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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 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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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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Turn Your Frown Upside-Down

Posted in Career Best Practices, Job Search Tips

"Who needed that job anyway." "You'll find something better soon." "Keep your chin up!" People who share words of encouragement during your job search often mean well. But if you've...
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Too Shy? Too Loud? Too Introspective? Too Opinionated?

Posted in Career Best Practices, Job Search Tips

The administrative assistant who gossips about EVERYONE. The forklift operator who won't even look co-workers in the eye. The billing clerk who second-guesses everything they do. The HR assistant who...
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The Halfway Mark – You Better Pick up the Pace

Posted in Career Best Practices

It's June, and the year is nearly halfway over. So…how are those annual career goals coming along? If you've already secured that raise, landed that promotion or been hired by...
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