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Finding a new job is hard work, but you might be making the process even more difficult. Studies show that an average of 50-60 people apply to every open position; however, you can beat the odds if you play your cards right. If you’ve been on the market for awhile now, but still haven’t received… Read more »

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Hiring a new team member is costly and disruptive, so you want to choose someone who’s going to stick around for awhile. A study conducted by the Center for American Progress determined the cost of turnover is roughly 20 percent of the annual salary of employees earning $75,000 or less per year — which could… Read more »

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Building your dream team starts with attracting the talent you need to move your business forward. And the best talent is often the most elusive – those passive candidates who in today’s market, often have many options as to their next career step. Your employer brand is what shapes the perception of former, current and… Read more »

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When it comes to your resume, presentation is everything. You’re preparing to kick off a new job search — and that’s very exciting! Get off to a great start by choosing the best resume format for your specific needs and career goals to increase your chances of finding a great new job as quickly as… Read more »

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Psychological research has shown that a lack of empathy in co-workers can result in morale problems – which in turn spike conflict and loss of productivity. Gone are the days of employees leaving feelings and emotions at the door. In today’s world, empathy is as critical a trait when hiring as are hard skills like… Read more »

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Preparing for a job interview is hard work. In most cases, you will have never met the hiring manager and likely know very little about the company, so you can only speculate about what to expect from the meeting. Of course, everything changes when you work with a recruiter. Having a staffing expert on your… Read more »

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The highest achievers at your company never fail to impress. They work circles around everyone else, always have the best ideas and never seem to get stressed out. You probably envy them, but you too can realize this level of accomplishment each day if you play your cards right. Top-performing employees aren’t super human —… Read more »

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Hiring a new employee is a huge decision, so most companies will ask you to provide a list of references they can contact. Many candidates make the mistake of thinking this is a mere formality, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Both the type of references you use and what they have to… Read more »

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“Dig your well before you’re thirsty.” So says author and speaker Harvey Mackay in advising business leaders on their employee recruitment strategies. Success in recruiting qualified candidates, like so much of business, is based on proactive planning. Build a prequalified pool before you have openings, and keep your talent bench strong. Develop relationships with prospective… Read more »

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Before a job interview, you spend a great deal of time perfecting your responses to commonly asked questions – but it’s often what you don’t say that the hiring manager finds the most telling. Nonverbal cues given by your body language can make or break your chances of being selected for a position. If you… Read more »