Making the Most of Your Temporary Job

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In a recent survey, close to 70 percent of respondents said they would consider taking a temporary job as a smart career step. Working as a temp gives you the opportunity to test drive employers, try out new roles, develop new skills and build your resume, portfolio and professional network. Here are some tips for… Read more »

How You Can Spot a Top Performer in a Job Interview

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With unemployment at a 17-year low, competition for top talent is fierce across the United States. The most desired candidates on the market have multiple job opportunities to choose from, so you have to be both creative and perceptive when seeking out high performers in interviews. Look for Leadership Potential Find candidates you can develop… Read more »

Why Having a Well-Written Job Description Matters

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A well-written job description is one of the most essential communication tools you can have in place for your employees, managers, recruiters and prospective hires. It not only becomes a foundation for the development of interview questions, but it also fosters effective management on all levels and protects your business for the future. Strong job… Read more »

5 Reasons You Didn’t Get Called for an Interview

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Have you been left hanging by a prospective employer, wondering why you haven’t been called for an interview after submitting your resume and application? It’s especially disappointing if you felt confident you’d be a good fit for the job. There are myriad reasons why you haven’t heard back from a company. The following are five… Read more »

Teamwork Interview Questions You Should Be Asking Candidates

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Regardless of their role, no employee works alone, or in a vacuum. Even in the most technical jobs, the ability to effectively interact with team members is essential to success. There will always be colleagues who need to know the status of tasks or projects and, in general, what’s going on. While teamwork skills are… Read more »

Important Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

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Success in your job interview is not only about nailing the responses to questions you’re asked. It’s also about asking good questions of your own. There’s no better way to show your excellence as a candidate than by asking the right questions. Make a Statement Your goal is to make a statement, in the form… Read more »

How to Create a Company Culture That Supports Business Goals

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“Culture” has been a corporate buzzword for a long time; but what does it really mean for you and for the ongoing success of your business? And, how can you build a culture of engagement, productivity and success as you move forward in 2018? In a word, culture is the personality of your organization. Entrepreneur.com… Read more »

5 Reasons Why They’re Not Looking at Your Resume

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Your resume is a critical element in your successful job-search strategy. Of course, your resume alone won’t get you hired – but, it is the key to whether or not a prospective employer calls you in for an interview. So … what is it about your resume that isn’t doing the trick? The leading reasons… Read more »

How to Resolve Conflict in the Workplace

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Workplace conflict is inevitable. In some cases, conflict is actually normal and healthy. Experts have found that the most effective teams are those in which members feel safe enough to “agree to disagree” with one another. But, as noted by organizational psychologist Michael Woodward, “Unhealthy conflict is when it becomes personal and emotional. Then, your… Read more »

Why Frequent Employee Reviews are Critical

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The best employees are constantly looking to better themselves and improve their performance. As a result, they crave specific, timely feedback. The traditional practice of conducting performance reviews annually – or even on a six-month or quarterly basis – is no longer sufficient to meet employee demands or the changing pace of business. As noted… Read more »