How Expressing Gratitude Makes You a More Effective Leader

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Receiving and expressing gratitude makes people feel happy and fulfilled. It’s a reciprocal act that serves as the basis of any strong, healthy relationship – personal or professional. In the words of business mogul Sir Richard Branson, founder of more than 400 companies, “I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is… Read more »

Tips for Becoming a Successful Temp Employee

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Whether your temporary job lasts a few days or several months, consider it an opportunity to stay up to date, learn new skills, build your professional network, and possibly open the door to a permanent role if that’s your goal. How can you position yourself as a hard worker and a valuable part of the… Read more »

Learn How to Build a Better Relationship with Your Boss

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You spend a lot of time at work – and so does your boss. By developing the best possible relationship, all those hours you spend at the office will be a lot better for both of you. But as an employee, what steps can you take to make this happen? Start with the obvious: be… Read more »

How to Answer the Interview Question “Why Should We Hire You?”

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Although you may not know where to begin when asked, “Why should we hire you?” this is one of the most common questions raised during job interviews. Your response should be a concise sales pitch explaining the unique value you would bring to the position and the company if hired. Here are some tips to… Read more »

How to Answer the Interview Question “Why Should We Hire You?”

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Although you may not know where to begin when asked, “Why should we hire you?” this is one of the most common questions raised during job interviews. Your response should be a concise sales pitch explaining the unique value you would bring to the position and the company if hired. Here are some tips to… Read more »

How to Make the First Week at Your New Job a Success

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Starting a new job is exciting, but getting settled in during your first week can be challenging. It’s a new environment, new people, a new routine and a whole new team. Your success in these early days is about balance: You want to make the right first impressions, but you don’t want to be pushy…. Read more »

4 Things You Should Immediately Do after a Job Interview

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The immediate post-interview period is just as critical to your job search as the interview itself. It may be tempting to pat yourself on the back, sit back, cross your fingers and wait for the phone to ring. But … not just yet! During the 24 hours or so after you leave your interview, stay… Read more »

Not Sure How to Answer an Interview Question? Here’s What to Do.

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It happens more often than you might think. During a job interview, a hiring manager throws a curve ball: A question the candidate cannot answer. Sometimes, the person simply doesn’t know the right response. Or, their brain freezes at the moment. Another possibility is the interviewer may be deliberately trying to stump the applicant to… Read more »

Have You Not Been Getting Called for Job Interviews? This May Be Why!

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Getting called by an employer to come in for an interview as a result of your resume or other efforts isn’t like a game of horseshoes. You don’t get any points for “almost” achieving a perfect hit. The form rejection letter never says, “For what it’s worth, you were so close … “   How… Read more »

How and When to Ask for Feedback at a New Job

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The first few weeks and months on a new job are critical, as you set the stage for your long-term success. Getting timely feedback from your manager and other team members shows that you’re invested, committed, and ready to excel. It also gives you the opportunity to ask key questions and clarify any issues that… Read more »