Working for a Difficult Boss

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If you’re working for a difficult boss, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. Still, sympathy doesn’t make the bad boss go away. So here are some tips on how to work with a difficult boss. First of all, if your boss is making your life miserable, here are a few things you should not Read more »

Motivating Temporary Employees

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As a business owner or manager, you’re undoubtedly using more temporary employees at your company for both short- and long-term assignments. In addition, you very well may be using highly skilled temporary workers, such as accountants, human resource managers, even project managers, technical writers, and document control technicians. Here are some ideas to help you Read more »

Five Common Hiring Mistakes You Must Avoid

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When hiring employees, it’s easy to make mistakes and hire the wrong person. Here are what we believe are five of the most common hiring mistake and how to avoid them. 1) Settling for None but the PERFECT Person First of all, the perfect employee doesn’t exist. No matter how many great people are unemployed Read more »

Motivation Secrets: Getting Beyond Pay Raises

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When budgets are tight and employee morale is low, what can a cash-strapped business do to motivate its hard working workers without crying “raises for all!”? Plenty. Money is a major factor in employee motivation — people need to feel they’re being compensated for their skills, effort, and time. But it’s not the only motivator. Read more »

Recession-Proof Resumes: Get Hired Before Everyone Else

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When it’s tough to find a job, the tough….write a recession-proof resume! Here are some tips to help you craft a resume that will help your application stand out from others. Most resume writers craft a resume using the standard chronological format, in which they list work experience in reverse chronological order (current or last Read more »

Getting Employees to Set Personal Goals

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Employee accountability and empowerment are all the rage in human resources circles today. And they are good ideas. Yet how does one really get employees to set personal work goals? Here are some tips to help your employees set personal goals: Make suretheĀ  goals your employees set are obtainable, can be measured and challenge the Read more »

Should You Stay or Should You Go: Weighing a New Opportunity

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If you’re currently employed and — lucky you! — have been offered another position — in this economy! — you now have some thinking to do. Taking the new job may not be an automatic no-brainer. Here are some tips to help you decide if you should stay where you are now or if you Read more »

The Benefits of Contract Work

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If having more control over where and for whom you work appeals to you, if the idea of having many different workplace experiences and duties pleases you, if the chance to make more money per hour than you would working as a “permanent” employee intrigues you, work as a contract employee may be right for Read more »

Why It’s Imperative to Build a Professional Network on LinkedIn

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Have you put your profile on the professional networking site LinkedIn? That is, did you put up your name, a few of your past employers/positions, asked to link with a few former and current co-workers and then left it at that? If so, you haven’t really used its power. Here’s a short primer on the Read more »

The Importance of Updating Your Resume, Even if You’re Not Looking for Work

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Let’s say you currently have a terrific job, with great pay, with a wonderful boss and fun coworkers. You’re not looking for work and you don’t plan to in the foreseeable future. So the idea of keeping your resume updated hasn’t occurred to you in a long while — since you started at this wonderful Read more »

A career in construction administration and management can be (and for me has been) one of constant transition. It’s rather common that employment with a given company starts and finishes with each successive project; you’re a new hire as it’s just getting “out of the ground,” then finished and looking for a new project (and Read More…

Greg Wangler, Pentagon Construction Management Division

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