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In today’s market, good people are hard to find and great people can be impossible to find. If it feels like your hiring team can’t seem to source and hire rock stars, you’re probably wondering where the top talent is hiding. The truth is,  great people are out there, you just have to know where… Read more »

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Most people believe themselves to be good listeners but in reality, most of us have a lot of room for improvement. Why? Because listening is inherently difficult. It’s hard to stay completely focused on someone else during a conversation – we simply have too many distractions in our lives today. Even expert communicators fail at… Read more »

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If you’ve ever spent any time on lifestyle blogs, career blogs – or most anywhere on the internet – you’ve probably seen amazing stories of people who found financial success and inner peace just by following their passion. But just how realistic is that advice and can it really work for you? The Passion Trap… Read more »

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Networking is a critical strategy for growing your career but unfortunately, most people go about networking the wrong way. Often, when people try to leverage their contacts, they make the mistake of talking about themselves the entire time.  If you’re attempting to leverage your own network but you aren’t sure what to do when you… Read more »

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One of the biggest frustrations for job seekers is the resume black hole. You spend hours polishing your resume and cover letter and you send it off, only to wonder who – if anyone – will actually read it. If you want to make sure that your documents get in front of the right eyes, you… Read more »

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There aren’t that many differences between companies that fail and companies that succeed. Successful companies produce great products and services, have a strong business strategy and hire exceptional talent. A company that has its benched stacked with A-level talent will always go farther in a competitive market. This is why. What A-Level Talent Brings To… Read more »

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Here’s a quick exercise for your day. Picture a team pulling a wagon on square wheels. While it moves slowly and everyone struggles to keep it going, the wagon does move. Then, someone comes along and says, “Try these round wheels – you’ll go farther, faster!” The team says, “No thanks, we’ve always done it… Read more »

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According to a  2014 survey, one-third of the workforce has quit a job within the first six months of starting it.  This is bad news for employers, because data from SHRM  indicates that it takes 42 days and $4,129 to fill the average open position. Hiring someone who isn’t a good fit is an extremely… Read more »

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There are many factors that contribute to success. While luck and smarts play a role, you can’t discount some important behaviors that can help make you more successful in your career.  Behaviors – unlike personality, genetics, or luck – are things that can be learned and controlled. If you want to be more successful in… Read more »

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When it comes to advancing your career, you understand the importance of growing and maintaining skills, putting your best foot forward on all projects, networking, and seeking out new opportunities. However, there are other factors that influence your ability to advance your career that don’t have to do with your day-to-day activities on the clock…. Read more »