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6 Things to ALWAYS Say in an Interview

Every interview is different, and you should prepare for each one separately, but there are a few things that rarely change. If you are hoping to get hired, there are certain things you should be sure to say (and mean) to impress hiring managers and ensure you’re “checking all the boxes” for things they’re looking for. Below are 6 universal phrases to say in an interview that will go over well, no matter w ( . . . . . . . . )

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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. ( . . . . . . . . )

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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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A Proactive Staffing Approach Will Improve Your Bottom Line

When it comes to your hiring process, do you have a proactive plan in place? It’s easy to fall into a trap of operating on a reactive hiring strategy, but chances are it isn’t working in your favor. Waiting to start searching for candidates can leave you shorthanded for an unwanted amount of time or force you to hire a sub par candidate just to fill a gap. Taking a proactive approach will increase efficiency, long-term employee success, overall team culture, and ultimately, improve your bottom l ( . . . . . . . . )

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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. ( . . . . . . . . )

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How to Announce Major Change in the Workplace

There’s a reason the adage “no one likes change” exists. Change represents the unknown, and within an organization it can be scary for many people and met with resistance. However, how you approach change in the workplace can prevent some of the negative aftermath of a big change announcement. Take these precautions to ensure your transition goes as smoothly as possible: ( . . . . . . . . )

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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. ( . . . . . . . . )

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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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