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Summer Internship Checklist

Summer Internship Checklist

Summer internships are an opportunity for college students to experience a sliver of what could one day become their career and gain meaningful experiences to add to their resume. If you are a student who decided to trade your swimsuit and the beach in for professional attire and an office, you should be checking in […]

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Surviving the 5th of July

Surviving the 5th of July

There’s nothing like a mid-week holiday to disrupt an office’s productivity, and with the 4th of July falling on a Wednesday this year, a common concern is how plans with friends and family will interfere with our work on the 5th of July. While spending the holiday in the sun and staying out late to […]

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The Art of Juggling Job Offers

The Art of Juggling Job Offers

After editing your resume, submitting applications, and going on interviews, receiving multiple job offers should be cause to celebrate… Right? If you have ever been in the position of having more than one job offer on the table, you know that it doesn’t take long for the excitement to wear off and anxiety to set […]

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10 Phrases to Avoid in Interviews

10 Phrases to Avoid in Interviews

Every interviewer has a mental list of key words and phrases that they hope to hear from the candidates they speak with. Similarly, there are phrases that raise red flags and alert them that they should cut ties and move forward with a different candidate. The following are 10 of those harmful phrases that you […]

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The Truth Behind Taking Vacation Time

The Truth Behind Taking Vacation Time

When was the last time that you took advantage of the vacation days offered by your company? I don’t mean taking the 4th of July or Memorial Day off with the rest of your peers, I am referring to taking time off during a regularly scheduled work week. If you are like 54% of your […]

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Don’t Rely on a Lie                  

Don’t Rely on a Lie                  

Resumes are an applicant’s foot in the door, their first opportunity to make a good impression, and a platform to promote themselves to potential employers. In an effort to beat out their competition, more and more candidates are making an unfortunate choice and providing false information rather than promoting their actual experience, education and skills. […]

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Helping Alleviate Interview Anxiety

Helping Alleviate Interview Anxiety

No matter how prepared or qualified an applicant is, nerves have an uncanny way of overshadowing even the best candidate’s responses. As an interviewer, consider the impact that you have on their success during the interview. Are you consciously making an effort to ease their nerves and anxiety, or have you adopted a more “sink […]

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Taking Team Building out of the Building This Summer

Taking Team Building out of the Building This Summer

Are you tired of the same in-office team building activities? Are you looking for something new to build a sense of comradery among coworkers this summer? Are you ready to take the team out of the office for an adventure?   Team building is an essential tool that can boost morale, encourage collaboration and communication […]

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Eliminating Extra Interviews

Eliminating Extra Interviews

Are you consistently losing your most promising candidates in the midst of interviews? If so, you should consider the length of your company’s interview process. If you are conducting more than three interviews per candidate, you may be unknowingly deterring them from seeking employment with your company. Simply put, candidates want to be wanted. If […]

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How Often Should You Dust off Your Resume?

How Often Should You Dust off Your Resume?

Years ago, an employer gave me an interesting piece of advice. She told me that every one to two years, I should update my resume and apply for jobs outside of my current company. Since I had been working for her for a couple of years, my first thought was that she was trying to […]

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