Posts Tagged: career advice

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The Value of Responding to a Recruiter

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Has a recruiter reached out to you while you were gainfully employed? Initially, it might annoy you. Some candidates don’t want to be bothered when they aren’t actively looking for a new job. Keep in mind that recruiters regularly reach out to candidates who are working. The unemployment rate remains low at 4%, meaning the…

Hate your new job? Give it time.

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Ready to quit moments after starting your new job? Hold tight. Before you throw in the towel, make sure you’re not only being patient, but realistic. Being the new employee is an intimidating challenge, and you have to give it a fair amount of time to improve and feel familiar. Be aware of the adjustment…

7 Bad Work Habits to Cut Out Today

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Been working the same job for a while? Although this isn’t always necessarily a bad thing, becoming too comfortable in your current role can cause you to pick up a bad habit or two. Take some time to re-evaluate your work day and figure out what bad work habits are holding you back from advancing….

How to Decide Between Multiple Job Offers

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In this job market, intelligent and open-minded job seekers are a glimpse of light in a dark tunnel for Buffalo businesses. Companies are still struggling to find talented candidates as the unemployment rate remains incredibly low. Because of this, it’s becoming more common for skillful and hardworking job seekers to receive more than one job…

4 Tips to End Your Workday in a Better Mood

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Everyone is going to have a bad day at work once in awhile, but it’s not healthy to bring those bad vibes home with you. Read on for some tips to end even the worst work days on a good note. Acknowledge the little victories. Finish up as many small tasks as you can and…

How to be a Standout, Indispensable Employee

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Looking to be a standout, indispensable employee at your workplace? Having a job that you enjoy is great, but feeling secure and needed at the company you work for is just as important. It’s a common, ambitious goal to get to a point where your employer feels as if they can’t operate without you, and…

Underqualified?

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Is it okay to apply to a position you are not entirely qualified for? Employers are finally realizing that it’s nearly impossible to find the perfect candidate that checks all of their boxes. So what does this mean for job seekers? The trick is to decide if you are almost qualified or hardly qualified. If…

Back to School Sparks New Beginnings

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Have you been too busy keeping your kids occupied all summer to invest any time in your job search? Or maybe you chose to spend every free moment of our short Buffalo summer on the beach. You’re not alone! Although we may be slightly biased and believe that any time of the year is a…

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

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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…