Alexandra Papas

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5 Reasons to Take Breaks at Work (and 5 Ones You Should Take)

Posted by Alexandra Papas on Apr 5, 2018 11:01:03 AM

The American workweek can easily span upwards of 50 hours. Working this much can not only put people’s health at risk, but it can also be detrimental to productivity and quality of work. A lot of people think that if you put in more hours, you will be more productive – which is true some of the time, but research also shows that working straight through without breaks can lead to burnout.


The 6 Best Ways to Keep in Touch with a Recruiter

Posted by Alexandra Papas on Feb 7, 2017 10:04:10 AM

Whether or not you are currently looking for a new job, developing a relationship with a trusted recruiter is beneficial. You never know when you will need their services in the future and it is much more productive to go into a search ahead of the game with them by your side. To ensure that you are doing all of the right things to keep in touch with your recruiter, follow these six steps below.


Get Professional: How to Take Your Best Profile Picture

Posted by Alexandra Papas on Aug 19, 2016 10:44:50 AM

As more candidates are being discovered through popular social media outlets, it’s more important than ever to put your best foot (or face) forward. Your profile picture is often times a recruiter’s or employers’ first impression of you, and if it’s carelessly sloppy it might be their last. Now, not everyone may have the means to take a professional head shot, but there are ways you can still create a professional shot on a budget. Read our tips to get started on taking your most professional profile picture; no photographer needed!


5 Easy and Effective Ways to Cut Down on Workplace Stress

Posted by Alexandra Papas on Aug 16, 2016 1:41:41 PM

At some point in their life, nearly everyone experiences stress related to their career. In a demanding position or time-consuming industry, it can be extremely hard to draw the line between work and relaxation.  However, managing your stress effectively can make a difference between becoming an adaptive employee verses buckling to workplace pressure. We’ve made a list of 5 things to keep in mind when stress from work is running your life.


How to Write the Perfect Thank You Note Every Time

Posted by Alexandra Papas on Aug 9, 2016 9:22:20 AM

In a recent survey by The Ladders, 75% of interviewers said they take receiving a thank you note into consideration during their hiring decision-making process. This statistic shows how crucial it is to not only follow-up interviews with a thank you note, but to make sure your note leaves an outstanding impression.


The 9 Apps You Need To Get Your Work-Life Balance in Check

Posted by Alexandra Papas on Jul 21, 2016 11:02:50 AM

Maintaining a positive work-life balance can be a challenge for even the most organized employees and family members. Instead of trying to manage your varying responsibilities and roles, perfect your balancing act with a little help from your phone. The following applications will help you stay on top of your life in the simplest, most stress-free way possible.


How to Know If a Job Offer Is Too Good To Be True

Posted by Alexandra Papas on Jul 19, 2016 10:27:25 AM

After an arduous job search, you may be tempted to accept the first intriguing job offer that comes your way. However, it is important to take into consideration a few telltale signs that can be apparent about your newest job offer. Before accepting a job, review our list of red flags and make your most informed career decision.


What Emotional Intelligence Is and How to Prove You Have It

Posted by Alexandra Papas on Jul 12, 2016 10:22:42 AM

As the job market becomes more competitive, employers have turned to measuring soft skills in order to determine which candidates will make the best impact on their organization. One of the most important and highly sought after soft skills is emotional intelligence. The simplest version of emotional intelligence states that it is the way a person perceives emotions and uses these perceptions to react.


10 Ways to Make the Best Impression on Your First Day

Posted by Alexandra Papas on Jul 6, 2016 10:27:36 AM

Starting a new job can be an intimidating process. There are new employees to know, new bosses to meet, and countless things to learn about your new employer. However, don’t let any of this get in the way of having an effective start in your new role! Utilize the following 10 steps to make the best impression on your first day and guarantee it’s a success.


How to Get the Most Out of Your Summer Job Search

Posted by Alexandra Papas on Jun 30, 2016 10:15:25 AM

Summer is an excellent time to strengthen your job search and land your dream career. This summer, don’t approach finding a job the way you have in previous months. Follow our tips to learn how to tailor your search to the season – you’ll have an edge on candidates using a stagnant year-round method!


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