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Parents Coming Back to the Workforce

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Being a parent is certainly a full-time, 24-hour and endlessly rewarding job. But there comes a time when many parents make the seemingly daunting transition back into the workforce, following some time off. After stepping away from your career, it can be difficult to get back into the habit of your daily working life, similar to your day-to-day work before having your child. No matter what your desired job looks like, every parent can work towards a fulfilling career, as well as a fulfilling personal life.Here are 5 tips for reintegrating back into the workforce1. Asses your prioritiesOnce you become…

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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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Strategic Job Searching & Hiring

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Whether you’re looking for a job or looking to hire new employees, you should start by developing an effective strategy. Here are some tips for developing job searching and hiring plans: Job Search:1. Be selective  No matter how quickly you want to find a job, sending your resume in for every job posting you find online is not the best approach. Take the time to research each company and evaluate the job description compared to your experience, skills and career objectives. Ask yourself if the role and the company truly align with your career goals. This thorough evaluation will also help…

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How to follow up after a job interview

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The job interview is a crucial parts of the hiring process, it’s when hiring managers really start to narrow down their search for the ideal candidate. Once you’ve had the interview and you feel that the interview went well, how you follow up can have an impact on you being considered as a finalist in the interview process. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re following up after a job interview:1. The thank you  It’s nice to send a quick thank you note to the interviewer(s) shortly after you leave the meeting. Keep it concise and professional;…

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Making the Most of the Holidays for Job Searching

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The holidays are definitely a great time to eat delicious food, spend time with your family and take a break from the daily grind of work. However, it can also be a great time to kick-start your job search. The job market usually ramps up in January, making December the perfect time to start your job search preparation.1. Know what you want  If you don’t know the kind of job you want, searching for it becomes an impossible task. Take the time to think of why you want a new job and what you want to get out of this…

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Building trust within an organization

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Can your employees trust you? In order to have a dedicated group of employees it’s important to establish a trusting work environment. Here are some things to keep in mind to build trust within your company1. Development of skills and goals  It’s important that your employees acknowledge that you as an employer care about their personal development. Allowing them to build skills and create goals within the company also helps build trust within your organization. 2. Keep employees informed Employees are usually a company’s most valuable assets, and they want to feel that they know what is going on in the organization…

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