Secure Employment—How to Protect Your Job

The U.S economy has seen its share of unemployment woes, but the latest data shows signs of improvement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate fell to 7.7 percent in November, the lowest it has been since February 2009. Despite positive changes, 12 million people are still looking for work due to layoffs, corporate shutdowns, and coworker competition. The good news? While you can’t control the economy, it is possible to increase your visibility in the office. Follow the tips below to emphasize your value and secure your future.


What to Avoid During an Interview

Interviews can be stressful, especially when the Dream Job is on the line. While you may have a sparkling resume and an enviable list of references, there are still plenty of ways to lose your cool during the actual interview. Don’t be discouraged, though: preparing for such flubs is the best way to avoid them. Review the list below before your next interview and adjust your style accordingly. Don’t let these blunders stand between you and employment.


10 Things Not To Do On Your First Day of Work

By JC Cook

So you diligently crafted your resume, applied for that perfect job, killed it in the interview, and just found out that you’re hired! Is it time to celebrate? Yes! Is it time to start planning the future in which all of your dreams come true? Of course. But wait, there’s still that pesky first day to get through…

It should go without saying that you want to make a good impression on your first day, but did you know that many companies employ a ninety-day evaluation period. Yep, that’s right; even after all the hard work you’ve done to get hired, at ninety days it could have all been for naught! But that’s not going to happen, right? There are plenty of things you should do on your first day. Here's 10 things you should avoid. 


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