3 Steps to Answering, “What is Your Biggest Weakness?”

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If you’ve done any interview prep, you know that one question interviewers love to ask, the sometimes dreaded, “What’s your biggest weakness?” question. You put yourself in a weak position if you don’t properly prepare to answer this question. Use these strategies to answer it in the most honest and effective way possible. Avoid the… Read more »

Employers Often Take a Hard Line with Soft Skills

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Of course every employer wants to know your quantifiable, hard skills, and you’ve got them prominently listed on your resume: Experienced in using Microsoft and Mac systems. Increased sales by five percent last quarter. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. But what about the soft skills, the way you interact with others,… Read more »

How to Showcase Your Interview Personality

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When you go in for an interview, it’s time to cover up the tattoos and put on your interview game face – keep answers to the point, avoid bringing up anything controversial, and remember to present the best possible version of yourself. For some of us, we think that frankly means, “Don’t be yourself.” But… Read more »

Affordable Care Act Update: Take Action Now

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made some extensions to its employer mandates, but January 2015 is fast approaching. The best way to benefit your company is to prepare now for what’s coming so you are in full compliance with the required health insurance changes. To remind you of the basics: The mandates stated that… Read more »

Do You Have an Employee Handbook? Three Reasons You Should.

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If you want employees to remember the rules and the ropes, it helps to have a tangible document they can get their hands on — or that you can show them — as needed. As a written record of a company’s policies, regulations, legal statements, and general information, an employee handbook can cover a number… Read more »