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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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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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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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Asking Good Questions Just Might Land You the Job

Posted in Career Best Practices

A job interview can be extremely intimidating. Preparing properly, however, can greatly increase your confidence! If you're like most job seekers, you probably think of the "usual suspects" when it...
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Picking Up New Skills Through Temp Jobs

Posted in Career Best Practices

Struggling to find work? Stuck in a dead-end job? Want to "level up" in your chosen field? Temp jobs may be a great option! According to the American Staffing Association,...
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Send Out a Career SOS

Posted in Career Best Practices, Job Search Tips

Stuck in a job that's "just paying the bills?" Bored at work? Ready for a job change, but afraid to make a switch? You may be stuck in a proverbial...
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