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Free LinkedIn Profile Enhancements to Get You Noticed by Employers

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Nov 18, 2018 7:15:00 AM

Stop asking yourself, "How do I improve my LinkedIn profile?" Implement these 6 FREE profile-enhancing tips and you can give employers a strong sense of who you are, what you've accomplished, what you're passionate about, and what it's like to work with you without having to spend a dime for a LinkedIn Premium account.

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Cracking PRODUCTIVITY Codes

Post Author Delorion Williams
Nov 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

What does being productive mean to you? Do you view productivity as successfully completing tasks before their deadline?

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Three Interview Tips from a Hiring Manager

Post Author Lori Holley
Oct 21, 2018 7:55:00 AM

MAU Hiring Manager, Lori Holley share insights on how to successfully navigate your next interview. Check out these interview tips from a hiring manager!

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How-to Start a Career in Maintenance and Repair

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Oct 3, 2018 7:15:00 AM

Learn how you can start a career in the maintenance and repair sector. There are thousands of Maintenance Technician jobs available across the US.

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Why Work Part-Time in School?

Post Author Miranda Bishop
Sep 26, 2018 1:41:05 PM

While earning an education is imperative for your future career, did you know working part-time is also important for your growth? Learn how working in school is beneficial, what to consider when pursuing a part-time job, and the potential positions available to you!

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How-to Recover From a Bad Performance Review

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Sep 17, 2018 12:15:00 PM

If your last performance review left you feeling deflated, check out these tips on recovering gracefully after a less-than-stellar performance review.

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Can You Get a Great Paying Job Without a High School Diploma?

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Aug 27, 2018 5:33:00 AM

Statistics tell us that there is a direct correlation between education, job opportunities, and income. Learn what type of jobs you can get without a high school diploma or GED and the type of life you can expect to live.

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Want Future Financial Freedom? Start Saving with a 401(k)!

Post Author Kelsey Green
Aug 22, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Have you thought about your retirement plans today? How are you going to sustain your current lifestyle after you retire? Here's everything you need to know about your 401(k) and how they can help you have future financial freedom!

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10 Money-Saving Ideas That Actually Work

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jul 11, 2018 5:50:00 AM

Saving money does not have to be scary. Anyone can do it with a little guidance and determination. Check out these ten, easy, money-saving ideas that actually work to get you started on your path to financial freedom.

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Phone Interview Tips You Should Be Using

Post Author Lee Ann Meyer
Jul 3, 2018 4:50:00 AM

Stay ready for whatever interview style an employer may throw your way with these phone interview tips.

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What is a Hiring Event and How do I Prepare for One?

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jun 12, 2018 4:53:10 PM

Be prepared for your next hiring event, job fair, career expo, career fair or a recruiting event with these helpful tips and tricks.

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Get Up, Get Active, Get Healthy - Find Motivation & Make Your Goals

Post Author Kelsey Green
May 23, 2018 7:59:00 AM

Are you having a hard time staying active? Check out our blog and get some tips to help you find motivation throughout your fitness journey progress!

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Getting Healthy by Getting S.M.A.R.T.

Post Author Kelsey Green
May 18, 2018 7:59:00 AM

Are you struggling to meet your goals, health-based or otherwise? Maybe you're coming at them the wrong way. Check out our post on S.M.A.R.T. goals to make your dreams come true!

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Grad Cap Quotes Worth Adorning This Graduation Season

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
May 7, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Check out these motivational quotes that are perfect for grad cap decor!

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From Jedis to Upper Management - The Perfect Real-World Career Choices for our Favorite Star Wars Characters

Post Author Kelsey Green
May 4, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Are you looking for the coolest careers in the galaxy? Check out our National Star Wars Day blog to see what job your favorite Star Wars character would have!

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30 Things to do for Your Career by Age 30

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Apr 13, 2018 5:29:00 AM

Finally career advice for young professionals that can lead you to a successful career! Here is a list of 30 things young professionals should do for their career by 30 years of age.

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How-To Start a Career as a Forklift Operator

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Apr 3, 2018 11:42:26 AM

Follow these simple steps to start on your way to a successful career as a Forklift Operator. Get your start in the manufacturing industry with MAU Workforce Solutions.

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Spring Cleaning: How to Organize Your Work-Space Using 5S

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Mar 20, 2018 8:56:32 AM

Just in time for your annual Spring cleaning! Learn how to optimize your workspace using lean 5S principles.

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Find and Pursue Your Passion

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Feb 11, 2018 12:45:00 AM

Are you stuck in a mundane career? Looking to break out and pursue your passion? Start here!

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Lessons Learned My First Month Working From Home

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Feb 1, 2018 2:51:46 PM

Have you considered a work-from-home job? Before you take the leap of faith, check out these 5 lessons learned within the first month of working remotely.

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The "Tell Me About Yourself" Interview Question ABC's

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Dec 28, 2017 5:35:00 AM

The search for the perfect self-descriptive interview words is over. Learn the "Tell Me About Yourself ABC's" with MAU Workforce Solutions.

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Reclaim Your Time With These Time-Management Tips

Post Author Maria Ruiz
Dec 12, 2017 5:00:00 AM

The key to success is time management. Learn to reclaim your time with these 7 time management tips.

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3 Tips to Stretch Your Paycheck

Post Author Ieshia Bell
Nov 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

If you are one of the 80% of Americans living paycheck-to-paycheck, check out these tips to make your money last!

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16 Interview Techniques You Should be Using!

Post Author Linda Peck
Nov 16, 2017 6:35:00 AM

Improve your interview skills by applying some of these interview techniques, courtesy of MAU Workforce Solutions.

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10 Last-Minute Boss's Day Gifts for the Forgetful Employee

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Oct 16, 2017 4:46:43 PM

Because let's be honest, you forgot October 16th was Boss's Day.

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A 3-Step "Super" Guide to Personal Brand Perfection

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Oct 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Your personal brand is the practice of creating and nurturing an authentic representation of oneself. Here's 3 simple steps to perfect your personal brand.

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No Diploma? Get Your GED!

Post Author Alicia Chan
Sep 21, 2017 9:57:37 AM

Don't have a high school diploma? Get your GED instead and open up more opportunities to help you achieve your career goals. Find out how to get started!

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5 Career-Accelerating Podcasts Every Job Seeker Should Listen To

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Sep 15, 2017 10:39:14 AM

Whether you're looking to change career paths, start your own business, or just looking for a little motivation, there's a podcast for you. Check out these 5 podcasts for job seekers!

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4 Ways to Grow Your Skill Set

Post Author Alicia Chan
Aug 31, 2017 3:55:41 PM

Are you looking to develop your skill set to land a new job or promotion? If you’re willing to invest your own time, we have tips for you!

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5 Stress Relieving Tips for National Relaxation Day and Every Day!

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Aug 8, 2017 6:40:00 AM

August 15th is National Relaxation Day. Check out these stress relieving tips to help you relax and manage your daily stress.

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Guide to Google for Jobs [Infographic]

Post Author Alicia Chan
Jul 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Google for Jobs, which was released last month, is here to help job seekers find the job they're looking for. Here's how to navigate it and find your next job!

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How to Recover from Workaholism

Post Author Alicia Chan
Jul 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Being a workaholic is more than just being passionate about your job. Learn to how to recover and add balance into your work and personal life.

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What the Font?! Best and Worst Fonts to Use in Your Resume

Post Author Erin Tovo
Jun 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The font you choose will be the first thing a hiring manager notices and could be the deciding factor in whether a recruiter wants to learn more about you or toss your resume in the trash. Terrifying, right?

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How to Take a DIY Headshot

Post Author Alicia Chan
Jun 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Whether you're employed or job seeking, you should have a nice headshot that stands out. If you're looking to update yours on a budget, check out these tips!

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10 Resume Fails That Can Keep You From Getting a Job

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jun 16, 2017 5:08:41 PM

Applying for a job in the near future? Avoid these epic resume fails!

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Do's and Don'ts of Email Etiquette for Job Seekers

Post Author Alicia Chan
May 31, 2017 6:30:00 PM

Are you using email the right way in your job search? Here are some basic do's and don'ts of email use for job seekers to keep in mind.

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Mastering Your Fate: Find Jobs While Unemployed

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
May 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to be the master of your own fate. Check out these career tips for unemployed, job seekers from MAU Workforce Solutions' President, Randy Hatcher.

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4 Reasons To Consider A Career In Manufacturing

Post Author Alicia Chan
Apr 26, 2017 9:00:00 PM

Jobs in the manufacturing industry have gotten a bad reputation from its past, but here's a fresh look at the industrial sector that might change your mind.

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The Right Way to Say, "I Quit!"

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Mar 21, 2017 4:00:00 PM

Next time you're asked why you left your previous position, don't just say, 'I quit!' MAU has 5 sufficient explanations for quitting your previous job.

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How to Create Social Media Bios That Say, “Hire Me!”

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Mar 7, 2017 6:30:00 AM

Is your social media bio not working to attract potential employers? Check out these 5 tips from MAU to create a social media bio that says, "Hire me!"

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5 Qualities Needed to Be a Great Leader in Today's Workforce

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Feb 20, 2017 2:15:00 PM

Do you have what it takes to be a leader in today's workforce? Check out these 5 qualities needed to be a great leader from MAU Workforce Solutions and begin your journey to leadership today!

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Manufacturing Isn't Dead & 5 Other Facts You Should Know

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Feb 15, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Whether you are a seasoned manufacturing professional or a newcomer to the industry, manufacturing isn't dead, it's alive and thriving! Check out these 5 facts!

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Job Market Survival: Interview Follow-Up Letters & How and When to Use Them (5 FREE Downloads!)

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jan 31, 2017 6:15:00 AM

Five FREE Interview Follow-Up Letter templates can be yours when you follow these simple guidelines from MAU Workforce Solutions!

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Job Market Survival: Post-Interview Questions You Should be Asking

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jan 24, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Be prepared to answer the inevitable interview question, "Do you have any questions?" with this list of 15 questions you should ask a potential employer.

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Job Market Survival: Handling Common Interview Questions

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jan 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Surviving today's job market can be challenging. Prepare yourself to handle common interview questions with Part II of MAU's Job Marketing Survival Series.

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Job Market Survival: Navigating Iconic Interview Styles

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jan 10, 2017 1:15:00 PM

Prepare yourself to handle any interview style an employer may throw at you with these job market survival tips! (infographic included)

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The Job Seeker's New Year Resolutions Toolkit

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Dec 28, 2016 6:00:00 PM

This toolkit will provide you with the five New Year resolutions every job seeker needs to set for 2017 and the resources to help you stick with them!

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3 FREE Google Chrome Extensions Every Job Seeker Needs to Have

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Dec 15, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Make your job search quicker and more efficient with the use of these three, free, Google Chrome extensions.

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Buddy's Guide to an Elfing Awesome First Day at Work

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Nov 28, 2016 5:15:00 AM

Avoid the inevitable, "What the Elf" moments the first day on a new job by following Buddy's Guide to an Elfing Awesome First Day at Work!

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Experience Isn't Everything: Landing a Job the Trump Way

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Nov 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The 2016 election should remind us all that experience isn't everything when in pursuit your dreams. Learn how you can land a job with little to no experience!

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No Diploma? No Problem! MAU Has Jobs For You

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Nov 1, 2016 4:30:00 AM

Check out these 7 jobs that you can secure right now without a high school diploma or GED with MAU Workforce Solutions!

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Generalist vs Specialist: Who Succeeds in Today's Job Market?

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Oct 19, 2016 1:00:00 PM

In today's changing job landscape does it pay to be a generalist or a specialist? Discover your path on your quest to find a job in America today!

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Working to Bridge the Skills Gap

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Oct 7, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The "middle-skill" job gap has been exposed. Find out how you can help bridge the skills gap with MAU Workforce Solutions.

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Do's & Don'ts of Office Denim

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Sep 12, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Whether it's casual Friday or an off-site retreat, be prepared and stylish in your denim. Check out the latest in Do’s and Don’ts of Office Denim from MAU!

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4 Ways to Incorporate Your Everyday Clothes in Your Work Wardrobe!

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Sep 6, 2016 7:00:00 PM

It's New York Fashion Week and MAU is bringing you fashion tips that help you transition looks from the catwalk to the office!

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Why You May Not Be a “Good Fit” For the Job

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Aug 28, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Learn how a company's culture can dictate whether or not you're a “good fit” for a position.

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Seeking a New Career? There's an App for That!

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Aug 23, 2016 9:16:32 AM

Let your smartphone guide you to your new career!

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So You Left A Job On Bad Terms...

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jul 18, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Fired from your previous position or forced to quit, finding a new job can be tough. Here's a few tips to help you land a job after leaving one on bad terms.

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5 Signs a Job Opportunity is a Scam

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jul 7, 2016 10:31:45 AM

Job scams happen! It can be hard to tell the difference between what is real and what is fake. Check out these 5 signs a job opportunity is a scam from MAU.

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To Vacation or Not to Vacation- That is the Question

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jun 22, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The vacation months are upon us! Find out some pros and cons of vacation time and what it can mean for you and your career.

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4 Reasons to Have Friends at Work

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jun 8, 2016 8:39:48 AM

In honor of National Best Friends Day, MAU brings you the importance of building friendships in the workplace.

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Employing Our Veterans & Their Families

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
May 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Exploring employment options for our veterans and their families.

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The Job Seeker's Social Media Clean-Up Guide

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
May 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM

In an age where social sharing is king, it is important to follow proper social media etiquette. Check out MAU's Job Seeker Survival Guide.

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Working Towards Your Dream Job

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Apr 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Your dream job is still waiting for you to get up and chase it! Let MAU help you work towards your dream job with 3 simple tips.

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#MotivationMonday: Bouncing Back After Losing Your Job

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Mar 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Unemployment happens. Check out these post job split pick-me-ups to help you bounce back after losing your job!

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7 Tips to Make the Most of Your Time at Work

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Mar 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

To help combat the upcoming loss of time, MAU offers these 7 tips to help make the most of your time at work during the Daylight Saving's transition.

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5 Tips to Ramp-Up Your Résumé

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Feb 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

MAU provides you with 5 tips to help you create a résumé that will stand out among the crowd.

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#MotivationMonday: Sticking to Your New Year's Resolutions

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jan 25, 2016 1:27:35 PM

Take a look at these 10 quotes for an extra motivational boost to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.

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#MotivationMonday: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Edition

Post Author Eryka Cazenave
Jan 18, 2016 12:33:51 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made lives better by reminding us to seek greatness through service and love. In the year 2016, his words still resonate. Take a look at these 5 quotes from Dr. King that still make us believe in his dream!

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5 Tips For Returning to Work After Vacation

Post Author Brittany Ashton Hendricks
Jan 8, 2016 9:01:49 AM

Prepare yourself to return to work after vacation with these 5 tips.

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Bringing Holiday Cheer and Thanksgiving to Your Job!

Post Author Brittany Ashton Hendricks
Nov 30, 2015 12:29:16 PM

Here are 5 ways to bring some thanksgiving and holiday cheer to your work this holiday season.

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Getting Along with Others at Work According to Star Trek

Post Author Brittany Ashton Hendricks
Nov 16, 2015 9:47:47 AM

Starting a new job or have new employees joining your team? Here are a few tips from Star Trek on how to successfully get along with others.

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Manufacturing Day: National Recognition of this Key Industry in the US

Post Author Brittany Ashton Hendricks
Oct 15, 2015 11:15:26 AM

Earlier this month, on October 2, Manufacturing Day was celebrated. Read on to learn more about this key industry in the US.

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How to Make the Most Out of an "Instant Interview" Hiring Event!

Post Author Alana Davis
Aug 24, 2015 3:49:00 PM

Ever thought about attending one of our "instant interview" hiring events? Here are three tips to make it successful!

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Motivation Monday: 5 Ways to Stay Motivated When Looking for a New Job

Post Author Alana Davis
Aug 17, 2015 5:13:01 PM

We're bringing you some "Monday Motivation" this week with 5 ways to stay motivated when you're looking for a new job.

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Career Tips: 5 Ways to Maximize Your LinkedIn Profile

Post Author Alana Davis
Jul 20, 2015 3:20:58 PM

In this issue of career tips, we offer 5 ways to maximize your LinkedIn profile, whether looking for a new job opportunity or growing your network.

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Career Tips: It's Friday! Now to Make the Most of the Weekend

Post Author Alana Davis
Jun 26, 2015 3:06:03 PM

It's Friday! In this issue of career tips, MAU offers a few ways to maximize the weekend and get rid of those Sunday night blues.

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Career Tips: Summer, Sun, and All Things Productive?

Post Author Alana Davis
May 21, 2015 2:57:00 PM

Summer is upon us and the sun is shining. Here are a few career tips to keeping productivity up at work this season!

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Epic Interview FAIL Part 2: Tips from Chandler Bing

Post Author Alana Davis
May 20, 2015 2:33:10 PM

This month, we continue our series on EPIC interview fails, with a little help from a familiar friend.

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#TwitterTuesday: Networking Twitter Style

Post Author Lacie Rhoden
Apr 28, 2015 10:48:02 AM

It's Twitter Tuesday (#twittertuesday)! Learn some effective career tips on how to use Twitter for networking and job searching.

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Career Tips: Epic Interview FAIL - Part 1

Post Author Alana Davis
Apr 21, 2015 11:18:17 AM

The interview is that critical step to starting a new job. Today's career tips post advises on how NOT to behave and may make you laugh.

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Career Tips: Understanding Workplace Culture

Post Author Lacie Rhoden
Mar 18, 2015 2:32:12 PM

In this career tips post, we learn about workplace culture and how to consider the best culture fit for you.

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Career Tips: Do You Like Me?

Post Author Alana Davis
Feb 20, 2015 12:17:00 PM

In this Career Tips post, we discuss some ways you can be more "likeable." And the suggestions may surprise you!

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Career Tips: Dealing with "Horrible Bosses"

Post Author Lacie Rhoden
Feb 9, 2015 11:13:31 AM

You scored the job but a few weeks in, realize your boss is a holy terror. In this Career Tips post, we offer tips for dealing with difficult bosses.

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Career Tips: Making the Most of EACH Day

Post Author Alana Davis
Jan 26, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Got a case of the Mondays and wishing you can fly to Friday? In this career tips post, we encourage you to make the most out of each day of the week.

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Career Tips: What Not to Wear - MAU Edition

Post Author Alana Davis
Jan 19, 2015 8:25:00 AM

Preparing for an interview or out job hunting? In this career tips article, read what not to wear when the big day comes.

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Career Tips: Starting a New Job in the New Year

Post Author Alana Davis
Dec 29, 2014 11:10:38 AM

Starting out the new year with a new career opportunity? Here are five career tips to help you have a successful first day - the rest is up to you!

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Career Tips: 5 Ways to Make Your Career Better in 2015

Post Author Alana Davis
Dec 23, 2014 9:05:00 AM

In this career tips post, learn five ways to jump start your career and possibly make it better in 2015.

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Career Tips: 7 Reasons to be Thankful at Work

Post Author Alana Davis
Nov 24, 2014 4:47:50 PM

With Thanksgiving a few days away, here are a few reasons to be thankful at work, whether you're working at MAU or anywhere.

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Career Tips: Managing Stress During the Holidays

Post Author Alana Davis
Nov 19, 2014 4:22:15 PM

In this career tips post, MAU offers six tips to help you reduce stress in both your career and home life during the upcoming holiday season.

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Tips for Exhibiting Leadership

Post Author Danielle Cinquemani
Oct 29, 2014 4:38:55 PM

What separates an exceptional employee from a common one? One of the key items is leadership. Read more for some tips on exhibiting leadership.

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Career Tips: What are Soft Skills and How do I Use Them?

Post Author Alana Davis
Oct 22, 2014 11:00:12 AM

In this career tips article, you learn about soft skills, why they are important and how to incorporate them in your resume and applications.

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Career Tips: Completing a Successful Interview

Post Author Danielle Cinquemani
Sep 25, 2014 8:12:36 AM

When looking for a new job at MAU or elsewhere, one of the best ways to have successful interviews is to show interest in the organization and job!

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Career Tips: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Post Author Alana Davis
Aug 25, 2014 4:32:54 PM

What do you want to be when you grow up? Whether you are looking to start, change, or continue your career, MAU has many career opportunities.

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Creating a Resume that Says “Hire Me!” Using Keywords

Post Author Alana Davis
Jul 24, 2014 2:00:23 PM

From new job search sites, to online applications, job seeking is constantly changing. Having a well written resume is more important than ever.

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The Power of Positive Thinking for Job Seekers

Post Author Alana Davis
Jun 23, 2014 10:37:45 AM

When looking for a job, one can often become discouraged and negative. However, when searching for a new job opportunity, thinking positively about the process certainly empowers us to be successful in our search. Read more to see how we can use positive thinking as a motivator for more effective job seeking.

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From Shy Professional to Networking Social Butterfly Using 3 Helpful Tips

Post Author Erin Tovo
Jun 18, 2014 9:43:43 AM

For some people, meeting and making new friends is the easiest thing in the world. Somehow, it just comes naturally to them; however, for those of us on the other end of the spectrum, mixing and mingling with strangers can be extremely difficult.

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Get the Most Out of Your Thank You Card!

Post Author Alana Davis
May 23, 2014 4:43:00 PM

It is a well-known practice in the job search process that following your interview you should send a thank you card. However, many candidates will make the mistake of preparing their thank you as simply a nice gesture instead of using their thank you note to reinforce their candidacy now that they have obtained “insider” information

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Application Submitted! Now What? Next Steps in the Job Seeking Process

Post Author Alana Davis
May 16, 2014 4:29:00 PM

When you are searching for a job, it is a good idea for you to reach out to your potential employer to demonstrate that you are interested in the particular position. While you may have experience in this method when applying directly for a job, the process is slightly different when you are applying through a staffing firm.

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Job Satisfaction: Avoiding the Trap of Living for the Weekend

Post Author Alana Davis
Apr 23, 2014 10:30:00 AM

If you have had any contact with social media within the last year, you have likely been introduced to a barrage of postings and supporting images describing what, for many, is the average workweek.

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Wednesday, April 16: MAU Job Fair in Duncan, SC

Post Author Alana Davis
Apr 10, 2014 4:47:00 PM

MAU Workforce Solutions is looking to fill internal administrative positions to support their Recruiting Team on Wednesday, April 16. Applications will be accepted from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Spartanburg Community College (Tyger River Campus) located at 1875 East Main Street, Duncan, SC.

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Common Interview Question: Tell Me a Little About Yourself

Post Author Sarah Chatelain
Mar 31, 2014 10:22:00 AM

One of the most popular ways for a potential employer to begin a job interview is to ask you to divulge a few facts about yourself. This question can be quite frustrating, as it is never clear just what kinds of facts you should include, and how long your answer should be.

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How to Create a Targeted Résumé

Post Author Sarah Chatelain
Mar 12, 2014 10:00:00 AM

It’s already common practice to keep an updated résumé on file, but did you know that you might need more than one type? Depending on the variety of jobs that you apply for, you may need to create several distinctive versions that highlight specific aspects of your job experience. Some companies may place more value on a certain talent or capability, such as supervisory skills or a particular proficiency on the computer.

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What to Do if You Don’t Get a Promotion

Post Author Sarah Chatelain
Mar 10, 2014 9:56:00 AM

The feeling of rejection is hard to deal with, from not getting chosen for the kickball team in grade school, to not getting a promotion at work. While you have probably realized that your popularity in grade school gym class has had little to no bearing on your adult existence, denial of a promotion has irrefutable influence on your career and your life. How you handle this type of situation can directly affect the rest of your career. Here are some tips on how to improve your chances at earning the next promotion.

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Common Interview Question: What are Your Weaknesses?

Post Author Sarah Chatelain
Feb 14, 2014 9:45:00 AM

Inconsistencies…opportunities…deficiencies…it seems like every company has a different term for weaknesses. When you are interviewing for a job, you are trying to present the most positive and capable version of yourself to a potential employer. When he or she says, “Tell me about your opportunities,” it may seem counter-intuitive to start talking about what you need to improve as opposed to selling the skills in which you are already proficient.

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The Interview Before Your Job Interview

Post Author Sarah Chatelain
Feb 4, 2014 9:39:00 AM

It’s common knowledge that you should dress up for a job interview, but did you know that you should also consider what you wear when you’re picking up job applications or turning in your resume? Potential employers are concerned as much (if not more) about your outfit when you’re asking them for a job as when you’re formally interviewing for one. While it’s true that you shouldn’t always judge a book by its cover, your potential employer will certainly judge what kind of employee you might be by what you wear when you come in to introduce yourself and deliver your resume (if possible).

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Job Interviews: How to Beat the Competition!

Post Author Erin Tovo
Jan 16, 2014 9:34:00 AM

The New Year presents a chance for job seekers to jump back into the job market with a renewed sense of vigor. In order to begin a new career, job seekers must complete job applications, as well as in-person interviews. Incorporate the following tips into your next interview and stand out amongst the crowd!

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10 Professional Resolutions for 2014

Post Author Erin Tovo
Jan 9, 2014 9:28:00 AM

The New Year presents the perfect opportunity to start moving your career in the right direction. A change in direction might involve a pay raise, promotion, or even a new career! Whatever the case, the following tips will ensure a successful start to 2014.

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4 Tips to Ensure Your Holiday Job Search Keeps Moving Forward

Post Author Erin Tovo
Dec 10, 2013 9:26:00 AM

One of the biggest mistakes a job seeker can make is to let the holiday season distract them from their job search! Use the following tips to make sure you keep your job search moving forward and end the year strong.

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How to Get a Job!

Post Author Randy Hatcher
Dec 9, 2013 4:13:00 PM

How to Get a Job, a video blog by MAU President Randy Hatcher.

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Using LinkedIn to Get an Employer's Attention

Post Author Erin Tovo
Nov 13, 2013 9:22:00 AM

How can you ensure that an employer will review your resume? The answer is simple. Have the document referred to HR from a past or present employee of the company you wish to work for. While this task might seem strenuous, LinkedIn has made it easy to connect with employees all over the world!

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Simple Ways to Break the Ice at Networking Events

Post Author Erin Tovo
Nov 12, 2013 9:18:00 AM

Getting a conversation started is typically the hardest part of networking events! You must keep in mind that the prospect of approaching someone new is stressful for just about everyone involved. Read our tips below to develop smooth, natural conversation at your next networking event.

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3 Ways to Keep Your Skills Sharp No Matter the Industry

Post Author Erin Tovo
Oct 16, 2013 9:12:00 AM

Considering the lack of jobs and an increasingly competitive job market, the likeliness of job seekers taking a job within their industry becomes less and less. However, just because you’ve taken a job in a different industry doesn’t mean you should let your hard earned skills go to waste. Use these 3 tips to keep your skills sharp and ready to go!

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5 Ways to Ensure Successful Answers During a Job Interview

Post Author Erin Tovo
Oct 15, 2013 9:07:00 AM

Job seekers send out countless resumes in the hopes of potentially getting an interview. Once you have finally landed that interview you have been waiting for, use these 5 tips when forming your answers!

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Make Your Resume Stand Out From the Crowd!

Post Author Erin Tovo
Sep 27, 2013 8:28:00 AM

Many active job seekers spend countless hours searching and applying to open positions. For some, the application process is easy; yet, the next step seems impossible – securing the job interview! If this situation seems familiar, it might be time to review your resume.

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How to Build Successful Workplace Relationships

Post Author Erin Tovo
Sep 20, 2013 8:22:00 AM

Positive workplace relationships are a crucial part of a successful career. It’s true that you only get one chance to make a good first impression, so make it count each time you are offered the opportunity to build a relationship with a co-worker!

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5 Tips to Effectively Transition Careers

Post Author Erin Tovo
Aug 27, 2013 8:19:00 AM

Changing careers is a fact of life for many of today's business professionals. Sometimes these changes are welcomed by the individual themselves, and other times, they're devastating and unexpected. Despite how and why a career transition takes place, it's up to the individual as to how they handle it.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your LinkedIn Headline

Post Author Erin Tovo
Aug 26, 2013 8:16:00 AM

The LinkedIn Headline is one of the strongest tools that you have at your disposal within your LinkedIn profile. It is the first piece of information that recruiters see when they view your profile, so you want to show them something that catches their attention and makes them to want to search through the rest of your information. To help your headline reach its fullest potential, try the following tips:

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How to Concentrate Within a Distracting Work Environment

Post Author Stephanie Morrow
Jul 19, 2013 7:48:00 AM

For those working within a distracting environment, accomplishing even the simplest of tasks can become quite difficult. To remain productive at all times, employees should consider implementing the following ideas:

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Are You Currently Unemployed? Stay Busy!

Post Author Stephanie Morrow
Jul 18, 2013 7:45:00 AM

We all appreciate time off from work. However, for those dealing with unemployment, time off can lead to disaster if not handled properly.

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Effectively Using LinkedIn

Post Author Lori Holley
Jun 28, 2013 7:32:00 AM

Even if you are not currently in the market for a new career opportunity, it is important to stay up-to- date on LinkedIn. It’s a great networking tool, and it’s free except for your time investment!

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Working on Vacation?! Really?

Post Author Lori Holley
Jun 28, 2013 7:27:00 AM

t’s summertime, so that means many of us are heading out on vacation. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve seen post lately on social media that they’re working from the beach, mountains or some other exotic location. We hear the term ‘working vacation’ used often, but is there really such a thing?

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How to Use Twitter to Strengthen Your Job Search

Post Author Stephanie Hutchings
May 15, 2013 11:53:00 PM

Social media is a wonderful for way for job seekers to set themselves apart from competitors. While most people use social media to converse with friends, family, and co-workers, it is important for job seekers to spend their time making connections that will lend themselves to future employment opportunities.

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How to Recover from a Terrible First Impression

Post Author Stephanie Myers
Apr 29, 2013 11:46:00 PM

You finally scored that interview you’ve been hoping for, and everything goes well, until… oops! Something awful happens, and you feel like you‘ve wrecked your road to possible employment. First impressions are everything, and now recovering seems unfeasible. What now?

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Crafting a Thank You Letter

Post Author Aubrey Howard
Apr 17, 2013 11:30:00 PM

Career Tip: The first thing you should do after you leave an interview is send a thank you note to the person that interviewed you.

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4 Qualities of Great Employees

Post Author Aubrey Howard
Apr 16, 2013 11:27:00 PM

The line between average employees and great employees is easily identified by employers, but may not be as clear to the employees themselves. Continue reading to determine what you can do set yourself apart, and excel in the workplace.

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Making the Most out of Job Fairs

Post Author Stephanie Myers
Mar 14, 2013 11:07:00 PM

Job fairs are excellent venues that allow you to network, market yourself, and possibly obtain employment.

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Graduating and Unemployed? 3 Ways to Market Yourself

Post Author Stephanie Myers
Mar 4, 2013 10:45:00 PM

What beats the feeling you get when graduating college? Not much, except knowing you have a job lined up!

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4 Traits that Promote Success

Post Author Stephanie Myers
Feb 15, 2013 8:41:00 PM

4 Traits that Promote Success

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Common Interview Question: Why Should We Hire You?

Post Author Aubrey Howard
Feb 4, 2013 8:32:00 PM

The series “Common Interview Question” covers some of the most frequently asked questions by employers during an interview: Why should we hire you?

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Resume Revision: The Quick-Fix Guide to Boosting Employment Opportunities

Post Author Stephanie Myers
Jan 28, 2013 8:17:00 PM

Resume Revision: The Quick-Fix Guide to Boosting Employment Opportunities

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How to Professionally Connect with Others on LinkedIn

Post Author Stephanie Hutchings
Jan 23, 2013 8:07:00 PM

Learn how to professionally connect with others on LinkedIn!

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Common Interview Question: Tell Me About Yourself

Post Author Aubrey Howard
Jan 9, 2013 5:14:00 PM

Career Tip: Learn how to properly answer the "Tell Me About Yourself" question during a job interview.

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What to Do When You Get Laid Off

Post Author Laura Baareman
Feb 28, 2011 9:53:00 AM

Have you been laid off? Here are some steps to take: Allow yourself time to grasp the situation and refocus Share your situation and feelings with family and close friends

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