, March 15, 2018

It's tough to be an introvert sometimes. I'm speaking from experience here, being a proud member of that less-socially-brash clan myself. One of the toughest situations to be in as an introvert is the company meeting. Meetings are necessary – they're how collaboration happens, how people stay informed. But for introverts, meetings can also be super stressful. It can be hard enough to speak up in more casual group settings. During ...

Resume Storytelling Strategies That Attract Recruiters

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Building a storytelling resume isn't about holding story time to lull the reader to sleep. Instead, storytelling resumes are akin to miniature action movies. They include a beginning, a middle, and an end – or "rising action," "climax," and "falling action" in storytelling terms. The problem with most resumes is that they leap from rising action (challenge + action) to falling action (result), omitting the climax along the way. For example, in ...

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Why (and How) You Should Be Exploring Your Career Options This Year

Friday, March 23, 2018

It's the perfect time to nab your dream job.

The Secret to Getting a Job Interview

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Do this one thing and increase your odds of landing a job interview.

5 Simple Tips to Working Remotely

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Follow these tips to make your remote workday more engaging and productive.

Spring-Clean Your Career

Monday, March 19, 2018

Focus on fine-tuning three key professional competencies this month and watch your career capital soar.

Stop Work Burnout Before It Starts

Friday, March 16, 2018

By taking a few simple steps now, you can avoid a lot of pain later on.

How to Stay in Work Mode During March Madness

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Feeling distracted at your desk? You're not alone. Here's how to stay focused during the NCAA tournament.

3 Questions You Must Be Prepared to Answer in a Job Interview

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

How to reframe difficult questions to provide compelling, winning answers.

Tips to Minimize Age Bias in Hiring

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What you can do to improve your chances of being hired.

4 Things to Look for During the Job Interview

Thursday, March 08, 2018

The job interview is your chance to evaluate the opportunity.

3 Ways Your Phone Is Hurting Your Leadership Ability

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Your phone use may be damaging your business relationships.

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