Five Resume Tips for Temp Jobs

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A temporary job is an achievement that can boost your resume! Not only does it help you add more knowledge and skills to your portfolio, temp works also helps you avoid gaps in your work history. So once you’ve tacked on one or more temp assignments, what’s the best way to include them on your resume?  …

Should I Connect with People I Don’t Know on LinkedIn?

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LinkedIn is a database that includes millions of professionals worldwide. It’s a place to network, but also a place where you can be the victim of spam. In some ways, it’s good to connect with people you don’t know, though it’s important to do a little evaluation before you agree to connect. Remember that every…

Hey Coach—Put Me In! Ways to Show Your Boss You’re Ready for a Promotion

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To promote or not to promote? Many of us don’t want to simply tread water in our careers, but move ahead! However, your boss won’t be likely to promote you if they feels you are just barely getting by at your current job. That’s why you need to prove you’re ready, willing and able to…

5 Ways to Stand Out In an Interview and Land the Job

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If you’re currently in search of a new job, you know how much work it takes. Job hunting can be a full-time job in itself! So once you’ve located a job you’re interested in and gotten called for an interview—you want to take all possible steps to be their number one candidate. So what can…

Here’s Why Counter Offers Can Be Counterproductive

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Here’s Why Counter Offers Can Be Counterproductive Into everyone’s life, a little unhappiness may occasionally fall. That’s just part of life. And if that unhappiness crops up at work, you may decide to pursue another career opportunity. If you’ve been with your company for a few years (or longer) or if you perform a valuable…

Keys to Handling a Difficult Co-Worker

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It happens to all of us: That one co-worker who makes coming into work a chore. Maybe they’re ultra-competitive. Or maybe they’re gossipy and spread rumors around the office. You may also encounter co-workers who are bossy, incosiderate, needy or those who just interrupt your daily Zen! Whatever the case, if you’re dealing with a…

Why You Need a Strategy When Looking for a New Career

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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Sage advice—and it also applies to your career path. If you want to develop your talent and work towards your dream job, it just takes planning. Every work opportunity you pursue should be strategic, following a well-crafted plan for how you’ll get where you want to…

Five Tips to Prevent Back Injuries While Lifting on the Job

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Anyone who has injured their back knows—back injuries are no fun! Plus, they can lead to chronic back pain as you age. Despite being quite common, back injuries are preventable if you take the right precautions. Five tips to keep your back safe: Back injuries happen most often from improper lifting and carrying techniques on…

Five Easy Solutions to Managing Stress on the Job

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Stress is an unavoidable occurrence for many working professionals. Most people encounter challenges and difficult situations that cause your heart rate to increase, your palms to sweat and your mind to spin. In moderation, stress is good—it sends you into a “fight or flight” mode, helping you rise to the occasion and sharpen your focus.…

Best Practices When Working Swing Shift Jobs

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Some of us work the day shift—others, the night shift. But if you’re working a swing shift, you have the responsibility of fitting in both. This can be difficult on your sleep schedule and your body in general, which will never quite know when it’s time to work and time to sleep. Still, you can…