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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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Stop Nagging! How to Follow Up Without Being a Pest

Posted in Career Best Practices

"Hey – when are you going to get back to me?" "So, did I get the job or what?" "Why don't you just HIRE ME already?!?" While you're waiting to...
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Laid Off? Cool Your Jets

Posted in Career Best Practices

Recently handed a pink slip? You may be experiencing a complex mix of emotions ranging from anger toward your former employer to anxiety about the future of your career. While...
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How to Answer: "Why Haven't You Been Working?"

Posted in Career Best Practices

Feel like a deer in the headlights? Like you're wearing a scarlet letter? Like you have broccoli in your teeth? If you're looking for a job and have a sizeable...
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Don't Look Desperate! Avoid Branding Yourself as a Desperate Job Seeker

Posted in Job Search Tips,

"I really need this job." "I'll take any job – I just have to get to work!" "Pleeease hire me." Do you use tactics like these when you interview? Probably...
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Is Your Major Marketable? Most Popular College Degrees and Jobs for Them

Posted in Career Best Practices

Why do most people earn college degrees? To learn essential knowledge and skills that make them more employable, of course! Unfortunately, the degrees which make graduates most attractive to employers...
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Deal with it, Rookie! What to expect and how to prepare for being a new hire.

Posted in Career Best Practices

You got the job – congratulations! You should be thrilled, right? So why are you feeling so nervous? Logically, you may wonder about your new work environment; your new boss;...
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