Tips for Writing LinkedIn Recommendations

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New year, new you. It’s not uncommon for people to evaluate certain aspects of their life as another year goes into the history books. For some, that means considering a job move or exploring a completely different career path. With most job transitions comes a lot of work – a refreshed resume, maybe a new […]


How to Work Your Network Over the Holidays

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For many people, this week’s Thanksgiving holiday marks the official start of the holiday season. It’s typically a time for crazy busy schedules in your personal life, but sometimes the work grind slows down a little and there’s time to catch up on things. That’s what makes the holidays an ideal time for business networking. […]


Healthy Work Habits – 7 Ways to Get Started

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In just about a month, news stories and social media posts from all around the world (at least it seems that way) will be buzzing about New Year resolutions. That’s right…it’s almost that time of year again when weight-loss promises will be made – and broken – faster than you can say “Gimme that donut!” […]


Math + Science = High-Paying Jobs in 2016

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While it’s certainly not the only factor that’s important when exploring a career opportunity, salary is usually near the top of the list of considerations. Earlier this spring, a new report from Glassdoor presented a list of the most high-paying jobs in 2016. From looking at the list, it’s pretty clear that a background in […]


3 Tips for Handling Multiple Job Offers

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The phone rings. It’s the job offer you’ve been waiting for. Sweet! This is the kind of opportunity you hoped would come your way. Next day, phone rings. Surprise – yet another job offer from another potential employer. Now what?! Being presented with more than one job offer is a nice situation to be in, […]


Large Business or Small Business Employment – What’s Best for You?

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According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data and an article from Small Business & Entrepreneurship (SBE) Council, small businesses (those with less than 500 employees) make up a whopping 99.7% of the 5.73 million employer firms that are in the United States. And of that 99.7%, close to 90% (89.6%) are businesses with less […]


Industrial Jobs Outlook for CT

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Based on several recent reports from last quarter, it’s not looking like 2016 will be the year for tremendously strong job growth in the industrial/manufacturing sector. That projection applies not only to CT and the U.S. as a whole, but to countries around the world. The good news, though, is there are promising outlooks for […]


A Look at the Most Innovative States in America (CT is on the List!)

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If you had to guess which five states in the U.S. are the most innovative, which ones would you pick? Well, if you’re the Bloomberg U.S. Innovation Index, you’d pick Massachusetts to take top honors. You would follow that up with long-time winner California, followed by Washington state, New Jersey and…drumroll…Connecticut. About the Innovation Index […]


5 Ways to Avoid Co-Worker Conflict

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Conflict resolution in the workplace can be a stressful thing. But if you acknowledge it and try to work through the issues at hand in a thoughtful manner, you can often take the situation from bad to good. Here are 5 ways to avoid co-worker conflict: 1 – Don’t gossip Nothing positive comes out of […]