What NOT to Do When You’re Interviewing With a Recruiter on The Phone

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A phone interview seems like far less stress than an in-person one – you don’t have to look your best, you can fidget and not appear nervous, and you can do it all from the comfort of your own home. Yet there are a few caveats to consider when interviewing on the phone to make… Read more »

How to Have a Great Review When You Don’t Get Along with Your Boss

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We’d all ultimately like to have a boss we at least have a decent relationship with, but the cold hard facts sometimes intrude: Sometimes you’re going to have a boss you simply don’t like, and vice versa. Yet this person gives you reviews, so how do you manage to put personal feelings aside and get… 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5 Easy Ways to Update Your Outdated Resume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 »

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 »

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 »

How to Earn Your Employees’ Trust to Build Loyalty

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If you want to keep your employees and reduce turnover, as well as foster loyalty, you must earn their trust. As in any relationship, trust must be earned, and companies who have managed this have used a few proven ways to make it happen. Transparency and Truthfulness Employees want to know what’s going on in… 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 »