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Going through a hiring process to fill an open position can be as anxiety producing for the employer as for the job candidate. The employer is under time constraints, and needs to find someone who can do the job and work with other members of a team. A bad hire can cost a company a… Read more »

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You have submitted a job application. Now the wait begins. Time passes, and you hear nothing. You wonder, should you contact the hiring manager for information? The short answer is yes. In fact, following up can work to your advantage by showing your interest and enthusiasm in the position. In a recent survey of human… Read more »

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Your resume is your calling card. It’s how you sell yourself, how you capture the attention of the hiring manager. So, it’s important to make every word count. To make sure of this, there are certain things you need to avoid on your resume. They either aren’t needed, or may actually work to your disadvantage…. Read more »

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The past year has been a difficult one for many people. Jobs and lives have been disrupted. The stress and anxiety have taken a toll, and many are battling feelings of frustration and even a sense of despair. But as more people get the vaccine, a sense of normalcy is beginning to take hold. Now… Read more »

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These days, almost every company has a social media presence. That is why it is important that your company have a clear social media policy that contains guidelines for posting. Almost two-thirds of people surveyed said their employer has no social media policy. It’s surprising, but more than that, it is a big mistake. Even… Read more »

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As companies scramble for top talent, and the recruiting process becomes more vigorous and intense, company recruiters looking to excel in this new environment are expanding their role in the process, leveraging their expertise to provide companies with new strategies to find the people they need. Here are a few of the practices that recruiters… Read more »

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For many, searching for a job is a stressful process. It can time consuming and more than a little tedious. There is a lot to do – researching companies, putting together resumes and cover letters, networking, maintaining a social media presence, and keeping track of everything. Here are a few tips to help make the… Read more »

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With the pandemic acting as a catalyst, a new workforce trend is emerging, a hybrid model where part of the company workforce is at the office, while another part is working remotely. A survey by an independent research firm of more than 30,000 workers in 31 countries revealed that this new type of flexible work… Read more »

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If you are planning a job search, you know one of the most important tasks is writing a resume and cover letter. Although some human resource people have questioned the need for cover letters, most career advisors agree it is still important and can help you sell yourself and land a job. When writing a… Read more »

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When the subject of professional social media sites comes up, most everyone naturally thinks of LinkedIn. And there’s good reason for that. With almost 550 million users, it is far and away the most popular work-related social media site. But it isn’t the only one. There are many more out there that are geared toward… Read more »