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Why Instructing is an Important Skill to Have

A job candidate who can follow instructions successfully is valuable in the workplace. However, a candidate who can give instructions successfully possesses an exceptional skill that employers quickly notice in a job interview. Instructing means: teaching or reinforcing information, a process, or operation to others. It’s a top skill used to w ( . . . . . . . . )

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Develop Your Team’s Soft Skills or Risk Losing Managers

Employers are putting more time and money into testing out job applicant’s personality traits. Why? There’s a hidden cost to any soft skill deficit in middle management. The truth is, most people are not 100% prepared for the job the sign on for. As they advanced in their careers, and may begin ( . . . . . . . . )

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Do These 5 Things to Improve Your Resume

Your resume isn’t just a historical document of your work history--it’s your own personal advertisement, that includes sufficient information to sell yourself and determine if you are worthy for an interview. You don’t have much time to highlight the most impressive and unique details about you and your work experience. Condensing all your skills into a document that is easy to digest is certainly a challenge, but the key is ( . . . . . . . . )

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6 Ways to Conduct a Successful Interview

When you think about a job interview, most will think about preparation the candidate needs to do to succeed—researching the company and hiring managers, studying the job description, etc. The tips for job seekers are endless. However, some of the same advice also holds true for employers responsible for interviewing. In order to get the most out of an interview, ( . . . . . . . . )

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How to Reinvent Yourself for a Career Change

Change is an exciting word. But, it’s also a little bit scary. If you are looking for a change in employment; a job that will be rewarding and make you excited about heading to work each day, that job you seek may not even be on your radar. How do you make a career change when you have no experience in the field you want to enter? For most career changes, one question you’ll be askin ( . . . . . . . . )

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4 Things Successful People do After a Long Weekend

A long weekend means three blissful days without emails, meetings and business calls, making snapping out of weekend mode that much harder. There’s a lot to be said about how you should plan out the days that follow a long weekend. When you’re coming back from some time off ( . . . . . . . . )

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Tips to Keep You Productive This Holiday Season

The holidays are a festive time for family, friends, and fun, but can also bring distraction. Many of us have trouble staying focused at work on a regular day, and the holidays pose a special challenge for workplace productivity. In addition to typical day-to-day distractions we face, such as chatty co-workers and workp ( . . . . . . . . )

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Give the Gift of Mentoring This Holiday Season

Want to give an employee or colleague a gift but aren’t sure what to give? How about something they’ll appreciate for a lifetime: the gift of mentoring. As Marshall Goldsmith wrote on the topic of his book, Managers as Mentors: Building Partnership ( . . . . . . . . )

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Using Self-Reflection to Develop your Personal Brand

Your personal brand is more important now than ever before. Not just for a career search, but for career advancement and leadership.  Personal branding is about making a full-time commitment to the journey of defining yourself and how this will shape the manner ( . . . . . . . . )

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Navigating Company Culture as a Contract Employee

If you’re the type of person who craves variety, taking on contract opportunities can be the perfect arrangement. Maybe you’ll be on assignment In California for a month, and then immediately head to New York for a new assignment. You’re never in the same situation twice, but you’re always the “new kid.” How do you figure out how to fit into a company culture fast enough to create an e ( . . . . . . . . )

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