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Hiring for Success: Focus on Attitude

Did you know 46% of new hires fail with the first 18 months of employment? According to Forbes, 89% of the time they fail for attitudinal reasons, not lack of skill. When assessing candidates, it’s very common for employers to evaluate a candidate's aptitude based on measurable factors, however it’s the intangible ones that will truly elevate the value of an organization. Companies like Southwest Airlines and Zappos all find great success hiring under a simple strategy: hire for attitude and train for skill.Read More

7 Ways to Boost Your Confidence at Work

In any workplace role, competence is essential for success. However, in most cases, competence will only take you so far. Confidence goes a long way, especially in the workplace. In most situations, people rise in a company not just because of their skills, but because of how they carry themselves, speak to others, and present ideas.But confidence at work doesn’t always come easy, in fact, for most it’s a struggle. The good news is, anyone can be confident. With practice, and simple a ( . . . . . . . . )

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The Importance of Networking + 5 Tips to Do it Well

The truth about networking is: it’s typically not at the top of your to-do list. Your calendar is already crowded with work and personal commitments, talking to strangers is the last thing you want to do. Depending on your personality, networking can also feel awkward, and to some people—incredibly draining.  There’s a reason to change your perspective on networking; it can be an incredibly powerful tool in career success. Do it right and you’ll not only land jobs faster, but you’ll gain a competitive edge through every stage of your career.Read More

How to Influence Company Culture at Any Level

What is company culture? It may seem straight-forward but can be tricky to define. Some people might think of company vision, values, and daily operations. Others may think of an open-office dynamic, a mentorship program, or in-office happy hours. There are many aspects of company culture to consider, but the most important thing to understand is: culture is fluid.Read More

Questions to Stand Out at Every Stage of an Interview

Have you ever felt like you prepared tirelessly for an interview, only to not seal the deal in the end? Prepping for an interview can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. After you've done your research, and prepped for answers, the last thing to do is compile a list of smart questions to ask.  This part of the interview is more crucial than you might think.  Asking questions not only demonstrates your interest in the company, it shows you’ve given thought to whether the position will be a good match. Remember, interviews are not a one-way street; they're a mutual exchange of information. There are many different types of questions to ask, and depending on ( . . . . . . . . )

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Hiring Today: The Importance of Transparency & Timing

It's no secret that Millennials, now the largest class of working Americans, are accelerating change in today's workforce. From working conditions to cultural changes, companies looking to attract and retain new talent are evolving their practices for the better. This doesn’t end with company's daily operations, it trickles down to the hiring process. Hiring and retaining top talent continues to be a top challenge for employers so why not take the time to review your current process?  When it comes to job hunting, today's talent is ( . . . . . . . . )

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4 Steps to Finding the Perfect Mentor

No matter what career stage you're in, everyone needs a mentor. Many successful people in business cite finding a mentor as the key factor to their success, but finding the right one can be tricky. The right mentor should be someone you can trust to give you honest feedback, help you refine a skill, or offer you advice to push you outside of your comfort zone. From career advice, to just some daily moti ( . . . . . . . . )

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The 5 Most Common Interview Types (and How to Ace Them!)

You can find plenty of information on how to prepare for the traditional one-on-one job interview, but these days it's not the only way employees are getting to know candidates. Different settings, tactics and new technologies are being used more frequently to help hiring mangers compare candidates. In the end, they all serve the purpose of evaluating your skills, experience and personality to determine if you will be a fit for the position.  Before going on your interview, be sure you know which type will be conducted. All interviews require the same basic elements for success, but each type requires you to prepare slightly differently. Below are 5 common types of job interviews, and how to succeed in them.Read More

Quick Tips to Ace the Interview + A Helpful Cheat Sheet

Preparing for an interview doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process, but to truly show your best self and have a stress-free experience, it's best to do a little bit of prepping. Making a great first impression is important—those who can showcase they have knowledge on the company, the role, and know exactly how to convey they're the perfect fit for the job are the ones rise to the top.  Follow these ti ( . . . . . . . . )

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Starting a New Job? Pay Attention to These 4 Things

Starting out at a new job can be overwhelming – you're in an unfamiliar environment and there's a short window of opportunity to either adapt to the culture or risk slipping through the cracks. Talented people can fail in a new role from several reasons: perhaps the organization failed to explain the cultural rules, or maybe new hires are too focused on the job that they overlook environmental cues. If you want t ( . . . . . . . . )

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