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    Empathy in the Workplace: What, Why, and How

    Empathy is the ability to live and relate to the emotions and experience of others. It’s more than mere sympathy. It’s the ability to understand and lend support to other people with sensitivity and compassion. Empathy is like stepping into a person’s shoes and being aware of their situation. In the context of work, empathy…

  • in: Contract Employment  | 

    3 Great Reasons to Become a Contractual Employee

    With the growth of the on-demand economy, people are showing an increasing interest in contract positions to kickstart their careers. Moving from one contract to another, within or across various industries, is being seen as a viable option to gain relevant work experience. While the benefits of a regular job can never be overstated, contractual…

  • in: Contract Employment  | 

    The ABCs of Temping

    Temporary jobs, often known in the industry as temping work, have fast emerged as a viable employment option for both employers and employees. While recruiters can evaluate candidate suitability for various job roles, those seeking temping opportunities get to work for an employer of repute. This acts as a very good selling point for both…

How do you answer why you left your previous job?

You are sitting in an interview and the meeting is proceeding very well. You are dressed up and feeling on top of your game. You have established rapport. You have asked all of those good interview questions that you prepared. And then the dreaded question: why did you leave XYZ Company? And now you aren’t…

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  • Job search during the holidays? YES.

    Prioritize your work schedule in advance. Instead of daydreaming about your weekend on Friday afternoon, take a few minutes for a quick review of your most important tasks for Monday. List them according to importance. Or, you may prefer to list them by level of difficulty to get the tough ones out of the way…

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  • 4 great ways contract employees contribute to the success of your company

    We are in a time of shifting business models and hiring needs. Here are some ideas on how engaging contingent workers fits well with changing, and sometimes uncertain, times. 1. Temporary or contract employees can help you avoid the negative consequences of unwise hiring decisions that can incur prolonged expenses and headaches. Engaging contingent workers…

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  • Did she just ask me about a skill I don’t have?

    You are sitting in the interview. Everything has gone so well… and then, the interviewer just asked you about a skill you don’t have. It wasn’t on the job description online, it never came up in any prior discussions. Don’t get nervous – stay calm in any situation during an interview. You aren’t prepared! But…

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  • Contract jobs predicted to grow by 13% between 2014-19

    Not sure if you want to commit long-term? Don’t worry; contract employment can be your steady source of income for the next few years, according to the latest CareerBuilder survey. America’s leading job search engine predicts that contract jobs are on course for a 13% spike between this year and 2019 (Figure 1). Here’s another…

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  • 3 pragmatic ways to stay positive and motivated at work

    Staying true to your passion is a great ideal. Once you look at how things really work in most organizations, you may want get more real. Feeling successful is important to staying motivated and being more pragmatic may contribute to being more successful at work. Here are some ideas: 1) Don’t let the lack of…

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  • 4 ways to keep calm during an interview

    Most people feel nervous before or during a job interview but when you get too anxious, it’s time to take a few countermeasures. Use relaxation techniques: The tried and true methods include deep breathing exercises and maintaining good posture. You’ll look and feel more confident. Visualize being successful: Imagine that you already have the offer…

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  • Besides salary, what do employees wish for in 2015?

    A recent survey of more than 2,100 CFOs and employees has revealed that more money is not the only incentive employees expect from their employers; the 2015 benefits wish list sheds light on what really drives employees in today’s changing work environment. [table caption=”WISH LIST 2015″ width=”500″ colwidth=”130|20″ colalign=”left” border=”1″ ] More vacation days,30% Better…

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  • Ending your interview on a positive note

    “All’s well that ends well.” – William Shakespeare The importance of ending an interview on a positive note can never be understated. As a job seeker, you’d ideally want to finish every interview on a pleasant note. Affirm your interest in the job.  Let them know that you want this opportunity. Tell them why you…

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  • How to make a good impression in an instant

    People start forming an opinion of others within seconds of seeing them for the first time. First impressions are important. Here are some tips to help you make a good impression instantly. You know some of them but we guarantee that you will find something useful in our list. Your grandma was right when she…

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