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Tess C. Taylor

Tess C. Taylor, PHR is a Web content manager, certified human resources professional, and career coach with nearly 20 years of experience. Tess is also the founder of the popular blog The HR Writer. As a trusted subject matter expert and regular contributor to multiple HR and business publications, including Dale Carnegie Institute, HR Magazine, PayScale Career News, The Knot Careers, and US News; Tess is dedicated to educating others about important human resources and career topics worldwide.

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Most Recent Posts by Tess C. Taylor
  • 20 Hottest Job Search #Hashtags

    Want to find a job using social media sites in 10 seconds or less? The use of hashtags -- those funny little number symbols found at the beginning of words and phrases -- has made the job search blazing fast for job seekers who spend their time on popular social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Here you will find a list of the hottest job search hashtags you can use to boost your job search.
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  • Get a Raise By Asking Your Boss for a Job Analysis

    Want to score a nice raise this year? Ask your boss for a job analysis! A job analysis evaluates your current role based on four main factors that include: job tasks, work environment, compensation trends and individual performance. The better you can leverage your job analysis to prove you are a top performer, the better chance you have at earning a higher salary.
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  • Surviving the Emotional Effects of a Job Transition

    It happens every day. Someone decides to change careers, suddenly loses a job, or lands an assignment in an entirely new field. During this job transition, however, some powerful emotions can crop up – including fear, overwhelm, depression, guilt and even anger. While this is a natural effect of a job change, not having a plan to manage these emotions can set you up for a career meltdown. Learn how to survive even the most difficult of job transitions with these helpful tips from a career coach.
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  • The Key to Happiness at Work? Change Your Perception

    Do you arrive at work every morning grumbling or do face the day with a big smile on your face? Having a ‘case of the Mondays’ seems like the norm in many workplaces. But it’s also a major contributor to poor work performance, team breakdown, and project failure. While employers try to do their best to raises employee morale and bring back this employee satisfaction, it’s actually up to each individual employee to take control of their own happiness. By changing your perception of work, you can experience true satisfaction in any job.
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  • Watch Out for Weird, Wacky and Wild Interview Questions

    What’s going on with all the oddball interviewing techniques? Interviewing has become a strange science, with recruiters devising new ways to stump candidates to bring out the top performers. We polled a random group of job seekers on Quora to uncover some of the weirdest, wackiest and wildest job interview questions of this year. So, sit back, enjoy reading up on the latest career news and by all means - don’t get caught unprepared in your next interview!
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  • What Your Friendly Neighborhood HR Rep Can and Can't Do for You

    Nearly every organization has a mysterious person who lurks behind a closed office door, can be spotted on the floor checking on employees, or giving out helpful information at staff meetings. No we are not talking about some caped crusader who swoops in to save the day. We’re talking about the Human Resource representative at your workplace and finding out what this person can do (and cannot do) for you as an employee.
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  • No More Mr. Nice Guy: How to Gain Respect From Your Co-workers

    There’s at least one in every workplace. The “nice” employee who always treats everyone with respect and kindness. Yet, this is often the person who also gets no respect from co-workers nor does he or she get any true career satisfaction. In fact, so-called nice employees are often those who get walked on by other less nice employees and management. If you’ve found yourself in this position, then it’s time for a new attitude and the respect you deserve.
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  • 12 Ways to Ace the Job Fair and Get Hired

    Heading for a local job fair? This can be an exciting time that’s filled with possibilities for your career. The good news is that you have a chance to meet with prospective employers and recruiters who are eager to talk to you. The bad news is that, like others in your situation, you are not prepared for the job fair experience. Learn how to ace the job fair and land the interviews you need to get hired with a dream company!
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  • Could Your Secret Talent Lead to a Better Career?

    Do you have a unique talent that you keep secret from your friends, family and co-workers? Maybe you can play a musical instrument with no formal training, have a cool physical ability, or an out-of-the-ordinary hobby that you enjoy. Whatever the case may be, there is a possibility that this secret talent could lead you to a brand new career path and the road to riches.
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  • 10 Ways to Wow the Hiring Manager

    Gearing up for an interview often means finding ways to stand out from the competition to impress the hiring manager. From the moment you walk through the office door to the way in which you tactfully follow-up after the interview, here are ten great tips to elevate yourself in the mind of the recruiter.
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