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4 Tips to Help You Recover From a Bad Job Interview

4 Tips to Help You Recover From a Bad Job Interview

Every job interview can feel stressful. But when you haven’t done your best, you know it the moment you walk out the door. Instead of dwelling on what’s past, here’s how to recover from a lackluster job interview and prepare to give your best presentation yet at the next one: Take notes. As soon as […]

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5 Interview Tips to Help Discover Management Potential

5 Interview Tips to Help Discover Management Potential

Not every candidate you interview will be expected to tackle management-level tasks on day one. To choose candidates who will develop into great managers, however, use the interview stage to examine both the candidate’s current skills and their management potential. Here are five ways to spot leadership and management potential in the interview stage: Is […]

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Answer the Interview Question: How Do Others Describe Your Work?

Answer the Interview Question: How Do Others Describe Your Work?

“How do others describe your work?” has become an increasingly popular “stock” interview question in recent years. Although it isn’t intended to confuse the person interviewing, it often has that effect. Here’s how to understand that question and answer it with confidence. Why Do Employers Ask This Question? Whether the word used is a general […]

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What to Do With Underqualified Candidates?

What to Do With Underqualified Candidates?

As the economy returns to full strength, ideal candidates become tougher to find. Hiring managers begin to miss the days when a candidate would appear with every qualification listed in the job posting. Today, finding your next A-player is still possible – but it takes more effort and a more nuanced look at the candidates […]

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3 Secrets to Attracting Passive High-Level Job Candidates

3 Secrets to Attracting Passive High-Level Job Candidates

Want the best talent currently available – and a competitive edge in your industry? You need to be recruiting passive candidates. Despite the name, passive candidates aren’t actually do-nothings. On the contrary: They’re usually so busy producing high-level results in their current positions that they aren’t actively reading job boards, checking postings, or asking their […]

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Can Certifications Help You Advance Your Career?

Can Certifications Help You Advance Your Career?

Information technology (IT) professionals are key to the operations of many businesses. IT is a field that demands real competence with hands-on problems, but to advance in the field, many IT professionals are turning away from on-the-job experience alone and toward certification in various subfields. Certification can help you advance your IT career if it […]

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Benefits of Utilizing a Local Staffing Agency

Benefits of Utilizing a Local Staffing Agency

Partnering with a local staffing agency might be new for some, but the practice has been around for decades. Staffing agencies source, recruit, and screen local talent including those actively and passively looking for a new opportunity. The easiest thing a professional can do is to put their information in the hands of a good […]

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How to Manage Holiday Hiring Peaks

How to Manage Holiday Hiring Peaks

The winter holidays are underway, which means that Texas companies are reaching out for the seasonal staff they need. Managing the seasonal hiring load can seem daunting. With the help of an experienced staffing partner, however, you can find the people you need and bring them up to speed more quickly. Here’s how:

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Leave These Words off Your Resume If You Want a Job Offer

Leave These Words off Your Resume If You Want a Job Offer

Found a job posting for your dream position? You’re not the only one. If a job posting exists, chances are good that the manager who posted it is drowning in resumes. You could print your resume on gimmicky paper or load it up with cutting-edge business buzzwords – or you could land the job offer. […]

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How to Land a Full-Time Job From a Temp Assignment

How to Land a Full-Time Job From a Temp Assignment

You’ve been hired for a temporary assignment. Congratulations! But if you’re not planning to stay a temp forever – and most job seekers aren’t – it’s time to start strategizing. Increasingly, companies are hiring temporary staff not only to gain much-needed skills and assistance with particular projects but also to screen potential candidates before hiring […]

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How to Take Your Job Searching From Passive to Actively Looking

How to Take Your Job Searching From Passive to Actively Looking

Is your current job “okay,” but not “great”? Would you take a better position if you found it – yet are tired of waiting for that better offer to find you? If so, you’re one of many professionals who are ready to make the leap from “passive” to “active” job seeking. So-called “passive” candidates are […]

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6 Strategies for Managing Tech Talent

6 Strategies for Managing Tech Talent

Tech departments have a culture all their own. Because IT work demands a high degree of skill with no margin for error, IT professionals tend to prize results over personality. It’s a mix that leads to outstanding performance in the best tech staff, but it’s also a mix that can leave managers rattled. Here’s how […]

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Spotting the Signs of Workplace Bullying

Spotting the Signs of Workplace Bullying

Not all bullies leave their behavior on the playground. Some of them grow up to continue their behavior in the workplace. Managers who know how to identify and stop bullying seize the opportunity to build a strong team, spur feelings of loyalty from the bullies’ targets, and minimize conflict while encouraging productivity and retention. The […]

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5 Things That Don’t Belong on a LinkedIn Profile

5 Things That Don’t Belong on a LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn profile can be an invaluable job search tool. With a few clicks, you can present your strongest career skills, make important networking connections, and find postings for jobs you’ll love. Like any professional communication, your LinkedIn profile should demonstrate that you are committed, competent, and passionate about your work. It should also inspire […]

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Establishing a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business

Establishing a Disaster Recovery Plan for Your Business

Recent flooding in the Houston area, an ongoing parade of summer tornadoes, and the start of hurricane season just around the corner mean that Texas is no stranger to the threat of disaster. Yet only 13 percent of U.S. businesses have a written disaster recovery plan, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). Don’t let […]

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