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Congratulations on earning an interview with one of the top companies in your area; your résumé and cover letter obviously intrigued that company’s hiring manager. Of course, if you blow the interview, your chances at a second meeting or even a job offer go out the window. Because of this cold, hard fact, you need… Read more »

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As companies try to make their hiring process more efficient, you may be subjected to a group interview where multiple candidates are interviewed simultaneously. Your potential new employer saves some time, and also gets a chance to see how candidates interact with each other during a stressful situation. That latter reason offers a chance to… Read more »

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Even though you enjoy your current job and the people with which you work, you are wondering whether or not your employer makes sense for a long term career. Maybe you are considering going back to school to enter a different field or want to take a break to find out the best possible career… Read more »

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Not surprisingly, the interview remains the most vital part of the job search process. Even with a great résumé — complimented by a cover letter that supports its contents — if you fail during the job interview, your chances at a second interview, let alone a job offer, remain bleak. While it is important to… Read more »

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Did the person who invented the Monday morning meeting regularly enjoy a quiet and peaceful weekend? These standard business meetings are traditionally difficult for many workers still trying to recover from the events of the previous weekend. Making sure your staff pays close attention during the week’s first meeting can be a challenge. With that… Read more »

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“Perfect is the enemy of good” is a common saying from the 1700s, and it also relates to many organizations’ hiring process in these modern times. Is your company finding it difficult to fully staff your office? Maybe it’s because you are passing over qualified candidates in the hope of finding that perfect new employee?… Read more »

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Congratulations are in order for earning an interview at the hot new company in your area. A great résumé and personalized cover letter helped put your foot in the door, and now is the time to get a job offer with an exemplary interview performance. This is no time for slacking off, as you are… Read more »

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Checking through résumés and interviewing the most compelling candidates are obviously vital parts of the hiring process, but it remains equally important to perform background checks on any potential employee before a job offer gets extended. Skipping this part of the process puts your company at risk. You don’t want the specter of employee theft… Read more »

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Optimizing your organization’s hiring efforts plays a large role in determining your firm’s overall operational efficiency, and ultimately its profitability. Making the wrong hire at the wrong time might end up costing the extra resources spent on training and HR, not to mention any wasted salary and benefits. This point also applies to choosing the… Read more »

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When first embarking on a job search, a top notch résumé needs to be the most important part of your arsenal. Considering that hiring managers probably deal with hundreds of résumés for any open position, expect that they only take a minute or two to give your candidacy a quick analysis. Because of this cold,… Read more »