Is Job Abandonment an Issue for Your Business?

In today’s vernacular, when we “ghost” someone, we stop answering phone calls and texts and just vanish into the ether without goodbyes or explanations. In the employment world, a similar phenomenon has recently attracted attention as candidates engage in the same behavior with prospective employers. This behavior has been becoming more of a hot-button issue […]

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Five Questions to Ask to End Your Interview on a High Note

During the last minutes of a job interview, most hiring managers like to turn the tables and give the candidate a chance to ask a few questions about the position and the company. Choosing the right questions can help you appear smart and capable in the eyes of your interviewer. More importantly, focused questions let […]

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How to Apply Servant Leadership in Your Everyday Work

When the group bus gets stuck in the mud, a top-down leader stays at the wheel and orders the rest to get out and push. A servant-leader gets out, starts to push and lets their actions lead the team. Top-down leaders stand to the side and bark orders. Servant-leaders show the way by rolling up […]

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Does Your Resume Highlight Your Best Achievements?

Your resume should give your employers a comprehensive list of information about you: where you live, what you studied in school and the titles of the jobs you’ve held until now. These are all important data points that can help hiring managers make a decision; after all, the hiring manager likely has a pile of […]

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How to Determine if a Great Interviewee is Really a Great Candidate

Your candidate seems to be hitting this interview right out of the park. They’re engaging, quick on their feet, and they have a perfect answer for everything you throw their way. When you ask a philosophical question (like, “Why do you want this job?”), their responses are thoughtful and articulate. When you give them a […]

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Use Your Smartphone to Improve Your Interview Skills

At this stage in your job search, you’ve been called in for several interviews but you haven’t yet landed an offer. You’ve been well-dressed and on time for every session, but for some reason, you just aren’t beating out the competition. The fact that you are getting in the door is positive news, since it […]

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Emotional Intelligence Helps Interviewers Find Better Candidates

Can you use emotional intelligence to advance your interviewing skills and attract more talented and well-aligned candidates? As with almost every other aspect of the interviewing and selection process, a few controlled studies can go a long way toward answering the question and finding evidence-based models that actually bring results. And as it happens, applying […]

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Experiencing Burnout? This May Be a Great Time to Enter the Job Market

A down day on the job doesn’t always warrant a major change or a new job altogether. In fact, some people actually feel a stronger connection with their employers and a greater sense of satisfaction after they’ve weathered a few relationship challenges and emerged on the other side. But there’s a difference between riding out […]

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How Effective Design Ties to Business Success

Your company has no fear of technology, and that’s certainly commendable. You embrace digital solutions and you apply them whenever possible to overcome obstacles and improve communication. On the one hand, you should feel proud; after all, technology isn’t going anywhere, and you can’t compete if you can’t keep up. But on the other hand, […]

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Straightforward Ways to Become an Indispensable Employee

When you’re an “indispensable” employee, you aren’t just a superstar in your boss’s eyes (though that’s always a nice feeling). An indispensable employee gains exposure to new learning experiences, opportunities for more responsibility, personal references and other advantages that place rocket boosters on their long-term career. And in the immediate future, an indispensable employee gains […]

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