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Handling a Difficult Coworker – Life Doesn’t Have to be Miserable

At some point in everyone’s career, they end up in a challenging situation that requires them to deal with a difficult coworker. Whether the person is overly negative or combative, doesn’t meet their deadlines, or is generally unreliable, it can make facing your workday a tall order. However, even if you are stuck with a… Read More »

Responding to Behavioral Interview Questions

Most hiring managers rely on behavioral interview questions to help them screen applicants. They give the interviewer insights into your personality, which can be important for determining cultural fit. Often, these inquiries focus on more than your skills and general work experience. Instead, they aim to dig deeper, providing valuable context regarding the reasoning behind… Read More »

How to Excel at Being a New Manager

Being promoted into a management role for the first time is exciting. However, it can also leave you with a lot of questions, particularly if you haven’t been responsible for leading a team before. Most new managers want to be successful right out of the gate, but that can seem as though it is easier… Read More »

Key Areas a Company Can Outsource in Order to Grow

When your aim is to accelerate growth, outsourcing can be an ideal method for supporting this objective. Not only can it save you a significant amount of time, but it also can be incredibly cost-effective. If you are interested in outsourcing in order to grow, here are some key areas to examine. Accounting Unless you… Read More »

Why Accepting Counteroffers Rarely Works Out

Has this happened to you? You’ve got a solid new job offer in your hand, and you head in to give your two weeks notice. Then, your manager presents you with a counteroffer in an effort to get you to stay, and you aren’t sure what to do. While receiving a counter offer seems like… Read More »

Tips to Advance in the Workplace and Move Ahead

Most workers aren’t in their dream job. Generally, they are moving their way up the ladder and are striving to get ahead. However, forward progress doesn’t always happen on its own. Sometimes, you have to take extra steps in order to advance in the workplace. If you are looking to move ahead, here are some… Read More »

Tips for Responding to Difficult Situations

Nearly everyone will encounter stressful situations during their career. Whether it involves being overtasked, caught between two managers, or being overlooked for promotions, challenges in the workplace can quickly lead to frustration. With that in mind, here are a few difficult situations you may encounter and tips on how to respond. Being the Go-To Person… Read More »

Burning Out Employees Can be Detrimental to Your Success

While a strong economy can be great news for businesses, it also brings with it some drawbacks, especially when coupled with low unemployment. Companies are struggling to find the workers they need, leaving them to push their current employees harder than ever before. An occasional short period that requires staff members to work overtime is… Read More »

Common Non-Compete Agreement Questions

Thank you to Epiphany Law for participating in Career Options “Make it Happen in 2017-2018” resource guide for area companies! Please see below for their information on key points regarding Non-Compete Agreements:   Defending Your Company from Unfair Competition In the employment arena, things are not what they used to be. It used to be… Read More »

Here Are Some Ways a Specialized Recruiting Agency Will Ensure Great New Hires

When companies struggle to find high-quality candidates for particular roles, they may feel at a loss when it comes to remedying the problem. Even if an organization manages most of its own hiring, being unfamiliar with the idiosyncrasies of certain fields or positions makes finding top talent harder, as not every HR department will understand… Read More »