4 Ways to Address Common Resume Gaps

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It happens to the best of us: Sometimes you may have some lag time between your previous job and the one you hope to get. This may seem like a terrible hole in your résumé, but it’s not the end of the world; employers recognize this will happen, especially in today’s job market. As long… Read more »

Why Being a Better Listener Will Improve Your Career

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When was the last time you had a conversation with someone and realized that, while that person technically heard you, they didn’t listen to a word you said? It happens far too frequently – and if you’ve found yourself in that position, you know how frustrating it feels. It’s something worth considering, especially for your… Read more »

How to Prepare for an Important Second Job Interview

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The fact that you got through the first interview felt nerve-wracking and thrilling enough, and now you discover you’ve made it to the next level, the coveted second interview. How do you prepare for this one differently than you did for the first?  How do the expectations differ? Specifics. The first interview tends toward more… Read more »

4 People You Should Never Use as a Reference

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As you put your job information together, you’ll obviously need a list of references; nearly every company will want to speak with others who can vouch for you, and they may dig deep. However, you need to take some consideration into exactly whom you choose. And there are some people you simply should not use… Read more »

How to Stay Healthy When You Work Long Hours

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We’ve all heard the stories about how important it is to sleep 7-9 hours a night, avoid work when we’re sick, eat healthily, etc. But what happens when you simply have to put in a 60-hour work week? How do you manage those tasks, especially when you have to take care of more than just… Read more »

How to Spin Your Answer to This Job Interview Question You Know is Coming

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To best prepare for a job interview, you have to prepare for certain questions. You may have the answers down for “What’s your biggest weakness/strength”, but you also have to know that the most uncomfortable one will likely pop up: “How much did you make at your previous job?” You should know how to answer… Read more »

Be a Better Leader With These 6 Tips From a CEO Coach

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Good leaders believe they can always do more to improve – and the best leaders know they can. So if you want to improve your leadership skills, either to make others see you as one or to improve upon what you already do well, take some of these tips to heart. Look for talent in… Read more »

What’s the Best Time of Day to Apply for a Job in Akron?

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You may have heard about the best time of year or even day of the week to apply for a job – but did you know you can apply at a certain time of day to get the edge as well? The employment platform TalentWorks did some research to see if time of day corresponded… Read more »

Office Perks and Other Hiring Trends You’ll See This Year

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Want to be up on the hiring trends for 2018? It will help your company stay on top of what to look for as you fill your necessary vacancies both temporary and permanent.   Good people skills preferred. While some employees may have excellent skills and experience, if they don’t have the ability to communicate… Read more »

How to Win the Holiday Job Search!

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Looking for work between now and the end of the year may seem daunting, especially when you have to contend with the business of the holiday season (relatives, travel, gifts, food, more food…). So how do you both fend off questions from well-meaning but stressful inquiries, and how do you manage to find a quiet… Read more »