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We know many of you are seeking a new (or better) job, so to help you uncover valuable opportunities, we'll be spotlighting a job of the week. This week, we’re featuring an opportunity for a fund development assistant at the Children’s Alliance, a group consisting of 125 member organizations that all work together for policy change and advocacy on behalf of children of the state of Washington.
Based in Seattle, this position supports fund development activities, and provides administrative support to the Executive Director. Will provide support required to ensure smooth functioning of the Children’s Alliance Board of Directors, including scheduling board and committee meetings and preparing materials needed for those meetings.
Specific fund development activities will...Read More »
- The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2014 [Forbes]
- The Missing Ingredient for Building Trust at Work [Psychology Today]
- How to Use Facebook for Get a Job [Glass Door]
- 8 Things You Need to Have at Your Office Desk [Lifehack]
- Best Questions to Ask at a Job Interview [US News]
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Tired of sending out emails that get lost among a crowd of messages and don’t generate the responses you need? Try these tips to help yours stand out:
Utilize the subject line
“Hello” and other ho-hum intros are likely to be skipped over in favor of messages that look more important to the scanning eye. Let the reader know exactly what to expect before opening by succinctly saying why you’re writing, such as “Meeting Changed to 2:00” or “Insurance Forms Needed Today.”
Use visual cues
When used sparingly to highlight the most important information, bullet points or boldface text can lead the reader to the meat of the matter – making it more likely that they will do what you want.
Not...Read More »
When your application is one of many in a huge pile, even the smallest mistake can lead an employer to throw your résumé aside. OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the temporary placement of highly skilled office and administrative support professionals, warns candidates to watch out for these five common blunders:
A frightening attitude
Confidence is a good thing; an overblown ego is not. Rather than telling hiring managers you "know more about technology than any person on earth," point out your expertise with specific operating systems and software.
Ghoulish grammar and scary spelling errors frighten off most employers...Read More »
Hoping for a promotion? Well, that’s certainly understandable—we all want to move up in our career, and in this economy the boost in salary that usually comes with a step up the ladder would definitely come in handy.
If you are really lucky, a promotion comes when you don’t even expect it, like a really nice surprise. But often you have at least some inkling that your opportunity to be considered for a promotion may be on the horizon. Perhaps you just marked an important job-related anniversary or other milestone. Or maybe an employee above you recently departed and there are rumors you may be considered for that spot. Or perhaps you plan to take the bull by the horns and request a promotion yourself.
One advantage of knowing in advance that you may be up for a promotion...Read More »
- The 13 Personality Types in Every Office [Ragan]
- 4 Ways to Handle Arguments at Work [Psychology Today]
- How Happy People Handle Their To-Do List [Lifehack]
- Tips for Interviewing After a Layoff [US News]
- How to Nail a Job Interview Over the Phone [Forbes]
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With just a little over a week left until Halloween, workers who plan to dress up for the office or an after-hours party need to finalize their costume choices. Here’s a look at some outfits people have in the works:
“We here at Groopt are definitely dressing up! Some ideas have been thrown around, but like school-aged children we are too excited to pick just one costume idea. I want to dress up as the Statue of Liberty and am hoping I can convince one of the guys here to be a good sport and dress up as Uncle Sam with me.” – Ginny Hunter
“I'll be wearing my costume to the office, and I'm dressing up as Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games series!” -- Jenna Markowski,...Read More »
In a recent survey by the specialized staffing service Accountemps, human resources managers were asked what they believe has the most negative impact on employee morale. A third of respondents said “lack of open, honest communication,” making it the most popular answer. Other top responses included “micromanaging employees” (18%), “failure to recognize employee achievements” (15%), “fear of job loss” (10%), and “excessive workloads for extended periods” (9%).
Similarly, when HR managers were asked the best remedy for low morale, “communication” was the most common response (38%). “Monetary rewards for exceptional...Read More »
If you’re like most professionals, you have a love-hate relationship with email. It’s an essential part of your job, yet it can also often seem like an entire full-time job all of its own. Trying to manage the chaos of your inbox, remember to send necessary emails and follow up on messages that haven’t gotten replies can be a challenging and time-consuming endeavor.
Needless to say, a tool that can really help make this process easier would be worth its weight on gold. That’s why you will probably love mxHero Toolbox. It’s a Chrome extension that works with Gmail (and let’s face it, if you aren’t already using Gmail, you probably should be).
This extension has lots of handy and useful features that can help make email less painless. For starters, you can program your...Read More »
- 25 Office Hacks You Need to Know [LinkedIn]
- Why is the Job Search So Scary? [Psychology Today]
- Ways to Be More Productive on Business Trips [US News]
- Signs You are Headed for Burnout [Forbes]
- 10 Ways to Network Your Way to a New Job [Career Realism]
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