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Posted February 24, 2015 by

Eat, Drink, and Stay Professional at Office Events

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Sarah Landrum

I’m sure you can think of at least one story, involving you or someone else, in which an employee had one too many drinks at a company function and was the subject of a great deal of gossip afterwards.

It can be hard to know whether or not it’s cool to knock one back at a work party, especially if you’re new to that particular business or are fresh out of college, where drinking at social events was the norm. Some work cultures are more laid back than others, and you may feel pressured to have at least one beer or glass of wine at a company event.

This can be a huge problem for some of us who tend to make some not-so-great decisions when we drink. While embarrassing moments make for great stories in college, they can have negative implications on your career. (more…)

Posted September 25, 2014 by

5 Email Etiquette Tips for Your Job Search

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Woman with laptop computer sending email. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Your email can make all the difference in landing an interview or getting a job. Prospective employers will form a first impression of you from your email, which is the primary form of business communication in the workplace. Since you may not be accustomed to using email, it’s important that you understand a few email etiquette rules.

You don’t want an inappropriate or unprofessional email to cost you a potential job. And, you certainly don’t want your email to wind up in the dreaded online vault of bad emails. Here are five email rules to follow for your job search. (more…)

Posted July 23, 2014 by

9 Entry-Level Cover Letter Writing Mistakes You Should Definitely Avoid

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Cover letter in word tag cloud on white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A well written resume can impress a potential employer. However, accompanying it with half-hearted cover letter can force him to throw your resume into trash. Why? When you write a resume, it just points out your set of skills and experience. Whereas, a cover letter is viewed by most of the employers to understand how you can serve the firm in a better way. So, if your cover letter fails to tell him what he wants to know, the chances are you would not be going to get an interview call from him.

There are several mistakes that are seen and pointed out by recruiters. However, following are some common cover-letter writing blunders that entry-level job applicants usually make. (more…)

Posted August 26, 2013 by

Not Sure about Your Career Choice? Reasons You Shouldn’t Take an Entry Level Job in It

When it comes to choosing a career, ultimately you want to be happy.  That is why you should not take an entry level job in a field for the wrong reasons.  In the following post, learn why.

Deciding on a career is a lot like choosing a spouse. Pick the wrong one, and you could have years of frustration, bitterness and disappointment to look forward to. And while you’re not going to get into any agonizing custody battles over the kids with your job, you might have a

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