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If you are a hiring manager, you have a wide array of questions to choose from when interviewing job candidates, from the quirky to commonplace. But some questions are better than others at revealing the character and competence of applicants. That is why some of them will usually show up at almost every job interview…. Read more »

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Fear of failure is something that blocks many people from achieving their goals. They imagine how horrible it would be if they fail, and this sometimes prevents them from even trying or not giving 100 percent effort. Here are a few tips on overcoming the fear of failure. 1. Change how you view failure Your… Read more »

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It appears that many companies are expanding their health and wellness programs. In a recent survey by a California-based staffing firm, about two-thirds of those companies responding said they had beefed up their wellness programs in the past five years. And workers appear to be happy with the results. Almost all of those responding said… Read more »

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Companies today are facing a talent shortage, that is well known. Skilled workers have more options because they are more in demand. And companies are struggling to find the people with the needed skills. Because of this situation, it is important for companies to reevaluate their recruiting methods and look at new strategies to deal… Read more »

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We all have goals for our lives. They may be goals at work, connected to our career, or personal goals. Often, however, we have trouble reaching these goals. We never seem to be making the progress we would like to make. If you find yourself in this situation, it may be time to take a… Read more »

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More and more, companies are realizing the importance of having happy employees, people who are engaged with their jobs, who like where they work and what they are doing. However, there are also many companies who neglect this important part of their business. Different studies showing varying results, but they all agree on one thing… Read more »

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These days there is a lot of talk about flexibility at work. Workers, especially younger ones, are demanding more flexible schedules at their workplaces. The natural question that arises about this flexibility is a simple one – does it work? Are those people with flexible schedules as productive or more productive than those who work… Read more »

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Recent surveys show that when it comes to the job search, traditional resumes work best, and timing is important for job interviews. A survey of business leaders revealed that most of them – 8 out of 10 – prefer traditional resumes in a Word or PDF format. Very few wanted to see online profiles, video… Read more »

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To help prepare for a big event, some people will run through their performance in their mind, making a mental image of what they will do and how it will go. Does it really help to do this? Some psychologists say yes. Using imagery, visualizing in your mind an action or an outcome, can help… Read more »

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Job interviews are stressful. There is no denying that. A lot hinges on your performance – a new job, a new direction for your career. You know that everything you say and do is being scrutinized and judged. But there are things you can do to control and even reduce the stress and anxiety. Here… Read more »