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How to Discuss a Position that Didn’t Work Out

May 10th, 2013

People leave jobs for a variety of reasons and some are easier to discuss than others. When interviewing for a new position, you can almost guarantee being asked why you left your previous company. This helps the interviewer understand your motives and gain insight into how you handle work relationships.  Perhaps you had a difficult… Read more »

Made a Mistake at Work? Here’s How to Handle It

April 30th, 2013

As humans, we are bound to make mistakes from time to time. Although this is natural and expected, making a mistake at work can lead to nothing short of complete panic. When you are inevitably found in this situation, take a step back and breathe. You only have so many options when you’ve made a… Read more »

Time for Spring Cleaning (Your Resume)!

April 23rd, 2013

The long winter has passed and spring has finally sprung! It’s officially time to wipe off the winter dust to let the sun shine in and for many of us, this means spring cleaning. Contrary to popular belief, spring cleaning does not solely refer to cleaning your home; this is also a revitalizing time to… Read more »

Hiring? Then Avoid Making These Interview Process Mistakes

April 16th, 2013

Hiring can be both an art and a science rolled into one. While mastering this key skill can greatly benefit your business’s productivity, efficiency, and profits, making poor hiring decisions that lead to bringing the wrong employee on board can be extremely detrimental to your company as a whole. Not only do hiring mistakes prevent… Read more »

How to Discreetly Interview While You’re Employed

April 9th, 2013

Ideally, everyone would find one job and be perfectly content. While this does happen for some people, it is not always a reality. Whether you’re looking to make more money, find better growth opportunities, or seeking a whole new career change all together, job seeking when you’re already employed can be tricky. If you’re considering… Read more »

How to Stay Connected with Your Professional Network without Overdoing It

March 29th, 2013

The old saying, “it’s not what you know, but who you know” may seem played out, but rings very true to job seekers everywhere. Although industry experience and strong interview skills are important, who your references are and what they have to say about you can make or break your shot at a job offer.… Read more »

Do You Need a Professional Development Plan? Then Follow These Steps!

March 22nd, 2013

The term “five-year plan” is a household name for professionals and job seekers alike, but how many people actually have one? Even the most diligent planners often find difficulty sitting down and actually mapping out a plan for the next five or ten years. This is because planning for the future, especially when it comes… Read more »

Helping Your Employees Beat the Winter Blues

March 15th, 2013

Regardless of where you live in the U.S. and what weather you may get to enjoy, the winter months can cause the workplace blues to set in. This may cause your employees to fall culprit to decreased motivation for even the most hardworking employees. With lowered rates of activity and less sunlight, winter is often… Read more »

Quick-Start Guide to Interviewing with a Recruiter

March 8th, 2013

The state of the economy in recent history has greatly changed the way in which the best jobs are found. Many job seekers have learned that previous skills and qualifications on their own are no longer sufficient when it comes to landing top positions. Because of this, many job seekers today are turning to staffing… Read more »

Job Hunting? What You Need to Know About Direct Hire Positions

February 28th, 2013

For job seekers, understanding the terminology used for employment types is not always a straightforward task.  Descriptions such as temporary, contract, temp to hire, and direct hire are commonly used in job postings, but they can be confusing to potential candidates. For many job seekers, direct hire may seem like the best type of position;… Read more »

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