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Posted February 21, 2014 by

Starting a New Entry Level Job? 10 Ways to Gain Respect

When beginning a new entry level job, you might be uncertain how to handle new coworkers and a new environment.  The following post offers 10 tips that can help you gain respect in the workplace.

Entering the workforce for the first time or starting a new gig can be challenging. Making it even more difficult: being new to a tenured team – a team that has already spent years or decades creating their culture, developing common ways of doing things and building a shared understanding between members. Here are 10 ways you can ease the “new

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Posted February 14, 2014 by

Not So in Love with Your Current Job? 21% of Workers Looking for New Employment in 2014

Today is Valentine’s Day and while some of you will express your love to someone special, some workers are expressing a desire to change jobs.  That’s right, there are job seekers not so in love with their current positions.  So employers, if you’re wondering why some of your employees want to move on, the following post offers several reasons, as well as reasons other employees will stay on their jobs. (more…)

Posted January 28, 2014 by

Overachieving on Those Recent Graduate Jobs? 7 Ways to Highlight Resumes

Achieving success on recent graduate jobs is great, but how can employees show it to others when applying for future jobs?  Learn seven ways to highlight resumes in the following post.

You think of yourself as driven; a capable team-player ready to contribute. But are you also good at selling yourself on paper? Would anyone know how good you are? If you’re unsure, good news! Lou Adler, best-selling author of The Essential Guide for Hiring and Getting Hired and creator of Performance-Based Hiring recently wrote a post on

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Posted December 05, 2013 by

Recruiting for Entry Level Jobs? Use Recognition to Attract the Best Candidates

Employers, have you considered recognizing your employees not just as way to keep top talent, but also attract candidates for entry level jobs?  The following post discusses the benefits of recognition for both employers and employees, which could appeal to job candidates.

Recognizing your employees for their efforts can motivate, engage and inspire them. Giving kudos is a powerful tool. And not giving recognition or doing it ineffectively can have an adverse effect. Your employees probably aren’t looking for anything outlandish; they just want to be acknowledged for their hard work. And that

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Posted October 22, 2013 by

Internship Finder, You Work is Done. 7 Wise Moves to Maintain a Professional Image

As an internship finder, you have now arrived at the point where your experience is over.  So, what is next?  In the following post, consider seven wise moves to maintain a professional image as you move forward in your career.

Internships are the secret ingredient to kickstarting your career. But a few miscalculated steps after your internship ends could dampen your image for years to come. Whether you loved or hated your internship, burning bridges isn’t going to do your career any favors. Take Anthony Weiner’s former intern Olivia Nuzzi, for example. While she certainly got

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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 05, 2013 by

Use Personal Branding on Your Entry Level Job to Influence Your Career

Once you have landed that entry level job, you have the opportunity to establish a personal brand that can influence your career.  Find out how to do so in the following post.

“All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.”–Tom Petersin Fast Company There are many different ways to

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Posted July 02, 2013 by

Employers Most Concerned with Retaining Best Workers

As difficult as it has become to locate top performers, keeping them on board is proving to be an even greater worry for employers, a recent Robert Half survey shows. Nearly four in 10 (38 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said retaining valuable employees is their biggest staffing concern for the next 12 months. Twenty-seven percent of respondents said their top focus will be maintaining employee productivity. (more…)

Posted June 14, 2013 by

Want an Increase on Those Entry Level Jobs? 7 Steps to Getting Raises Consistently

Do you feel like you deserve more money on your job?  If so, the following post has seven steps to getting raises consistently on entry level jobs and other positions.

“Hey, Taylor,” says your boss as he interrupts your workflow. “Would you mind if I gave you $2,640 more this year than I did last year?” (That’s a six percent raise on a $44,000 salary.) Not a likely scenario, is it? As much as we would

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Posted May 14, 2013 by

8 Must-Know Workplace Trends that Could Give You a Competitive Edge

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The professional world has evolved. And to survive, your career tactics must evolve with it. Unlike your parents and grandparents, you can’t expect to work at one place your whole life. In fact, most Gen Y professionals will work at least seven jobs during their lifetimes, according to a Time magazine article. But that’s not the only big change you’ll find in the modern job scene. What is the new corporate culture, and what do current employers expect from workers? Find out with these eight need-to-know workplace and employee-centered trends. (more…)