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The Watercooler is PrideStaff's blog covering trends and tips for successfully managing issues in the workplace, such as: retention, employee engagement, and interviewing.

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"Why Do You Want This Job?" How to Answer the Right Way

Posted in Career Best Practices

There are dozens of wrong ways to answer the common interview question "Why do you want this job?" Among our favorites are: "Because I'm tired of watching Game of Thrones...
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What's More Important: Attitude or Skill?

Posted in Human Resources

You've narrowed the field to two great candidates. One has the perfect combination of job skills and work experience; the other has an amazing attitude, but is a little light...
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Want to Grow in Your Career? Up Your LinkedIn Game

Posted in Career Best Practices

Are you a LinkedIn "All-Star" – or is your profile a little, shall we say, underwhelming? LinkedIn is a critical career-building tool for professionals around the world for a reason:...
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There's No Excuse for Excuses at Work

Posted in Career Best Practices

"I just put a casserole in the oven." "My plastic surgery needed some 'tweaking' to get it just right." "I got stuck in the blood pressure machine at the grocery...
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How to Brag without Bragging (and Win Over the Interviewer)

Posted in Career Best Practices

Some candidates LOVE to brag about their accomplishments (a little too much, according to their interviewers). But if you're an introvert, just walking into the interview room can push you...
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Want to Get the Job? Try Being Yourself – Not Someone Else

Posted in Career Best Practices

As a job candidate, it's natural to want to put your best foot forward and present the best "version" of yourself in the interview. But be careful not to take...
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