“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…

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…

Make Sure You Have an Exit Interview That’s Open and Transparent

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Exit interviews are a perfect way to reduce future turnover. It’s important to understand why employees leave your company, in case there’s something you need to fix. You can uncover issue you may not have even know about, and the best way to do this is with an open and transparent exit interview process. You…

Looking to Motivate your Employees? Try these Three Ways

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It’s true that motivated employees are the dream of any employer. They work hard, they’re happy to be there, they have great ideas, and they help to boost the morale of other employees around them. If they were in school, they’d be receiving comments like, “A pleasure to have in class” on their report cards!…

What to Do if You Noticed a Spelling Error on Your Resume (After You Sent It Out!)

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You’ve applied for a job you’re really excited about! You just hit “send” on your application—your resume and cover letter are out in the universe, ready to help you land the job. But then disaster strikes—you take a look at the documents you sent, only to realize your resume has a mistake. You want everything…

Too Much Follow-Up after an Interview can Kill Your Chances

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Your interview follow-up is a slippery slope. If you fail to follow up soon enough, you look aloof, disinterested or unorganized. But if you follow up too much, you look desperate and can ride the last nerve of an employer or hiring manager. So what is the right answer for how much you should keep…