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Interview and Body Language Mistakes That Can Cost You the Job

Almost half of employers (49 percent) know if a candidate is a good fit for the job within the first five minutes of an interview. That’s according to a new survey by CareerBuilder that asked employers about the most memorable interview mistakes candidates have made.  These employers had plenty to say about the sometimes hilarious, often cringe-worthy things candidates have done or [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|

10 Most Common Interview Questions

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for an interview is practice, practice, practice. While you won’t know every question the interviewer will ask, you can be sure they will ask at least some of the most common interview questions. Practice answering these questions to better prepare for your upcoming interview. Tell me about yourself Give [...]

By |July 19th, 2019|

Common Job-Seeking Mistakes Recent College Graduates Make

If you just graduated from college and are preparing to enter the workforce, consider yourself lucky. According to a recent survey, 80 percent of employers plan to hire recent college graduates, up from 74 percent last year. With job prospects brighter than they’ve been in more than a decade, it should be easy to start the career of your dreams, right? [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|

How to Develop a Successful Incentive Program

Many Human Resource professional — and the organizations they serve — struggle to motivate their employees. How do you encourage your staff to reach peak performance? For some, the answer is an incentive program. Employers nationwide spend over $100 billion a year on incentive programs. But is their money being put to good use? According to a new study by the Incentive [...]

By |July 8th, 2019|

Reduce Your Time-to-Hire to Save Money and Land Better Candidates

  Competition for talent is at an all-time high, and companies are struggling to find quality candidates to fill their positions. Consider this: For the first time in 20 years, the number of job openings exceeds the number of unemployed Americans. That means there are more available jobs than there are people to fill them! Because of this cut-throat hiring climate, [...]

By |June 26th, 2019|

How to Write a Cover Letter

For some job seekers, writing a cover letter is a pointless endeavor. But it’s actually one of the most important aspects of any job search. Cover letters are the first thing that many hiring managers see. It can create a positive first impression that encourages someone to read your resume, or it can eliminate you from the candidate pool altogether. [...]

By |June 24th, 2019|

Employers Plan to Increase Utilization of Staffing Firms in Next 5 Years

  Employers are struggling to find qualified candidates for their open positions, and many are turning to staffing firms for help. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, 54 percent of employers plan to increase their use of staffing firms in the next five years. “Even with new technologies pushing industry evolution, staffing firms will continue to play a key role [...]

By |June 10th, 2019|

6 Tips for New College Graduates

If you just graduated from college, consider yourself lucky. You’re entering the workforce at an amazing time. Unemployment is at its lowest level since 1969, there are more than 7 million available jobs, and starting salaries for new college graduates are higher than they were just a few years ago. Considering all this good news, starting and maintaining your career [...]

By |June 3rd, 2019|

Differences Between Corporate Recruiters and Agency Recruiters

In the recruiting world, there are two different types of recruiters: Corporate Recruiters and Agency Recruiters. Corporate Recruiters are employed by a company to find candidates for their open positions. Agency Recruiters are employed by a staffing agency. When a company needs to fill a position, they partner with a staffing agency to find quality candidates to fill the role. [...]

By |May 20th, 2019|

Should Your Resume Be Written in 1st or 3rd Person?

Before you sit down to write your resume, there’s one crucial question you need to answer first: should my resume be written in first or third person? Your resume should never be written in third person. Use first person but leave out the pronoun “I.” For example, if you’re an administrative assistant, instead of saying “I coordinated travel for senior [...]

By |May 13th, 2019|
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