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Did you ever notice that there are certain people who have great jobs? They are always working on a consistent basis even in shaky industries and uncertain times? And then there are those who are either constantly unhappy in their careers, or go for long periods of time without work. They blame the world and… Read more »

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By now, you probably understand the potential dangers of social media. Indiscriminate use can seriously damage your professional reputation. So when people in your office (especially your boss) want to be your Facebook friend, how do you use Facebook so that you can still show your face at work? Here are several quick tips for… Read more »

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Some people always seem to get faster promotions, make more money and generally stand out on the job, in any economy. Why is that? While there’s no one thing that will guarantee career success for everyone, there are three things you can start doing today to make yourself more valuable — to any employer, in… Read more »

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  If you need help building a great team at your company, connect with the group at Harvard Resource Solutions. We provide the talented candidates your organization needs. Schedule a meeting with us at your earliest convenience. Contact Harvard Resource Solutions, now hiring for Detroit jobs today.

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Providing great references can make or break your chances of getting a job offer. Find out whom you should choose — and how to stack the deck in your favor. Why are references so important? Employers want to know if you have the skills and experience to succeed in the job and if your work… Read more »

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Everyone’s a critic. This dismissive expression is meant to criticize the act of criticism and undermine its value. But when received and managed properly, criticism is a useful tool. You may think of criticism in a negative light: As disapproval. Finding fault. Judgement. But consider the function of film, book, or art criticism. In this… Read more »

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You can’t say enough or learn enough about listening well. In fact, many miscommunications and damaged relationships result from poor listening skills and a lack of intention to listen deeply. On the flip side, listening is often connected with higher levels of leadership effectiveness, trustworthiness and understanding. We’re sharing the following conscious, meaningful-listening tips to… Read more »

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Have you ever gone through the interview process, felt confident that you’d performed extremely well, and then heard these dreadful words: “I’m sorry, but we feel you’re overqualified for this position.” Arrggh!! When I was told that after an interview, several thoughts went through my frustration-fogged mind. What kind of crazy excuse is that for… Read more »

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Our days fill up so fast, and are so rushed and filled with distractions, that they seem to be bursting. It’s a huge source of stress for most people, and stress is perhaps the most important factor determining whether we’re healthy or sick. So how can we simplify our days? It’s not incredibly hard, but… Read more »

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Q. “I wasn’t happy with my last performance review. Should I dispute the review? Write a letter for my file? Talk to a lawyer? Or just let it go?” A. Most professionals feel you should offer some kind of response. But whether to respond, and the way to respond, will depend on your company’s culture, the unwritten… Read more »