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Leading a team of people is hard work, but you want to do it right. Instead of being a boss that employees fear and avoid, you strive to be someone they enjoy working for. Building a positive relationship with your team is essential for so many reasons. People work harder when they have a boss… Read more »

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You’ve been in your current job for awhile now, and you feel like you’ve mastered it. There isn’t much left to learn, but you really enjoy working for the company. A new position you’re really interested in has just been posted on the internal job board. You’re more than ready for a fresh challenge, so… Read more »

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Before offering a job to a candidate, it’s important to cover all the bases. Checking references is an essential part of the hiring process, because it will either verify your decision to hire the person or keep you from making a very costly mistake. Verifying the their employment, job title, responsibilities and salary is important,… Read more »

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Congratulations are in order, because you recently graduated college! This is a monumental time in your life, so you’re probably feeling a mix of excitement and terror. The transition from coed life to the professional world takes time, but you’re ready for it. The good news is, employers are planning to hire four percent more… Read more »

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If you’re like most people, after you leave a job interview, you can’t stop wondering how you did — and if you could’ve done better. While there’s no way to read the interviewer’s mind, giving your performance an honest assessment will allow you to gauge where you stand. Hopefully, the truth won’t hurt, but if… Read more »

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Interviewing for a new job is simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking. Naturally, you want to know as soon as possible if you’ll be receiving a job offer. Unfortunately, it doesn’t usually work that way. If the employer is looking to fill the position immediately, you might hear back within a few days; however, it could also… Read more »

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When reviewing resumes for an open position at your company, there’s a good chance you’ll find submissions from candidates who are clearly overqualified for the job. It’s natural to question this, as most people want to move up the ladder, instead of climbing back down. However, this type of job seeker can be the best… Read more »

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If you enjoy working with people and helping a company thrive, human resources might be an ideal career path for you. This line of work offers the chance to be an integral part of the team and really make a difference. One of the few roles needed at every company, working in HR means your… Read more »

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Hiring decisions have a huge and lasting impact on your team, so they need to be taken seriously. Careful checks and balances must be put in place to do everything in your power to avoid a bad hire. With that said, some common red flags shouldn’t be taken at face value. Perfectly talented, lovely candidates… Read more »

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You have big plans for your career, so you weren’t expecting a major wrench to be thrown in your path. Whether you were passed up for a promotion, fired, laid off or experienced any other type of professional hindrance, you’re probably feeling frustrated and disappointed. It’s tough when things don’t go your way, especially if… Read more »