Didn’t Get the Job? How (and When) to Ask for Constructive Feedback

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You went through the interview, you felt great about how you answered most of the questions, seemed to have a good rapport with the interviewers…and then you didn’t get the job. Instead of going over every interaction and wondering how you could have done it differently or “better,” it might work best for you if… Read more »

How to Motivate Your Team

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Even though we like to think of our employees as busy bees, always on the move and ready to do their work, sometimes people get unmotivated and morale gets low. While sometimes it has to do with something personal, the workplace atmosphere can have a negative effect. So, what can you do to get everyone… Read more »

What to Do If Your References Won’t Get Back to You

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It’s a job hunter’s nightmare: You have your resume all set to go, your cover letter prepped and proofed … and you can’t get a hold of your potential references. What steps can you take next? Make sure you’ve done your due diligence. If all you’ve done is email, you may want to call and… Read more »

Busy Workplace? Don’t Get Lost in the Shuffle.

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You’ve just started a new job at a bustling company, eager to become part of the team. However, similarly to starting that first day at a new school, you feel a little unsure — how should you proceed in terms of where you fit in with your colleagues? Do you speak up right away at… Read more »

How to Choose Among Multiple Candidates

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What a wonderfully complicated problem to have: You’ve gone through your rounds of interviews and you actually have several incredibly qualified candidates to choose from, each with good experience but bringing something slightly different to the table. As you sit looking at each of their resumes, you think to yourself, How on earth do I… Read more »

Do Your Employees Fear Change?

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Your team has worked long and hard to become a cohesive unit, and they’ve finally gotten into a groove wherein they know each other’s strengths and habits, moving along smoothly. But last week their manager made a lateral move to another department and someone else has taken her place, someone relatively unknown to them. Now… Read more »

Fired? How to Move Past This Roadblock

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The job interview has gone quite well, and then they ask the dreaded question: “Tell me why you left your last job.” And you have to find a way to explain that you didn’t “leave”; you actually got fired. Your brain goes into overdrive wondering how on earth you can explain this without looking incompetent,… Read more »

4 Hiring Resolutions for 2016

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As you move toward 2016, one resolution to make and keep is to take a more strategic approach to staffing in the coming year. Begin now and you won’t have to scramble once January comes around – you’ll be ready to hit the ground running and tackle any challenge with the best possible candidates. What… Read more »

The Gift of Employment: Successful Job Searching During the Holidays

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If you’re looking to get a job during the holidays, trust that you have very good chances of finding one at such a busy time of year. Consider a few points and stay on top of your search, and you may get yourself the best gift of all: a new job. Take advantage of the… Read more »

Is the Best Candidate Always the One with the Most Experience?

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Experience is an important attribute to look for when considering job candidates. But how heavily should it weigh in your hiring decision? Every role has specific qualifications which must be met, but what about the intangibles that candidates can also bring? Begin with a baseline level of required knowledge and experience. Training a candidate from… Read more »