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Navigating Complex Workplace Situations; Or: My Coworker Smells Bad—How Do I Tell Him?

We’ve all been there. Maybe someone in your cubicle row breathes loudly. Or someone on the assembly line just won’t stop talking. And then there’s the case of the coworker that smells … less than good. These are all real problems, but you’re working with this person every day. How can you politely let them […]

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Poll Question: How Much Influence Did Your Parent(s) /Guardian(s) Have on Your Career Path?

Poll Question: How Much Influence Did Your Parent(s) /Guardian(s) Have on Your Career Path?

Have you ever said or done something and realized that you’re slowly morphing into your parents or guardians? It happens. But that doesn’t mean you’re a direct copy. For this month’s poll, we’re trying to see what type of influence your parents or guardians had on your career. Maybe your dad was a police officer […]

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How to Vet Child Care Centers

When you have a family, finding a job isn’t as easy as choosing whatever employer offers you the most cash. You have to take into account barriers to employment such as transportation and the always-important proximity to child care. Once you’ve made a list of all the nearby child care providers (preferably half a year […]

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Does Your CEO Connect with Frontline Workers?

Most companies dedicate substantial time and energy to researching, planning, and implementing communication strategies that build stronger relationships with their customers, but the most successful also dedicate an equally significant amount of energy to communicating with their employees. Legendary former General Electric CEO Jack Welch once said, “There are only three measurements that tell you […]

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The Highest Paying Trade School Jobs

Have you considered trade schools? We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—the traditional four-year college experience isn’t for everyone. If you love to work with your hands, why not consider trade school instead? Also known as technical, career, or vocational school, a trade school is defined by PrepScholar as “a post-secondary institution that’s designed […]

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Can You Be Friends with Your Coworkers?

Or will you only end up hurt in the end? In a given year, many adults spend more time with their coworkers than with their friends or family. That lack of socialization can make it tempting to turn your coworkers into friends. A day spent talking about new projects and meetings can turn into a […]

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Safety Month: Workstation Ergonomics to Maintain a Healthy Back

June is National Safety Month, and what better way to celebrate than a few workplace safety tips? Proper back support, correct lifting techniques, and eye protection tips can seem tedious, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth discussing. Since looking at a few short points can save you from chronic pain or injury, we think […]

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Overcoming Barriers to Employment

What’s keeping you from your dream job? Usually when we talk about how hard the job search is, we focus on resumes, interviews, or the best websites to check out. Today, we’ll discuss logistical concerns. What does “logistical” mean when it comes to the job search? Think of it as all that fun stuff that […]

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Is Your Online Activity Costing You the Job?

Your lack of interviews could be due to what you said online years ago. The internet is a huge and wonderful place. You can search for tips on how to fix your sink, buy a used car, and leave a review for your favorite restaurant. However, it’s important to remember that anything you say online […]

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Job Spotlight: Warehouse Worker

Is the warehouse life for you? Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age old question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We want to help you answer that question with our new Job Spotlight monthly blog series. In this series, we will […]

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