remote workers

The massive shift from working in the office to working from home brought on by the pandemic has proved to many companies that they can indeed depend on remote workers to keep their businesses operating. In fact, quite a number of organizations have confessed that post COVID, remote work will more likely become the new…

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Demonstrate Leadership in an interview. puzzle pieces with shadows of different people in business poses

You will be expected to demonstrate leadership in an interview, but it isn’t always straightforward. This is a skill that hiring managers are definitely looking for in almost any position, but they may or may not come right out and ask it. Even if you are not going to be in charge of other people…

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patronizing phrases. White man with dark glasses giving a patronizing look

How many of these patronizing phrases have you used? It happens. Even if we don’t mean it to. Sometimes the words and phrases we use convey an insult that we don’t intend. It’s easier to spot condescending speech when it is direct toward us. But it might not be so easy to identify if we…

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what is your dream job: an image of a young man in a business suit looking upward thoughtfully at a clean white desk with a potted plant.

Continuing with our series on how to answer interview questions, now we turn our attention toward “What is your dream job?” This kind of question seems pretty straightforward, however, you can think strategically about every question an interviewer asks. This way you can make sure your answer lines up with your goals.  Your true dream…

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Why did you quit your job? Drawing of a hand holding question marks and another hand holding lightbulbs

Whether it is planned in advance or happens suddenly due to necessary or unforeseeable circumstances, you will eventually have to answer, “Why did you quit your job?”  Variations of this same question can include: “Why did you leave your last job?” “Why are you looking for a new job?” “Why were you fired?” “Why are…

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"Why did you quit your job?" Illustration of two people meeting across a table with a computer and printouts on it.

When you are interviewing, how do you answer those more difficult questions like, “Why do you want to leave your current job?” You can be strategic, thoughtful, and positive with these difficult questions. It is an opportunity to show your skills and ability to frame your experiences in a forward-moving manner. Why Do Employers Ask…

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Remote meetings shown by two cartoon people coming out of laptops and shaking hands.

Remote meetings can be challenging at the best of times: tech difficulties, timing challenges, and a lessening of social cues can decrease meeting effectiveness. However, they can still be successful. Here are some straightforward strategies to make the most out of your meeting. Pay Extra Attention to Nonverbal Cues in Online Meetings Humans are hardwired…

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covid-19

by Tammy Chisholm, Master Resume Writer, Certified Executive Resume Master, Certified Professional Resume Writer In these uncertain times, it is beneficial to focus on the things you can control and prepare for opportunities when they do arise. You might be interested in pursuing a role in an alternate industry, advancing your career to the next step, or considering…

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