The Right Way to Ask for More Responsibility at Work

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If you’re employed and looking to get ahead in your career, one of the best things you can do is take on challenging assignments and high-profile projects. Taking on that kind of extra work, however, requires a bit of finesse. Randomly walking up to your boss and asking for high-profile work isn’t going to give… Read more »

How to Find a Job You Love

Finding a job that you love isn’t unlike finding a soulmate. You have to be open to finding a new job, maybe even go online or onto an app to find one that fits what you’re looking for. You spend so much time at your job, you need to know that its one you’ll be… Read more »

What Soft Skills Should You Look for in a Candidate?

What Soft Skills Should You Look for in a Candidate?

As you may or may not know, ‘soft skills’ are abilities like leadership and communication that allow us to more easily handle the more technical aspects of our job. Soft skills are becoming more important as companies look to get more value from their workforce. Employees with good soft skills are more likely to be… Read more »

Why You Should Always Keep Your Resume Up to Date

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If you have a full-time job you are happy with, you may not bother keeping your resume up to date.  However, you should be regularly updating your resume, as well as your LinkedIn profile and any other online professional profiles, even if you’re happily employed. Updating your professional credentials doesn’t take a lot of time and can… Read more »

Do Women Hold The Key To Closing Gaps In Your Workforce?

It is a great time to be a professional in skilled trades, manufacturing, engineering and logistics. Job growth has been steady – as well as salary growth, and talented people are writing their own tickets in the job market. Employers, however, are facing skill gaps and talent shortages, and an estimated 2 million jobs will… Read more »

How to Create a Stronger Team by Hiring for Diversity

Diversity in the workplace is a popular topic for discussion, and while the focus of these conversations usually revolves around equality – employers shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that diversity is actually better for their bottom line. Research has consistently shown connections between increased diversity and things like higher productivity or greater innovation. Consider… Read more »

Learn How Facebook Can Get You a Job Interview!

Facebook isn’t just for keeping in touch with college roommates and watching cat videos anymore; it’s also a great career tool thanks to some recent initiatives by the social networking giant. Learn how to use Facebook the right way so you can find a new job! Networking Old friends, exes and distant relatives aren’t the… Read more »

Do Employers Still Expect ‘Thank You’ Notes After Interviews?

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You’ve probably heard that it’s a good idea to send a ‘thank you’ note after a job interview. However, in this age of information overload, is this really necessary? The answer is, yes. Following up with a thank-you note after an interview ought to be a standard part of any job-hunting strategy. It can add… Read more »

When it Comes to Company Culture, Great Leaders Set the Bar

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Business culture comes from the top-down. While not rolled out purposely, a business’ culture is essentially a game of Follow-the-Leader. If leadership does not have integrity, staff members will play fast and loose with their own work. If leadership trusts its employees, they will trust each other and leadership itself. It’s that simple. When it… Read more »

Why Managing Employees Is Only Part of a Leader’s Role

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  In trying to do a good job, many managers focus intently on supervising their employees; coaching workers who are underperforming, mediating disputes and addressing various concerns. However, managing employees shouldn’t be the only thing a company leader thinks about. They should also be attentive to other aspects of the job that might be less… Read more »