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5 Tips for Mastering Your Next Phone Interview

by Jen Parker June 13, 2017

There’s no denying that phone interviews can be awkward, but many companies still use them as an important first step in the hiring process. With more than 70,000 job applicants in 2016 alone, phone interviews are an effective screening tool for us to determine who we bring on-site for face-to-face interviews. Aside from the obvious, […]

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Business Meeting Etiquette: 8 Go-To Rules All Professionals Should Follow

by Sue Maden January 25, 2017

There are few things more frustrating than an unproductive meeting. As a corporate education and training manager, I’ve led (and attended) my fair share of meetings and learned what does and doesn’t work. Whether you’re an attendee, organizer or presenter, all contribute to a successful meeting. Consider these simple business meeting etiquette rules the next […]

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5 Career Resolutions for a Successful 2017

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team December 15, 2016

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is almost over — and as you start looking toward new year, it’s time to take a moment to focus on your career and how you can take your professional development to the next level in 2017. New Year’s resolutions aren’t just about trying to eat healthier and finally making […]

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How to Avoid Common Resume Mistakes

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team December 13, 2016

Your resume is not only a succinct summary of your professional history and expertise. It’s also a critical part of your first impression with a prospective employer. That’s why it’s important to avoid common errors that could hinder your chances of getting hired. You have approximately 15 seconds to get your resume into the “keep […]

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Three Big Career Resolutions to Make in 2016

by Rick Walker January 19, 2016

A new year brings new personal resolutions — to get more sleep, to exercise, to travel more. Why not make a few career resolutions as well? It’s good timing. Many people take extra time off over the holidays and return to work feeling refreshed and ready. Considering and refocusing your approach to work can be […]

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