When it comes to securing a new job, a good salary is just one of the things that potential employees seek from prospective employees. In fact, some studies show that a high salary may not even be among the most important things that job seekers look for when searching for employment. Read on to find […]

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Even in the best of economic times the job market is a competitive place. Therefore, for job seekers it all comes down to establishing the needs of your target audience (potential employers) and positioning your brand (yourself) to meet their demands. With that in mind, here are five great ways you can promote yourself in […]

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We’ve all been there at one point or another. You’ve grown weary. You’re unhappy and feel unmotivated and the fault is that of a “bad” boss. For as much as we’d like to say that all bosses inspire confidence in their employees, we know that this is not true. So, what do you do when […]

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Lately, the cinema going public has been deluged with Marvel and DC Comic movies. Many of them tell the story of several superheroes coming together to fight a menace in order to save humanity. And although the more serious minded of us may dismiss these as typical big budget, special effects extravaganzas, there is a […]

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Obviously, holiday office parties aren’t meant to be the minefields that they can sometimes be. They are intended as a way for employees to mingle, bound and share good times and memories of the passing year. They can also be great morale builders and can help create a rapport with customers (that is if you […]

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An executive assistant’s duties are far more complex and inclusive than those of an ordinary administrative assistant. At various times he/she must act as strategic counsel and technical expert. Moreover, executive assistants are expected to dabble in things as wide and varied as project management, event planning, and internal communications, and much more. As the […]

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According to the American Staffing Association, staffing companies hire almost 16 million Americans to work as temporary employees before hiring them into permanent positions. This way employers and contractors are able to see if they will be a good fit for each other. And while being a temp has some advantages, most contractors desire to […]

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 “Yeah, I just stare at my desk, but it looks like I’m working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch too, I’d say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.” ‘Office Space’ 1999. The above quote is from the 1999 cult classic ‘Office Space’ and […]

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There is no doubt about it – good communications skills are an essential part of every workplace. Good communications makes workplaces more effective and more efficient. Conversely, poor communications skills can hurt workplace efficiency and morale in many ways. Moreover, poor workplace communications can lead to poor follow-through and frustration among the team. For this […]

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Cover letters are possibly the single most neglected part of any resume. Some people dread them so much that they either briefly gloss over them or they decide to completely omit them. Both of these strategies are big mistakes. A well written cover letter can draw attention to your resume and entice prospective employers to […]

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