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Suppose you’ve been at your job for ten months or so. That’s long enough to have been settled in and learned the basics (and beyond) of your new position. It’s enough time to feel comfortable and competent and to have abandoned that feeling of being the newbie who stands out like the proverbial sore thumb…. Read more »

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Looking for jobs can take a toll on any job seeker. You scour job boards, fine-tune your resume, write a stunning cover letter, speak with someone at the company and alas, no offer. You’re following all the expert to-dos about how to job search like a pro, and it isn’t enough. Perhaps it’s time to… Read more »

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You’re sitting on the hot seat for a major job interview. Your hands are cold and sweaty at the same time; your voice is shaky, and your mouth is dry. Add to that a churning stomach and bouncing knees, and you have all the major signs of being nervous. And why wouldn’t you be anxious?… Read more »

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You might not be aware of the toll that absenteeism and the relatively new term presenteeism (working while sick) are taking on your business. But the reduced output that results from lost productivity and the time spent addressing the issue can add up quickly. Consider these statistics: The amount of productivity from employee absenteeism and… Read more »

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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Those words from Porgy and Bess sum up our feelings for that time of year when everything seems to slow down. Your workers are preoccupied with an endless list of activities that these warm sunny days make possible: Vacations, golf, yard work, just to name a few. While everyone… Read more »

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The job interview is coming to a close, and the interviewer asks if you have any questions. It’s a mistake not to ask any. Doing so could be interpreted as being unprepared or indifferent — and that’s not how you want to be seen. This is your opportunity to find out if you will fit… Read more »

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You might be a boss today, but it’s almost a sure thing you didn’t start out as one. Can you remember what is was like to work for someone else? You probably had multiple bosses before you moved up the ladder. Some were memorable for being reasonable and understanding. One or two might have even… Read more »

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It’s well known that getting a phone interview is a critical first step in the direction of getting your next job. It signifies that the hiring manager perceives you as a possible fit for the position. But it also means that there are others who have made it through the initial rounds of screening and… Read more »

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the concept of machines being able to complete tasks in a way that humans would consider “smart.” To some, it brings visions of robots ruling the planet with human slaves, but for now, the reality is much more benign. In the world of recruiting, AI is assisting hiring managers and recruiters… Read more »

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Is your Human Resources department undermining your company’s efforts to find the most talented candidates? Although that may sound ridiculous, it does happen. Your HR people might be making decisions and taking actions that are causing highly-qualified applicants to turn down your company’s offers. These are experienced candidates who could add substantial value to your… Read more »