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Posted October 24, 2013 by

Are You Prepared to Land an Entry Level Job in Your Upcoming Interview? 11 Tips to Help You Make a Great Impression

If you are about to interview for an entry level job, make sure you’re fully prepared for this opportunity.  The following post features 11 tips to help you make a great impression with the interviewer.

Your resume impressed, and you did well in your phone screen. You’ve made it to the face-to-face interview. You’ve set yourself apart from other candidates and showed you have the potential a recruiter looks for in a future employee. The next step is to pass the in-person interview. To do just that

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Posted October 22, 2013 by

How Candidates Can Increase Their Chances of Getting Jobs for College Students By Shining in All Parts of Interviews

Candidates who want to improve their chances of landing jobs for college students must shine in all parts of their interviews, which are highlighted in the following post.

In every job interview, there are five “pass or fail” moments that send the candidate onto the next round of interviews, possibly even a job offer… or to the discard pile. Of course, there are highly important aspects before (research) and after (effective follow up) the interview. For the purpose

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Posted October 09, 2013 by

Young Professionals with Recent Graduate Jobs Should Be Respected Equally in the Workplace

It’s hard enough for some young professionals with recent graduate jobs to get adjusted to the workplace itself, but then also being treated like less than their more senior colleagues. In the following post, learn how these workers can earn respect at work.

I once went on a job interview and overall, it was a great experience. The people were friendly and made me feel comfortable…something a bit rare for an interview. I was actually having a good time. Until I wasn’t. I was totally bothered by something that one of the men


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Posted September 25, 2013 by

Thinking about Becoming a Nurse? Here Are 8 Things You Need to Know

Female pediatric nurse smiling in an office

Female pediatric nurse smiling in an office. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Being a nurse isn’t easy. You’ll be on your feet all day working long hours with lots of stress and less respect than you deserve. Your job is a blend of teacher, care giver, janitor, doctor, and psychiatrist. Fortunately, knowing how important your work is and the impact is has on other people’s lives can make it all worth it. But don’t go into this career lightly. Here are eight things to consider as you contemplate a career in nursing. (more…)

Posted August 12, 2013 by

How a 2-Minute Salary Negotiation Can Impact You For Years

Jim Hopkinson

Jim Hopkinson, contributing writer

Life in 2013 moves fast. Some would say too fast. Our tweets are only 140 characters, social videos on Vine max out at 6 seconds, and we’d all like to get six-pack abs in just a few minutes. What surprises some job-seekers when they learn about salary negotiation, is that sometimes the entire conversation around your future compensation is wrapped up in just a few short minutes, but can have a lasting impact for years to come.

If you’re not prepared, it can fly by in an instant. If you don’t have the right approach, you leave money on the table. (more…)

Posted February 20, 2012 by

17 Tips to Treat Candidates With Respect

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroadsBy Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler

  1. acknowledging receipt of an application
  2. avoiding postings that say little or insult the intelligence
  3. eliminating out of date postings
  4. monitoring an application against open opportunities
  5. staying in touch with relevant information
  6. (more…)

Posted February 09, 2012 by

9 Tips to Create a Civil and Animosity-Free Workplace

As Valentine’s Day approaches, employers and employees nationwide will be barraged with reminders about the prevalence and pitfalls of office romance. However, some companies are facing an entirely different problem: their workers have lost that loving feeling and the consequences can be dire.

A tight job market, combined with stagnant wages and less upward mobility can leave workers feeling frustrated. In this environment, animosity between coworkers stemming from personality conflicts, differing work styles, or competition can be amplified, resulting in a wide variety of workplace problems, from lost productivity to increased and open hostility, according to the workplace experts at global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. (more…)

Posted January 08, 2009 by

A New Kind of Respect for 2009

A lot of people are making resolutions for the new year like getting into shape, getting out of debt and becoming better people. One way we can all become better is by respecting each other more, and more often. In her article for Respectful Workplace, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” Ruth Ramos introduces a new way to show respect for others called the Platinum Rule. Unlike the Golden Rule that says, “treat others the way you want to be treated,” the Platinum Rule says, “treat others the way they want to be treated.” Be aware of cultural differences among employees in the workplace. Some cultures, Ramos points out, believe it is disrespectful to make eye contact while speaking, and others believe it is respectful to greet someone with a kiss on the cheek(s).
The Platinum Rule becomes increasingly relevant as workplaces become more diverse. Recent college graduates starting new entry level jobs and college students beginning new internships can both benefit and learn from employers practicing the Platinum Rule. Or they could be the ones to introduce a new trend that would make their workplaces more pleasant.
“In order to really implement [the Platinum Rule],” Ramos says, “you must have a conversation with the person(s) you interact with about what respect is to them. Understanding what respect means to [others] requires getting to know them well enough to understand their culture[s], life experience[s], and perspective[s].”

Posted November 11, 2006 by

Sidestepping the Mentor

I’ve been assigned a mentor and coach for my internship as well as my real job search. While this person is very talented and knowledgeable because of their vast amount of experience, I simply do not like them. As a consequence, I do spiteful things like pretending to have been working on a work assignment in order to have an excuse for not following the coach’s advice. In the alternative, I simply ignore what they’ve told me. The other thing I do is talk to them about coaching I’ve received from other people and how well the other advice proved to be.

Should I just tell them that I have no respect for them and that it’s best that we part ways?