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Embracing Rejection

In any circumstance, rejection is something everyone would ideally like to avoid. But if you really think about it, those moments of rejection are great opportunities to learn about your weaknesses. Taking the initiative to ask the hiring team about what could have gone better is the most beneficial thing that can come from a job rejection.

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Preventing Negativity

Preventing Negativity in the Workplace

I have found it to be beneficial to follow some people’s career blogs and learn about things they are encountering in the workplace, as well as what they have for advice in the real world.  On March 27th Alexandra Levit wrote a blog about how to Sweeten the Bad Apple On Your Team.

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Are Traditional Resumes A Thing of the Past?

Is there going to be a time when the traditional resume becomes obsolete? So far I have not experienced a situation where my traditional resume was considered "not enough". This being said, I do wonder if the time is coming when I will no longer be able to make this claim.  According to a CNN article by Doug Gross titled Are social media making the resume obsolete? He talks about how some experts say that we are already to this point and that a creative resume is necessary.

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Human brains are not wired to be able to complete more than one task at a time effectively.

"Humans Suck at Multitasking"

To some it equates to efficiency, to many it is a way of life, and to others it is a buzzword for their resume—multitasking.  The reality is that while people claim to be able to do many jobs simultaneously and successfully, they are really splitting their attention and giving minimum focus to each task. As an article in Forbes states, “Humans suck at multitasking.”

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Being Well Rounded - Good or Bad?

Being well rounded is a trait that has been seen positively for many years, especially when looking at moving to the next level in your career.  This trait, though, may be misleadingly detrimental to your career ambitions.

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Millenials

Millenials at Work

Our generation, the Millennials (or Generation Y), tend to get a bad reputation in the workplace. However, this reputation is not entirely accurate. The Millennials have many positive attributes to contribute to the workforce.

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Spring break is an excellent time to work on your job search plans.

Spring Break: Getting Ahead in Your Job Search

While for many the term ‘spring break’ brings to mind images of swimsuit -clad college coeds lounging on a crowded beach, the reality is that spring break has become a very busy period of time for many students. Spring break offers an opportunity to get ahead in the job search without having to worry about the added pressure of coursework; at least for a week.

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Can Bad Habits Be Good?

Let's face it; everyone wants to be successful. Whether in business or elsewhere, productivity leads to success more often than not. There are misconceptions about the habits of productivity. In fact habits with negative connotations can be, in essence, good.

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Woman asking questions

What is Proficient?

I have recently been asked by an employer: Are you proficient in Microsoft Excel? My initial reaction was yes, but what does it really mean to be proficient in Excel?

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The Other Side of the Interview

Many people pay attention to the interviewee and the preparation that goes into attaining an interview, however, there is little consideration provided to the other side; the interviewer. The techniques that go into creating interview questions as well as conducting the process can offer great insight into what being a successful candidate means.

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