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Posted August 07, 2014 by

Not Hired for an Entry Level Job? 15 Reasons Why You Were Beat Out

If you were hoping to land an entry level job, but ended up losing out to another candidate, check out the following post for 15 reasons why.

You’ve worked hard; you’ve done everything right. And now, you find yourself neck-and-neck with another candidate; the job will go to one of you. When you’re in this position, what makes the difference? How does an employer know who to choose, and who to disappoint?

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Posted July 18, 2014 by

How to be proactive: Build these 5 strengths

 

Proactive people think deeply and never stop taking initiatives. Being proactive at work not only boosts your confidence, but also your professional career. Proactive employees often have effective planning skills, communication skills and a good sense of humor. When you are a proactive employee, you can easily resolve problems individually, without acquiring assistance from anybody. But if you don’t know how to be proactive, here we offer five areas to strengthen at work.   (more…)

Posted March 14, 2014 by

8 Critical Characteristics Interviewers Are Looking for in Applicants

Job candidate talking to an interviewer

Job candidate talking to an interviewer. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When you are applying for a job and submitting a resume it is helpful to know what hiring managers and interviewers are looking for. If you have that information, you can make sure that those characteristics show up on your resume and address them in an interview. Here are eight of the most critical characteristics that interviewers are looking for. (more…)

Posted March 13, 2014 by

Beginning a New Entry Level Job? 10 Traits Your Employer Will Appreciate

Making a good first impression on your new entry level job can not only mean having success in this position, but throughout your career.  In the following post, learn 10 traits that your employer will appreciate.

Becoming the best you can be in the workplace should always top your list of professional goals. The list of potential benefits is long, including promotions, salary increases and insulating yourself (as much as you can) when the inevitable layoff occurs. Each of us has our own idea of what characteristics make up a top employee. There

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Posted February 02, 2012 by

Workplace Humor Is Key Part of Cultural Fit, Executives Say

Is it good to LOL at work? A new survey from Accountemps suggests it could be. Nearly eight in 10 (79 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed said an employee’s sense of humor is important for fitting into the company’s corporate culture.

CFOs were asked, “How important is an employee’s sense of humor in him or her fitting into your company’s corporate culture?” Their responses: (more…)