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Job Hunting While You’re Employed

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It might be an awkward situation, but most of us will likely experience job searching while employed at least once in his or her career. Although it can be tricky, we have some tips to make it easier:1. Don’t talk about your intentions with your coworkers You might have a good relationship with your colleagues but you definitely don’t want to openly discuss your job search. If you start talking about your new employment prospects, there’s no telling how far the information will spread and where it will end up. No matter how close you are, it’s best to wait…

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How to prepare for a phone interview

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As far as interviews go, it’s always best to go through the process face-to-face. Given today’s technology and the prevalence of remote work opportunities, there may be an occasion where you need to have a phone interview. A hiring manager might even want to conduct a preliminary interview over the phone before they bring you into the office. If you find yourself in this position, here are some things to keep in mind before you hop on the call:1. Know the job description Make sure you have a solid understanding of the position so you can confidently identify why you’re…

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Leading a team effectively

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If you are in a management or leadership role, your style significantly influences your team. Being focused, prepared, thorough, transparent, flexible, and innovative all trickles down to how you are perceived by your team. Here are some things to keep in mind to lead a team effectively:1. Hire the right people It might seem obvious, but a great team starts with great people. When hiring, think about your existing team, how they work and the company culture. Finding a candidate who not only has excellent work experience, but is also a great fit with the rest of the team, is…

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Big Company vs. Small Company: What’s the best fit?

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Different company’s work for different people; some people perform better in an organization with fewer employees and a small office, while others prefer to work in large organizations with more employees and more structure. Many employees work for companies of various sizes throughout their career, however it’s important to figure out the type of workplace in which you excel. Here are some things to keep in mind when analyzing the size of organization that is the best fit for you:1. Work assignments In smaller companies, it is more likely that you will get involved in different projects, possibly across different…

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