How Does the Gig Economy Help You Earn Extra Cash?

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The gig economy has experienced a big surge in recent years. We’re now seeing more people working as freelancers or independent contractors for short-term engagements. According to research by Intuit, “The gig economy is now estimated to be about 34 percent of the workforce and expected to be 43 percent by 2020.” Here’s why you… Read more »

Effective Tips to Make Your Resume Look Consistent

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Employers look at multiple elements of a resume. They always look at work experience, job skills, and background. But there’s one thing that might not be so obvious, and that’s consistency. Get Interviews says to “Make sure you’re conveying the same message throughout your entire resume. By doing so, your consistency will tell employers that… Read more »

Become a Leader With These New Behaviors

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There’s an ongoing debate as to whether leadership is an innate ability or something that’s learned over time. Is it nature or nurture? While it’s true that some individuals are gifted with extraordinary leadership abilities from birth and undeniable charisma, much of it can be learned. It all boils down to making a concerted effort… Read more »

What Skills Show Excellence at Handling Customer Service on Social Media?

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Social media is used for several different aspects of sales and marketing. One trend that’s catching on is using it for handling customer service requests. Brands that implement this strategy correctly can streamline customer service, keep customers happy and improve their overall brand equity. Having the following skills shows excellence at handling customer service on… Read more »

Temp to Hire Success

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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 »

How to Hire the Best Candidate Quickly

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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 »

3 Tips to Staying Positive

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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 »

Why Diversity Needs to Be a Priority from Management

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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 »

How Will Millennials Change Your Workplace Culture This Year?

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One buzzword we hear a lot these days is “millennials.” If your unfamiliar, this consists of the age group of individuals born roughly between 1980 and 1995. As of 2015, there were “53.5 million millennials in the U.S., and some experts predict they may make up 75 percent of the labor market by 2025.” Their… Read more »

4 Ways to Mind Your Manners During Your Job Search

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Hard skills such as experience and qualifications will heavily impact your odds of landing a job. However, you could make the point that the little things play an equally important role. Having the right etiquette and manners can impress your recruiter and sell yourself as being the right candidate. Here are four pieces of advice… Read more »