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When you’re looking for a new job, you typically don’t have a chance to genuinely experience the environment firsthand until you’re hired. Similarly, you won’t see what the role actually involves until you start handling the duties. Often, this means candidates are never fully aware of what lies ahead. At times, this can lead to… Read more »

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Many managers have doubts about the effectiveness of open door policies. Additionally, some may view the arrangement as an invitation for interruptions, which they fear will harm their productivity. In reality, having an environment that helps employees thrive is essential for a company’s success. Since communication and transparency are often critical parts of that equation,… Read more »

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At the end of a job interview, the hiring manager will typically ask you if you have any questions for them. While some job seekers assume that saying “no” works to their advantage, that typically isn’t the case. Not asking questions can come across as disinterest, leading the hiring manager to assume that you wouldn’t… Read more »

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When a new hire begins with your organization, they’ll usually feel a bit disconnected from their team and workplace. They don’t know about company norms, team dynamics, management styles, or other details that may impact how they need to navigate the environment. That uncertainty can make them feel like an outsider, particularly if you don’t… Read more »

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While landing a job interview is exciting, few things are better than when an interview turns into a job offer. However, this also means you’re entering a trickier part of the hiring process. If you aren’t sure that the salary offered is fair based on the role and what you bring to the table, you’ll… Read more »

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Having a top-notch resume is essential if you want to streamline your job search. When your application is high-quality, it increases the odds that you’ll impress the hiring manager. In turn, you’ll potentially get an interview faster, allowing you to find a new opportunity as quickly as possible. The issue is that knowing what your… Read more »

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Most companies understand the benefits of diversity in the workplace, including greater innovation, higher productivity, more profitability, and a better culture. However, some employers treat it as little more than a buzzword to toss around in an attempt to seem modern. They don’t have concrete plans that will actually improve their workplaces, resulting in an… Read more »

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When you’re looking for a right-fit candidate, it’s normal to focus on specific must-have skills related to the job you’re filling. However, you also need to look deeper, ensuring there aren’t any red flags that could indicate a problem. A bad attitude, unwillingness to learn or change, poor culture fit, undeveloped soft skills, and a… Read more »

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When you need to fill an open position, few moments offer that same sense of relief as finding the perfect candidate. However, if the job seeker no-calls/no-shows to an interview, stops answering your emails, or otherwise drops off the face of the planet, that relief quickly transitions back into a ball of stress. “Ghosting,” as… Read more »