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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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Considering Locking Down Your Facebook? Think Again!

Posted in Career Best Practices

Re-tweeting others' political rants. Adding late-night party pics to your Instagram story. Sharing ridiculous memes on Facebook. We get it – these are fun things to do. And you certainly...
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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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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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Are You Earning What You're Worth?

Posted in Career Best Practices

"Is my pay rate competitive – or insulting?" "What's the average salary for someone with my job, in my industry, with my level of experience?" "Is it time to ask...
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Drop the Boring Routine and Start Excelling!

Posted in Career Best Practices

What's another way to spell "boring"? R-O-U-T-I-N-E. When you work a typical 9-to-5 job, a certain amount of routine is necessary. After all, certain meetings must be attended. Things like...
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Coworker Driving You Nuts? Here's How to Handle it the Right Way

Posted in Career Best Practices

They take 20-minute "bathroom breaks." They take shortcuts with their work (and, surprise, more winds up on your plate). They think hitting deadlines is a "nice idea" – not a...
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