What It Means When You Didn’t Get the Raise

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Getting a raise is a binary prospect. Either you get it, or you don’t. The bosses say “yes,” or they say “no.” That makes the situation seem pretty simple. And while “yes” remains an uncomplicated answer, there are many ranges of “no.” The short-term implications of getting turned down for a raise don’t get more… Read more »

3 Major Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Interview

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Once you get a job, you’ll be judged on your total output. Your bosses will see what you can do day in and day out. However, to land the position, you must perform well in a single brief, awkward conversation. It’s not a particularly fair system. But, unfortunately, it’s an almost universal practice. To get… Read more »

Is a Two-Page Resume Right For You? Let’s Weigh the Pros and Cons.

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Back in the day, one-page resumes represented a practical necessity. In those dark, olden times, back when phones had cords and TV episodes aired one at a time, resumes were actually printed and mailed. Long documents created logistical problems. Now that everything takes place in a digital realm, these concerns have dissipated. Still, attention spans… Read more »

Take Your Job Search to the Fast Lane

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Unemployment can represent one of the most stressful times a person can face. Mounting bills, dwindling savings, family and financial responsibilities weighing down on you. Keeping that period of time as short as possible becomes crucial to maintaining your mental health (and a healthy financial situation). Unfortunately, the length of time between jobs isn’t completely… Read more »

8 Ways To Relax After Tax Season… Phew!

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Months of grinding – long hours, bad food, little exercise and a dangerous lack of sleep, human contact and natural light – have come to an end. Tax season is over. Your free time is your own again (at least relatively speaking). What are you going to do with it? Here are eight suggestions to… Read more »

Schedule a Last Minute Biotech Interview? Follow These Tips!

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The big news: You got the interview at your dream biotech firm. The catch: The interview takes place in a couple of hours. Uh oh. Your big chance to cement a position in an exciting, growing industry, and you have to rush into it. No time for your usual deep-dive into every pertinent detail of… Read more »

5 Intangible Skills That’ll Get You Hired

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Any resume comes with a long list of measurable accomplishments. Bullet points detailing the degrees received. A list enumerating professional certifications. A litany detailing skill proficiencies and technological competencies. But those skills usually aren’t enough to secure a position. Every candidate probably has the basic skills to adequately fill the available position. To get the… Read more »

The Top Skills Every Tax Accountant Needs

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Of course, a tax accountant needs to have a deep, up-to-date understanding of the tax code. But you need more than this basic knowledge to become a great tax accountant. Tax chops are key, but not enough. Building a long-term career involves combining a number of disparate skill sets. These additional attributes require cultivation. You… Read more »

A Year in Review: PrideStaff Bend’s Top Pieces of Job Search Advice

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The end of the year represents a time of optimism and a time of reflection. Optimism for the year ahead (hey, at least 2019 isn’t an election year). And reflection to the year gone by (bright spots: Avengers: Infinity Wars; the Olympics…dark spots: well, no need to bring up those). In looking back, it’s important… Read more »

8 Career-Based New Year’s Resolution Ideas

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Go to the gym. Eat fewer carbs. Spend more time with family. Oh, and make more money and finally get your career on track. All of it falls into the classic easier-said-than-done category. The key is to avoid general resolutions and map out specific actions you can take to get going in the right direction…. Read more »