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Finding the right candidates to interview is hard work, but that’s only half the battle. Things really start to heat up when you bring them in for the actual interview. In many cases, this is your one chance to find the best person for the job, so if you don’t play your cards right, you… Read more »

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It might seem like a mere formality, but a reference check can make or break your chances of getting hired. At this point in the interview stage, a potential employer is seriously considering you for the job, so choose references that give them no choice but to hire you. Unless otherwise instructed, all references should… Read more »

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Right now, you’re happy enough in your current job. You enjoy your colleagues, respect company leadership and feel comfortable with your responsibilities. While you’re in no rush to leave your job, you don’t plan to be there forever. Just to see what’s out there, you sometimes check job boards and visit the HR sites of… Read more »

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No doubt, you already have a traditional resume, but you’re thinking of trying something a little bolder. An infographic resume serves as a unique way to showcase your skills and experience. While you’re presenting the same information found in your standard resume, a different format can be a great way to shake things up —… Read more »

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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 »