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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 »

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A high employee turnover rate can be costly and have a negative impact on productivity and morale. It also presents inherent challenges for your workforce because there is often insufficient manpower and gaps in skills, which forces remaining employees to pick up the slack. Here’s how to make this transition period as easy as possible… Read more »

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It’s a common question that arises during a job interview. “Why did you leave your last job?” This is arguably one of the most delicate topics you’ll address and requires you to handle the situation tactfully. Here’s how to discuss both the positive and negative aspects of past employment and what you have learned from… Read more »

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Sound leadership is essential for nearly every business to operate at its peak. According to a 2015 Brandon Hall Group’s State of Leadership Development Study, “Leadership development earns a top spot year after year on organizations’ talent priority lists, but 36 percent do not have a formal leadership development strategy.” Here are some proven techniques… Read more »

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Crafting a great resume is an initial first step for grabbing a hiring manager’s attention and getting your foot in the door. Without a rock-solid resume, you’re unlikely to ever be invited to an interview. In fact, “One in five recruiters will actually reject a candidate before they’ve finished reading their resume.” What if your… Read more »

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Stress has always existed in the workplace in some form. But it’s arguably never been more pervasive than it is today. In many ways, workplace stress has become the new norm and even accepted. Let’s discuss the widespread stress so many employees encounter in further detail and ways to overcome it. Some Telling Statistics An… Read more »

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Your interviewer will assess you on multiple levels. Besides simply looking at your background, qualifications and credentials, they’ll also be examining your communication skills and how well you interact. If you’re able to establish rapport and connect with an interviewer, it’s going to work to your advantage. In some cases, this can even be the… Read more »

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Distractions in the workplace are a serious problem that takes a big chunk out of daily productivity. According to a survey from Career Builder, “Three in four employers estimate that workers waste at least two hours a day.” That means 25 percent of an eight-hour shift is wasted! But which distractions are posing the biggest… Read more »