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How to Quit Your Job – Gracefully

While we’ve all had fantasies of quitting our jobs in a dramatic fashion, it’s rarely a good idea to do so. The way you quit your job can have long-range consequences on your career, that’s why it’s important to resign on good terms. Learn Your Company’s Policy on Resignation Take time to review your employee […]

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Should I Quit My Job?

Should I Quit My Job?

Sometimes the decision to quit a job isn’t as clear as you’d expect. It could be months or years before you realize you’ve outgrown your role. Just like a relationship, its important to recognize when you’re dissatisfied and when its time to move on. You’re always stressed, angry or negative Let’s face it; we spend […]

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How to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint When Job Hunting

How to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint When Job Hunting

Recruiting agents and hiring managers have been known to perform in-depth social and search engine searches on potential candidates, which means you need to ensure your digital brand is clean, prepared and professional. Step 1: Google Yourself Your first step to a tidy digital profile is finding out just how bad it is out there. […]

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Myth or Fact: Job-Hopping is Bad for Your Career

Listing too many jobs on a resume within short time frame was once considered a red flag for recruiters, suggesting an employee was a poor worker, unreliable and potentially in possession of poor relationship skills that could cause conflicts at work. Any working IT professional can say with certainty that times have changed. The contrasting […]

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Ace the Video Interview and Land that Actuarial Job

Ace the Video Interview and Land that Actuarial Job

It’s becoming more and more common for companies to conduct virtual interviews with candidates. Video interviews typically happen one of two ways – one-on-one interviews conducted in real time, where you answer questions via a live chat; or you record your answers to a series of questions. Whichever method you use, follow these tips to […]

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Improve Your Skills for Free This Year!

Did you know there a ton of skills you can learn on the Internet for free? While some of these free classes may be silly (meatball-making, anyone?), many free courses can teach you valuable skills that can be added to your resume. Brush Up on Your Basic Word Processing Skills Most professionals have at least […]

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Improve Your Work-Life Balance

You’re ambitious, hard working, and trying to make a name for yourself in your professional life. Unfortunately, you’re also trying to live a life filled with friendship and relationships. While a proper work-life balance may seem impossible, the right strategies can significantly improve your mental health and overall happiness in both arenas. Work Stay Organized. […]

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How To Describe Yourself in One Word

How To Describe Yourself in One Word

Asking job candidates to describe themselves (or more specifically, to describe themselves in one word) is a pretty common personality-based interview question without a straightforward way to answer: it depends. According to Peggy McKee at Work It Daily, the answer depends on the position’s primary function, and the necessary qualities required to get the job […]

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They Did What? Terrible Interview Behavior to Avoid

They Did What? Terrible Interview Behavior to Avoid

  A recent CareerBuilder survey on common interview mistakes revealed some truly terrible workplace behavior, including answer texts messages during interviews, dressing inappropriately, and being caught in a lie. Unfortunately, the bad interview behavior doesn’t end there. The 2017 CareerBuilder survey also asked hiring managers to recount specific instances of terrible interview behavior and the […]

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You Hate Your Boss. Now What?

You Hate Your Boss. Now What?

When dealing with a bad boss, your options are twofold: quit or make the situation more favorable. If quitting is out of the picture, the onus is on you to try and improve your situation. Once solution, according to Glassdoor’s Lillian Childress, is to simply ask your boss how you can do better: This strategy […]

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