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Jan 22nd, 2019
Congratulations!  You were offered a job!  This is a significant accomplishment!  If you are not currently working, you may jump at the opportunity.  However, if you already have a job then you have a decision to make.  You need to determine if it makes sense to accept this offer or if it would be better for you to stick with your current position.  This can be a difficult decision because you don't want to be faced with regrets later.  Here are some factors to consider when evaluating the offer: The organizational culture.  Organizational culture... + continue reading
Jan 20th, 2019
When you are working, you are evaluated based on your job responsibilities.  However, your relationship with your coworkers is the key to your success.  If you have been having problems getting along with your colleagues then this is a skill that you need to improve upon.  Here are some tips that will help: Be respectful.  Treating people with respect is simple but it's crucial.  Smile and say good morning, respond to emails promptly, show up to meetings on time and don't look at your phone when you are talking to people.  If you treat people how you would like... + continue reading
Jan 15th, 2019
Do you always send a thank you email after an interview?  You should.  Not only is it another opportunity to make a positive impression on the employer near the time when they will be deciding who they want to hire, but some employers will wait to see which of the candidates send thank you emails as a way of assessing both level of interest and professionalism.  Here are some tips to make the thank you email work to your advantage:  Send it quickly.  It is important to send your thank you email promptly.  Ideally, you should send it within 24 to 48 hours of your... + continue reading
Jan 10th, 2019
You are so close to getting your dream job that you can taste it.  The hiring manager picked you and they have presented you with an offer.  What do you do?  Do you sign it as fast as you possibly can so that they don't have time to change their mind?  Or do you negotiate your salary?  Some people are afraid that if they try to negotiate their salary, the employer will think that they are greedy or that they are overly focused on the money.  However these assumptions are not serving you well.  As an employee, it is in your best interest to negotiate. ... + continue reading
Jan 04th, 2019
The New Year is a fresh start.  What are you going to try this year?  What are you going to do differently to improve your life?  The gyms are packed and everyone you know is on a diet but there are many different directions that you could go with your New Year's resolutions.  Why not use it as an opportunity to fast track your career?!  Here are a few changes that you can make in the way that you conduct yourself at work that will make you a more valued employee and open up doors for you: Do your best work.  It can be tempting to fall into the trap of just... + continue reading
Dec 19th, 2018
While the holiday season is typically slow for the job search, it does offer unique opportunities.  There is a variety of employment specifically available at this time of year, particularly in the retail sector.  You may be tempted just to relax and enjoy the festivities but take a moment to consider this opportunity.  Seasonable employment does provide a variety of benefits to job seekers: Get a reference.  When you are looking for a job, a professional reference is invaluable.  Many employers will not hire you until they have spoken to two professional references... + continue reading
Dec 13th, 2018
With the holiday season upon us, you might be tempted to slow down on your job search.  Perhaps you are swamped with social engagements and you've noticed that the jobs advertised are few and far between.  Don't be so quick to give up on the year.  There are still lots of things that you can be doing that will contribute to your job search.  Here are a few ideas: Keep checking the job ads.  While there are probably less jobs available at this time of year, some companies will still need to hire.  The good news is that you will likely be facing less... + continue reading