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8 Workplace Trends in 2023

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Regardless of your industry, the workplace is in a constant state of evolution. However, the pandemic kicked the pace of that evolution into overdrive. What are some of the trends that are shaping the workplace in 2023? Here are a few examples.

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Job Search: 8 Ways To Improve Your Online Presence

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Searching for a new job is both easier and harder than ever before. The process has become streamlined because so much information is just a click away. It has also gotten more difficult because of filters and AI that can stop you from reaching a live human being.  How can you enhance your presence to not only be seen but land the job of your dreams? Here are a few tips.

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Small Business Saturday 2022

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We have turned into a nation of online shoppers. And while many local businesses offer that option, this year, get some fresh air and exercise and shop locally for Small Business Saturday. You might even make some new friends.

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What is Hidden Overwork?

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The pandemic, coupled with a new generation of workers, has altered the “at work” paradigm. Work-life balance and purpose have bubbled to the top of the preference list. That does not mean we are all a little bit guilty of going the extra mile. We have all done those additional tasks that will help advance our careers and brandish our personal brands. Overwork is a reality for many of us.

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Dressing Up for Halloween at Work: 10 Do’s and Don’ts

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For the first time in a few years, we are faced with the annual October issue – costuming at work: yes, or no? 

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month – Famous Individuals in the DC Area

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As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to use our blog to spotlight some of the famous Hispanic individuals who contribute to our DMV community.

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Job Growth: Pre- vs. Post-Pandemic Insights

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he scourge of COVID-19 may still linger but its effects on how we live – and work – continues to recede into the distance. The changes it has left in its wake have been fundamental. Think of how the assembly line or the 40-hour work week or the Internet have changed what opportunities exist for workers.

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How to Leave a Job Without Burning Bridges

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We are assuming you are leaving your current position for life reasons or a better opportunity. If you are escaping a toxic environment or – worse – were terminated, your approach will be quite different. There are two main reasons to depart on good terms. First, you’ll likely want to obtain a reference from your old supervisor. Second, you may want to come back to your old position.

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The No-No’s of PTO

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However, in a post (ish) pandemic world, the lines between work and away-from-work have gotten blurred. Traditionally, there has been a hard line separating our workplace environment from the rest of our life. That has become more of a grey area as we have become more accustomed to working from almost everywhere.

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The Benefits of a Hospitality Career

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Fortunately, the hospitality industry has bounced back, fueled in large measure by two years of pent-up demand. This is great news for our area. According to JLL’s Pulse of the Market report for May, the number of jobs filled in the DC region was at 97.9% of pre-pandemic levels. The report also listed over fourteen thousand job listings for “Food Preparation and Service”.

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