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How to determine if favoritism is actually occurring or just your perception?
Favoritism fosters bad feelings amongst colleagues, and oftentimes places a cloud over an entire department — or worse, the company. It wears away at morale, causes good employees to quit prematurely, and comes in many forms so there are usually many “victims.”

How about an …

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Let me be the first resume writer to publicly state that the resumes days are numbered. Of course, I don’t know how many days, weeks, months, or years are left, but I do know that there is a heavy obstacle in front of us before the resume is finally put to rest.

At this point, I …

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Why should updating your resume be a never-ending job?

  • Do you forget important details?
  • How easily do you remember employment dates, financial details (budgets, profits)?
  • Can you remember details from a year ago? Five years ago?
  • Like anyone, jobseekers face short- and long-term memory loss too.

Keeping abreast of changing job responsibilities, like serving on ad-hoc committees or handling special …

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Being a great secretary or personal assistant (PA) requires more than being able to type quickly and file things away efficiently. There is a whole range of important skills that are essential to make a success of this important job. The efficiency of a PA or secretary can make a huge difference to how smoothly …

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The best place for mentioning an unrelated career hiatus is probably in the cover letter — doing this in the resume can get tricky, and HR managers and recruiters are sometimes fickle. Mentioning within the cover letter allows the jobseeker to touch on the reason for the employment gap and quickly proceed onto more important …

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