The Most Important Things That Set the Tone for an Interview

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During your interview, you want to be memorable (in a good way). How you make the interviewer and other people at the company feel when you interact with them is key to setting a positive tone for your interview. You want to show the interviewer you have the skills to do the job, plus you fit the company culture. Helping him or…

Why You’re Losing Your Best Employees

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It takes time to find qualified, talented employees. The competition among other employers can be stiff, depending on your field, because everyone wants to hire tomorrow’s superstars. When you find these candidates and bring them on board, you, of course, want them to stay. But what happens when you notice your top workers leaving for…

Need to Bring an Employee Out of Their Shell? Read This.

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Every workforce is comprised of two personality types: introverts and extroverts. Introverted employees tend to be shy in social situations, and not as apt to participate in group discussions. But this doesn’t mean they have nothing to say!   As a manager, it’s a great benefit to your workforce to hear the thoughts and ideas of all…

“I got fired from my last job. How do I talk about it in an interview?”

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Even though it feels awful to be fired, it’s actually more common than you may think. Most employees will be fired or laid off at least once during their careers. The key is to keep moving forward toward your future, despite the temporary setback.   How to handle this in an interview You may be asked why…

Top Five Signs that Top Talent Might Leave Soon

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No employer wants to think about it, but on occasion your very best employees may be planning an exit strategy. You’ve likely worked hard to find these top employees, and their knowledge and skills are an asset to your business. Keeping them long-term is your best case scenario! If you can identify signs of unrest in a top performer, you…

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…

How to Focus Better on the Task at Hand

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Your focus is critical for your productivity at work. We all know the feeling of drifting off into daydreams, and a lack of focus can lead to mistakes or even safety issues, depending on the nature of your job. You can help keep your focus laser-sharp during your workday with the following tips: Block out…

Is it Time for Your Company to Go Paperless? Here are Some Advantages

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How “green” is your company? It’s hard to ignore the current push for more sustainable ways of doing everything—from recycling to energy conservation, to the push for going paperless. Companies are jumping in on the plight to help our planet, and moving from paper to electronic communication can make a huge difference when you consider…

How to Help Your Quiet Employees Speak Up

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In every office, there are two types of employees: introverts and extroverts. Extroverts are easy to spot because they thrive in social situations: they love to talk with groups, they have no problem “thinking on their feet” and they feel energized around others. Introverts are a little different. They do best in one-on-one situations and…

Five Tips to Help You Feel More Confident Before an Interview

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Most people don’t enjoy interviews. There’s usually a lot riding on them, and you feel pressure to do your best. Preparation is key—and certain steps will help you quell your nervous energy and build your confidence. For most, it’s not possible to completely eradicate the butterflies in your stomach, but you can at least calm…