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You hear the term “personal branding” thrown around a lot these days. At its core, personal branding is simply a way to highlight your credentials and stand out among other job candidates. Let’s now learn about four strategies that will help you brand yourself as an experienced candidate and gain the attention of recruiters. Highlight… Read more »

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Here’s a question. Who on your team is responsible for safety and overseeing the well-being of your staff? The answer: EVERYONE. Here are some reasons you need to take responsibility and encourage your peers and leadership to always prioritize safety efforts. Safety Responsibilities Don’t Fall on a Single Person  In order for your workplace to… Read more »

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Whether an employee is a permanent fixture of your company or working on a temporary basis is irrelevant. Everyone is entitled to a safe working environment. With nearly 2.8 million injuries reported by private industry employers in 2015, safety should be a top priority. Here are some ways you can place emphasis on safety for… Read more »

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“Why do you want this job?” It’s one of the most common questions recruiters ask candidates. Though it sounds simple enough, it’s a fairly complex question that demands plenty of forethought to effectively answer. Here’s the right way to approach this question during an interview to impress your recruiter and show how you will excel… Read more »

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TED (short for technology, entertainment, design) Talks is an excellent online resource for learning about a wealth of subjects. Here are seven TED Talks that involve the elements of leadership and how to be a better leader. Lead Like the Great Conductors – Itay Talgam Talgam is an accomplished Israeli composer and is considered an… Read more »

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Humans have an intrinsic fear of the unknown. So it should come as no surprise that some of your employees will be reluctant to embrace major changes within your company. As an employer, it’s important you get your team on board and help them successfully handle that change. Here are some tips and techniques to… Read more »

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Responding to a question regarding employment gaps can be nerve-wracking for job candidates. Nonetheless, it’s a discussion you should be prepared for if there were extensive periods when you were unemployed. Here’s how to tackle this discussion during an interview. Be Upfront About the Situation Honesty is always the best policy. Dodging the question or… Read more »

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Did you know that “33 percent of bosses know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether they will hire someone”? It’s true. To make a positive first impression and solidify yourself as frontrunner you must first understand what interviewers are looking for. Here are some things interviewers want every candidate to know. Be… Read more »

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Constructive feedback is something nearly all employees will encounter at some point in their career. It’s an essential component of growth and personal development. Unfortunately, not everyone responds well to constructive feedback, and the initial response of many employees is to become defensive or even angry. Here are some tips to help your team accept… Read more »

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An interview in and of itself can be anxiety-inducing. But when you find the hiring manager rapidly firing off difficult questions, it can quickly become overwhelming. Here are some of the more challenging interview questions and how to effectively respond. Why did you leave your previous employer? This is by far one of the trickiest… Read more »