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How can you make yourself stand out as top talent among dozens – or more –candidates for a job? What sets you apart? You need to be bold and prove your worth, sometimes even before you’re asked to do so. Catch the attention of hiring managers, confirm your unique abilities, and show a level of… Read more »

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Do you care about your company and want to be a more positive, constructive force in its future growth? Or are you just showing up and getting by, enough to keep earning a steady paycheck? For the sake of your company – and your own career satisfaction – you want the first scenario to be… Read more »

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Extended breaks from the workforce used to be fairly uncommon, but in today’s world, they’re not that unusual. However, returning to work after a career break is a challenge. If this is where you are, use these tips to help revive your career: Network so you can access the hidden job market. Up to 80… Read more »

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You’ve narrowed your selection down to three well-qualified candidates to fill an open position. It’s a good problem to have, but it still comes with challenges. You want to make the best possible hire, one who will be a long-term, productive contributor and add the most value to your organization. Go Deep In your final… Read more »

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During a job interview, your goal is to sell your personal brand to an employer without sounding arrogant, corny or desperate. The prospect can be daunting – but effectively promoting yourself is what interviewing is all about. Learn to speak confidently and persuasively about your skills, knowledge, achievements, and the unique value you would add… Read more »

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As you prepare for your next job interview, think about how you can respond to the more unpredictable, curveball questions that will more than likely come your way. If you’re well prepared, you can hit a home run with the right response. But if not, you’ll strike out or get beaned – and maybe not… Read more »

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Whether you’re just leaving school, finding opportunities limited in your current position, or simply entering a new life phase, it may be time to think about changing your career path. By learning how to explore your options and realize your strengths and passions, and with an added dose of determination, you can and will find… Read more »

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When an employer narrows down the number of applicants for a job, they often vet those candidates who are still in the running. This involves investigating potential hires’ backgrounds and qualifications before allowing them to move to the next step in the hiring process. What Vetting Involves Checking references and confirming resume information is standard… Read more »

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It’s difficult to overstate the value of a top-performing employee. As noted in Inc. magazine, “great employees are worth a lot more – to your teams, to your customers, and to your bottom line – than average employees.” Not all employees have to fall into the “high-performing” category. In fact, average employees make up more… Read more »

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Behind every great product and service is an outstanding team. As noted by Scottish-American industrialist and business magnate Andrew Carnegie, teamwork “is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” A culture of teamwork at your company is critical. Healthy teams benefit each individual member, as well as your entire organization. When an… Read more »