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Dealing with Resume Gaps: How to Respond to 5 Scenarios

Whether it’s by choice or not, many people take time off from working. Perhaps you were raising a child, traveling, or were laid off from your previous job. Whatever the reason, if you’re searching for a new job, and worried about the gaps in your resume, you’re not alone. Historically, periods of unemployment in your career journey have been looked down upon, but times are changing. ( . . . . . . . . )

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What Do Millennials Want from Their Leaders? 4 Deal Breakers

Millennials often get a negative employee reputation from older generations. They’re viewed as lazy, entitled, and as job-hoppers, but that’s far from a complete depiction of the millennial workforce.  The truth is, millennials are currently the largest generation active in the workforce – so, whatever you may think of them, they have the power to stand up for what t ( . . . . . . . . )

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Phone Interview: Tips to Landing the Second Interview

You’ve written a thought-out resume and cover letter that catches the eye of a potential employer—meaning you’ve made it past the first step in the hiring process! While that’s certainly reason to celebrate, a good resume is no longer enough to get you in the door. These days, it’s most likely you’ll need to participate in a phone interview, conducted by an HR manager, recruiter, or hiring manager, to determine if you’ll be in the running for the position. ( . . . . . . . . )

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Hiring Right: The Importance of Job Descriptions

Hiring new talent can be a challenging process, but It’s an inevitable and crucial part of running a business. Hiring the wrong employee can be expensive, time-consuming, and costly to your work environment, therefore you want to have a good process in place to avoid a bad hire when you can. Setting up a process is more than just reviewing resumes an ( . . . . . . . . )

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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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