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7 Warning Signs An Employer Has a Toxic Company Culture

Toxic Company Culture

Have you ever taken a job, and later—when things really went south—wondered why you didn’t see it coming earlier? Why, through all of their “selling,” you didn’t see how bad the culture really was?

Surely there were signs during the interview, right?   

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2015 Job Outlook: Good News for New College Grads

Job Outlook 2015

If you’re a college senior with graduation just around the corner, and you’re wondering how the job market is looking, there’s plenty of good news from the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 2015 Job Outlook Report:

Employers plan to hire 8.3 percent more new college graduates in 2015 than they did in 2014…   

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What Kind of Job Market Do College Grads Face? [Infographic]

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Summer is almost here, and as many soon-to-be grads have already realized: the job market may be better… but it isn’t great. In fact, the number of job openings targeted to new graduates is down about 20 percent in 2015.

However, the overall job market has increased by 20%… and many of the the full-time employment (FTE) positions available are the types of jobs college graduates covet such as non-retail sales, customer service and business support…   

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How Baseball’s Ten Commandments Apply to Your Career

Chief Bender Ten Commandments of Baseball

Not even the most devout baseball fans know that Chief Bender was one of Major League Baseball’s first true All-Star Pitchers who, in the early 1900s, playing for four different organizations.

In fact, Bender might be better known for writing “Ten Baseball Commandments” than his baseball accomplishments. And with baseball well underway, I found it a fun exercise to see how those ten commandments apply to school, life and career…   

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Let’s Cut Your Job Search Time in Half (Part One)

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Are you applying for the right jobs? Are you qualified for those jobs? Do you appear credible to the hiring professional who decides to bring you in for an interview? Or are you eliminating yourself in the first few seconds?

Especially in a tough market, many job seekers apply for every job they can find whether it’s a true match or not…   

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Job Search Sabotage: Taking Rejection Too Personally

Don Miguel Ruiz

In “The Four Agreements,” a bestselling book by Don Miguel Ruiz, “Don’t take anything personally,” is the second agreement.

Taking things personally in your job search can result in feelings of hurt and inadequacy when you get rejected, something goes wrong in the job interview process or you receive bad advice…   

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