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New to Your Job? Wait a While Before You Take an Immediate Vacation

beachHere’s the kicker about starting a new job during the summer or whenever there’s an upcoming vacation.

For starters, it looks bad if you take time off immediately after you start unless you alert the interviewers to the fact that you have a trip already planned like the wedding of your best friend from college.

And yes, you will likely be taking vacation at some point but you don’t need to wait a really long time after you’ve started working. Read more

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Should You Return to a Former Employer? Well, It Depends…

Job-SearchIn the HR world, this topic comes up more often than you’d think. Boomerangs. That is, former employees who resign to pursue new endeavors only to find out the grass isn’t necessarily greener on the other side. In turn, they come back to a former employer.

According to a piece in The New York Post, it’s always key to leave a former employer on good terms.

And, keep it mind this depends on the situation. Some employers may walk employees out the door when they resign and if so, you’d probably be wise to stay away from returning to a company that exhibits such a practice.  Read more

Five Blunders New Employees Should Avoid Making

If you recently started a new job, congratulations! And if you’re well on your way to getting an offer, kudos to you as well. Now that you’ve done the heavy lifting, there are a few key tips to keep in mind regarding assimilation at your new office.

In an Intuit blog post, Anita Bruzzese suggests several ways to avoid being that guy or gal. You know, the one who bugs their colleagues and gets the reputation as clueless instead of softly settling into the new role. So, if you’re the office rookie you may want to heed her advice. Read more

Four Ways to Adjust to a New Work Schedule

Maybe you’re a former telecommuter and following the footsteps of Yahoo!, your employer nixed the work from home policy. Or maybe you have a new job or your hours and assignments have changed from news desk to weekend news desk. Whatever the case, when things get shaken up, you need to roll with the punches and be malleable.

Here are three ways to do it… Read more