Tips

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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Tips for the Office Holiday Party Season

by Jen Parker December 2, 2015

’Tis the season for office holiday parties! Last year, 96 percent of companies planned a holiday party — the highest percentage in nearly 20 years. These events offer a wonderful opportunity to share a little seasonal cheer with colleagues — and gain exposure to higher-ups. But office parties come with their share of challenges. What should […]

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Planning a Vacation? Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed When You Return to Work

by The Burns & McDonnell Careers Team July 6, 2015

You’ve planned for months, packed for days and now you’re ready for your vacation. Time away from work and other responsibilities will be glorious! What’s not so magnificent? The stress you feel when catching up on work after a vacation spent sitting on the beach or sliding down the slopes. Retreats are meant for relaxing, […]

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A Day in the Life: How Recruiters Use Social Media

by Mike Myers July 1, 2015

Social media and recruiting — yep, I’m at it again. I recently wrote about why social media should be a part of your job search strategy, detailing how recruiters rely on social media to find, research and hire candidates. Social media is an integral part of a recruiter’s workday, but what does that use actually […]

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Job Search Etiquette: When You’re Contacted and Not Interested

by Mike Myers June 29, 2015

Picture this: Your phone dings. It’s an email from a recruiter reaching out about a job. You’re flattered, but not interested. How do you respond without eliminating future opportunities with the company? Whether it is a LinkedIn message, an email or even a phone call, you’ll likely be faced with this scenario at some point […]

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