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Recharge Your Batteries and Love Your Job

Career Report September 2019 – Issue 235 RECHARGE YOUR BATTERIES AND LOVE YOUR JOB Burnout is one of the biggest problems in the workplace, especially for older workers, and is a major reason many people retire earlier than they projected, according to an article in AARP The Magazine. But for people in their mid-to-late 50s and into their […]

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In Interviews Ask Questions

Career Report August, 2019 — Issue 234   In Interviews, Ask Enough Questions When interviewing, many job candidates don’t realize that the questions they ask are just as important as how they present themselves and the answers they give. According to an article published by CareerBuilder.com, failing to ask questions shows a lack of genuine […]

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Tips for Telephone Interviews

Career Report July 2019 – Issue 233 Tips for Telephone Interviews A telephone interview is usually short — allowing just enough time for a recruiter to form a general impression of a job candidate — so the focus is on questions that help to evaluate someone quickly. The candidate’s goal is to turn the phone […]

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Stephen Covey Wonderful 2019 Principles

Career Report January, 2019 — Issue 227 Stephen Covey Wonderful 2019 Principles  Author and self-help pioneer Stephen Covey left us with a wealth of ideas and resources for changing and improving behaviors. As we begin a new year and look forward to the days and months ahead, we would be wise to regularly keep in […]

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Four Must-Have Job Skills

Career Repot November 2018 Issue 225 Four must-have job skills that workers should aim to possess:   Clear Communications – Whatever their level, communication is key for workers to advance. “This is really the ability to clearly articulate your point of view and the ability to create a connection through communication,” said Holly Paul, U.S. recruiting […]

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Hiring a Resume Writer

Career Report August 2018 Issue – 222 Hiring a Resume Writer As job seekers find it tougher to compete for the attention of hiring managers, more of them have turned to résumé-writing services to help give them an edge, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal. But before you pay for someone to re-do […]

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Five Ways to Derail an Interview

Career Report July  2018— Issue 221   Five Ways to Derail an Interview An interview is one of the hardest things to obtain as a job seeker – and unfortunately, it’s also one of the easiest ways by which you can lose a job opportunity. Indeed, interview mishaps happen to everyone, but by being well-prepared […]

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Interpreting Job Postings

Career Report June 2018— Issue 220 Guidance for Interpreting Job Postings Trying to figure out the language of job postings is one of the biggest challenges that job seekers face. That’s because job postings are presented in many different formats. If you’re not careful how you interpret them, you may easily eliminate yourself as a […]

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Turning Downtime Into Job Offers

Career Report May 2018— Issue 219 Turning Downtime Into Job Offers If there’s one thing that most unemployed job seekers have in abundance, it is time. And yet many of them misuse it. According to an article in The New York Times, that’s because in the post-layoff life it can be easy to put off […]

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Building Trust with your Boss

Career Report April, 2018 — Issue 218 Building Trust with your Boss Maintaining a trusting relationship with your boss can be a definite plus for your career but, according to an article from CareerBuilder.com, establishing that rapport can be difficult and may take a significant amount of time. Still, in the end, the article pointed […]

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