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Voice Assistant Jobs On The Rise

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The voice assistant craze is in full effect! Chances are you’ve seen products like these. Amazon is famous for their Alexa devices, Mattel has Aristotle and even Google has Google Assistant. All of these things are made to make your home “smarter” - playing your music, doing your groceries and even turning off your lights. The future is now, thanks to the growth of these voice technologies. Continue Reading

Traveling For Work Tips and a Business Trip Packing List

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Traveling for work is a huge part of many Americans’ day-to-day lives. Every day, millions of people get into their cars, board trains and take off on flights around the globe to help better their business - whether they’re working for themselves or for a company. What is traveling for work all about, how do you prepare for it and how can you put together the best business trip packing list? Let us show you how. Continue Reading

How to Make Time Go Faster at Work in 5 Easy Steps

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Wondering how to make time go faster at work, eh? Well, it's an artform, and we all have our own unique ways to do it. That's because there are simply days where we find ourselves counting the seconds until we can leave. Everything feels slowed down, and we can't take it anymore! It just seems that no matter how much we have to do, or if we have nothing to do at all, that the hands on the clock tick by just a little bit slower. This is a handy guide for those kinds of days!  Continue Reading

Who Are Stakeholders and What They Mean to You

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Everybody has heard the term but who are stakeholders? Stakeholders seems like one of those “business terms” that everybody throws around, without knowing what the heck they're talking about. Finding a way to define stakeholders isn’t easy because the definition is vague in and of itself. But, let’s try to explore what a stakeholder is, and how it could be affecting you more than you might think.  Continue Reading

Job Search Advice for 2017

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Are you preparing to start 2017 looking for job search advice? Most people assume that figuring out how to look for jobs is the main component of the job search - but it’s so much more! There are so many trends, best practices and other factors shaping the job search market, it can almost be overwhelming at times. The best job searching tips are the ones that come from experience, though, and we’ve got advice for those heading into the New Year looking for a change of professional scenery. Continue Reading

Fresh Gift Ideas for Coworkers This Holiday 2016

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  Need gift ideas for coworkers? The holiday season is fast approaching, which means office holiday parties are right around the corner. Gift exchanges are lots of fun, but deciding what presents to give the people at your workspace (that you may not know incredibly well) can be challenging. You want to find something thoughtful and creative, while avoiding cliches or unprofessionalism. We’ve put together a list of thoughtful, simple and easy to find gifts that will delight a coworker, no matter who they are. Visit our sister website for more great coworker gift ideas. Continue Reading

Performance Review for Employees: Nail Your First Review!

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A performance review for employees is often a dreaded part of any workplace, but it's a rite of passage! If you've been working somewhere for six months, or for a year, you're going to have to be evaluated on your performance at some point. A performance review is a good chance to look back and to look ahead. Continue Reading

The Top 10 Job Perks to Incentivize Employees

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Imagine showing up to the office at 10 a.m. Your boss hands you the company credit card in case you need anything, then tells you there is a barbecue and concert on the lawn this afternoon. By this point, you're probably scoffing and thinking that would never happen. But real companies actually offer these mind-boggling work incentives. Today's most innovative brands are jettisoning the traditional office; instead, they're creating workplace wonderlands to attract and retain top talent (that's you). Continue Reading

Recruiter Relationships – How to Manage Getting Scouted

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Recruiter relationships are a key part of any career if you're good at your job! After all, you’re going to be in high demand! Figuring out how to respond to recruiters, how to let them know the information they want to hear and how to best maintain that relationship is incredibly important. Whether you're looking to switch things up, or have nothing to do at work and want to get a leg up on the competition. Let’s get started and let's get recruited… Continue Reading

Open Offices & Open Workplace Etiquette

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The rise of open offices has triggered a sort of “open office” revolution for a humongous amount of workplaces across the country - it feels like the death of the cubicle! The rise in the use of open offices makes sense, though, since it’s easier for people to think in open areas, easier for them to communicate, and it saves money on office furniture (like partitions). Continue Reading

When is the right time to ask for a raise?

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Sometimes even before accepting a job, you’re already planning for when to ask for a raise. The need for just compensation becomes harder to deny if you’ve been working hard for quite some time, and nobody has offered a reward. But asking for (and actually receiving) a raise requires finesse. You can’t just blurt it out in the middle of a staff meeting at the end of your first week. It’s normal to be hesitant and feel awkward when trying to find the words to ask for a raise with your boss. Money is an awkward subject, and asking for more raises the stakes. If you’re wondering about the right time to ask for a raise, we’ll be walking through a couple situations where it might be appropriate. Continue Reading

No Motivation to Work? Let’s Get Motivated!

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Having no motivation to work is one of the biggest issues that the average worker might have to tackle in their career. After all, what’s worse then going into your office everyday only to want to leave immediately? Learning how to stay motivated at work is an essential skill, and it’s an art, too. It makes your work better, and it makes you better! Continue Reading

20 Tips to Start Saving Money Immediately

  Sometimes it seems like you’ll never be able to start saving money. There is always some expense knocking at your door. However, if you begin to take a lot of little money-saving actions today then you can actually start saving money easier than you think. Here are 20 tips that you can follow to start saving money immediately. Continue Reading

How To Create A Friendlier, More Profitable Business

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  Ultimately, any business is a people business. While products or services are the end products of a business, it’s only what the products or services do for people that really matter. People don’t buy a 3-hole paper punch because they want more stationery, they buy it because they want enough holes to neatly bind their paperwork into a folder. And they don’t buy a computer because they want a plastic box on their desk, but because they want the ability to surf the net, or create a budget on a spreadsheet, or connect with friends on Facebook. Continue Reading

What Causes Work Depression and How to Deal With it

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According to Mental Health America, 1 out of every 20 workers is experiencing depression. Much of what leads to depression is work-related depression. Let’s take a look at what causes work depression, and how to deal with it. Continue Reading

How To Be Authentic at Work (And In Interviews)

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In today's workplace, there's been a big push for employers to value identity, and for employees to learn how to be authentic at work. It's easy to see why: One study found that 61% of people admitted to covering up some part of their unique identity in the workplace, to the detriment of their self-esteem and well-being. Hiding our true selves at work can be costly for employers, too. Research suggests that when people cover up their identities, it can actually lead to more stress,  lower work performance, and generally less satisfied, less effective employees. For greater personal satisfaction, better work performance, and stronger relationships, spend some time considering how to be authentic at work. Step 1: Get in Touch with Your Values In order to reap of the benefits of being your true, authentic self in the workplace, you'll need to find out who that person is. For some, this might not be so easy.  You might have no problem being an authentic person with your friends and Continue Reading

Passed Over for Promotion? Don’t Get Pissed, Get Even

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No one wants to be in a position where they're passed over for promotion, but this can certainly be a turning point in your career. So what do you do if you get passed over for a promotion? It may be tempting to act with an attitude and lower the quality of your work, but that’s an amateur move. What’s the best way to handle this situation? Don’t get pissed - work harder to get even by improving yourself. Continue Reading

Mr. Popular: How to Get People to Like You at Work

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Wondering how to get people to like you? Read on! Learning how to get people to like you at work doesn’t have to be difficult, in fact, it’s simple. Understandably, starting a new job can be a stressful experience. You come into an office filled with people you don’t know, sit down at a desk that wasn’t yours until today, and dive into a whole host of new (and potentially challenging) roles and responsibilities. While for some this can be super exciting, it can start to sound like a nightmare for others! Continue Reading

When Is it Worth it to Work for Free?

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  There are a number of situations where people might be asked to work for free, including: Internships Volunteer Work Test Work Before a Job Sometimes it makes sense to take unpaid work so that what results is volunteer experience for your resume. Other times, when people ask you to work for free, they’re just trying to take advantage of you. So how can you tell the difference? Let’s take a look at when it makes sense to work for free, and when you should say “No” to unpaid work. Continue Reading

Morning Routines: Starting Your Day Off Right

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Morning routines are an underrated aspect of maintaining sanity at your job, because they work! Having the best morning routine truly sets up the rest of your day for success, because it helps to set the tone for your day. Whether it’s a routine you practice at home, on your way to the office, or once you sit down at your desk, you’re going to want a morning routine that works for you! As humans, we thrive on the consistency and the comfort of routine. This means that they're good for our personal, professional, and overall health.  How do you create a morning routine that works for you?  Continue Reading

Workplace Problem: Self Importance at Work

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Dealing with self importance on your professional journey is simply something that is going to happen. There are all kinds of toxic employers, co-workers, and customers, but someone who displays an intense amount of self importance could potentially be the most detrimental to your work. What does self importance look like? Let’s take a look… Continue Reading

Feel Confident: 10 Tips to Build Confidence at Work

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Do you want to feel confident when you do your job? Of course you do! Everyone should have self-confidence while they’re at work, so learning how to build self esteem is actually an essential aspect of your professional life. Having confidence is key, not only to feeling good, but to getting the job you’re being paid to do done — after all, it’s called ‘employee of the month,’ not ‘self-doubter of the month’. There are certain things you can focus on to feel confident at work, in fact, here are ten ways you can build on your self esteem in the workplace: Don’t hate on yourself Nobody likes a hater, especially when that person is yourself! That’s why the first thing you’ll want to do in order to feel confident at work is to cut down on negative language. Telling yourself that you can’t do something, that you’re not good at something, or that you don’t deserve the job you have is never a good place to start. This sort of consistent negative self-deprecating can actually reflect in Continue Reading

4 Ways to Cope with a Micromanager at Work

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Chances are you know a micromanager. The kind of person who  comes lurking over your shoulder to lay their eyes on your computer screen.  “How’s the report/presentation/spreadsheet coming?” There you have it, the dreaded micromanager. The person who is so incredibly interested in what you’re doing, you’re not even sure they have the time to complete their own tasks. It’s like they’ve been hired to keep tabs on every last thing you’re doing at work! Don’t fret too much though, as there are plenty of ways to handle a micromanager. But let’s cover the basics… Continue Reading

Nothing to Do at Work? We’ve Got Ideas!

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At some point or another, we've all found ourselves with nothing to do at work. This might be because we simply don't have any interest in the work we're doing, we're not being supervised properly, or the work we're doing is so simple that we finished it hours ago. Finding ourselves scrolling aimlessly through clickbait, wikipedia articles, and google search results, we can almost feel our souls escaping our bodies. Continue Reading

How to Write an Objective for a Resume

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If you’re a college student looking to land an internship, or a post-grad professional who’s laser-focused on the type of position they know they want, knowing how to write an objective for a resume is an essential skill. But what are the best things to keep in mind for a career objective statement? In this article, we’ll go over career objective examples and tie everything together. Continue Reading

Business Travel Tips – Winning the Travel Battle

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Business travel tips are necessary, because nobody likes travelling for business when their body is sore, their clothes are wrinkled, and they have screaming children wailing in their ears. The fact of the matter is that business travel is a billion dollar industry, and that if you haven’t traveled on business yet, there will come a time where you have to hop on a plane, train, or in an automobile to journey across the country for work. Continue Reading

Honesty at Work: When (and When Not) To Tell The Truth

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  Many companies tout the importance of honesty at work, shrugging off concerns by throwing around words like "transparency" and "accountability." And for good reason: with recent workplace scandals making media headlines, it's important for companies to establish a culture of honesty in the workplace. For employees, it's a fine to walk between honesty, dishonesty, and tactful discretion. If they are too honest, and employees risk their professional reputation. Not being honest enough could mean that their credibility is questioned. So when should you practice honesty at work? And when should you keep your honesty to yourself? Continue Reading

Rescheduling an Interview – Here’s What to Stay

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Thinking of rescheduling an interview should make you think again! The big day has arrived and you suddenly find yourself battling a nasty cold. Do you go ahead with the job interview or contact the interviewer to reschedule? Many career pundits strongly urge job candidates to fulfill interview obligations. However, we've never met a company recruiter that wants to sit across from a job candidate that constantly coughs and sneezes. Rescheduling an interview because you're sick is a no brainer; you only have to speak a few cold medicine addled words to get the job interviewer on your side. Outside of a bout with a nasty cold, you need to follow a few steps for rescheduling an interview that include knowing exactly what to say. Continue Reading

How To Find The Career That Is Best For You

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It's not as easy as it sounds, finding the direction that your career should go in. Some people are lucky, they know from early on what they want to do and pursue it, finding happiness and success in their chosen field. However, statistically, most people will change their career path at least three times in their life - so if you're not sure what you want to do just yet, you are certainly not alone, and this article may be able to give you a little bit more clarification. Continue Reading

How to End a Cover Letter – Close It the Right Way!

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The best way to learn how to end a cover letter, is to learn how to begin a cover letter effectively. Many people glance over the importance of a cover letter, thinking that an employer will do the same, when this simply isn’t the case. Depending on the type of employer, they may even value the cover letter over the value of the resume. How to begin, and how to close a cover letter are essential aspects of your next application. Let’s think about how… Why is a cover letter so important? A cover letter is important because it is essentially a demonstration of fit, relative to any position. The fact of the matter is that when you see a position you are interested in, you might be thinking to yourself, “of course I can do that!” The same thing can’t be said for an employer when they finally take a look at your application. Your cover letter is an expository document, meant to guide a hiring manager to the most important parts of your resume. Should I create a separate cover letter Continue Reading

How to Choose a Mentor – The How-to Guide

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Wondering how to choose a mentor? Jobacle has you covered! There are so many companies that have programs that pair young professionals with more senior members of their desired field. Some try to force this connection, but it’s not likely to result in a positive experience unless both parties have chosen to participate completely of their own free will. But just because it’s not a requirement isn’t a reason to ignore the benefits of finding (or being) a mentor. I’ve had many mentors since graduating college and starting to take my career more seriously. Some mentors have resulted from official company-sponsored programs, others I’ve sought out because of respect I have for what they’ve achieved. Continue Reading

Job Interview Thank You Email Tips

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When sending a job interview thank you email you'll want to make sure you're attention to detail is immaculate. Virtually every "How to Nail a Job Interview" includes a closing tip that emphasizes the importance of sending a thank you letter to the company. Although a thank you letter cements your high caliber interview performance, the method for expressing your gratitude has changed from typing out a thank you letter to sending your appreciation via email. Does sending a job interview thank you letter via electronic mail differ much from sending one via snail mail? The answer is no, except you need to include "Thank You" in the subject line of your email to grab the attention of the interviewer. After that, everything else about a job interview thank you letter follows the same game plan. Continue Reading

My Boss Plays Favorites – Now What?

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My boss plays favorites. Help! The ideal work environment includes a level playing field for you and your professional peers. However, the ideal work environment is about as common as a unicorn sighting, so get used to working for a boss that plays favorites. It's one of the three facts of life, along with death and taxes. “Favoritism is absolutely seen in most offices, big or small,” says Ryan Kahn, a career coach and author of Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad. According to a research study released by Georgetown University, 92% of business executives polled stated they play favorites at work. Continue Reading

8 Reasons for Leaving a Job

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According to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American holds 11 jobs throughout his or her professional career. With an average career span of 44 years, the average American moves onto another job every four years. That is plenty of experience for an American worker to create a list of reasons for leaving a job. We move on to brighter professional pastures, but we must account for why we leave jobs. You have several scenarios for explaining why you left a job, with three scenarios unfolding the most often. Continue Reading

Skills That Entrepreneurs Must Possess

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With so many start-ups coming up globally, it has become evident that everyone is trying to create a niche for themselves. There is a starting point for every business venture and almost every budding entrepreneur is boggled by the question, “Can I do it?” Some of the biggest entrepreneurs of today had the same question in mind years back when they started their business venture. Right from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, from Larry Ellison to Michael Bloomberg, from Jason Camper to Sergey Brin – everyone had doubts. But all these people had some excellent entrepreneurial skills, which helped them in surging ahead in business and make a place where they are in today. Continue Reading

How to Write a Personal Mission Statement

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  Wondering how to write a personal mission statement? Read on! Most companies create mission statements that define the direction the company wants to move. If mission statements mold the future of successful companies, why do so many professionals neglect to devise mission statements of their own? You cannot expect to chart a career course, without developing a road map of where you want to go and how you plan to get there. Benefits of Learning How to Write a Personal Mission Statement Far too many professionals believe divine destiny shapes their careers. They never articulate a clearly defined career path. The lack of a personal mission statement has the same negative impact that it has on companies that never develop missions. Yet, how to write a personal mission statement produces several more benefits. Continue Reading

New Year, New Career: How to Prepare for a Career Change

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  Has a new year new career attitude taken a hold of your soul? The New Year produces resolution lists that make a difference in our lives for about two weeks after the big crystal ball descends in Times Square. Sure, we adhere to an improved diet and new workout regimen until Super Bowl Sunday. That is, if we have the discipline to follow our new lifestyles for an entire month. Most of us discard our New Year's resolutions as about as fast as The Bachelor discards a new courtship. However, one New Year resolution requires all of your attention. Making a career change to mark the New Year involves implementing several strategies. Continue Reading

Boring Meeting? Try These Tips to Help You Cope

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Yawn...it's another boring meeting. The lights dim, the projector beams its blinding light, and the speaker clears her throat to continue what appears to be a never-ending meeting. You have just come back from lunch break and the classic case of midday napping overtakes your attention span. No PowerPoint presentation is going to create a stir in your somnolent soul.  If you have a choice, you would rather spend time with the in laws than remain seated until the end of the day whistle blows at 5:00 Meetings represent the ultimate office endurance test, but fortunately, rather than simply play Office Bingo, you can implement tips to help you cope with a boring meeting. Continue Reading

Define Authority vs. Responsibility (and don’t forget accountability!)

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Job interviews unfold with a series of questions intended to test the professional mettle of aspiring candidates. Many recruiters want to know if the candidates that sit in front of them understand the differences between authority and responsibility. You might have to answer the question, "Define authority and how it relates to responsibility." Savvy job candidates invariably add a little substance by discussing the meaning of accountability, and how it connects authority and responsibility. If it all sounds confusing, don't fret. After reading the following succinct explanation, you should nail the common job interview questions for managers, as well as understand how to implement authority and responsibility principles on the job. Continue Reading

Holiday Team Building Ideas

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The time of year that brings us carols and hot chocolate also needs to bring us holiday team building ideas that make professional stress an afterthought. The Christmas holiday season creates more stress than the stress created during any other time of the year. From planning holiday feasts to purchasing gifts for the family, the iconic chant of ""Ho, ho, ho" has turned into the frantic "Go, go, go." Stress turns up a notch in the workplace, as companies place pressure on employees to meet end of year deadlines, while staying well below budget. Charity Starts at Work Charitable work performed by the private sector increases significantly during the holidays. Make charity work an exciting event by running a contest that rewards everyone for their hard work raising money and/or goods for charity. Divide department teams into between four and eight employees and allow each team to create a charity drive that benefits a non-profit organization. Each team selects a charity and a Continue Reading