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 »

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 »

Take Charge of Salary Negotiation

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You’ve had a great interview, and you know you’ve got an excellent chance of landing this job — all signs point to yes. Then you come in for a final interview and lead off with, “So I’d like to discuss salary and when I can start looking to get a raise.” Next thing you know,… Read more »

How Much Does Turnover Really Cost?

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While you should expect some turnover as the price of doing business, if you’re not careful, that price can become awfully steep.  Turnover has a number of causes: Employee motivation and personal reasons, quality of management, work environment, company practices and strategy, and, the primary focus of this piece, hiring practices. Fortunately, you can take… Read more »

Attracting the Right Candidate: Company Culture

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As you go through the hiring process, while you have many considerations for your candidates, remember they also have some for you. One important factor for many job seekers involves company culture. Can they fit in with the beliefs and mission of your company? And will this culture fit the candidate in a way that… Read more »