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Why Self-Assessments are Crucial When Job Hunting

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Determining personal strengths and weaknesses are imperative when seeking employment. Doing so helps in searching out occupations that express individual strengths and professional skills. Job satisfaction also increases when working in a field of interest, versus seeking employment for income-basis only. Take a moment to assess yourself and determine what job venture best suits you.   

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New Year Resolutions for Career Growth in 2015

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New Year resolutions consist of more than diet pills and working out. This year can be a great opportunity for career growth and professional enhancement. It's time to share your potential and shine at work! Below are five tips to starting this New Year productive and career-focused!

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Fuel Prices and Employment Rates: Does one Influence the Other?

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Abundant oil supply and not enough demand are causing a drop in gasoline prices. Does saving a little cash at the gas pump influence economic growth and employment rates? Gerald Celente, publisher of Trends Journal and researcher at Trends Institute, comments on the decrease in oil prices. When interviewed by a reporter Celente shares how lower gasoline prices helps some consumers, yet offers little assistance for people with high debts and poor income jobs. Celente goes on to share how saving a few pennies at the pump helps, but fails to create meaningful economic change. To view the full interview please click here.

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10 Tips for Managing Effectively During Peak Seasons

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Pressure spikes with increase business demands, employee engagement, and consumer needs during peak seasons. A hectic work environment can be challenging for managers and employees alike. With the right mindset and adequate preparation managers can lead proficiently and effectively – even in the busiest times of the year.

Tips for Leaders on Effective Management During Peak Seasons

Be Flexible. Planning is a vital component in management, yet flexibility and adaptability to change are also of upmost importance in leadership. Be open to changes in projects, schedules, ideas, and other business opportunities.

Have a “Plan B”. Develop a strategic plan with staff members to prepare for busy times of the year. Be sure to have a “Plan B” in the event your initial strategy doesn’t turn out as planned. Don’t be caught in a state of panic if your initial plan doesn’t unfold as anticipated. Having a “Plan B” increases probability of success through adequate action planning and implementation.

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Employee Tips: Preparing for the Holiday Rush in the Workplace

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It can be challenging to pause and plan for the holidays in a fast-paced work environment. While companies eagerly anticipate growth in sales these next few months, employees run the risk of burnout working longer shifts and trying to meet consumer demands.  There are several strategies employees can implement to ease stress and anxiety associated with increase workload and longer shifts during the holidays.

Employee Tips on Preparing for the Holiday Rush in the Workplace:

1. Plan in advance: Anticipating job responsibilities and expectations during the holiday season gives time for preparation and problem solving. What hours will you be expected to work the next few months? Will your shift fluctuate during the holidays? Knowing what to expect is valuable when making arrangements for transportation, childcare, travel, and personal commitments.

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