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If you are engaged in a job search, you probably know about volunteering and how it can help give you a leg up in getting a job. But, while many job seekers may see volunteer work as something nice to have on the resume, they may not realize how important it is and how much… Read more »

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As part of the hiring process, many companies use interviews over the telephone to help screen job candidates. It helps to pare down the number of applicants more quickly and cheaply. Because they are preliminary screening measures, phone interviews naturally are not as in-depth as face-to-face encounters. The hiring manager is just trying to get… Read more »

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You may have hit a point in your career where things have become stale, where you no longer feel fulfilled or challenged. This may prompt thoughts of change, such as getting another degree, making a move within your company or even looking for a new job. But sometimes, you don’t have to make a big… Read more »

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Do your employees know the big picture of your company? If you want your business to be successful, some business people say this is essential for all employees to know. How Knowing the Big Picture Helps It will help your business if everyone in the organization understands the big picture and how they fit into… Read more »

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When preparing for a job interview, candidates focus on how they are going to answer questions from the hiring manager, which is what they should do. However, many neglect the other side of the equation – questions they need to ask themselves. Most people have heard the common advice of having questions for the interviewer…. Read more »

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Meditation is an activity that is gaining a good deal of attention. It has migrated from a fringe exercise associated with New Age spiritualism to a more mainstream phenomenon practiced by a broad range of people in business and industry. And there are good reasons for its increasing popularity. Research has shown that it helps… Read more »

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One of the most important work skills a person needs is knowing how to focus, how to block out all distractions, no matter what they may be – issues at work or personal problems – and concentrate completely on the work that needs to be done. Being able to focus is an essential skill because… Read more »

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When looking at job candidates, employers naturally want people with the technical skills and knowledge for a particular job. But that is not all that companies are looking for. They also want to make sure the job candidate is a good fit for the company, that he or she can work well with others and… Read more »

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With the job market as tight as it is, your company cannot afford to miss out on any qualified job candidates. That is why in the hiring process, the candidate experience has become much more important. You don’t want to turn off anyone to your company because of brusque or discourteous behavior, as unintended as… Read more »

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Job fairs are a great way to meet potential employers, to learn information and make connections in ways you cannot do just on a website. You have many companies all in one place, which is a unique opportunity. But to get the most out of a job fair, you need to come prepared, and you… Read more »