Posts Categorized: Career Tips

7 Tips for Improving Team Communication

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Whether you work in a factory, a warehouse, or an office environment, teams are often the primary unit that gets work done. That means that good team communication is of the utmost importance. Most teams, though, could stand to improve their communication. Here are 7 tips that will drive better team communication throughout your company…. Read more »

Practice Makes Perfect: Rehearsing for an Interview

Going for a job interview makes many people anxious. After all, you’re going to be meeting new people, be in an unfamiliar environment, and need to impress your interviewers in order to get the job. Rehearsing for a job interview is a way to lower any anxiety. Preparation eases your mind about what to expect,… Read more »

Does It Matter What Time You Submit Your Job Application?

When you’re applying for a job, every detail counts. But does it matter what time you submit it? Here’s some considerations about the timing of your application to think about. Never turn in an application late Sometimes job postings will carry a deadline, either of a specific time of day or a date. Always look… Read more »

Explaining Job Hopping on Your Resume

Employers tend to look at job hopping negatively, so having several short-term positions on a resume can definitely hurt your chances of being called for an interview, especially if the short-term positions are all in a row. Employers tend to believe you will show the behavior with them that you showed in past jobs —… Read more »

How Body Language Can Make or Break an Interview

When you’re preparing for an interview, you’re likely thinking of how you can impress the interviewer. You review your skills, your training, and your past experience. You’ll talk about all of them, and wow the interviewer!  All of that is important, of course. But something people don’t often think about can be nearly as important…. Read more »

How to Answer What Your Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses Are

If you’re scheduled for a job interview, it’s a good idea to think through potential answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. And there are two frequently asked questions: 1) what’s your biggest strength and 2) what’s your biggest weakness. They may be phrased slightly differently (“what are you most good at?” or… Read more »

Using Social Media to Find Your Next Job

Do you think of social media as the place you connect with friends, keep up with family, and look up news? You should also be thinking of social media as a top way to find a job. Many jobs now are advertised on social media. Here are the top 6 ways to use social media… Read more »

Building a Long-Term Relationship with a Recruiter

If you’re looking for a job, recruiters can be a great resource. First, recruiters have jobs! They should definitely be one of the methods you use to find open jobs. But second, recruiters are also on top of the job market and its trends. Right now, for example, the unemployment rate is very low, so… Read more »

How to Address Resume Gaps in an Interview

If you’ve had a gap in your resume, from a few weeks to years, you may be feeling anxious about how to address it in an interview. Don’t be. There are ways to talk about a resume gap that will leave prospective employers feeling confident about your ability to do the job you’re applying for…. Read more »

What Are the Best Ways to Prepare for Your Interview?

A job interview is absolutely a key component of a successful job search. While every step in looking for a job matters, a great interview can make sure the job is yours. A not-so-great one, on the other hand, can make the job go to someone else. Here are three tips on the best ways… Read more »

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