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The holiday season is a beautiful time of year. But it often comes with unique stresses that make maintaining focus a challenge, especially if you are looking for a new job. Dividing your time between work and family obligations can be hard enough, and adding a job search to the mix might seem impossible. Instead… Read more »

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The end of the year signifies an opportunity to tie up loose ends and prepare for the future. With that idea in mind, there are certain workplace tasks that are ideal to manage as you prepare for what is to come. To help you start your new year off right, here are five tasks you… Read more »

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Searching for new job opportunities can almost feel like a job unto itself. However, getting everything in order doesn’t have to be a strain to be successful. If you want to kick your job search into shape before we celebrate the new year, here are some tips to get you headed in the right direction… Read more »

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Your business couldn’t work without your employees. Often, the people working for you are one of your most prized assets. When choosing new people to join the team, it is important that you find the best match possible for both the position and current culture. Whether you are filling an existing vacancy or looking to… Read more »

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A combination of changing technology and a shifting workforce can lead to skill gaps in a low of workplaces. Some of the most impacted business are those operating in the industrial sector, like manufacturing and warehousing companies. As older worker retire, they take with them a career’s worth of knowledge in the field. The younger… Read more »

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Many companies have instituted more stringent hiring practices; this includes adding second-round interviews. While you might be inclined to treat this like any other interview, that is not the best approach. First-round interview processes are fairly straightforward and are often similar from one company to the next. But the second-round can be an entirely different… Read more »

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Concern about the impending retirement of baby boomers across the workforce has been expressed for years. Many companies received an unofficial extension when the recession in 2008 kept many older workers involved in the job market landscape for longer than planned. Now that signs of economic recovery have stabilized various industries, and retirement accounts, baby… Read more »

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Cultivating a successful career is about more than your education and experience. While being able to use a computer, coordinate events, and other hard skills may be requirements, it’s soft skills that can set you apart. While hard skills can be taught, soft skills are more innate, and they are often harder to define. To… Read more »

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Finding the right candidate for an open position can feel like a challenge, regardless of how many times you have successfully hired a new employee before. There are ways to help increase your odds of selecting the best candidate for the position the first time around as long as you organize the hiring process. If… Read more »

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Everyone has had to deal with less-than-ideal co-workers from time to time. While no person is perfect, certain actions and attitudes are practically guaranteed to ruffles some feathers along the way. Instead of accidentally succumbing to these inclinations, use the information to help you become one of the company’s favorite employees instead of the one… Read more »