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  • How to Decide Between Two Equally Great Job Offers
    While some job seekers find themselves in a transitionary period of life attempting to gain meaningful employment, a few lucky ones find themselves having the luxury of being in the driver’s seat upon receiving more than one job offer. If you ever find yourself at a crossroads between two compani...
  • 10 (More) Questions to Ask at the End of an Interview to Stand Out
    You may think a job interview is all about your potential employer finding out about you. And granted, that is the way the majority of the interview is likely to go. However, most interviewers will provide the opportunity for you to ask questions as well. Here are 10 questions to ask to stand out...
  • What to Do When Your Best Employee Quits
    Employers can do everything they can to increase employee satisfaction and retention and mitigate turnover, but the reality is they can’t prevent top talent from walking out the door for the promise of a better opportunity. That’s why, when your best employee puts in her resignation letter, it’s ...
  • Why Optimizing Your Resume Around Keywords is Important
    If you want to get recognized as a quality candidate, it’s important to optimize your resume around keywords. Here’s how to do so.
  • Best Practices for Time Management When You’re a Grad Student with a Full-Time Job
    You’ve taken the leap and been accepted to graduate school. Congratulations! But your financial situation requires you to keep a full-time job. That’s rough, and it gets rougher when you remember you’ll need time for chores, homework, family obligations, social activities, and sleep, too. To help...
  • Should You Be Reaching Out to Prospective Candidates on LinkedIn?
    Employers have had to get creative to identify skilled employees. They cannot rely solely on posting job listings to bridge a growing talent gap. Job boards can definitely serve a purpose, but recruiters and hiring managers must sort through hundreds of unqualified candidates in hopes of digging ...
  • 5 Myths About Interviews You’ll Want to Stop Believing
    There’s a lot of information about interview dos and don’ts. And while some pieces of advice are no-brainers (always making sure you do your interview prep work) some tips are based on nothing more than assumptions…assumptions that aren’t always true. Read on for five of the most popular intervie...
  • How to Deal With Office Favoritism
    Perhaps you thought you left teacher's pets behind once you finished school. But unfortunately, bosses sometimes play favorites, too—a situation that can be damaging to workplace morale and awkward for everyone, including the pet. Learning how to deal with office favoritism requires humility and ...
  • How Do You Decide Between Two Equally Qualified Candidates?
    You were hoping for one close-to-perfect candidate to fill the position. But now you find yourself in the enviable, yet stressful, spot of having two candidates who are ideally suited for the job. While every situation is different, here is some advice that will help you select between two equall...
  • 5 Dating Lessons You Can Apply to Your Job Search
    If you're like many people, you probably haven't done the comparisons, but dating and the job search are a lot alike. Consider the similarities. How do you go about meeting new people? What do you do if you’re seeing a bunch of red flags? Then there's the first-date stomach knots, worries about l...
  • 10 (More) Must Ask Interview Questions
    Knowing what to ask during an interview isn’t always easy, so we created a set of 10 must-ask interview questions to help recruiters assess an interviewee’s approach to decision making, working habits, and cultural fit. But 10 questions don’t leave a lot of room, so with that in mind, we created ...
  • 5 Skills You’ll Need To Be Promoted Into A Management Position
    It’s time for a change. Maybe you’ve been working for several years now, or maybe you’re completing your studies and are set to enter the workforce. Whatever your situation, you’ve surveyed the job market and decided that a management position will be your goal. To help you in your endeavors, her...
  • 5 Times It’s Ok to Tell a White Lie in the Office
    Lying is wrong. It hurts others, it damages your reputation, it can be difficult to stop once you start, and it’s not great for your health. But white lies are different, right? Well, certain kinds actually can be. Like any community, an office can survive—and occasionally even profit from—a litt...
  • The Right Way to Reschedule a Job Interview
    Trying to get a job interview is difficult enough, and finding you have to unexpectedly cancel the meeting is an awkward conundrum. Needing to reschedule does put you at a disadvantage, but it doesn't automatically remove you from consideration. That being said, if you don't handle the situation ...
  • Do I Need An Employee Referral Program?
    Do you need an employee referral program? Need is a strong word. But could you benefit from an employee referral program? Absolutely. That is, of course, as long as you do it right. The good news is, doing it right is pretty easy. Here’s how.
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Dating a Coworker
    Much to HR's chagrin, your office is primed for romance. You and your coworkers spend at least 40 hours a week together; you share common interests; and you may sometimes enjoy adult beverages together to blow off steam. Sparks will fly, and if they do, you need to know the dos and don'ts of dati...
  • Employee Engagement Ideas At Little to No Cost
    You’ve got your team together — now you’ve got to keep them engaged and optimize performance. Engagement is key to retention and therefore cannot afford to be overlooked. The good news is: Employee engagement ideas, particularly at the team level, don’t need to break the bank to be successful. He...
  • Simple Changes You Can Make to Increase Your Productivity
    We all wish we could squeeze more out of 24 hours. If we could just get more done at the office, then we'd have more time to exercise, read, or spend time with family and friends. Alas, you can't change the Earth's rotation around the sun—but you can make simple changes at work to increase your p...
  • Best Practices for Surviving an Open Office Environment
    The open office environment was praised as a godsend for companies and employees alike. Breaking down the office walls was supposed to establish a vibrant work environment that would not only increase productivity and minimize costs, but also improve morale. But for many of us, the open office is...
  • How Can I Work on My Presentation Skills?
    It doesn't matter whether you love the spotlight or break into a cold sweat at the mere mention of public speaking—we can all improve our presentation skills. Holding an audience's attention to convey a message is an acquired talent—especially when (as is often the case in business) your subject ...