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How do I respond to negative feedback?

None of us like to be criticized. We’re only human. But the important thing to remember when you’re receiving less-than-glowing feedback is feedback is good. It is your friend. How else would you know if you’re doing something wrong? How else would you learn about…

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Salary Negotiation – Tips and Pitfalls

Negotiating your salary is scary. There’s no getting around it. But, armed with some solid information and advice, you can do this! Whether you’re negotiating your salary for a new job or negotiating a raise in a current job, it pays to do a little…

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Dear Landa

Dear Landa, I recently witnessed a co-worker getting a really nice raise and a better title—all because she told the powers-that-be about a job offer she had from a competing firm and they really wanted to keep her. So I figured I’d do the same…

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Soft Skills – what are they and why we need/value them

You know what IQ is, right? Well what about EQ? EQ, or emotional intelligence quotient is all about soft skills. Yes, we need them and yes, employers value them. Soft skills are things like communication, adaptability, teamwork, problem solving, conflict resolution and critical observation. Put…

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Best Practices: Portfolios

Electronic or hard copy? As much as possible or selected? Specific or general? Simple or complex? Whether you’re an experienced professional or a fresh-out-of-college individual, if you’re looking for a job, you need to be able to showcase your work. The method by which you…

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Salary Transparency – is it a good thing or a bad thing?

It’s both. Transparency can have a lot of positive effects. Gender equality is an obvious benefit. Others are more subtle. A recent study by PayScale (a company that compiles a large database of salary information for both individuals and companies) concluded that how people perceive…

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Attention Employers: Rude Workers Cost you Money!

It’s sad but true. According to a 2007 study published in the Academy of Management Journal, incivility costs companies approximately $14,000 per employee. And, a 2016 study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology says that incivility is contagious. We’re not talking about obvious inappropriate…

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Best Practices: Resumes

We’re introducing a new series here at LandaJob called Best Practices. We’ll start today with resumes; future blogs will look at cover letters, portfolios and LinkedIn practices. If you have something else you’d like us to take a look at in this series, please let…

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Should you get an advanced degree?

In a word, probably. A weak answer, I know, but it’s not black and white. There are numerous reasons to get a master’s degree, or even a doctorate, and a few very good reasons not to. The most obvious disadvantage is the cost. A master’s…

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Improving Employee Productivity

Improving productivity helps you meet your business goals and enhances your bottom line. It’s not a simple thing, but doesn’t need to be over-complicated either. Basically, improving employee productivity means improving your work environment and culture. When employees have a positive, open work environment, they…

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