Most people know by now that social media can be a powerful tool in the search for a job. Unfortunately, some people are learning that the opposite can also be true – the wrong social media postings can adversely affect your search for a job or even cost you a job that you already have. […]

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Whether it is to ask for a raise or to apprise him or her of your progress on a particular project, there comes a time when all employees must communicate with their boss or manager. This, as most people know, can be somewhat stress producing. Be that as it may, the reasons for learning to […]

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Cover letters are possibly the single most neglected part of any resume. Some people dread them so much that they either briefly gloss over them or they decide to completely omit them. Both of these strategies are big mistakes. A well written cover letter can draw attention to your resume and entice prospective employers to […]

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People who are new to the interviewing process may be so afraid of saying the wrong thing during an interview that they may be hesitant about asking probing questions of their interviewer. This is a big mistake. The portion of the interview where the interviewer invites you to turn the tables on him/ her is […]

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Much of the career advice that you see online is geared, as most topics are, towards younger people. However, a rising percentage of people over the age of 40 are making a career change. In fact, some people who are of retirement age are still working out of choice or necessity. Unfortunately, many are facing […]

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Many job ads demand that applicants must be “team players” for any given position. However, in reality many people secure positions in all kinds of businesses who are simply difficult to get along with. Among the many difficult personality types one is likely to encounter in just about any company is the braggart, the gossiper, […]

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You’ve made it through your first interview for the position you are pursuing and now feel that you can breathe a sigh of relief. But wait! Don’t get too comfortable yet. The first interview that applicants undergo is often used by employers to select candidates who fill the basic requirements of the position. Hiring managers […]

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Most employers strive to retain good employees and at the same time weed out ones who are not as productive as they desire. In fact, this is one way that successful companies maintain their edge over the competition. Therefore, it is incumbent upon employers to incentivize workers who are especially productive and who stand out […]

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Executive Assistant – According to a 2013 study conducted by Millennial Branding and American Express, hiring executives highly favor skills such as the ability to prioritize work (87 percent), a positive attitude (86 percent) and teamwork skills (86 percent). What do these skills have in common? They are what are known as “soft skills.” Soft […]

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As difficult as it may be for some job applicants to believe, the dreaded background check helps both the employer and the potential employee. It protects the integrity of the hiring process and it ensures that each candidate is matched with the appropriate position. Additionally, background checks also help protect the reputation of staffing firms […]

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