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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There is no doubt about it – good communications skills are an essential part of every workplace. Good communications makes workplaces more effective and more efficient. Conversely, poor communications skills can hurt workplace efficiency and morale in many ways. Moreover, poor workplace communications can lead to poor follow-through and frustration among the team. For this […]

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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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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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Even for people who have been in the job market for some time, it can sometimes be hard to gauge how well an interview has gone. That is why sometimes a person can get the feeling that an interview has gone quite well when in fact it did not. As one of the staffing agencies […]

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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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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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