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Unusual Places to Make Great Connections

By Alex Macksoud

In an increasingly competitive business world, networking reigns supreme as a tool for career advancement. Every person you meet today could be considered a potential connection. If you’re a college student or entry-level job seeker, the phrase “it’s all about who you know” is more true than ever, making networking one of the most important skills you can acquire. But, when...

10 Tips for Hiring the Best

By Brad Karsh

This article was written by Allison Lackey, a guest contributor featured on Brad Karsh's blog at Given this wavering economy, hiring the best employees has never been more important. Companies do not have time for interviewing and training multiple times in search for the perfect new hire. Here are ten tips to ensure that you are hiring the best, the first time around:...

How To Be A Positive Millennial Worker

By Olivia Adams

What’s the key to being a positive worker? Well, it’s a combination of finding meaning in your work and having the ability to turn negative situations into positive outcomes. Even if you have a job that’s very challenging and tests your positive attitude, it’s important to focus on ways to be a happy and productive Millennial worker. Here are 12 tips for increasing your pos...

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Performance review - tips for writing your self assessment

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: My performance review is coming up in a few weeks and I would like to ask you a question about something that has me ill at ease. Last week my boss asked me if I would fill out a ‘self assessment," which is basically filling out my own performance review. I have never done this before and I'm not sure what I should do. What is the purpose? Isn't my supervisor supposed to be doing ...

Describe Your Ideal Work Environment

By John Putzier

Have you ever been asked to describe your ideal work environment? What do they want to hear? What if I describe something that they cannot provide? Isn't this a no-win question? As I have indicated in prior "gut wrenchers" articles, when in doubt, tell the truth. What a concept! Actually, that is what you should do. The reason so many people find questions like these so difficult is because they d...

The Art of Negotiating a Raise, Promotion, Better Job Title, and Bonus

By Teena Rose

Negotiation is a give-and-take process until an eventual agreement is reached between two or more parties. To understand the art of negotiation, a jobseeker must understand that it is a give process as much as it is a receiving process. Look at the proposition from the side of your employer. When faced with such a proposition, your superior will ask himself the reasons you're deserving of more and...

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Unemployed? How to Keep Up Your Motivation During the Dreary Winter Months

By Connie Hauer

Let's face it, winter arrived early this year, and if you're unemployed, it can be hard to keep your motivation up. So, here are some tips to get you through the doldrums of winter: Take care of yourself Eat healthy, drink plenty of water, get a good night's rest, etc. This is common sense, but these basic needs are the foundation of everything. Exercise Part of taking care of yourse...

Can I Be Demoted Without a Cause?

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: I have worked for my company for ten years andI have been the Office Manager for almost two. I recently got a new General Manager, who has been making accusations on my payroll procedures.Quote: "You know, if you are caught fudging numbers you will be terminated," unquote. Also he has made the statement that in his last job they had an Administratorwho done...

Are you a Katie Klindt?

By GL Hoffman

If you are thinking about starting your business, you should ask yourself if you are like Katie Klindt, or not. Let me introduce her to you. Katie works here at JobDig in our operations area. She is a young woman from Fargo who makes sure that the ads placed by employers get into the right spot in the paper, checks for accuracy…she is ultimately our ‘traffic' m...