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Employee Recognition

How do you recognize your team?  Your employees?  Your Co-Workers?  Your family? Recognition in the workplace is a constantly discussed topic.  There are countless books, articles, seminars and “so-called” experts on the topic.  Companies spend money on trying to determine what is the best, most effective, most affordable way to recognize hard work and effort […] Read Article “Employee Recognition”

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Kids and Work

At some point, every working parent with school-age children has had to answer for the following: The class trip you couldn’t chaperone. The soccer game you arrived late to. The school play you totally missed. And often times, that answer is some variation of this: “Because I had to work.”

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What you should (and should not) ask a recruiter

When a recruiter calls you, you need to determine a few things: if you are qualified to do the job, if you’re interested in doing the job, what hoops you will need to jump through to get the job, and if there is any reason the job is open (i.e. is there an underlying problem […] Read Article “What you should (and should not) ask a recruiter”

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14 Lessons from Benjamin Franklin About Getting What You Want in Life

There’s a reason Ben Franklin’s face is on the $100 bill: he knew what he was talking about and if you followed his advice, you might find yourself making some hundreds of your own. I came across this article by Thea Easterby in Business Insider; it offers some inspirational advice I think you might find […] Read Article “14 Lessons from Benjamin Franklin About Getting What You Want in Life”

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Incorporating Social Media into Your Job Search

Everyone knows by now how important it is to have a great resume, but not many people are taking advantage of leveraging social media as part of their overall job search approach. More and more employers (and recruiters) are bringing social media into the mix when they’re looking for new candidates. So what are the […] Read Article “Incorporating Social Media into Your Job Search”

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Economic recovery remains sluggish

Ever since the worldwide economic recession drew to a close in 2008, a series of untimely events have repeatedly shaken Asia Pacific’s financial infrastructure.

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10 Tips for Recent College Grads: Millennials in the Job Market

There has been a lot of talk about the “Millennial” generation. Ask most hiring managers, and you will hear about a sense of entitlement, lack of professionalism and the inability to stay in one job for long. Below are a few tips that I have picked up in my experience working with this population as […] Read Article “10 Tips for Recent College Grads: Millennials in the Job Market”

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Life after college for the class of 2012

In the six years since I left the hallowed halls of UConn (Go Huskies!) so much has already changed. In 2006, your grandma couldn’t use Facebook yet and there was no such thing as Twitter or Pinterest. In 2012 things are different. This freshman workforce has to contend with fierce competition from their peers and […] Read Article “Life after college for the class of 2012”