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Office Obstacles: Adapting to Corporate Culture

Starting with a new company can be challenging, especially when acclimating to a corporate culture that is different from what you are used to. What exactly is ‘corporate culture’? Consider the word culture itself and how it relates to different groups of people. Similarly, all corporations do things differently. This includes management structure, values, work ethic, and atmosphere, among other things. If you are unable to adapt smoothly, this may lead to problems that could jeopardize your future with not only your co-workers, but also the company itself.

Of course, it can take a while to get the lay of the land and gain your bearings, but in the meantime, there are a few steps that can help you overcome initial obstacles and adapt to corporate culture.

Meet Everyone
In your first few weeks, be sure to meet everyone when you get a chance. On your first day, ask for a tour and don’t be shy! Introduce yourself to your new co-workers as you’re being taken around. This will allow you to become familiar with the personalities of the organization and understand the corporate hierarchy—a.k.a. the “who’s who” of the company. Even though it can be an intimidating situation, displaying a positive attitude will help you get through it.

Listen and Learn
First impressions are everything and can make or break how you view others (and how they view you), often leading to stereotypes. Take the first few days to be observant and learn as much as you can about the company’s operations, politics, and goals. How much authority are subordinates given? Are there areas or problems where your expertise can be of value? Learning as much as possible will help you conquer the next step.

Position Yourself Properly
Once you have done your “hands-on research”, you will know better where you fit into the company structure and how much you can bring to the table. When given tasks, go above and beyond. Tackle a problem and find a solution, face a challenge and take risks. The goal is to be visible to the right people, to show them you are a team player and that you want to advance your career with their company.

The more comfortable and familiar you are with a company’s culture, the more you will be able to accomplish, and better prepare yourself for a successful career path. Want more career tips? Visit our Job Seeker Advice, Tips and How-Tos board on Pinterest or check out other Help Wanted blog posts. What other advice would you add? Comment below!

The Top 15 States with the Most Jobs

In the last few months, unemployment rates have gone down slightly; however, it is still difficult to find a job in this economy. The U.S. Department of Labor shows that Nevada, Rhode Island, and California have the highest unemployment rates ranging from 11.6 to 10.7 percent. If you are looking for a job in a specific area, http://jobs.jobs/ can help you find the right job for you! This website lists jobs based on top searches, top companies, top countries, top states and top cities. You can also search what kind of job you are looking for and where you want to land your perfect job. The top 15 states with the most jobs include:

This website helps you find the perfect job for you in the area that you want. http://jobs.jobs/ is an amazing resource when job hunting.

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Tips for Maintaining a Positive Attitude during an Interview

Interview with Candee Chambers, Cardinal Health

During interviews it’s easy to often time dwell on past hardships. However, Candee Chambers with Cardinal Health offers advice on how staying positive during your interview can go a long with a recruiter. Learn how focusing on strengths can help you make the most of your employer interviews.

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Advice for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Interview with James Emmett, CLIICC Center

Are you a person with a disability looking for employment? Disability consultant James Emmett with CLIICC Center addresses how he overcame his disability and found a job he was passionate about. Discover how by matching your skill set with an interest you find enjoyable can make a world of difference during your job search.

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The Top 10 Best Small Cities for Jobs

Are big cities too big for you? Are you looking for a job in a small city? This website, http://www.forbes.com/pictures/ef45gjfgm/methodology/#gallerycontent, lists the top 10 best small cities for jobs in the country. It shows the best cities along with their increasing employment rates. When searching for a specific job, http://us.jobs/ is the perfect place to search for a job based on the title or location. Our research shows that the top 10 best small cities for jobs include:

  1. Odessa, Texas – 9.5%
  2. Midland, Texas – 6.3%
  3. Columbus, Indiana – 10.2%
  4. San Angelo, Texas – 4.3%
  5. Blacksburg, Virginia – 7.1%
  6. Casper, New York – 5.4%
  7. Williamsport, Pennsylvania – 3.0%
  8. Glens Falls, New York – 5.4%
  9. Lubbock, Texas – 2.8%
  10. Laredo, Texas – 5.6%

http://us.jobs/ can help you find the perfect job in the perfect place for you. Remember the saying, “Good things come in small packages?” Good jobs come in small cities as well!

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The Top 10 Best Mid-Size Cities for Jobs

Have you ever wanted to live in a city not too big but not too small? Mid-size cities are just right, especially when looking for a job. http://us.jobs/ is helpful when searching for a specific job. This helps you locate available jobs using a location or job title. One useful website that is really helpful is http://www.forbes.com/pictures/edgl45mid/methodology-2/#gallerycontent. It lists the top 10 Best Mid-Size Cities for Jobs. Along with the names of the cities, it shows their employment growth rates. The Best Mid-Size Cities include:

  1. Lafayette, Louisiana – 5.2%
  2. Corpus Christi, Texas – 4.1%
  3. McAllen, Texas – 3.8%
  4. El Paso, Texas – 1.0%
  5. Charleston, South Carolina – 2.2%
  6. Knoxville, Tennessee – 3.1%
  7. Provo, Utah – 2.9%
  8. Bakersfield, California – 2.5%
  9. Boulder, Colorado – 1.8%
  10. Grand Rapids, Michigan – 2.2%

Finding the perfect job is now easier with us.jobs. Search for one of the cities above and you could live in a city that’s not too big and not too small but just the right size.

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The Top 10 Best Big Cities for Jobs

There are some advantages and disadvantages to living in a big city. One major advantage of living in a big city is more job opportunities. http://us.jobs/ is designed to help you find a job in any city that is right for you. Finding jobs has never been easier! It allows you to search for available jobs based on the location or title. Us.jobs is a simple way to find a job and apply right away. Some research shows the top 10 Best Big Cities with their employment growth rates over the past couple of years. These cities and their increased employment rates include:

  1. Austin, Texas – 2.2%
  2. Houston, Texas – 3.3%
  3. Salt Lake City, Utah – 3.3%
  4. Fort Worth, Texas Metropolitan Division – 2.7%
  5. San Jose, California – 2.8%
  6. Dallas, Texas Metropolitan Division – 1.9%
  7. Raleigh, North Carolina – 2.2%
  8. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 2.0%
  9. Nashville, Tennessee – 1.8%
  10. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – 1.7%

For more information, go to http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2012/05/01/the-best-cities-for-jobs-2/. Here you can find information on more great cities around the country.

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Advice on How to Transition Your Military Skills into Civilian Skills

Interview with Matt Luther, CINTAS Corporation

Being able to transition your military skills into civilian skills can make a huge impact on your resume. If you are a veteran trying to reenter the civilian workforce, learn tips from Matt Luther with the CINTAS Corporation on how to prepare for upcoming interviews and highlight your military achievements.

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How to Prepare for your Interview and Find a Job You’re Passionate About

Interview with Lance Sapera, 24 Hour Fitness

Companies are often times looking for a variety of individuals for positions within there company. Anybody from recent college grads to transitioning military veterans can often times start at a company and easily learn the business. Learn what advice recruiter Lance Sapera with 24 Hour Fitness has to say on preparing for your job interview and finding a job you’re enthusiastic about.

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Finding Your Career Path while Job Seeking

Interview with Angie Grilliot, UnitedHealth Group

Are you currently trying to find a job and looking for advice? Angie Grilliot with UnitedHealth Group offers her advice on how to take a step back and ask yourself, “What is it that I want to do?” Learn more about how being able to communicate where you have been and where you want to be in your career can help set you apart from other job seekers.

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