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November 26th, 2015

Why Appreciation Matters

What is the one thing that leaders can do for those who work for them that will contribute more to productivity than anything else we do? Take an attitude of thanksgiving back to work! Stop and say, “Thank you.” In an article in Harvard Business Review entitled “Why Appreciation Matters So...

November 26th, 2015

Showing Appreciation at the Office? No, Thanks

Expecting a big thank-you at work this week? Don't hold your breath recommends Sue Shellenbarger at the​ Wall Street Journal​​. According to a survey of 2,007 people for the John Templeton Foundation, only 10% of adults say thanks to a colleague every day, while just 7% express gratitude...

September 22nd, 2014

Who Could Use a Pat on the Back?

How do you recognize someone at work who has done an outstanding job? J.B. Wood believes we should recognize people's work whenever we catch them doing a good job at something, large or small. This doesn't mean we need to throw a party, he explains.  Sincerely saying, "Good job. I...

November 10th, 2013

Foster a Culture of Gratitude

Research shows that employees who feel valued, they have high job satisfaction, are willing to work longer hours, engage in productive relationships with co-workers and supervisors, are motivated to do their best, and work towards achieving the company’s goals. The opposite is also true....

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June 14th, 2013

Nine Questions You Should Ask in Every Job Interview

The key to making a positive impression in a job interview is to ask good questions. But not questions you should know the answers to, like “What does the position entail?" or “What is your vacation policy?” Instead, consider the nine questions listed in this article.

Channel(s): Job Search Strategies
May 9th, 2013

First 90 Seconds Makes or Breaks an Interview

Within 90 seconds, 33% of bosses report that they know whether they will hire the person they're interviewing.  Read this Undercover Recruiter article for interview tips. What would you add to the list?

Channel(s): Job Search Strategies
April 12th, 2013

Creative Ways to Land a Job

Okay, you're  20-something, with a fabulous degree, and stuck with a career as a barista. We're all thankful for barista's but that's not covering your school debt, much less what you stayed up late studying and writing term papers for. There are a number of great articles on this site that...

Channel(s): Job Search Strategies
April 12th, 2013

So That's Why My Resume Was Rejected!

You've sent in 200 resumes and zero calls back. What went wrong? Jim Stroud has surfaced some interesting reasons why your resume may not have floated to the top, along with statistics to back it up. And don't miss the link to how employers use the internet to find out more than you want...

Channel(s): Job Search Strategies
April 12th, 2013

How to Follow Up after an Interview

Okay, you landed the interview and it went pretty well. What do you do next? You don’t want to annoy a potential employer, but you also don’t want to get lost in the shuffle. Fox Business offers three tips about how to follow up with employers.

Channel(s): Job Search Strategies
March 7th, 2013

20 Powerful Action Verbs To Kick Your Resume Up A Notch

Is your resume getting ignored? Want to punch it up? Jessica Holbrook Hernandez offers some good advice for your choice of words—words you should avoid and words to include. She says, “Hiring managers want—need—words that jump off the page and captivate them.” Find a great list of strong...

Channel(s): Job Search Strategies