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At some point in your career, you may take time off. This may be by choice or by necessity. And, unfortunately, a hole in your resume can make it difficult for you to re-enter the workforce. Here’s how to minimize an employment gap and maximize your chances of hearing “You’re Hired!”   You Took Time… Read more »

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When you are new to a job, mistakes are part of the learning curve. But some slip-ups are worse than others. What should you do if you make a major error? Put Things in Perspective At first, you might feel like you’ve destroyed your career … forever. Have you? Take a moment to chart your… Read more »

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What would you do if you found out an applicant you decided not to hire reported a terrible interview experience? You may think, “Who cares? They weren’t a good fit anyway.” Unfortunately, this type of attitude is more harmful than your organization may realize. Whether a candidate accepts or rejects and whether you hire or… Read more »

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Interviewers often ask, “Do you have any questions?” Don’t underestimate the power of your response. By making the right inquiries you can 1) improve your chances of landing the job and 2) find out if the position would be a good fit for you. So, what should you ask? Here are five ideas. Is there… Read more »

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The kids are back in school, the house is quiet, and you’re wondering, “Now what? Should I find a job?” If you are a stay-at-home parent who is thinking about re-entering the workforce, here’s where to start. Talk Things Over with Your Family Going back to work is both exciting and challenging. But, if you… Read more »

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With a lower than average unemployment rate and a higher than average annual salary, Atlanta, Georgia, is a fantastic place to work. Here are a few of the best job opportunities. Health Care Recognized as the Center of Global Health, Atlanta houses the headquarters for renowned national and global health organizations including the Centers of… Read more »

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If you are searching for a light industrial job, you might think about skipping the resume. After all, an application should be enough. Right? Probably not. Although a few positions may not require a resume, it’s still a smart idea to have one. If nothing else, your resume can give you an edge over the… Read more »

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Performance reviews are supposed to help both employees and companies succeed. But for many organizations, evaluations have become time-consuming, ineffective and unpopular. If you think your review process could use an overhaul, begin by asking the following questions. Are Your Performance Reviews Annual? Many companies stick with a yearly evaluation because of tradition. “This is… Read more »

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Before an interview, many people prepare for tough questions. However, don’t forget, “easy” questions can be difficult too. Here are three frequently asked questions that are more difficult than they seem. What Can You Tell Me About Yourself? The Obvious (But Wrong) Answer: I was born … I went to school at … and now… Read more »

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If you are job hunting and receive an offer for a temp-to-hire placement, should you take it, or is it too risky? The answer varies from one person to the next. Here’s a brief overview. Pros of Temp-To-Hire Even if the placement doesn’t work out, you can use the experience to build your resume. You… Read more »