What Professional Resume Writers Say About BETTER Resume Content

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By: Heather Kaiser, Certified Professional Resume Writer   Oh no! I need to update my resume!   We’ve all been there – sitting at your desk, having a normal work day and then you hear a whisper or two. You hear “layoffs, downsizing, new management” and panic sets in quickly. You’ve been at your job… read more

New Job? 9 Ways To Advance From Day One

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By Gary Burnison – Forbes Congratulations, you have a new job. Now, it’s time to start thinking about the next one. No, you’re not looking to jump to a new job right away. But the best way to get your next position is by distinguishing yourself in your brand-new job. For one thing, it’s always… read more

6 Keys To Interacting With Opposite Sex Coworkers In The #MeToo Era

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By Kim Elsesser – Forbes It has been about six months since the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein surfaced and launched the #MeToo movement. Although there were hopes that #MeToo would bring about real change in the workplace, after six months we have little to show for it. In fact, new research out this… read more

Four Ways To Protect Your Career From The Next Economic Downturn

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By Mark Hall – Forbes “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” — John F. Kennedy When you consider the market’s reaction to recent economic indicators, the U.S. economy looks favorable for the foreseeable future. Congress passed what some consider significant tax reform, private sector job additions are up, and… read more

Master these 7 grammar tips if you want to sound smarter

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By Kelly Laffey – theLadders As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. But you don’t have to work in publishing to realize the necessity of good writing. Misplaced commas, an incorrect spelling, or a missing hyphen can… read more

40 Questions To Ask A Mentor

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By Jo Miller – Forbes Imagine you approached someone you admired, and boldly asked that person to mentor you. And the answer was “Yes!” But a year into the relationship, those monthly mentoring sessions might not invigorate you like they used to, and aren’t quite as energizing for the mentor, either. Have conversations with your… read more

If your boss says this, it’s a sign they probably underestimate you

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By Terri Williams – theLadders Feedback is the key to success on any job, but some comments or responses may be warning signs of potential problems. Sometimes, the issue is a micromanaging boss. In fact, 59% of respondents in an Accountemps survey admitted to working for a micromanager at least once. If your boss uses… read more

6 signs your boss is taking advantage of you

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By Lindsay Tigar – the Ladders Early in your career, your first boss might have felt like a god to you: overflowing with knowledge, directly impactful on your success and the number one person you aimed to impress. While that admiration may wane as you grow in your industry — and even become a manager… read more

7 politeness mistakes you could be making at work — even if no one’s broken it to you yet

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By Jane Burnett theLadders When a bunch of people work together in a shared space, team dynamics can shift at the drop of a hat because of one person’s behavior. That being said, here’s roundup of seven ways you could be annoying your colleagues, even if no one’s told you yet. Not responding to a… read more

5 Ways to Help Your Team Achieve Better Results

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By Zorian Rotenberg – RecruitLoop To determine how well a manager is performing in their role, we look at the performance of their team. If the team is achieving their objectives, it means the manager is doing well. Yet, even when managers help their direct reports set goals, teams may fall short in terms of… read more