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Not Getting Hired? Time to Check Your Writing!

  At the risk of being in the hot seat as readers try to discover errors in this blog, it is important to remind job seekers, particularly recent graduates, that writing proficiency is ‘top of the list’ for most recruiters.  Well, that’s good, you say because I am writing all the time.  Yes, written communication has increased with technology, but …

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What New Team Leaders Should Know First

  Monday is going well, until your boss announces she wants you to head up a new project team.  Memories of college team assignments flood your brain: you did all of the work, one did all of the complaining, and the others got a free ‘A’.  Why me, you ask? Companies appoint teams because diverse skills and abilities produce synergies that individual tasking …

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The Minimum Wage Conundrum

The Minimum Wage Conundrum Jon is excited to hit that $15.00 per hour wage increase at his next employee review.  At a starting wage of $12.50, he knew with time and a great work ethic, his salary would rise so he could stay at a job he loved.  However, word has come down that the company has to implement a …