Ask the Right Questions Before a Job Offer

After a long grueling job search — or a short and easy job search — you’ve reached an important milestone. You’ve received an offer! After you briefly pat yourself on the back for your stellar resume and spot-on personal presentation, it’s time to consider your next move. Should you say yes or no? Actually, assuming […]

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Job Hopping: It’s Not Just for Millennials

HR teams and hiring managers are often taken in by a common assumption: Unlike their older counterparts, millennials don’t stay put, and keeping them onboard for more than two years may require a significant investment in retention programs. While part of this may be true — younger workers do switch jobs after an average of […]

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Knowing Your Fears Can Help You Meet Your Goals

As professionals, experts, managers, and leaders, most of us are exposed to the same general themes by coaches and advisors. We’re told to make lists, organize our time, and above all: set goals. Proper goal setting is often framed as a magical solution to all problems, even the ones we haven’t encountered yet. If we […]

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Building Your Company Brand Lands Top Talent

As you set your sites on the best candidates in the marketplace, you know you need to take steps to attract their attention and respect. You must offer a competitive salary, great benefits, and opportunities for any given candidate to advance their specific career. You need to work hard to cultivate your company culture, and […]

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Brand Building: Create Your Own Public Speaking Opportunities

There are few more powerful ways to build your brand and create an impact on the marketplace than high-profile public speaking opportunities. Or low profile. Or any profile, really. If you’re speaking at a podium to a crowd of any size, in any venue, there’s a strong chance you’re generating a large return on your […]

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In a Tight Candidate Market, Here’s the One Area Companies Can’t Sacrifice in Hiring

As the old saying goes, you can make something happen quickly, properly, or cheaply, and you can also choose any two from the list. But you can’t choose all three, which means at the end of the day, you’ll have to pick one element that you’re ready to sacrifice to reach your goals. Recruiting offers […]

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Considering a Career Switch? These Factors Help Your Decision

You know you’re ready for a career switch. Your current career path doesn’t feel right for you anymore — maybe it never felt quite right — and now it’s time to move on. But unlike some passionate career shifters, you’re leaping away from the current status quo with no specific destination in mind. Some mid-career […]

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STUDY: The Differences Between Recruiting Active and Passive Job Seekers Will Surprise You

According to a recent study by Engage2Excel, a few stark differences exist between active and passive job seekers, and recruiters would be wise to make note of these differences and incorporate these factors into their staffing programs. The most important takeaways from the study: active job seekers – especially millennials – are typically more engaged […]

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Being Likeable Can Be the Difference in Your Recruitment

Can your likability influence the success of your job search? And if so, what can you do to pursue this abstract quality and make it work for you? What is a “likable” candidate, and how can you become one to attract better job offers? Here are a few places to start. What is likeability? Too […]

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How Does a Recruiter Find the Right Candidate for Your Opening?

We’re reaching the peak of a strong candidate market, and when candidates hold the cards at the negotiating table, options become limited for employers. In some cases, hiring managers for hard-to-staff positions receive only a handful of resumes, and they’re left to choose between a small and mediocre set of contenders. But if you’re facing […]

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