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Asked by Maggie on October 19, 2017

Many studies show that women are less likely to ask for raises. How can I best prepare myself to effectively negotiate raises in my future career?

Merck & Co. have responded.

I would recommend going into the discussion as prepared as possible - be ready with numbers for folks that are in positions similar to yours in your area with comparable levels of experience. Be able to show…

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Asked by Kristen on October 18, 2017

With all of the competition and expectations in the workforce now, how does one stand out to employers above the rest? And when meeting with someone for less than 5 minutes, how do you make a lasting impression?

Merck & Co. have responded.

Great question. For me, a candidate really stands out when he/she knows what it is that my company does and is at least fluent in either current events and news within the industry or news about the company…

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Asked by Catherine on October 16, 2017

I had an internship encourage me to take personality tests like True Colors and Myers-Briggs and I was wondering, do those results actually have any significance in the workplace? Like do employers use them to build well-balanced teams or are they something I should put on my resume.

ADM have responded.

Hi,
Many companies do have interns and new hires complete such assessments for balance team building as well as individual awareness.  It is always helpful to understand your personality and how…

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Asked by Emily on September 29, 2017

I recently graduated and got my first job, where I'm working for the most part with people older than me. Do you have any advice on connecting and working with my coworkers who are 20-30 years older than me?

Worthington, Daikin Applied have responded.

There are a few things that you can do in order to connect with people from various generations in the workplace. The first thing to do is work hard; show those around you that you are passionate about your…

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Asked by Abby on September 15, 2017

In the workplace, what habits can be seen as cause for firing someone?

ADM, Quest have responded.

Hi,
I am slightly confused by your question.  Do not focus on what will get you fired, but rather how can you excel in your role.  If you have to ask is this good enough, then you know it is…

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Changing careers is common for many people. Whether you’ve simply discovered you actually hate your current career path or your industry has made it impossible for you to continue being employed...

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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You found the perfect job opening. It has all the elements you desire: compensation, corporate culture, and location are all in line with your dream job...

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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