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Tom Bryan

How To Quit Your Job


Most career advice is focused on obtaining a job and keeping a job. How should you structure your resume, what avenues to search for a position, how to properly network with strangers and friends. But, today, we’re going to look at the proper way to leave a job. Most certainly you have come across viral […]

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Watched at Work?


Surveillance. You certainly do it to your children. The NSA does it to you. Does it happen anywhere else? You bet! Your employer. You should always assume you are being monitored at work. Why? Your employer wants to know they are getting their moneys worth out of you. Most employers have no problems with employees […]

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Bored At Work? It Could Get You Fired.


Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace Report showed that just thirty percent of employees are engaged and inspired. Fifty-two percent of employees are constantly zoned out, not entirely focusing on the work at hand. Eighteen percent of employees are actively disengaged at work. As employers, this last statistic is the most terrifying as Gallup […]

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Should You Use Social Media to Job Search?


Social media is not only a relatively new phenomenon, it has also, during its short lifespan, seen rapid advances in the types of social media available and the uses people place on them. Facebook, started a decade ago in a dorm room, currently has 1.15 billion users. Twitter has half of that. LinkedIn, with 238 […]

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The Power of Networking


Networking. Just the word itself conjures up memories of anxiety and high school dances. Not everyone has the ability to walk up to a complete stranger and spark up conversation. Those who do, have a leg up on the competition. However, those who do not, have a little work ahead of them. Love it or […]

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Have Fun, but Not Too Much Fun – Office Party Etiquette


Parties are fun. Holiday parties are even more fun. But what about office holiday parties? Not the office luncheon where things are controlled but the evening holiday office party where you spend the evening dining and drinking with colleagues whom you may or may not like? Many people would describe the above as an evening […]

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Time For a Resume Tune-Up!


If employers could convey one thing to prospective employees, it would be to look at your resume before you send it in to correct obvious mistakes like proofreading, but, more importantly, take a step back and look at the resume through eyes of the person hiring for the position you want and remove anything that […]

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Employers Beware!


Are you a United States citizen? What is your credit score? Have you ever been arrested but not convicted? Did you attend a religious university? What does your spouse do for a living? How many children do you have? Have you ever been interviewed and asked these questions? If so, the individual conducting the interview […]

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Saving Your At-Risk Job!


A subpar economy and poor earnings has led many companies to be faced with the daunting task of downsizing. Whether through general layoffs or direct terminations, a large number of people, including highly skilled and highly educated individuals, are finding themselves on the unemployment line. While people often view their loss of a job as […]

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Facebook Friend or Foe – Navigating Social Media While Protecting Your Career


Not long ago I read an interesting article that prompted this post. According to a survey of data collected from Facebook, young individuals (defined as 18-29 years of age) average 16 colleagues from work as “friends”. Interestingly, while there still seems to be a slight separation of work from personal life, there is an increasing […]

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Tis The Season For Seasonal Employment


With the economy in a recession, many potential employers are looking for ways to cut costs. Often this means keeping a minimal staff and bringing on more help only when needed. Seasonal and temporary positions are becoming much more common.  Keep in mind that seasonal employment doesn’t only mean holiday retail, but extends to summer […]

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So You Got The Job, Now What?


by Tom Bryan First Day Tips to Help You Keep Your New Job   Congratulations! You’ve accepted an offer for a new job and left the unemployment ranks that are nearly 14 million strong in the United States. With literally millions of individuals vying for a job, your new focus has to be on keeping […]