Why You Need to Be Direct About What You Want in an Interview

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During an interview, most candidates hesitate to be forward about what they want. Often, they fear that being direct will come off as aggressive or may be off-putting to the hiring manager. In some cases, they may also worry that what they have to say will scare the hiring manager off, essentially guaranteeing that they… Read more »

How to Handle Your New Employee Who Thinks They Could Run the Place

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When a new employee comes in with confidence, it’s normally seen as a boon. However, if that self-confidence shifts to arrogance, you may find yourself stuck dealing with a classic know-it-all.   Most know-it-all employees give the distinct impression that they think they are always right. They might frequently interrupt their colleagues, offering their perspective as… Read more »

How to Make the First Day Count When Onboarding

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A new hire’s first day is an opportunity, and not just for the incoming employee. It’s a chance to start the relationship off on the right foot, and not all companies take advantage of this unique time. By handling the onboarding process correctly, you can improve retention and build loyalty.     Making the new hire’s… Read more »

4 Signs You Aren’t Being Treated Fairly at Work

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Nearly everyone struggles at some point in their career. Maybe the tasks aren’t particularly engaging or the environment isn’t a precise match to your needs. While few jobs are usually considered “perfect,” there is a substantial difference between having to deal with the normal challenges associated with being a professional and genuinely being treated unfairly…. Read more »

5 Networking Tips for Managers

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Networking is often seen as a vital part of professional and business success. It allows you to forge meaningful connections with other professionals, something that can serve you well both in the short and long term. If you are a manager, squeezing networking into your day may feel like a challenge. However, if you follow… Read more »

Summer Team-Building Activities to Get Your Employees Energized

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When you want to increase or maintain your team’s current level of productivity, engagement is often the key to success. But, now that summer is in full swing, some of your staff may be distracted by upcoming vacations or the simple desire to spend time out in the sun. Luckily, there are summer team-building activities… Read more »

What Do You Do If Your Job Interview Goes Bad?

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At some point during your working life, you’re going to leave an interview knowing you didn’t perform at your best. In fact, you may even feel like you bombed. Ultimately, there is only so much you can do to change how the hiring manager viewed your interview. However, that doesn’t mean the experience isn’t valuable… Read more »

Should You Turn Down a Second Interview if You Don’t Think the Job is Right for You?

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Getting asked to come in for a second or even third interview can be exciting, and it can mean that the company may be offering you a job soon. But, what if you are having second thoughts about even going to the interview because you don’t think the company has a job that’s a good… Read more »