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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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Laid Off? Cool Your Jets

Posted in Career Best Practices

Recently handed a pink slip? You may be experiencing a complex mix of emotions ranging from anger toward your former employer to anxiety about the future of your career. While...
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He's Going the Distance: LONG Distance!

Posted in Career Best Practices

Want to move closer to the mountains or the ocean? Always dreamed of living and working in a big city? Need to be near family? Then today's post is for...
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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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