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New Job? Top Tips for Building a Good Relationship with your Manager

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We have all been ‘The new boy or girl’ at some point, but for many people it can be difficult to remember what it was like settling in to your very first job, or finding your feet with a new work role. No matter if this is your first experience of being in the workplace, or you are starting a new job, it is of great importance to establish a good working relationship with your manager from day one.

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Best Famous Career Quotes to Help Keep You Inspired

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It doesn’t matter what stage of your career you are at, there will be some times when you need a little bit of motivational inspiration to kick start your mind and boost your energy levels once again. Little nuggets of inspiration can come from the most unlikely sources, but often these will be just what you need to help you go ask your boss for that promotion, or to try for a job that you once thought was out of your league, or even just to get you though having a rough day at work.

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What to do After a Job Interview

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You thought your job interview went very well. You were very pleased with how you handled yourself and you thought that your interviewer really took to you. But what now? Do you just sit and wait around for them to contact you? Is there anything else you can do that could further improve your chances of landing the job?

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Tips for a Successful Phone Interview (Part 2)

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Preparing for a phone interview should be treated in exactly the same way as when you are going for an interview in person. You will still be talking with the very same people you would likely meet in a face-to-face interview, and you may still be asked the same questions, so you have to be equally prepared.

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Phone Interviews: The Dos and Don’ts of a Good Interview

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Are you worried about an upcoming phone interview? Well, you are not alone! Telephone job interviews can be both useful as well as scary. From an employer’s point of view, screening a large number of potential job candidates via the phone can be a great time saver. There is no need to take a lot of time out to arrange physical job interviews or the need to sit through hours of interviewing one unsuitable candidate after another.

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What Career Goals and Objectives can Really Look Like

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Are you dissatisfied with your job? There can be lots of reasons why people are unhappy with their job. This can range from disliking their boss or work colleagues, to finding their work schedule inflexible or harsh and not fitting well around their social life or family responsibilities.

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The Importance of having Career goals and objectives

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To be successful in your career it is very important to set yourself some short-term and long-term career goals and career objectives. This isn’t as complicated as it sounds. In fact, without realizing it, everyone sets themselves goals to achieve every day. OK, these may only be small or minor goals such as remembering to pay a bill, tidy up the desk, or to complete a work project, but they are goals all the same.  Setting yourself clear goals can highly improve your job satisfaction at work as well as your career progression. Let’s take a closer look at why having goals are important.

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How to Change Career without Earning another Degree

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There are more people than you think who are in need of a career change. This can be as a result of redundancy and finding that the industry you were employed in is in steep decline, so a change in direction is needed into something new. Or it could be that you have studied hard for one career path only to have a change of heart, and now find yourself wanting to pursue something completely different.

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Words to Drop from your Job Interview to make you Sound Smarter

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The modern fast-paced digital world has certainly made an impact on how we communicate with each other. Words seem to be falling out of fashion with the younger generation. We now strive to get across our message or tell others how we are feeling through the use of emojis, text-speak and cramming words into a post of 140 or fewer characters.

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