Sit through enough interviews, and you’re likely to come across the question: “What motivates you?” This interview question can feel broad and open-ended, but the hiring manager is looking to better understand how to keep you fulfilled and challenged at work. Let’s dig in. Why Do Hiring Managers Ask This Question?  This question is often…

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Whether you’re considering a job offer or trying to negotiate a raise, having a realistic sense of your value is a key resource in any successful salary negotiation. Luckily, there are several free salary calculators online.    PayScale PayScale’s Salary tool is a robust solution that factors in tons of information: years of experience, skills…

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It’s not just you. Most people do not like asking for help at work.  In fact, a recent study revealed that nearly two-thirds of employees surveyed indicated they preferred to finish their work without assistance from colleagues. Worse still, respondents were even hesitant to accept help when they felt they were drowning in work:   …

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Now may not feel like the best time to quit your job.  We’re in the middle of a global health crisis. Most of the world’s workforce is working from home. Over 33 million Americans have been laid off, and the jobless rate continues to soar to levels not seen since the Great Depression.  But what…

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Every week, the InsuranceJobs.com Employment Blog revisits the week’s top career articles. This week, we review the signs you’re in a fake interview, contextual answers on quitting your job, and the moment a candidate realizes they could never work for a potential employer!

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  Every week, the InsuranceJobs.com Employment Blog revisits the week’s top career articles.  This week, we’re reviewing how to build a personal brand, how to answer questions about job-hopping, and how to double our salary.   Step-By-Step Guide For Building Your Personal Brand A personal brand is an “underestimated necessity for every professional”. Learn why and how…

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Every week, the InsuranceJobs.com Employment Blog revisits the week’s top career articles. This week, we revisit Skype interviews, workplace lies told by managers, and a possible 6-step algorithm for success. Out of Good Ideas to Impress Your Boss? Try Zoning Out Need some killer ideas to impress your boss? Learn how and why zoning out can help…

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  Every week, the InsuranceJobs.com Employment Blog revisits the week’s top career articles. This week, we take a look at achievement-based resumes, salary negotiation, and more!   The Best Advice For A Career Change Ask yourself these five questions to make the most out of any new opportunity.   10 Signs in an Interview That You Probably, Definitely…

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