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Top Virtual Communication Mistakes — and How to Prevent Them

Top Virtual Communication Mistakes — and How to Prevent Them

(Updated 8-20-22)   Even before the onset of COVID-19, 70% of the global workforce was already working from home at least one day a week. Virtual communication has been familiar to us. And now, remote work is the norm, one that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon. Going forward, more of our interactions […]

August 20, 2022 | By | Reply More
How to Cope With a Horrible Boss

How to Cope With a Horrible Boss

(Updated: 8-07-22) Whether they’re bullies or just incompetent, horrible bosses are one of the top reasons people quit their jobs.   Such is life: birth, taxes, and, at least once in a person’s career, a horrible boss.   In fact, says Entrepreneur.com contributor Dave Hutton, dealing with difficult bosses is so common that it has […]

August 17, 2022 | By | Reply More
10 Tips to Help You Master Your Video Interview

10 Tips to Help You Master Your Video Interview

  Prolonged safety precautions such as continuous social distancing, have made two-way video interviews employers’ preferred method of interviewing candidates.* For many job applicants, however, virtual interviews can feel more awkward than in-person meetings. (* Gartner.com)   According to SHRM, the “shared pandemic experience has engendered empathy among recruiters and hiring managers, but new biases […]

October 25, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Why Your Boss Says “No” to Working from Home

Why Your Boss Says “No” to Working from Home

  Remote work is more popular than ever, but getting employers on board still isn’t easy. Here are the top reasons some managers are resistant to letting employees work from home.     Managers are afraid of being seen as unfair. Managers think working from home makes collaboration difficult. Managers believe communication will be too […]

October 22, 2021 | By | 1 Reply More
Do I Really Need A Cover Letter?

Do I Really Need A Cover Letter?

  Writing a cover letter is less difficult if you view it as a tool for building relationships. It is your key to connecting with someone you want to work with.   Resumes are hard enough. But with a few tweaks here and there, they can be tailored to whichever company you’re applying to with […]

November 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
How Do I Explain A Long Employment Gap In My Resume?

How Do I Explain A Long Employment Gap In My Resume?

  Unemployment can happen to anyone. It’s how you explain an employment gap that can make or break your chances of getting hired.   You’re eager to get back on your feet and back to work after a lengthy period of unemployment. But as you craft your resume, you face a dilemma: how should you […]

November 11, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
3 Awkward Questions Interviewers Like to Ask, and How to Respond

3 Awkward Questions Interviewers Like to Ask, and How to Respond

Talking about yourself under pressure is enough to make anyone freeze. Yet, it’s usually the first thing an interviewer wants you to do. We’ll probably never enjoy being interviewed for a job. In fact, three questions, in particular, are at the top of the Most Dreaded Job Interview Questions list. To help you ace them, […]

October 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
Top Skills Employers Want In Remote Employees

Top Skills Employers Want In Remote Employees

The most valuable skills for remote workers, and why employers want them     The job ad is usually your first introduction to a potential employer, and where you learn what a position is about. But an ad won’t tell the full story. For example, why does a job posting stress that candidates have particular […]

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