All posts by Biron Clark

What to do when bored at work - 5 things to try

What to Do When Bored at Work: 13 Ideas

In a perfect world, we’d all just go home when our work is done for the day. However, many people have to stay until 5:00 or 6:00 PM regardless of what they’ve accomplished already. Don’t worry, coming up, I’m going to share 13 things to do when bored at work to pass the time (and […]

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common resume mistakes to avoid

11 Common Resume Mistakes to Avoid

Having great experience and skills doesn’t get you a job interview; having a great resume does. So in this article, we’re going to look at 11 common resume mistakes that might be costing you interviews.  If your resume already passes these tests, great! If not, fix these common mistakes before applying for more jobs. You […]

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money profit centers vs cost centers

One Simple Trick to Earn More Money: Profit Centers vs Cost Centers

Money is one of the top considerations when making career decisions throughout your life. But are some areas of a company likely to pay far more than others? The answer is yes, and the areas we want to look for are called Profit Centers. Determining the difference between Cost Centers and Profit Centers, and then […]

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putting direct reports, indirect reports, and other data on your resume

How to Put Direct and Indirect Reports (and Other Data) on Your Resume

Resumes usually contain words for the most part, and words tend to get skimmed over, especially when they’re in paragraph format. The more words you put on your resume, the less the hiring manager is actually going to read. It’s counter-intuitive but that’s the reality. So what can you put on a resume to grab […]

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Why Your Time is Valuable

Why Your Time is Valuable

Your time is valuable, both in your career and your overall life. In fact, time is the most valuable resource you’ll ever have. You can never get more of it. Once you use a bit of it, it’s gone forever. (Unlikely money, which you can get more and more of, and probably will throughout your […]

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Does a resume need an objective

Does a Resume Need an Objective?

You do not need an “Objective” section on your resume in today’s job market. A resume objective is seen as outdated by many employers and takes up valuable space near the top of your resume that could be better-used for other sections like a career summary statement. In this article, I’ll show you exactly why […]

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good questions to ask recruiters

10 Good Questions to Ask Recruiters

If you’re looking for questions to ask recruiters, you’ve come to the right place. After working as a recruiter for 6+ years, I’m going to share the 9 best questions to ask a recruiter in a first conversation. I’ll also give you my best tips on how to ask them about salary. Asking these questions […]

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base salary vs bonus which is better

Higher Base Salary Vs. Bonus: Which Is Better And Why?

There are many opportunities to negotiate a new salary structure. You get a chance to do this every time you change companies, and also when you change roles within your company or decide to ask for a promotion or raise at work. So what should you focus on… higher base salary or bonus? I’m going to walk […]

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Why the Best Time to Look for a Job is When You Already Have One

Why the Best Time to Look for a Job is When You Already Have One

By far, the best time to look for a job is when you already have a great job. You don’t always need to be on an active job search, but taking calls from recruiters as well as occasionally networking and listening to what else is out there can be very beneficial. NOTE: If you’re looking […]

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If you are expected to report to several managers, how would you prioritize your duties

Tips for Working With Multiple Managers

As you engage in more responsibilities at work, you are likely to find yourself working with more than one manager at a time. Or if you’re interviewing for a job with two or more managers, you may be asked: “If you are expected to report to several managers, how would you prioritize your duties?” There […]

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why is it good to ask questions in an interview

Is it Bad to Not Ask Questions During an Interview?

You may have heard that you should ask questions in every interview. But does it really matter? And what happens if you don’t ask questions in your interview? In this article I’ll explain why it really DOES matter if you ask questions in your interview, and why most employers are *not* going to hire you […]

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Is 2 Weeks Notice Standard?

Is 2 Weeks Notice Required? (And What Happens if You Don’t Give Notice)

A two-week notice is considered standard by most employers in the US and many other countries. However, you’re not legally required to give a two-week notice (or any notice at all) in most states in the US. For example, in Massachusetts, employment is considered “at-will” and can be terminated by either side at any time […]

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