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It goes without saying that you want to be the best you can be in your job, your career advancement, and in all aspects of your professional life. This success is based on being strong in two categories: hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are technical abilities that are teachable and easy to measure,… Read more »

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Are you considering hiring a staffing firm to assist with your talent needs? For an increasing number of companies across the U.S., it’s the optimal solution when it comes to right sizing your head count and meeting changing customer demands. During 2018, staffing companies hired 16.8 million temporary and contract employees, with an average length… Read more »

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A temporary job placement may, at first blush, seem like merely a way to make rent while you’re job hunting. But if you’re smart about it, it can be so much more. Placements are an excellent way to find out first-hand about different career options, so you can better determine which professional career path you… Read more »

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Did you ever stop to think that the talent you’re looking for to fill your most business-critical positions may not be looking for you … or even looking for a job at all? Well, chances are, it’s true. Nearly half of all currently employed workers have identified themselves as passive job candidates – those who… Read more »

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Can you land your dream job? With the right forethought and preparation, you can make it come true. Have confidence in yourself and, as long as you realistically feel you meet the majority of job qualifications, go for it. But it involves a lot more than just polishing up your resume and clicking “submit.” Focus… Read more »

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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a hiring mistake can cost your company approximately 30 percent of an employee’s annual earnings. For example, in the case of a developer earning $60,000 a year, the real cost to your company skyrockets to about $78,000. Needless to say, there are only so many of those blows… Read more »

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As a senior HR expert in your company, you should always be thinking about how to best develop both your current and next generation of leaders. This may mean grooming someone to replace an executive who is nearing retirement or helping a current C-suite employee adjust to their role or prepare for their next career… Read more »

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Did you know that you can actually build your resume while you’re unemployed? Chances are you’ve been doing something important. You just aren’t sure how to convey this information. Focus on what you’ve achieved during your down time, so your resume speaks to your resourcefulness. Don’t sell yourself short. Three possibilities include:   Caring for… Read more »

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A strong relationship with a consultant can help your business – and your budget – go a long way. It’s critical to not only find the consultant who will achieve the best results for you, but also to cement a working relationship based on mutual trust, respect, and ongoing communication. Here are five tips to… Read more »

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Even if you’re not looking for a job right now, taking a call from a recruiter and listening to what they have to say may be the best strategic career move you can make. If the job the head hunter is calling about isn’t right for you, you can still build a relationship that may… Read more »