December 2011

How Does Food Affect Workplace Productivity?

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team December 29, 2011

The food you eat plays a big role in how you feel while on the job. If you’ve ever felt lethargic or unproductive after eating a big lunch, then you already know that dietary choices can do more than make you feel uncomfortably full or sluggish — they can affect your job performance, too. In […]

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5 Prep Steps To Knock That Job Interview Out Of The Park

by HR Team December 23, 2011

Your diligent job-seeking tactics have paid off, and you’re headed in for a job interview! While exciting, job interviews are also nerve-wracking — you’re not sure what a prospective employer will ask or what you should expect. Preparing for the interview will help calm your nerves and boost your confidence. Not only will it help […]

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10 Most Ridiculous Sick Day Excuses

by HR Team December 22, 2011

Sick days happen to the best of us. No matter how much we try to fend off germs and viruses, illness is inevitable, especially during cold and flu season. But what about those days when you’re feeling fine but just aren’t up to heading in to the office? You may consider feigning an illness or […]

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3 Tips To Boost Your Resume’s SEO And Why It Matters

by HR Team December 16, 2011

Search engine optimization (SEO) doesn’t only apply to digital copy. It increasingly factors into your resume, too. As more recruiters and hiring firms use technological tools to pre-scan applicants and identify viable candidates, ensuring your resume is concise, informative and optimized is key to landing a job interview and advancing into the hiring process. As […]

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How To Ensure A Stellar Second Interview

by HR Team December 15, 2011

Congratulations — you’ve made it through the first round of job interviews and have been called back for a second! You’re likely feeling a mix of emotions that range from excitement and confidence to nervousness and anxiety. There’s typically more at stake in a second interview, because it’s a sign that the employer is genuinely […]

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