Tips for Interviewing for a Job Promotion

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Interviewing for a promotion is unlike interviewing for a new job with a different employer: You intimately know the people, the company, the history and the culture. In addition to knowing how the company and its people operate, you also have a chance to show off your skills in your present position. You can use… Read more »

How to Foster Teamwork to Get Better Results

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Strong teamwork is necessary to finish any big project, but many supervisors find it difficult to make their team a cohesive unit. Juggling the needs of individual workers along with the larger group dynamic can bring confusion to team efforts, causing the work to suffer. When leading team projects, you must be able to clearly… Read more »

Why You Should Use a Staffing Firm in Your Job Search

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While most people looking for work would prefer to find a full-time position, working with a staffing agency gives you the opportunity to continue working while looking for a permanent position. Temporary jobs also come with a number of other advantages over full-time work, including the opportunity learn new skills or the possibility of making… Read more »

The Advantages of Using a Staffing Agency vs. Internal Hiring

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One of the biggest shifts in the labor market since the Great Recession has been employers’ increased use of staffing agencies to source talent. Staffing agencies are a source of candidates for companies looking to hire, and agencies represent potential job offers for people seeking a new job. Based on criteria set by the client,… Read more »

Four Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Job Interviews

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It’s normal to feel nervous about a job interview. Someone is about to inspect your appearance, body language, what you say and the way you say it. Also, the stakes in an interview are fairly high. If your interviewer likes you, it could mean an offer and a good salary to boot. If they don’t… Read more »

Five Types of Follow-Up Emails to Send After a Job Interview

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While the U.S. economy is currently humming along, getting a new job in any economy can be challenging. Having a well-written resume get the attention of a potential employer is just the start. Even if you do well on a subsequent phone interview, you still have a lot more steps in front of you. You… Read more »

How Managers Can Build a Positive Relationship With Their Employees

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If a manager hasn’t earned the trust of their staff, everyone suffers and productivity is negatively impacted. Sure, a manager can motivate employees through fear of being fired; however, employees will do just enough to stay out of trouble and likely be on the lookout for another job. Intelligent leaders realize that engaged employees work… Read more »

The Benefits of Having One-on-One Meetings With Employees

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Once upon a time, in-person meetings were the only way for people to communicate with one another, but now, easier methods of communication are available, from simple phone calls to Skype. While technology may be more convenient than in-person meetings, it does involve an artificial barrier that can mean lower productivity. There are many benefits… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Having an Infographic Resume

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An infographic uses images, color and text to present information, and there has been an emerging trend to use this format when putting together a resume. Infographic resumes are mostly used by creative types, particularly graphic designers and layout artists for obvious reasons. Generally speaking, you’ll want to stick to the traditional text resume to… Read more »

Assessing and Cleaning Up Your Online Presence Before Job Hunting

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Your online presence is an important part of your personality, especially when looking for a job. That should make you think: Have I been a courteous and socially responsible online, or have I been a crass, offensive troll? Prior to the interview stage, hiring personnel considering your application may have never met you, and all… Read more »