5 Employee Retention Tips for Your Workplace

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Unemployment is low, and today’s employees are fickle. They’re easily pulled away from stable employment by the promise of a higher salary and perks like flex scheduling and remote work. And if one person leaves your company, everyone else starts to look around and wonder if they should too. If you’re not careful, you could… Read more »

Stop Doing Your Job

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Your employer requests you do something that wasn’t on your list of duties, and you respond with, “That’s not my job.” If you really want to prove your worth to your company and move up, you need to go beyond the basics. And while you don’t need to go past your job description unfairly or… Read more »

Create Positive Buzz: Five Words to Drop from your LinkedIn Profile

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You’ve put together a killer LinkedIn profile that’s sure to land you an interview, if not a job. All jobs are listed with duties, you’ve added your education, and you’ve used the best, most buzzworthy language to put your best foot forward. So why haven’t you gotten any leads? Now that LinkedIn has become a… Read more »

Fired? How to Move Past This Roadblock

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The job interview has gone quite well, and then they ask the dreaded question: “Tell me why you left your last job.” And you have to find a way to explain that you didn’t “leave”; you actually got fired. Your brain goes into overdrive wondering how on earth you can explain this without looking incompetent,… Read more »

How Do You Discuss Negative Work Experience in an Interview?

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Discussing work history during an interview can sometimes seem like a rather complicated dance – or a walk through a field of landmines. You want to be careful to avoid saying anything negative about your previous employers. Find a way to truthfully talk about past experiences without bad-mouthing anyone involved – speaking negatively actually reflects… Read more »