How to Deal With a Co-Worker Who is Seemingly Always Upset or Frustrated

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Every workplace has them—those employees who always seem to be in a bad mood. Sometimes their frustration is totally justified, but the truth is that dealing with them can really destroy your productivity and even crush morale. You can’t totally sever ties with that person—you work with them, you need to collaborate and communicate with them on… Read more »

How to Talk About Past Employment Opportunities in Interviews

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Standing Out During Your Job Search | Denver Employment Agency

We’ve all had terrible jobs, horrible bosses or simply jobs that we’re not exactly proud of but are still important enough to include on our resume. So how do you explain those employment situations in interviews? A job interview is not a time to vent. You can’t say anything negative about a previous employer or… Read more »

Five Tips for Restarting When Your “Big Idea” Gets Shut Down

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Frustrated at Work | PrideStaff Denver Northwest

So, your big idea was rejected, huh? Well, you can’t win them all, but it doesn’t mean that you must quit altogether! Instead of sulking in your emotions or giving up, you can start by going back for more feedback. Figure out what made them say no and adjust your focus until you come up… Read more »

How to Stay Alert While Working Long Hours

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Working late hours—either the night shift or overtime hours—at work is no joke. It seems totally doable until hours four, five, and six when you’re just ready to crawl into bed and fall asleep. But, if you handle it right, you can stay alert, awake, and energize through your shift. Here’s how to stay alert… Read more »

Is There Ever a “Right” Time to Leave a Job?

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When is the best time to quit a job?

Deciding to leave a job is never easy! It’s scary, especially if you don’t know what you’re going to do next. But you must recognize when the time is right otherwise you risk the chance of losing passion, becoming disengaged, or losing momentum in your career trajectory. Here are some guidelines about when the right… Read more »

What NOT to Wear on Your First Day at Work

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Workplace Clothes for New Job

Your first day at a new job can be stressful. There are new people to meet, names to remember, new software to learn, new hallways and offices to navigate. And, on top of everything, you also must worry about making a good first impression. Eye contact, firm handshakes, and positive, upbeat body language. But there’s… Read more »

Here’s Why You Should Ask Your Boss for That Raise

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Asking for a Raise at Work

So, you want a raise. You might have a very deliberate need for a little extra money—your child’s tuition, a new house, or some unexpected medical expenses. Or you might just think that you deserve a little extra money based on your work ethic and responsibilities from 2018. You’ve put in your time and you’ve… Read more »

Understanding Work/Life Balance in 2019

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Managing Work Life Balance in Denver

There’s no doubt that one of the keys to happiness is achieving a good work-life balance. Even if you absolutely love your job, you still need a break. And, nowadays, that’s more difficult than ever—your smartphone and laptop enable you to work around the clock and some jobs in Denver even recommend it. But, that… Read more »

Four Actions to Kick Start 2019 and Make It Your Most Successful Year Yet

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Preparing for Successful 2019

Kick-starting your career is no easy task, especially if you’re a recent graduate or you feel like you’re competing against people who are more qualified and experienced than you are. But there are ways to grow your skills and show off the ones you have with a little creativity. And, more than that, your efforts… Read more »

A Look Back on the Top 3 Career Advancement Posts From 2018

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Career Advancement Articles

It’s that time of year again! The year is ending, which means it’s a great time to reflect on all the great advice we saw this year. When you examine your career, evaluating your 2018 goals, you’re probably trying to gather your thoughts and streamline the best advice you’ve gotten as you set your goals… Read more »