5 Things You Should Know about Every Candidate You Interview

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Interviewing job candidates is more than just asking a series of questions. The more you know about a person – including their motivators, passions, personality and strong and weak points – the better equipped you are to add real value to your hiring process. Information should flow both ways as you carry on a productive… Read more »

Spring Cleaning Your Job Search

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This spring is a particularly meaningful one for job seekers as the economy is on the upswing and companies are hiring again. At the same time, employees who may have been hesitant to pursue a job change in uncertain times are changing their tune. The race is on! This is a great time to review… Read more »

Is Your Job Search Too Aggressive?

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Assertive, forward-thinking candidates are front and center on the radar screens of today’s hiring managers – and this certainly should be reflected in your job search behavior. Determination, follow-through and tenacity are strong, positive traits. But as you pursue a new opportunity, be careful not to cross the line between assertiveness and aggression. Focus on… Read more »

Did You Meet Your 2013 Goals?

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Fast away the old year passes … and while some New Year’s resolutions are meant to be broken, your business plan for 2014 does not fall into this category. The final few weeks of 2013 are a great time to examine what’s worked – or not – during the past 12 months and use this… Read more »

Can You Really Fire Me For That?!

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Some things in life are no fun – and firing an employee can almost certainly be included on that list. But if you’re a manager or an HR professional, it’s an inevitable part of doing business. When the time comes, ease the burden by being prepared, being fair and being professional. And, be knowledgeable about… Read more »

Eliminate Low Morale and Increase Productivity

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Keeping your employees happy and motivated is crucial to the overall success of your organization. Happy, satisfied employees are more productive and much better at working collaboratively with their co-workers. On the flipside, when morale is low in your organization, your employees are far more likely to underperform, experience conflicts with one another and, in… Read more »

Maximize Hiring Potential Through a Detailed Cover Letter

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Far too many job seekers rely on generic cover letters when applying for positions. Using a standard letter and simply tweaking details for each company says one thing and one thing only to prospective employers: I don’t really care about this job. It’s always obvious when someone hasn’t made a real effort to write a… Read more »