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Should You Hire from Within? Maybe Not!

Your company has an open position. Should you hire from within? Maybe not. Here are six reasons why you may want to consider bringing in a candidate from outside your organization. You Are Searching for a Specific Skill Set Some jobs require extensive technical knowledge or leadership expertise. And although you are proud of your… Read more »

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Didn't Get the New Job? There's a Silver Lining!

Job searching can be difficult. Sometimes, despite the fact things seem to be going well, you’ll still won’t land the position. But, don’t worry. Even when you didn’t get the new job, there’s a silver lining. You May Have Escaped the Wrong Job Although hearing NO can be heartbreaking, in many cases you may be… Read more »

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Often during interviews, someone will ask, “Are you a team player?” You probably hope so. But, how do you know for sure? Use these questions to find out. Do You Pull Your Own Weight? Most of us have been on a team where someone was a slacker. This person sat back and assumed everyone else… Read more »

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Although many people skip this step, a post-interview thank you note is a fantastic way set yourself apart from the competition. But, what should you say? Here’s what to include in an interview thank you email. A Subject Line Hiring managers may not recognize your address, and you don’t want them to accidentally delete your… Read more »

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Are you hoping to develop your team and grow your business in 2020? What can you do to increase your chances of success? Follow these tips from top leadership experts and have your best year ever. Bring in the Right People According to Laszlo Bock, the former SVP of People Operations at Google, “Hiring is… Read more »

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If you’re working with or planning to work with a staffing firm, you may have heard someone comment, “You’ll make less money than if you found a job on your own.” Although many people believe this statement, often it isn’t true. Here’s how you can earn good money with a staffing agency. Let Your Recruiter… Read more »

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What would you like to accomplish in the new year? If setting and achieving your 2020 career goals tops your do-to list, you’ll need a strategy. Here are five tips to help you succeed. Start with a Stretch Goal Most likely, you have an ambition in mind. (That’s why you’re reading this article.) Don’t be… Read more »

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With the new year quickly approaching, is your company managing your hiring needs for 2020? Or, are you feeling overwhelmed already? Follow these tips to make sure your organization is adequately staffed and ready for business. Plan Ahead Being shorthanded can negatively impact both productivity and morale. To avoid this situation, try to predict what… Read more »

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Are you thinking about job hunting in 2020? Did you know advances in technology are changing the landscape for job seekers? Here are four current trends that could make your search easier. Automatic Alerts Most job boards and employment agencies offer alert features. Rather than visiting their website every day and scrolling through postings, you… Read more »