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Constructive Review Or Cyberbullying?

  Just like a relationship, disappointment with an employer, brand, or service provider is inevitable.  Hard feelings used to be expressed over a drink and gripe session with friends, but today it’s simpler to air grievances by popping online to Google, Yelp, Glassdoor, or any number of digital review sites, where you can let the poison pixels fly, often anonymously.  …

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New Year’s Career Resolution: Start with You!

Assess your Attitudes, Abilities, and Skills for Success in 2018   So how is it going with the New Year’s resolutions?  Making good progress on that weight loss, exercise, paying off bills, and Netflix binge-watching?  If you are like many people, you look at January as the ideal time to begin anew and set some solid targets for change. A …

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Economic Trends You Can Tap into in 2018

The beginning of a new year is a fine time to take stock of where you are in your career and whether some changes might be in order.  Is your job feeling stale and unchallenging compared to your growing skills?  Maybe your company isn’t boosting its salary and benefits to match the improving economy.  In either case, January is a …

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Holiday Work Parties: Just Forego the Mistletoe

The holiday season is the best time of year to recognize and thank employees for their dedication and hard work.  However, this year’s barrage of sexual harassment headlines may have some nervous employers contemplating going all Grinch on their staff and canceling the festivities.  What happens if the combination of party buzz, mistletoe, and fancy dress turns into post-holiday dread: …

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Conversation with a Reference  

  Congratulations, you’ve made it to the third-tier interviews, and the hiring manager wants to check your professional references.  Have you ever wondered how the conversation goes when your potential employer calls your former supervisor to discuss…you?   A reference follow-up call can happen anywhere – in an elevator in Seattle, or on vacation in the middle of a desert.  …