Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Thursday January 30th, 2014 Read more →

Preparing Job Interview: Get a Glimpse into the Organization

Proper preparation is the key to completing any task successfully. Preparing for a job interview is no different. In fact, it can be very challenging to some who may become stressful with such important events. Obtaining information about the organization as well as the people within it can help reduce the stress.   The hiring […]

Saturday January 25th, 2014 Read more →

Top Signs Your Prospective Manager/department is not Right for You

  When applying for academic jobs, education jobs, or any other types of jobs you must first go through an interview process. This is a process that is important for both the employer and the prospective employee. A great deal of information can be obtained by both parties during an interview. When an employer decides […]

Wednesday January 22nd, 2014 Read more →

Listening: The Forgotten Art of Communication in the Workplace

Listening is something that we all say we do, but do we really? To be a good listener, one must have good listening skills. Yes, there are skills necessary to successfully communicate with others. Somewhere along the way, some of us have lost these skills and we need to retrain ourselves whether that is done […]

Tuesday January 21st, 2014 Read more →

9 Steps to Dealing with Difficult Staff in Unionized University Environment

It happens everywhere, even in a university environment. When you post a job, you expect to hire the best employee. Yet, there is going to be a few employees who just aren’t happy about anything and use their union as their shield. The small number of unhappy faculty/staff can cause tidal waves over a small […]

Monday January 20th, 2014 Read more →

Career Advice to a Recent Grad Student

Congratulations, your hard work has finally paid off; you have graduated from college.  Now it is time to look for a job. Whether you are considering an academic job, since you now have an advanced degree, there are many things that you should be concerned with before entering the work force. It is vital to […]

Friday January 17th, 2014 Read more →

How to Adjust to a New Manager

If you are an employee in a firm you must be ready for the many changes that can happen while you work. From time to time, employees come and go, as well as managers. In many positions in education jobs or university jobs, adjusting to a new manager could cause problems for everyone employed with […]

Monday January 13th, 2014 Read more →

The Best Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search

Today’s job seeker would be wise to take a good hard look at using social media sites as part of their search process. Sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google + have become major players in all aspects of an effective job search. That’s why over half of all job seekers use social media daily, […]

Wednesday January 1st, 2014 Read more →