How to Use Your Cover Letter to Show Off Your Personality

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Before you even begin to get in the door, you make a first impression when you send a cover letter for a job opening. On the one hand, you should keep it professional. On the other, there’s nothing wrong with letting a little of your own personality shine through so yours doesn’t sound like the… Read more »

How to Inspire Your Employees by Keeping Yourself Motivated

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What happens when you as the team leader, the primary motivator, find yourself feeling unexcited and uninspired about the very job you’re supposed to get others motivated to do? A few tips and tricks about how to keep your own spirits up will help you do the same for others. Show that positive attitude. Let’s… Read more »

How to Choose Between Two Perfect Candidates

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It seems like a wonderful problem to have: You have two fantastic candidates for one position. They both seem like they would fit, both have the star qualities you want. So how do you choose one over the other? And how do you make the “right” choice? Instead of going with your gut, the better… Read more »

5 Easy Ways to Update Your Outdated Resume

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Think carefully … when did you last update your resume? Or when did you first put it together? If you either can’t answer the questions or your response includes a date pre-Twitter, it may be time to make some changes.   Drop the objective; add a professional summary. You no longer need to explain why… Read more »

Bank on These Skills When You’re Looking to Promote from Within

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Sometimes the best employee is the one you already know. Consider this: Quite a few companies prefer to promote from within because they already have a good feel for the candidate. Instead of going straight for the whole hiring process with all its time, energy, and cost, look first at who you might promote from… Read more »

The Secret to Better Leadership May be Asking for Feedback

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If you truly want to know how you’re doing as a leader, you should probably get some insight from those who work directly with you. It makes all the sense in the world, yet ironically too many leaders overlook this important step in their desire to become better at what they do. Follow our tips… Read more »

7 Social Media Rules You Should be Following When Looking for a Job

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What happens when you apply for a job and, when your potential employer looks through your social media, they discover your extremely busy and creative party life, including pictures and inappropriate comments? Fair or unfair, you will get judged on what you post on social media, and you don’t want it to cost you a… Read more »

Why It’s Time to Prepare for the Retirement of Baby Boomers

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Within the next seven years, almost a quarter of the population of the United States will be 60 or older. For you, that means quite a few retirements coming down the road. This means you as an employer need to start considering how to gather and keep the wealth of knowledge from this generation, much… Read more »

10 Things You Should be Doing to Encourage Creativity in Your Workplace

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If you want to stay cutting edge and on top of innovation in your chosen field, you need to help your employees find their creative sides. So, how can you do that effectively? Here are ten suggestions!   Make it easy to solicit ideas. Actively asking for new ideas will give you a constant flow… Read more »

Why Storytelling Matters in Your Interview

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Think about your last interview – how did it go? Did you manage to simply answer the questions asked or truly pull your interviewer in? The best interviewee knows how to not only deliver the information asked but also manage to build good rapport in the process – all while not getting too chatty. So… Read more »