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Job satisfaction is a fickle thing. If you work in a job that doesn’t challenge or stimulate you, it can become a kind of torture to show up every day. If you’re stuck in this kind of rut, keep reading. We’ve got seven ways you can boost your job satisfaction without quitting your job. Spend… Read more »

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Many people fear writing a resume. Some people fear to make mistakes, and others fear the possibility of rejection. All too often, though, people fear the writing itself. If fear has made you put off writing your resume, let’s try to put that fear to bed. You can write a stellar resume by following a… Read more »

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A gap on a resume can create haunting fears in job applicants. They worry that it will make them look unprofessional or that they don’t take their careers seriously. Unfortunately, gaps happen, and interviewers will expect you to talk about them. So, how do you handle that discussion in a reasonable way that won’t torpedo… Read more »

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Active dislike or severe disengagement from your job is normal. Around 66% of people fall into this category. Of course, disliking or simply not caring about your job is a hard way to live, given that you’ll spend the majority of your waking hours there. So, what can you do to get back on track… Read more »

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Even with unemployment at one of the lowest rates in the last decade, it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll snag a job without trouble. Job searchers often make common and avoidable mistakes that prevent them from getting interviews in the first place or succeeding in the interview process. Keep reading for some of these common mistakes… Read more »

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The hiring process is almost as daunting for employers as it is for candidates. You must spend time weeding out the bad fits, running screenings and doing background checks. And that doesn’t include checking references. Unfortunately, this process can lead you to discard candidates that might be great.   Let’s look at three categories of candidates you should give some extra… Read more »

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Once you land a job, it feels great. It’s easy to feel like you’ve gotten through the hard part. Getting through the interview process and landing the job is hard work, but you aren’t quite done yet. Your first day means navigating a lot of new territory and new personalities. There are some things you’ll want to do… Read more »

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Any manager or supervisor will tell you that no single motivational method works on everyone. For example, fear might work on some employees, but it’s a losing bet overall. It ultimately demoralizes everyone. So, what motivational methods can you use to appeal to the largest number of employees? Communicate People respond to specific goals, yet… Read more »

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Your hard skills play a role in getting you the interview, but they won’t get you the job by themselves. These days, employers look for candidates who already have good soft skills. Why? Soft skills make people more effective on the job, for one. They’re also very hard to teach and all but impossible to… Read more »

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Happy GPS Anniversary Karen Smith!   Karen, we appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to GPS over the last 17 years!  We all could not do ALL of our jobs without YOU! Enjoy your day, your way!