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From the Hiring Manager’s Desk: Three Key concepts that will improve your next job search.

For job seekers who are new to the process, or even for some who aren’t, common practices of job hunting may be a little perplexing or hard to wrap your head around. Searching for a job can be a lengthy, time consuming, and cumbersome feat. With all of the different elements from cover letters and thank… Read More »

Four Questions to Ask When You Receive a Job Offer

Receiving a job offer can be exciting, especially since you’re seeing all of your effort pay off. However, it is important to not get so caught up in the moment that you agree to a job offer without fully thinking it through. If the job ends up not being right for you, it will be… Read More »

Should You Hire a Candidate Lacking Experience?

The amount of experience a candidate has is often the deciding factor for hiring decisions; however, experience isn’t necessarily indicative of success if hired. Skills can be sharpened and company processes can be taught, but the right attitude cannot. Taking a chance on a candidate with potential, as opposed to direct experience can pay off… Read More »

Motivating Your Millennial Workforce

Millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000, account for approximately 36 percent of the workforce. Unfortunately, just 28.9 percent of millennials reported being engaged in the workplace, according to a 2015 Gallup poll – the least engaged of any generation. Get your millennial workforce motivated by focusing on the factors that most influence them: Sense… Read More »

Tell Me About Yourself

When hiring managers open the interview with, “Tell me about yourself,” you may find yourself stumped as to the appropriate answer to such a seemingly simple inquiry. The key to answering this question effectively is to prepare ahead of time to determine what the hiring manager actually wants to learn about you and pare down… Read More »

Resume Writing to Highlight Temporary Jobs

Temporary work is becoming more common across industries and levels of experience, so it is not generally viewed as a negative aspect against candidates. However, temporary work does pose some challenges when it comes to how to properly communicate it within the confines of a standard resume template. Check out these tips for resume writing… Read More »

Team-Building Activities to Help Your Workforce Improve Productivity

Successful workplaces require the cooperation of many people with different skill sets, roles, and personalities. However, the diversity that makes organizations operate effectively can also be prone to conflicts or miscommunication that hinder results and prevent innovation. Cultivate collaboration among your employees with these team-building activities to help your workforce improve productivity: Sharing a Learning… Read More »

Managing Millennial Employees

There is no standard management approach that is effective for all generations – upbringing plays a major role in shaping how employees view the workplace. As millennials, typically classified as those born between 1980 and 2000, rise up in the ranks in the workforce, managers will need to take their generational differences into consideration in… Read More »

Four Things Interviewers Want Every Candidate to Know

Job interviews tend to cause anxiety for job seekers because of all of the unknowns regarding what hiring managers are looking for and how they are being perceived in terms of qualifications, personality, and professionalism. Before preparing for your next interview, check out these four things interviews want every candidate to know: Avoid Rehearsed Answers… Read More »

The Importance of Enthusiasm

When hiring managers are faced with selecting from candidates with similar qualifications, they will often go for the ones that seem most enthusiastic about the job. Learn more about the importance of showing enthusiasm during an interview and how you can demonstrate it: Work Ethic Hiring managers may view your enthusiasm as a predictor of… Read More »