5 Easy Ways to Update Your Outdated Resume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 »

7 Innovative Leadership Approaches to Try

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When considering leadership approaches, many may want to use the tried and true, sticking with what works and what others have successfully done to show their leadership skills. Yet in a business world that now has multiple generations and types of employees, you may want to try something new. After all, innovation often brings about… Read more »

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 »

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 »

What Makes an Employee Leave a Great Company?

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It happens from time to time: You have a successful company, people seem happy and content to stay, and then seemingly out of the blue, one of your top employees comes to tell you that she’s leaving. What could make her want to move on? Does it involve the manager (as the saying goes)? The… Read more »

What’s Next for Staffing Agencies in 2018?

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Every year brings about changes, and quality staffing agencies know to adjust with the growing needs of their clients and candidates, as well as the ever-shifting hiring landscape, especially the lowered unemployment rates. So, what might you see this year in terms of the staffing agency you work with?   High demand and tight labor… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions to Break Bad Management Habits

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As 2018 begins, it’s a good idea to look at how you want to set up the year, including breaking some old and bad habits that may have somehow crept their way into your management style. To act as the most effective manager, you want to avoid some of these common pitfalls.   Micromanaging Have… 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 »