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After you’ve interviewed for a job opportunity you really want to land, the anticipation is on to hear back about the final decision. Following up after the interview can reiterate your enthusiasm, but if not done properly, can backfire and make you seem desperate and could even annoy the hiring manager – not exactly the… Read more »

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When summertime hits, it is often a struggle for employees to maintain focus and productivity when there are sunny skies, warm temperatures, and everyone seeming to be having nonstop summer vacation fun. This “summer slump” is common and understandable, but business doesn’t stop and there’s still work to be done. Keep your employees focused during… Read more »

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Asking for a raise isn’t something to be performed on a whim – without careful preparation, your request may be immediately dismissed without much thought from your boss. Advocate for yourself in the best way possible by getting the timing right. Consider the following factors when deciding if it’s the right time to ask for… Read more »

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When you are job searching, you never want to get ahead of yourself – until you have an official offer, nothing is truly final. However, it’s natural to want to know how an interview went so you can set your expectations appropriately. Here are some signs to show that you crushed your job interview: There… Read more »

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No matter how great a candidate seems during the interview, you can never be reasonably confident they’ll be a successful hire until you check their references. References should ideally be able to give you valuable insight into the candidate to help you solidify your decision, but if you just go through the motions of asking… Read more »

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Once you come across a job posting that you’re interested in, it’s important to stop and take some time to prepare, rather than just hurrying to submit your application out of excitement. Attention to detail is crucial at this stage, because if you don’t represent yourself in the best manner possible, you could get an… Read more »

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If you want to boost employee engagement, rewarding your team when they go above and beyond is key. However, positive reinforcement doesn’t need to come in the form of financial incentives to be effective. In fact, even if budgetary issues aren’t a concern, other types of rewards tend to be more meaningful. Learn more about… Read more »

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Innovation is the key to long term success for any business. If you coast along, doing what you’ve always done, you won’t be able to keep up with the competition as they roll out new ideas. To get your employees away from only focusing on their day-to-day responsibilities, encourage them to include innovation as part… Read more »

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The expression “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” rings extremely true when it comes to resumes. When you consider that for any given position, hiring managers can receive 250+ applications, you better make sure yours is as close to perfect as it can be.   Start with a master resume…. Read more »

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Once you’ve survived the interview process and actually received a job offer, it may seem like the preparation is over; however, there’s one final key step for which many job seekers don’t properly prepare: salary negotiations. Being overly aggressive and unrealistic with salary negotiations will typically backfire, but taking whatever is offered without question can… Read more »