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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 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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Finding a Great Summer Job

Posted in Career Best Practices

It's hard to believe that summer is right around the corner! And for many employers, summertime is their busiest season – which means they'll need to fill seasonal and temporary...
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Why Didn't I Get the Job?

Posted in Career Best Practices, Job Search Tips

You applied with high hopes. Those hopes got even higher after you completed your interview. You wrapped up by stating how much you really wanted the job, and then heard...
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