Tips for Using LinkedIn to Showcase Your Industry Expertise

Known as a go-to social media network for professionals, LinkedIn can help you stay connected to co-workers and contacts as your career moves you into one company and out of another. It can also help you stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments in your industry, the advancements of your colleagues and the professional […]

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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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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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Preparing for the Next Generation: How to Recruit Generation Z

It’s been more than ten years since the term “millennial” was introduced to society, and since that time, millennials have graduated from college and quickly assimilated into the workforce. Those once-fresh-faced newbies are now approaching 40, and their replacements, known as Generation Z, are stepping in the door. Born after 1996, members of Gen Z […]

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Change is Good, But Too Much Change is Bad: What’s the Right Balance for Your Career?

If you’re a naturally restless person, you probably don’t like doing the same thing every day for more than a year or so. And if you thrive on predictability, you probably hope to keep your current job until the day you retire – unless something unexpected happens. But if you’re like most of us, you […]

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How Can You Hire More Millennials in 2017?

Most executives and hiring managers agree: Despite the heckling and criticism their cohort receives from older generations, millennials are good for business. They’re ambitious, if inexperienced, and they work hard in exchange for lower average salaries than those commanded by more experienced workers. They give a lot without expecting a lot in return; they’ll go […]

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How to Lead When You’re Not A Manager

You may not hold any official authority at work, and you may not be responsible for the actions of any direct reports — at least not on paper. But sometimes your role demands an element of leadership, and during these times, you need to convince others to take action, motivate them, encourage them, or correct […]

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Can You “Become” a Passive Job Candidate?

At this moment, you aren’t actively looking for a job. In order to change your status to “looking,” even privately, you risk having your current employers find out about your search, which you’d rather avoid. When you start actively searching, you also send out a subtle message to your colleagues and contacts, and once that […]

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