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8 Holiday Job Search Hacks

Companies don’t stop hiring during the holidays. Keep your job search live! Every Hiring Manager is not taking time off. Some are frantically trying to fill jobs before year end. Companies work on budgets and they want to get all the hires they can before the start of the new year. Especially if there’s have

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Destress with Tea One Cup at a Time

When I am feeling a little stressed and need a pick me up, I brew a cup of tea. I have been drinking tea since I was very young, which seems like a long time ago, but it’s not. I wrote “Tea – One Cup at a Time” under my pen name “Liz Cooke”. I

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20 Workplace Don’ts that Matter

Workplace navigation can be a struggle. We spend 8 hours of our day with the revolving door of workers in today’s modern work environment because it’s what we have to do…work. The harder part is getting along in this ocean of people who you don’t really know and move around their behaviors the same way

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10 Healthy Snacks to Eat at Work

There are good and bad snacks. Eat the healthy ones! You are so busy you think you just have to pick up those two doughnuts to go with your coffee or a bread style pretzel or some chocolate candy by Angie’s desk to keep going. These high sugar, high fat snacks will make you sleepy, keep your

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WHD Sunday Worker Hack: Work Smarter Not Harder InfoGraphic

  Infographic & Article by bestmastersdegrees.com    Getting ahead in your career doesn’t always mean sucking up to the boss or putting in 60 hours a week. Some simple mental tricks can improve your efficiency and the quality of your work while reducing job stress – without keeping you in the office all night.   At

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10 Best Places to Get Job Leads

One of the most important tasks you have when job hunting is to set up and keep a continuous flow of job leads. The more leads you have in your job hunting mix, the better the chance of you connecting and snagging that job you really want. It’s not easy, but you have to keep

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How I Made Money After Being Laid Off

Laid off from my over six figure job I loved, along with unemployment running out and no job offer in sight, I was forced to look for a minimum wage job to make money. I couldn’t run home to my parents’ house and dig in because they passed away. My friends were not going to

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15 Ways to Manage Your Time Wisely

Infographic Created by Donna Norton Original post can be found here. Let’s talk about time management. Specifically, about good and wise time management.   The kind that helps you get more things done during the day. The kind that allows you to know what plans or events are coming next. The kind that won’t let

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How to Answer the Oddball Interview Question

Have you been asked an oddball interview questions? “I just did an interview where I was asked whether I drink beer or whiskey, and I was sad to reveal that I’m pounding spring water.” – Brad Delson   I was sitting in an interview and out of the blue the Recruiter asked me how many

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New Job? Maybe or Maybe Not

At first it was perfect new job, Just what you were looking for. After today’s episode with the “new” Boss, you have made up your mind; it’s time to find a new job. Do you remember back to the sweet days when you first took the job? You had other choices, but chose this one because it appeared

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27 Ways to Get Control of Your Money When Laid Off

ASAP, Get Control of Your Money  When going through the good times, money is spent. The major bills get paid and day-day spending gets out of control. We buy things we see and want and don’t limit ourselves to only what we need. If you are out of a job, you will need to take

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5 Behaviors That Can Get You Fired

When an Employee is fired news spreads fast across the company. By the end of the day…everyone knows. Sometimes people are shocked when they hear someone has been fired and sometimes not. there are numerous reason why employees get fired. In most states employees are hired “at will”, which means, you can be gone just

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3 Tips for Writing a Clever Cover Letter

A cover letter can help you get noticed by Recruiters.   Some job seekers don’t feel a cover letter is necessary and others get writers block when sitting down to write one. Most Recruiters will tell you a cover letter is very important because this were they can find information about you that is not

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8 Holiday Job Search Hacks

Companies don’t stop hiring during the holidays. Keep your job search live! Every Hiring Manager is not taking time off. Some are frantically trying to fill jobs before year end. Companies work on budgets and they want to get all the hires they can before the start of the new year. Especially if there’s have

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Message to Recruiters From Job Seekers

Recruiters, Review How You Care for Candidates Some companies and Recruiters are so confident candidates will apply in droves to their open positions they become careless in their hiring process without realizing it. They fail to realize the key to a great hire starts with great candidate care. With more sites popping up “telling all”

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Stop Spending Money for One Week

Know where your money is going. Stop spending for one week Try it.   There are so many things we buy that we don’t need. No deal out there is a great deal. Try using what you have and save some money.  Try it for one week. By taking one week out of your life and

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3 Reason You Need a Business Card When Job Hunting

You never know when or where you will meet someone who can help you in your career. One morning while out at breakfast, a friend of mine met an Accountant who was studying for their CPA test. He recognized the books she was reading as books he had used to study for the exam. They

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4 Tips for Transitioning Veterans

Are you  a transitioning veteran? As a transitioning veteran, you have a lot to do to get adjusted to civilian life. Most soldiers are excited to re-enter the lives they left only to find that it is not as easy to transition back as they thought. With jobs hard to find and  military skills difficult

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7 Tips on Outfitting for an Interview

What you wear to an interview matters. When the Interviewer lays eyes on you for the first time, an assessment is made. So, be assured, your appearance does count. Do your research on the company and determine if the environment is all business, business casual or really casual. Dress slightly above whatever your research discovers.

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How to Tie a Tie for for the Interview

Do You know how to tie a tie for the interview?  How to tie a tie for an interview is important. Like them or not, wearing a tie to an interview shows you take the interview seriously, that you know how to dress on such an occasion, and it’s a sign of politeness towards the Interviewer/s. The

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Workplace Policies on Tattoos

Some professional employees are rolling up their sleeves and letting their tattoo designs stick out in the workplace. Many employers are not saying much if the tattoo designs are subtle and not showing on the face and neck. Plus, employers know employees sporting tattoos can roll down their sleeves, put on a jacket or sweater

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How I Get to Work

I started a new job and wondered should drive or ride the train. I had always driven to work and catching the train would be a new experience. Decisions…decisions.   I knew the cheaper route was the train, but I felt I would miss the security of the inside of my car where I could

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Your Resume Speaks Loud to Recruiters in Seconds

First glance can make all the difference. For example, a Recruiter receives 5 resumes from candidates that applied for an open position. The resume review process below shows the thoughts Recruiter’s have when reviewing resumes. In order to get a followup phone call or meeting your resume must stand out.    Here’s a little advice…when writing your resume,

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Sallie Smart is Unemployed – Are You Unemployed?

Who is Sallie Smart? She’s unemployed, single, living with “Her Man”, not too young, not too old, drinks too much coffee, eats too many carbs, loves the Casino, a college  graduated and she is savvy chic.   According to her son, Sallie does everything. He says “My Mom is…the house plumber, Nurse, Project Manager, Computer Technician, Chef, Supply Clerk, the “No” Person, the “Yes” Person, Laundress, House Keeper, the Smarts Family

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