5 New Year’s Career Resolutions for 2023
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by Kristin Soltis
3w ago
New Year’s resolutions are a concept we’re all familiar with, which usually are to exercise more and finally reach a target weight. Don’t worry, the contents of this article don’t involve you having to step foot into a gym. Instead, these 5 resolutions focus on your career and are aimed to provide more purpose in your day-to-day life. As you read this article, I recommend you take each resolution and personalize it. 1. Set career goals Many people set a plethora of personal goals to achieve during the year. However, not everyone sets career goals to work towards alongside their personal goal ..read more
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5 Ways to Reconnect with your Network during the Holidays
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by Kristin Soltis
2M ago
The Holiday season is officially upon us, which you are definitely well aware of if you’ve been inside any retail store lately. Although this time of year is infamous for seasonal foods and buying gifts, it is also the perfect time to reconnect with people you have networked with in the past (or make new connections)! These connections could be current or past coworkers, someone you met at a networking event, or even old friends you’ve lost touch with. Regardless of who the connection is with, November through January are the perfect months to reconnect. 1. Send a direct message, email, or t ..read more
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6 Things To Do Before Job Searching
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by Kristin Soltis
3M ago
If the process of starting to look for a job stresses you out, you’re not alone. Regardless of your reason to begin job seeking, the process involves a lot of preparation and perseverance to land your desired role. It can be easy to lose motivation without the proper preparation and plan in place for you to be successful. However, by completing these steps in your job search preparation, you will be ready to take on the job market! Identify your desired job title/position Although some people know exactly what they are looking for, that is not always the case. You may want to leave your curr ..read more
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5 Quick Resume Fixes to do Right Now
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by Kristin Soltis
4M ago
Your resume is something that you should continually be editing, but life often gets so busy that it is forgotten. The ways to optimize your resume are also constantly changing, so what may have been a great resume 5 years ago, now fails to get the attention of a hiring manager. However, resumes take time to edit to perfection, so I am going to share with you 5 quick fixes you can make to your resume right now to help jumpstart your resume writing/editing process! 1. Add your LinkedIn hyperlink in your header The world is becoming increasingly digital, so LinkedIn has become your virtual bus ..read more
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How to Find a Winter Internship
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by Kristin Soltis
5M ago
Summer is officially coming to a close as the fall semester goes into full swing. Before you know it, winter break will be here too! That’s why, although the sun is still shining and snow is hopefully not in the forecast yet, it’s important to start the process of searching for a winter internship now. An internship can happen any year during your college career, so you can start as early as the Winter of freshmen year to see what positions may be available to you. As with any internship or job search process, it is always beneficial to start early to prevent missed opportunities. Identify t ..read more
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How to Ask for a Raise
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by Kristin Soltis
6M ago
Do you think you’re being paid appropriately for the work you perform? If I had to take a guess, the most common answer would be no. Asking about money is always an uncomfortable conversation to have, whether it is with an employer or with a friend. I completely understand that initiating a conversation regarding more money, such as an increase in pay, can be a nerve-wracking experience. However, you won’t know if you can be paid more at your job unless you ask! The perfect time to ask would be during annual evaluations, if your company has them. If not, try to choose a time of year where you ..read more
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5 Ways to Manage Your Mental Health at Work
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by Kristin Soltis
6M ago
For most people, work is often the main cause of stress in their lives, and for some, that stress will contribute to depreciating their mental health. Many people don’t feel comfortable or safe sharing with others, especially employers, that they are struggling. According to the National Alliance Mental Illness of Pierce County, “roughly 85% of employees’ mental health conditions are undiagnosed or untreated.” The longer one neglects taking proper care of their mental health, the closer they get to having a breakdown or burning out. Nobody wants this to happen, so taking the proper steps to t ..read more
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How to do a Mid-Year Career Goals Check In
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by Kristin Soltis
6M ago
We are officially more than halfway through the year, which can either be an exciting or terrifying thought. At the beginning of the year, you may have set some ambitious goals for yourself in your career or personal life. Regardless of how much progress you’ve made, now is the perfect time to perform a mid-year goals check in. If you didn’t get a chance to set goals at the beginning of the year, now is a great time to set some goals to achieve for the remainder of the year! Whether it is improving productivity, updating your resume, or finally asking for a raise, use the following steps to s ..read more
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Strength in Numbers: Why Employees Are Pushing for Unions in 2022
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by Emily Provost
8M ago
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the workforce has seen many major changes. Working from home became the norm, four-day work weeks began to trend, and some companies even prepared to work from the ‘metaverse’. In the first half of 2022, we also saw a shift towards unionization. From Starbucks baristas, Amazon warehouse workers, and even Google Fiber contractors, employees are once again pushing for unions according to CNBC. Since May of 2022, the National Labor Relations Board has seen a 60% increase in union petitions over six months as reported by The New York Times. So why, after so ma ..read more
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Company Holidays: Why You Should Give Employees Paid Time off for Non-federal Holidays
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by Emily Provost
8M ago
With summer fast approaching, many employees are gearing up and planning for their office closures. In most industries, the first holiday to kick off the summer in the workplace is Memorial Day, which typically falls towards the end of May and is a federal holiday. In most cases, employees do receive off for federal holidays, but what about the non-federal days? Juneteenth, which is around the corner, is an example. Until 2021, some employees were still expected to work on Juneteenth, while others were not. When Juneteenth became a federal holiday, employers were not at first certain whether ..read more
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