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Take Your Job Search Back to School

Take Your Job Search Back to School

If you think back to your school days, the time before classes started in the fall was the perfect transition from the freedom of summer to the structure of homework and books. It was a period of time when you got everything organized to prepare yourself for success in the year ahead. Even if you ...

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Stuck in an Interviewing Rut?

Stuck in an Interviewing Rut?

Interviewing is a difficult skill to learn, and once you feel comfortable, it’s easy to fall into a routine when interviewing candidates. But asking the same questions and getting the same answers won’t help you determine if someone is a good fit for your company. Here are five great ideas to shake up your interviews ...

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Should You Look for a “Career” Position – or a “Right Now” Job?

Should You Look for a “Career” Position – or a “Right Now” Job?

Sometimes you need to focus on building a lasting career. But at other times, you may just need to pay the bills. Does every job have to be part of your long term career strategy? It depends. There may be times in your life when you just want to put in your eight hours and ...

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I Love My Job. Why Should I talk to a Recruiter?

I Love My Job. Why Should I talk to a Recruiter?

When you’re happily employed, you can be tempted to ignore calls from a recruiter. If you are challenged and well-compensated, why take the time to speak to a recruiter? Seven Reasons You Should Always Answer When a Recruiter Calls. Benchmarking Your Worth. You may believe that your current compensation is fair, but do you know ...

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Micromanaging: A Necessary Evil?

Micromanaging: A Necessary Evil?

When it comes to the traits of an office leader, micromanaging isn’t generally something that people strive for. In fact, micromanagers are often seen as fussy or controlling. But for all the bad press that micromanaging gets, sometimes it’s a tool that makes sense to use. Here are some examples of when you should keep ...

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Hiring the Competition – Great Idea or Big Mistake?

Hiring the Competition – Great Idea or Big Mistake?

Is hiring top talent away from your competitors a good idea? The practice, called poaching, is common in several industries due to the demand for great employees. But is it something your company should be doing? It’s a risky move, but executed correctly, it could pay off. Here are some things to consider when making ...

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Congrats on the New Job! 5 Tips for Making Your Resignation Easier

Congrats on the New Job! 5 Tips for Making Your Resignation Easier

Resigning from your old position to accept a new one is one of the more tricky situations you’ll ever have to deal with in your career. Fortunately, it’s easy to handle it with grace if you put some thought into the process. Here’s how: 1. Make the decision. Make up your mind before you resign. ...

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Competitive Compensation – How (and When) to Negotiate Offers

Competitive Compensation – How (and When) to Negotiate Offers

Negotiating salary isn’t just hard for a job seeker; it can be hard for a company too! If you’re nervous about negotiating with a candidate you’d like to hire, here are some steps to take to get you through: Know your limit. Before you make any hiring decisions, work with other employees in your company ...

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Plan Ahead for Summer Vacation Time

Plan Ahead for Summer Vacation Time

Summer is the season when temporary hiring is in the highest demand. Between kids being out of school and employees cashing in the vacation hours they’ve saved up, it’s likely that you may find yourself understaffed at some point. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of time to plan ahead, and no reason to find yourself unprepared ...

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To Befriend or Unfriend: Using Social Media as an Employer

To Befriend or Unfriend: Using Social Media as an Employer

As social media gains more users, people’s online lives and people’s real lives are starting to collide in unexpected ways. A few years ago, the big social media question for college students was whether or not to befriend your parents on Facebook. Now the new issue seems to be whether or not it’s ok to ...

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