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Excessive Interviewing: How is it Costing Your Company Top Talent

Excessive Interviewing: How is it Costing Your Company Top Talent

When hiring a new candidate, it’s difficult to strike the right balance between deciding quickly so he doesn’t lose interest and interviewing him thoroughly enough that you’re confident in your decision. You want to make sure you’ve investigated every potential problem, of course, but too many interviews can be a very bad thing for your ...

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Is Your Resume Bland and Boring?

Is Your Resume Bland and Boring?

When was the last time you updated your resume? If it’s been more than six months, it may be time to give it a facelift. When you submit your resume for consideration, it’s added to a pile of many others just like it. If your resume is boring, it’s going to get tossed in the ...

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Stay Interviews – What Are They and Are They a Good Idea for Your Company?

Stay Interviews – What Are They and Are They a Good Idea for Your Company?

You’ve probably heard of the exit interview, where a human resources manager sits down with an employee who is leaving with the goal of understanding their motivations and to see if there’s room for improvement in the company. But what if you could have that valuable conversation with your current employees, the ones who aren’t ...

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Life Happens – How to Handle Canceling an Interview

Life Happens – How to Handle Canceling an Interview

You’ve finally snagged an interview for your dream job at a company you’re really excited about. You’re looking forward to it, you’re getting ready, and then suddenly something comes up. How can you manage the situation gracefully while keeping your hiring chances alive? Here are some tips: Do you still want the job? If you’ve ...

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Accepted a New Job? How to (Professionally) Exit Your Current Position

Accepted a New Job? How to (Professionally) Exit Your Current Position

So you’ve been unhappy in your current job for some time, and you finally decided to do something about it. You hunted for career opportunities, you applied, you interviewed, and now you’ve accepted a new job. You’re excited and looking forward to your new opportunity, but you can’t move on without making a professional exit ...

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Five Ways Temporary Staffing Provides a Solution to Your Talent Shortage

Five Ways Temporary Staffing Provides a Solution to Your Talent Shortage

Staffing firms are specialists. Staffing firms work in specific industries like health care, construction, human resources, information technology, or nursing. Their knowledge of a particular field means that they know the skills that you’re looking for. They’re also familiar with employment trends and the most effective ways to recruit candidates. There is probably a qualified ...

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The Advantages of Accepting a Temporary Position

The Advantages of Accepting a Temporary Position

If you’re in the middle of a job hunt, you’re probably focusing on full-time positions and filtering out temporary jobs from your search results. That might be a mistake. If you’re truly looking to get back to work, temporary employment is a viable option. Here are some of the benefits of accepting an offer of ...

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Reference Checks: Reveal a Candidate’s True Colors Based on What You Don’t Hear

Reference Checks: Reveal a Candidate’s True Colors Based on What You Don’t Hear

Past performance predicts future results, the saying goes, and while this isn’t always true, past performance is one of the most important pieces of information to have when you’re hiring someone. This is why references are so crucial. They give you insight into how a candidate performed in their past jobs, and can help you ...

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How to Supercharge Your Job Search

How to Supercharge Your Job Search

Are you doing everything that you can to find a job? If you’ve got a perfect elevator pitch, a resume that has been proofed dozens of times, and effusive references ready to talk you up to potential employers, you may feel like your work is done. But there’s always more you can do! Here are ...

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Fish? Or Cut Bait? Knowing When You Should Hold Out for a Better Candidate

Fish? Or Cut Bait? Knowing When You Should Hold Out for a Better Candidate

Even though there is a great deal of talent in the pool of people who are available to hire, positions can stay open for a long time as companies try to find even better applicants, or worse, the perfect candidate. It should come as no surprise that there is no perfect candidate. You won’t be ...

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