The Best Career Search Apps for Your Search

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You’re trying to find your next job and have done the legwork, most of which included spending hours looking at job websites and social media postings, trying to find the ones that fit your background best. It’s annoying, necessary grunt work – or is it? Certain career search apps make finding a job more streamlined… Read more »

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

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Can managers lead? Can leaders manage? What’s the difference between the two? Which one are you, and which one do you want to be? One may think they’re interchangeable, but each has different qualities. And a good manager has the qualities of a good leader. Handling mistakes. Managers tend to criticize errors, while leaders point… Read more »

What to Do If Your References Won’t Get Back to You

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It’s a job hunter’s nightmare: You have your resume all set to go, your cover letter prepped and proofed … and you can’t get a hold of your potential references. What steps can you take next? Make sure you’ve done your due diligence. If all you’ve done is email, you may want to call and… Read more »

How Could Flexible Work Opportunities Change Your Team?

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You have a final candidate in mind — she’s the right fit in terms of background, temperament and experience. You want to offer her a long-term contract…and then she mentions wanting a flexible schedule. How do you respond? Does this mean she won’t be available during the “regular” workday? How will this affect her relationship… Read more »

Cross Generational Mentoring: Help Your Team

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Do you remember your first day at a new job? It may have felt similarly to that of a first day at school — often there’s that same combination of excitement, fear, and just plain newness because you don’t yet know the ropes and have a million questions…but you’re not sure whom to ask. And… Read more »

Is Micromanagement Hurting Your Workforce?

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John Smith, a manager at an advertising firm, wants to make sure his team does their work to the best of their ability. He had a hand in choosing each person for what they could bring to the table. But on this last project, he spent so much time looking over everyone’s shoulders and changing… Read more »

Spring Cleaning in the Office

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Spring cleaning is one of those chores that generally falls into two categories: Either you look forward to it with great enthusiasm and set aside an entire weekend to get it done, or you have every intention of “finally getting all that stuff out of the basement” and make a half-hearted attempt that sort of… Read more »