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Congratulations— Your job interview is over! You made it through the entire session without missing a beat, and now you can relax and turn your attention to the next item on your to-do list for the day. But before you check off this job search milestone and move on, keep in mind that your follow-up behavior… Read more »

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When you receive your first job offer and meet with your employers to negotiate the terms of your agreement, you’ll engage a conversation that can influence your pay rate for the next several years, and may even set the standard for your next job (and the next) after you leave this company. So the pressure… Read more »

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You’re giving everything you have to your job search. You’re turning over every stone, reaching out to every contact, and exploring every lead that comes your way. But in addition to your online profiles and job boards, have you considered enlisting the help of a professional recruiter? If not, now might be a great time… Read more »

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Some traditional approaches to management have been in place for generations for one simple reason: they work. Basic fundamental concepts– like respecting your employees, training them carefully, and thanking them for their hard work—will never go out of style, so matter what kinds of new-fangled ideas appear on the scene. But while these solid concepts… Read more »

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According to research organizations including Deloitte Consulting, the modern industrial manufacturing sector appears to be shaped by challenges and opportunities in three key areas: product innovation, staffing issues, and energy. While manufacturing in China slows down and oil and gas experience production shortages and other obstacles, manufacturing enterprises in the US will gain a distinct… Read more »

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As you complete each section of your resume, you’ll need to include the information your readers expect to see and exclude the extraneous or irrelevant details that won’t help managers make a hiring decision. For example, your “education” section will need to list your degrees and certifications, but most employers don’t need to see a… Read more »

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Almost every rookie nurse has the same thought as least once or twice during the first few years on the job: “Why wasn’t I told about this?” But as you know, there are some lessons that can only be gained through experience…At least until we develop an app or a textbook that can teach skills… Read more »

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Almost every employer has had at least one experience with a truly toxic employee. “Toxic” employees aren’t just bad; they’re bad and difficult to get rid of. They aren’t just a problem; they’re a problem that seems impossible to solve. Ordinary bad behavior and poor performance can be dealt with by adhering to the employee… Read more »

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In May of 2016, a few important changes were made to the Fair Labor Standards Act, a set of laws designed to protect workers from exploitation. Though the new changes won’t take effect until December, this news will impact the lives of well over 4.2 million working people who spend more than 40 hours a… Read more »

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The job search is hard…We know. We hear from countless people every day who feel weary and demoralized after weeks or months of rejections and dead ends. The job market may be booming and unemployment levels are reaching all-time lows, but this news isn’t very comforting to those in the middle of a long and… Read more »