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If you’ve been searching for a new job for a while now without much luck, your online reputation could be to blame. These days, everyone is on social media ─ including hiring managers. You wouldn’t think of heading into a job interview before researching a company’s online presence, so why shouldn’t an interviewer do the… Read more »

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In an ideal world, you’d see eye-to-eye with all of your easygoing co-workers, but unfortunately it doesn’t always go that way. Some people seem to enjoy testing your patience. They’re argumentative, demanding and sometimes downright rude. Unfortunately, many companies have at least one of these employees, so it’s important to know how to deal with… Read more »

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After reviewing piles of resumes, many companies choose to narrow down the candidate selection pool by conducting an initial phone screening. This allows them to save time and money by only bringing the top contenders in for a face-to-face meeting. While these interviews may appear less formal than a traditional in-person discussion, they can make… Read more »

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The harsh truth about new jobs is: Twenty-two percent of employees leave them during their first year. You can prevent your company from becoming part of this statistic through an effective onboarding program that makes new hires feel welcome, included and confident in their roles. Successful onboarding reduces on-the-job learning costs, saves significant time spent… Read more »

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It seems like LinkedIn is always coming up with innovative new features to enhance your online profile. By now you’ve probably heard of LinkedIn endorsements – but you may be a little unclear as to what exactly they are. It’s important to note that endorsements differ from the site’s recommendation feature, which simply allows your… Read more »

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Your cover letter is your very first impression on a hiring manger, so it definitely has the power to make or break your chances of getting the job. If it’s well written and effectively sells you as the ideal candidate, they’ll move on to your resume ─ if not, your application will swiftly find a… Read more »

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Whether you were fired, laid off or voluntarily quit your last job, transitioning back into the workforce isn’t always easy. It’s inevitable that hiring managers are going to question you on the gap in your resume, so it’s important to be prepared with solid responses and a winning attitude. When candidates have a substantial gap… Read more »

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If you’re tired of talking about getting a new job, but never actually taking the initiative to get started, it’s time to set some goals to help you get moving. Goal setting is actually a very important part of the job search process, as it motivates you to get started, helps you to focus and… Read more »

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When searching for a new job, most people update their resume and get their interview suit ready, but many forget one essential step ─ selecting professional references. It’s very important to have a list of references on hand, ready to provide to potential employers. However, before doing this you must identify the best possible people… Read more »

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Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community and work with a cause you really care about. Not only does it offer the chance to help others in need, the experience can also be used to boost your resume. Whether you’re just starting out in the workforce, planning a career change, or… Read more »