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How to Handle a Negative Performance Review


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No one wants to be told that they’re not performing well at work, especially when negative feedback wasn’t what you were expecting to hear. How do you recover from this negative review? Should you start packing up your desk and throw in the towel? Before you impulsively react, give the criticism a few days to…

9 Steps to take before leaving the Office for Vacation



According to a 2017 survey by Glassdoor, the average US employee takes about half of their provided vacation time in a 12-month period. From this same survey, it was found that when Americans do use their vacation time, two out of three people are still checking into work anyways. These statistics are concerning, as vacations…

New Year, New You: Improving your Workplace Demeanor in 2018


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80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. The start of a new year is the perfect time to act on the positive changes you’ve been meaning to make, but it’s usually easier said than done. Most people set unrealistic resolutions for themselves and get disappointed when these goals aren’t met. Keeping this in mind,…

Know Your Worth – Salary Negotiation Tips


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Salary negotiations have the reputation of being awkward and complicated. We get it. The last thing you want to do before starting a new job is have an uncomfortable conversation with your boss. However, this discussion is more common than you think, and sometimes necessary to get the pay you deserve. Review the basic five…

Why You Should Never Take the Counteroffer



Figures from the National Employment Association reveal that 80% of those who accept counteroffers end up leaving within the next 6 months – either because they accepted another offer or were let go. Accepting a counteroffer may sound attractive at the time it is presented. More money in a role you’re already comfortable in? What…

First Networking Event? No Problem



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…

How to Succeed the First Week of a New Job


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You may have landed the new job, but the interview isn’t over just yet. The first three months in your new role act as an extension of the interview process, and your employer is looking for you to prove that you are capable of doing what you said you can. However, the first week isn’t…