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Eliminate These Six Overused Phrases from Your Resume

Eliminate These Six Overused Phrases from Your Resume

When was the last time you took a look at your resume, updated it, or edited its content? There is a common misconception that resumes should primarily be updated between jobs or when you are proactively searching for your next career opportunity; however, many professionals would benefit from more frequent glances at their resumes. The […]

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Seattle: More Than Just Coffee

Seattle: More Than Just Coffee

In late October, Forbes and Sperling’s Best Places came out with their list of America’s Coolest Cities. After considering areas such as diversity, net migration, population between the ages of 25-34, reliable mass transit, and recreational options, Seattle was chosen as the second coolest city in America. Though Seattle didn’t secure first place, it did […]

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Being Unemployed and Thankful This Thanksgiving

Being Unemployed and Thankful This Thanksgiving

As you are sitting down for dinner this Thanksgiving, surrounded by family and friends, it is inevitable that you will be asked what you are thankful for. Answers typically revolve around our families, our health and our careers, and these responses may roll right off of your tongue if you have a family, your health, […]

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Falling Back into Good Habits

Falling Back into Good Habits

The leaves are changing, the snow is already falling in many areas around Washington, and it’s time to set our clocks back an hour. Unlike Spring, when we scramble to adjust to the loss of an hour, fall brings us the gift of an extra 60 minutes. November 5th is technically the only day that […]

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Toss Your Razors for a Cause

Toss Your Razors for a Cause

    November isn’t just a month for giving thanks, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes and turkey, it’s the time of year that many men choose to give their razors a break to support a cause. In case you aren’t familiar, this month is known as No Shave November. While the name may be deceiving, it […]

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Four Horrifying Hiring Mistakes That Scare Candidates Off

Four Horrifying Hiring Mistakes That Scare Candidates Off

Are your first choice candidates all disappearing after their interview, leaving you stuck with your second or even third choice applicants? Rather than blaming the candidate pool, take a look at your own hiring practices. Though it may be hard to admit, you could be the one responsible for scaring them off. Do any of […]

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Ghosting: More Than a Seasonal Scare

Ghosting: More Than a Seasonal Scare

This time of year, ghosts are associated with trick or treating, scary movies, and haunted houses; however, “ghosting” in the professional world is a year round occurrence. While “ghosting” originated as a term used by online daters to describe ending a relationship by ignoring calls and texts, it can be used any time communication comes […]

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Dealing with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dealing with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

You have an employee, let’s call her Mildred, and you never know what to expect from her. Consistency is not a word that you would use to describe Mildred, and you have noticed that coworkers walk on eggshells during their interactions with her. One minute she is an exemplary employee, and the next she is […]

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Are You Being Too Nice?

Are You Being Too Nice?

For those of you who go out of your way to be accommodating to everyone in the office… Let’s get one thing straight. Appropriately asserting yourself will not earn you the title of “rude” or “aggressive” in the workplace; however, being “too nice” can earn you the reputation of office pushover. Unfortunately, being “too nice” […]

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Recognition + Reinforcement = Retention

Recognition + Reinforcement = Retention

Recognition + reinforcement = retention. It’s a fairly simple equation; however, it’s execution often falls short due to employers and managers not placing enough importance on recognizing and reinforcing positive employee behavior. A recent study conducted by Reward Gateway found that approximately 22% of senior staff members don’t believe that regular, consistent recognition influences retention […]

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