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Posted June 24, 2014 by

How College Graduates Can Be Brazen on Their Jobs

At work, just like in life, confidence makes a difference in how we feel about ourselves.  College graduates working on jobs who need a more brazen attitude can learn how to get it in the following post.

You know how some words have an energy about them? Brazen is one. It gives an energy of power and confidence. Whereas its antonyms — timid, shy, meek — have a much different energy. Interesting how a simple word — brazen — can make us feel a certain way and elicit a sense of

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Posted February 06, 2014 by

5 Ways to Show Engagement During Your Entry Level Job Search

When searching for an entry level job, be aware that employers might be looking at how engaged you would be as a potential employee.  Learn five ways to show engagement in the following post.

Any time you interview for a job, you know companies scrutinize your education, work history, manners, social media presence, wardrobe and more. (Hint: Don’t forget breath mints.) But did you know they’re likely screening for engagement, too? Disengaged employees are a pox on all they touch — they kill sales, bum out

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Posted October 31, 2013 by

An Overview of Career in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Therapist comforting her patient in the office

Therapist comforting her patient in the office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Selecting a career in the field of psychotherapy and counselling means patiently listening to someone’s issues and providing him a solution for coming out of the chaos. And, people who have the aptitude to deal with such situations are best suited for this profession.

Why Career as a Psychotherapist or Counsellor is a Good Option?

Studying psychotherapy is the best way to understand a human’s psychology. It provides you the right theories that help you in understanding others as well as your own self. Further, some skills that one can acquire through the respective field includes the ability of assessing the relevance of different counselling and psychotherapy models to clinical situations and identifying critical theories, concepts and methods. (more…)

Posted September 10, 2013 by

Hot Job Interview Tip: “Cut To The Chase”

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Wouldn’t it be simpler and easier if you could count on a hiring manager to get right down to business and ask the one question that is probably uppermost on his or her mind? “What can you do for our company that no one else can do as well?”

Most interviewers, however, start with questions that fall into three areas: employment experience, workplace communication, and your personality style. Your answers will help determine if you are someone to interview again and/or hire. Here’s what you can do: (more…)

Posted August 28, 2013 by

Right and Wrong Answers to 8 Classic Interview Questions

Dawn Dugan

Dawn Dugan, Salary.com contributing writer

If you’re in the job hunt, your first goal is to land an interview. But what you say in the hot seat can impact whether you land the job — or even a second interview.

This article explores the right and wrong ways to answer eight common interview questions.

What is your dream job?

Wrong answer:

“I want to be CEO of Apple Computers.”

Stay away from naming specific jobs. If you say the job you’re interviewing for is your dream job, you’ll come off as disingenuous.

If you name a job other than the one you’re interviewing for, you may give the impression you won’t be happy in the position if hired. (more…)

Posted August 23, 2013 by

Returning to the Workforce? What to Know if You’re Searching for an Entry Level Job

Whether you are returning to the workforce after having children or otherwise, you may discover some changes.  If you’re searching for an entry level job, the following post has some information you should know.

Our Career Consultant Jean Ottley describes the adjustments needed when planning to return to the workforce. Back to the future – paid work after children I’ve been talking to parents who are getting ready to go back into the…

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Posted August 19, 2013 by

Do You Take Your Boss for Granted?

While employers probably don’t expect you to kiss up to them, it never hurts to say thank you.  By doing so, they will know that their employees are appreciative, not taking them for granted.

Caring bosses who help employees with their personal and work problems shouldn’t expect gratitude, loyalty and commitment in return, new research has warned.

According to a study by IMD business school, most managers believe offering emotional support will benefit their company.

Yet most employees simply view such shows of kindness as part of their superiors’ duties and have no intention of working any harder by way of saying thank-you. (more…)

Posted July 24, 2012 by

The 5 C’s of Fostering Strong Working Relationships

Teamwork provides a foundation for business success. Teams, when managed properly, maximize each individual’s strong points while minimizing weaknesses. Of course, creating productive teams isn’t as easy as it sounds. Strong working relationships need five basic ingredients for success: Communication, Collaboration, Culture, Creativity and Commitment. Each of the five Cs builds on the previous one, to form a complete structure which fosters teamwork and relationship building. (more…)