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It would be marvellous if all recruiters had a crystal ball to tell if a candidate might be a potential disaster waiting to happen, or if they were the perfect hire. Spotting a bad hire is not easy. It does take some experience in the area of recruitment to see the signs before making a… Read more »

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No one said it would be easy finding a new job. It takes plenty of effort and a positive attitude. Some experts advise that the job search should be treated like a nine-to-five job, with a regular schedule of certain tasks to be completed each day. This is the most productive ways to find work…. Read more »

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It’s very common for companies that are looking to hire for open jobs to not receive the best candidates. There could be various reasons for this, but a major cause is the overall hiring process. Candidates do not want to spend hours on end applying for a job at one company. They also don’t want… Read more »

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Networking is a vital part of your career. It helps you meet new people within your industry who might recommend you for a job down the road. It also helps you make a name for yourself within the industry. Networking is not always an enjoyable event to say the least, but you can make it… Read more »

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Nearly every hiring manager has faced the conundrum of trying to decide between two great candidates for one job. It can be heartbreaking. Yet, time is precious, so one of the candidates needs to move forward while the other is rejected. How can a recruiter make the right decision? If you are faced with this… Read more »

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A cover letter can make or break any job seeker’s success with landing a new assignment. When done well, a cover letter intrigues the hiring manager to want to learn more. When done poorly, the cover letter turns the hiring manager off and the resume goes into the garbage can. How can you know if… Read more »

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If you’ve been having trouble finding candidates who stick around, perhaps the company has what’s known as a “quirky” company culture? This is not uncommon as more organizations try to stand out and be unique. Being quirky is not so much the problem as finding employees who can thrive in this type of environment. Some… Read more »

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You send off your brand-new cover letter and resume to hundreds of companies, get a few email confirmations, and then…nothing. This is something that many job seekers find highly frustrating. After all, you have the right skills, education, and work experience to qualify for most jobs, right? Hold on. There could be a few simple… Read more »

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Since the goal of any business is to increase profit while decreasing costs, controlling the costs of staffing is vital. However, sometimes project demands and deadlines make it necessary for a company to pay overtime to hourly employees – driving up costs. If your HR team is growing concerned over the increased use of overtime,… Read more »

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Want to be viewed as a professional worthy of respect from your peers and managers? The secret to success is developing confidence in your career. You may already have confidence in certain areas of your career now, which is a great start. But what would it mean if you had the courage to be confident… Read more »