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The elevator pitch. You have 30 seconds to effectively “sell yourself” and share all of your strengths and skills in a mini-speech to impress potential employers. Many people dread the elevator pitch simply because they’re unsure of how to approach it and which specific elements to focus on. But following this formula should help you… Read more »

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Working with temp-to-hire employees makes sense for businesses on many levels. It’s a non-committal way to “test the waters” and assess a worker’s aptitude before making a hiring decision. It also tends to be cost effective and can save money in both the recruiting and hiring process. But priming temp-to-hire employees for success is contingent… Read more »

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Setting goals is a critical aspect of personal growth and a key contributor to long-term success. Following the correct process can be difficult and challenging. In turn, you may become frustrated or experience burnout if you set your goals too high. Here are three tips to proper goal setting that will increase your chances of… Read more »

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The job search process can be demanding regardless of your personality type. But if you have a quiet or introverted personality, it can seem even more difficult. Often people with this type of personality are overlooked in favor of individuals with more extroverted, boisterous personalities. Although you can’t control your innate disposition, there are multiple… Read more »

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Searching for a job can be an arduous process. It can be disillusioning when you’re exerting tons of effort without much progress. If you just can’t seem to get a job offer, here are two ways to change that today. Getting an interview but not an offer – are you prepared for the interview? Let’s… Read more »

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Hiring new employees is a fairly exhaustive process for many companies. In fact, Officevibe reports, “It takes an average of 27 working days to make a new hire (an all-time high).” Without a streamlined hiring process in place, you’re wasting time and money. What’s worse is that the top candidates are usually off the market… Read more »

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There are two thought processes when conducting a job search. One is to only apply for the jobs you know you have a good shot at getting a callback or an interview for – quality. The other is to apply for every possible job you could work for – quantity. But which is the better… Read more »

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“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” ~Erma Bombeck Humans are notorious for being worriers, and sometimes negativity can have a crippling impact on your life. But it doesn’t have to. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to decide whether you… Read more »

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Workplace diversity is a hot topic these days and one that many companies are paying more attention to. It’s easy to see why. According to McKinsey & Company, “Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians, and companies… Read more »

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Working in a customer service position can be incredibly stressful at times. It’s common for callers to be angry, and this anger often gets thrust upon employees who didn’t necessarily play a part in the issue. Diffusing the situation requires you to understand the caller’s mindset and effectively come up with a viable solution. Here… Read more »