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Importance of Staying Relevant in Today’s Workforce

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“In four years, you’ll have to relearn 30% of your job.” – Mark Niemann-Ross, Lynda.com author. Change is something many people fear and avoid at all costs. Unfortunately, in today’s workforce, ignoring change will eventually make you obsolete, and in some cases, unemployable. If you aren’t constantly pushing yourself forward and learning new skills to…

First Networking Event? No Problem

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If you’re not a people person, attending a networking event is probably the last thing you want to do. However, if you’re in need of a new job, or feel stuck in a current role, networking is one of the many great ways to find new career opportunities. Luckily, we have some tips for you…

Mistakes Made During Salary Negotiation

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Don’t Make Any of These 4 Salary Negotiation Mistakes So you’ve made it through the interview process and you’ve been presented with an offer. Your first instinct is to accept it, right? After all, you’re excited and caught up in the moment. When you are accepting a new job, it’s important to make sure you…

How to enjoy your work holiday party (and not ruin your career)

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The work holiday party is meant to be an enjoyable time. A chance to relax and relish in all the success your company has had this year. But while you certainly want to have a good time, you also need to remember that it is a work event, and a certain level of professionalism must…

Seasonal Job Opportunities: 101

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The holiday season is upon us. With that brings of joy, excitement, and expense. But there is a financial and professional silver lining you may be overlooking; seasonal job opportunities. Besides traditional big box retailers, there are thousands of seasonal job opportunities in restaurants, in the e-commerce and travel industries, and in general offices to…

Long-term Employment: Good or Bad?

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Stable, long-term employment in itself isn’t a bad thing. Working for a company for many years shows dedication and commitment. It’s beneficial for your future, as many companies don’t like to see a jumpy employment history on a resume. However when long-term employment turns stagnant, with the employee in the same position for years on…

How volunteering can help land your next job

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Networking is for everyone. It’s for the person who is unemployed and looking for a new opportunity. It’s for the business owner who wants to grow their business. And it’s for the working professionals who just want to expand their network. There are a lot of different ways to network. Attending business events, alumni happy…

What is a boomerang employee?

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Q:What is a boomerang employee? A: A Boomerang Employee is defined as any employee who returns to work for a former employer. There are several different types of boomerang employees: Those who left the company to further their careers. Employees often state that they left their job because they wanted to learn new skills and…

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Accept the Counteroffer

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With the economy heating up over the last few years, where there once was an abundant talent pool, today that’s not the case. Companies are finding it harder than ever to recruit, hire and retain skilled employees, especially in the technology and science fields. Counteroffers are now becoming a big issue in recruiting, as companies…

Buffalo’s Healthcare Industry

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Thanks in part to a globally renowned research university right in our backyard, Buffalo and the surrounding area is home to a healthcare industry that employs over 40,000 workers. With healthcare being such a popular industry to work in, it’s only natural that the colleges and universities in the area have spent the last decade…