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Top 10 Posts of 2016

12-18 Top PostsIt’s hard to believe the year is already ending! We’ve had a lot of fun providing you with job search and workplace tips. In fact, this year, we’ve posted 150 articles on Movin’ On Up!

To help celebrate the year, here’s a look at the top 10 posts of 2016:

  1. 3 Things That Could Hold Your Career Back
    At some point in time, you may feel stuck in your career or job search, and you’re not alone. While many experience this in their professional lives, knowing what’s holding your career back is key to helping you move forward on your desired career path.
  2. Quick Tips for Getting Through the First 90 Days at Work
    You rocked your interview and landed the job! Now what? The first 90 days of work are important for any new employee. It’s during this time that you shape important first impressions, build relationships, and establish a rhythm for your new role.
  3. 4 Degrees That Will Get You Noticed
    Forbes released a list of academic degrees that revealed which college majors will get you noticed by employers based on a study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).We’ve taken the top four degrees from that list to help you understand what’s most sought after by employers.
  4. 30 Power Words to Power Up Your Resume and Boost Your Job Search
    Does your resume have the punch it needs to help you stand out? Is your cover letter well-written and convincing? Are you conveying professionalism in the e-mails you write to recruiters or hiring managers?
  5. Outperform With These 5 Resume Tips
    Everyone knows that your resume is an important part of landing an interview, and ultimately, a job. But, with so many qualified candidates going after the same jobs, how do you stand out? Take a look at these five resume tips to help you outperform the competition.
  6. Who Is Hiring Non-College Grads
    Are you thinking about getting a higher education? Or, are you considering skipping college and heading straight for the workforce? Before you make this important decision, check out the results of a recent survey from Express Employment Professionals.
  7. 5 Ways to Define Your Ideal Workplace
    Whether you’re just getting started in the professional world or looking for a career transition, it’s important to know what you want in a job and consider most important. A key piece of that is being able to define your ideal workplace.
  8. 5 Tips for Gold Medal Job Performance
    Athletes from around the world competed for a spot on the winners’ podium this year. While winning is quite the accomplishment in itself, we all know the true goal each athlete strives for is bringing home a gold medal. Similarly, as a job seeker or even as a new employee, you should strive for more in your professional life.
  9. Give Your Career a Makeover
    There may be times in your professional life that you become frustrated and feel like you aren’t quite getting where you’d like to be. If you ever reach that point, it may be time to give your career a makeover.
  10. Tips for Surviving Today’s Changing Workforce
    Today’s workforce is in the middle of a transformation that is altering the way employees, new and old, work on a daily basis. With technological advances, a shift in the overall age and work style of employees, and more, it can be tough to discern how to effectively manage one’s career and be an effective employee.

What articles did you enjoy this year? Share your favorites in the comments section below!

Movin’ On Up is brought to you by Express Employment Professionals.

The Year in Review: Top Posts of 2015

12-18 Top PostsIt was a great year here at Movin’ On Up! Help us celebrate by taking a look back at the some of the top posts from 2015. We look forward to bringing you more content, tips, and advice in 2016.

How to Love Your Job, Even on Mondays
The idea of someone loving their job can seem like a far-fetched dream. But the good news is that it just requires a person to keep working at it. Here are three helpful tips to keep your love for your job alive, even on Mondays.”

Hot Summer Jobs
Since summer jobs are important to help build your resume and network, finding the right fit is essential. To get started on your job search, check out these four jobs that are popular during the summer months!”

3 Interview Questions That Should Never Stress You Out
Before a job interview, it’s common to feel anxious about what you could be asked and wonder what kind of curve-ball questions might be thrown your way. However, during your prep time the night before your interview, you can prepare yourself for many of the questions that could be asked.”

Be Thankful: How to Appreciate Your Job
The holiday season is fast approaching, and it’s a time of year when many people consider all they are thankful for, like family, shelter, and friends. When you count up your blessings, do you include your job? Even if your current job isn’t perfect, it is something for which you should be thankful.”

How Giving Back Makes You More Employable
According to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), volunteering raises your odds of finding employment in today’s job market. In fact, a recent report from CNCS reveals that volunteers have 27% higher odds of finding employment than non-volunteers, and the relationship between employment and volunteering was strongest for those without a high school diploma or who live in rural areas.”

5 Traits of a Great Mentor
The concept of having a mentor to help you in your career and professional growth is nothing new. In fact, it’s common to hear of everyone from doctors and lawyers to teachers and entrepreneurs having a mentor. But, the mentorships of today may look different from what you anticipated or remembered.”

Break Free From Your Job Search
“While summer holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends, enjoy a picnic, watch a firework show, and celebrate, they’re also an opportunity to declare independence from your job search.”

How to Answer the Question “What’s Your Greatest Weakness”
“While this question is difficult to answer and may seem like an odd thing to ask a stranger, it can reveal a lot about you. The interviewer asks it not only because they are interested in how you handle a tough question, but also because they’re trying to figure out if you’ll be a good or bad fit for the open position.”

How to Interview Your Next Boss
During most interviews, there comes a point when the interviewer turns the tables and asks if you have any questions for them. Though this may be intimidating if you’re unprepared, it can also be a great time to stand out from the competition with some well-crafted questions of your own.”

A Guide to Declaring Freedom From Your Job
“We all want to find that perfect job that makes us happy, pays the bills, and offers a lifetime’s worth of job security. Unfortunately, those jobs are often hard to find. Author Seth Godin explains that there is a difference between a “dip” and a “cul-de-sac” when it comes to your job. Dips are really difficult periods of time that are full of opportunity to be the best. Cul-de-sacs, on the other hand, are periods where repeated effort and time only lead you back to the same spot.”

What was your favorite article this year? Share with us in the comments section below!

Movin’ On Up is brought to you by Express Employment Professionals.