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When hiring, do you have a list of requirements that you refuse to deviate from? Do you judge candidates harshly if they don’t check off every item on your wish list? If so, you probably have a difficult time finding the right people for your organization.  If your standards are too rigid you could be… Read more »

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Job searches are long, they require a great deal of patience, humility and above all, work. If you are starting a job search, it’s tempting to dive in with both feet just to get the process moving, but it is important to know where it is you want to go and what it is you… Read more »

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If you follow employment and recruiting trends, you’ve probably seen the advice to “hire slow and fire fast.” There are lots of justifications for this approach, but in reality, this might not be the best business advice. Before adopting this approach, consider the reasons why it’s better to hire fast and fire slow. Hiring Slow… Read more »

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When you think about it, a job interview is actually a sales call. You are presenting the benefits of a product (yourself) to a potential buyer (the employer). As you prepare for your next interview, focus on building the three C’s of selling yourself. C #1: Confident It is human nature to make snap judgments… Read more »

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Hiring managers like to use complex interview questions to test how candidates react under pressure. “Hard” questions are important, to be sure, but it’s equally important to include some “easy” questions, as well. Including softball questions in your interview is an excellent strategy because candidates tend to relax a bit when answering them and as… Read more »

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Landing an interview can be a thrill – but the days and hours leading up to that interview can be a different story. It is common to be anxious and nervous, but you don’t want your anxiety to get the best of you. If you’re nervous, it will be difficult for the real you to… Read more »

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The modern workforce doesn’t much resemble the workforce of 30 years ago. Today, companies rely on contractors, consultants and virtual employees rather than solely utilizing full-time, in-house staff. There are challenges that come with managing modern teams, but when you apply the right strategies, they can be extremely efficient and productive.  In order to keep… Read more »

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Whether fair or not, hiring managers make judgments about you based on your interview attire. This isn’t because they are cruel, it’s simply human nature to make assessments based on appearance.  The way you dress for an interview can have a major impact on the way a hiring manager feels about you as a professional… Read more »

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Many companies struggle with attracting the right caliber of candidates to their organization. Job searches can be protracted efforts because so much time gets spent reviewing resumes and screening candidates who aren’t a great match. If you want to attract your ideal candidates to your company, you have to know who it is you’re actually… Read more »

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Cover letters can be the determining factor in whether or not you receive a call for an interview. They show hiring managers that you’ve read the job posting, they provide a preview of your writing skills and they help hiring managers determine if you’re truly qualified for the position. Here is a list of important… Read more »