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Contingent workers are now a significant part of the workforce at many companies. Some firms use them at certain times of the year as the need arises, while other businesses use them on a continual basis, often hiring them full time when openings occur. Because temp workers have become more important, employers need to take… Read more »

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The term ghosting is a relatively new one. It is a product of the digital age and how we communicate now. It refers to the act of abruptly cutting off all contact with someone permanently, not responding to any efforts by the other person to reconnect. And it’s a term that is being used to… Read more »

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You’ve been offered a promotion. And that’s generally considered great news. It means you are advancing and growing in your career. And most of the time it’s not something you would even think about turning down. But there are actually times when it might be better to forego the promotion because of other factors in… Read more »

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When thinking about skills, those of a social nature probably aren’t the first that come to mind. Yet, these types of skills are highly valued among employers and are just as important as any technical skill to your success on the job. They are the so-called soft skills – the ability to persuade and work… Read more »

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It is much more common these days for people to have gaps in employment. Layoffs are more common. People are switching jobs more often, especially younger workers. In fact, the stigma attached to such gaps has been declining somewhat, although, unfortunately, it is still present. Be Honest So, if you have a gap in employment,… Read more »

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A job search can be a full-time job in itself. You have a lot going on, a lot of paperwork produced, appointments to keep track of. The challenge is to stay organized so that your search is conducted efficiently and effectively. Here are some suggestions from career advisors on how to do that. 1. Have… Read more »

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Surveys have shown that, when it comes to jobs and careers, people want more than just a paycheck. This is especially true for Millennials. They want their job to matter, to be meaningful and to make a difference.They want not just pay, but purpose. But forging a career with purpose involves more than just the… Read more »

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When preparing for interviews these days, you need to keep in mind interviews over the telephone because the odds are good you may encounter this type sooner or later. Companies use them for a variety of reasons, the most prominent of which is a quicker way to winnow out candidates who are a poor fit… Read more »

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The top concern for CEOs in 2020 is hiring and retaining the most talented workers, according to a recent study. Hiring issues are now deemed more important than wage increases, cybersecurity and many other business matters. There are several reasons that hiring as acquired such urgency. One is the tight labor market, with an unemployment… Read more »

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You’ve been at it now for several months, your job search, but you haven’t got much to show for it – few interviews and no offers. And you are wondering why. The first thing to keep in mind is that job searches usually take a minimum of five to six months, so don’t get too… Read more »