How to Start Job Searching for the Future

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Sometimes, you desperately want a new job, but the time isn’t right to make a transition. Maybe you are in the middle of a big project that could lead to a substantial bonus. Or your current schedule needs won’t be easily met by another company, so you have to stay put until something changes on… Read more »

How to Prove You’re a Hardworking Light Industrial Employee

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Career advancement is often contingent on your ability to demonstrate your willingness to work hard whenever necessary. But you have to do more than simply manage your job well; you have to make sure you are noticed. Some employees believe this means working extra hours or staying later than their co-workers. While this seems like… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Job Search Slip Around the Holidays! Use These Tips to Keep Up Steam!

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The holiday season is a beautiful time of year. But it often comes with unique stresses that make maintaining focus a challenge, especially if you are looking for a new job. Dividing your time between work and family obligations can be hard enough, and adding a job search to the mix might seem impossible. Instead… Read more »

How to Kick Your Job Search Into Shape Before the New Year

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Searching for new job opportunities can almost feel like a job unto itself. However, getting everything in order doesn’t have to be a strain to be successful. If you want to kick your job search into shape before we celebrate the new year, here are some tips to get you headed in the right direction… Read more »

You Made It to the Second-Round Interview! Now What?

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Many companies have instituted more stringent hiring practices; this includes adding second-round interviews. While you might be inclined to treat this like any other interview, that is not the best approach. First-round interview processes are fairly straightforward and are often similar from one company to the next. But the second-round can be an entirely different… Read more »

3 Ways to Get Ahead in Your Administrative Career

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Cultivating a successful career is about more than your education and experience. While being able to use a computer, coordinate events, and other hard skills may be requirements, it’s soft skills that can set you apart. While hard skills can be taught, soft skills are more innate, and they are often harder to define. To… Read more »

Watch for These Warning Signs – Before Accepting a Job Offer

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Whether you have applied for your dream job or just the right job for right now, there are times when accepting a job offer may not be in your best interest.  Before you sign on the dotted line, consider these warning signs that may indicate trouble ahead. Ambiguity about the Job Description If you ask… Read more »

How Long Should a Clerical Resume Be?

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Previous wisdom used to say that a resume, regardless of the type of job to which you are applying, should never be over a page long.  However, changes in the hiring environment have led what was once a hard-and-fast rule to become part of a larger gray area in regards to what is appropriate for… Read more »

What to Look For in a Light Industrial Workplace Mentor

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As you enter your career in a light industrial workplace, you may notice that there are limited possibilities for learning and growing in this field. This is because many of the jobs are in high demand and it can be difficult to get experience without a mentor. If you want to get ahead in your… Read more »

Why Taking “Any Job” Is a Bad Career Move

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When you’re out of work and a little unsure of your career future, it can be very tempting to take just about any job that comes along. This is particularly true of those who are new to the workforce or who have been out of the job market for a little while. However, this is… Read more »