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How to Stay Positive During a Lengthy Job Search

July 6, 2017 at 09:15 PM

Nobody likes a job search. It might be fun for the first couple of days, but it quickly gets old. You just want to put the process behind you and start doing something you love. Unfortunately, the timeline for a job hunt can be weeks or even months at a time. This can lead to frustration and depression for job seekers. When Depression Rears Its Ugly Head

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How to Attract the Right Companies and Repel the Toxic Ones

July 6, 2017 at 08:58 PM

I had a conversation with a frustrated job seeker earlier today wherein he vented about his experiences involving companies he was applying to and interviewing with. Unfortunately, I hear stories about the kinds of scenarios this gentleman was describing almost every week. Here's what they typically sound like: The company invites you in for an interview. It seems promising. They say they'll be inviting you back – and then they never call you ...

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3 Tips for a Successful Interview

July 6, 2017 at 07:38 PM

Interviewing is hard work. The job search is itself a job, and it sometimes feels like it will never end. It can be tough to keep your head above water, especially when you're juggling the search for a new job with an existing role. To ensure you're making the most out of every interview, do these three things: 1. Research The best part about job searching in the age ...

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5 Things You're Doing Wrong in Your Job Posts

July 6, 2017 at 07:05 PM

                                                  If you want to catch the attention of top-quality talent in today's job market, you can't rely on the same old standard-issue job posts. Today's candidates are looking for exciting, meaningful opportunities. Lists of job duties and qualifications won't get you very far. If you want

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6 Employers Weigh in on the Benefits – and Drawbacks – of Boomerang Employees

July 12, 2017 at 03:30 PM

Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers! Have a question you'd like to ask? Leave it in the comments, and you might just see it in the next installment of Recruiter QA! Today's Question: "Boomerang employees" are employees who previously left your organization for a job somewhere else but are now willing to ...

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Performance Reviews, Hollywood Style

July 6, 2017 at 03:48 PM

While we've done what I believe is an amazing job of building a performance culture from scratch at Red Branch Media, I have a couple of things going in my favor: We're still a really small company. Building a performance culture was valuable to both the manager of the team and the CEO – both me. I can set the direction of the ...

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How to Make the Most of Your Last 10 Minutes at Work [Infographic]

July 10, 2017 at 03:25 PM

We've all been there: That moment when you finish your very last task of the day, look up at the clock, and find that you've still got some time left in your workday. It's not enough to get another task done – or even get started on anything – but it's still more time than you want to spend twiddling your thumbs. Thankfully

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9 Tips on Writing Better Sales Job Ads

July 6, 2017 at 05:33 PM

For hiring managers, writing job ads can be a pain. For job seekers, reading these ads can be a bore. Part of the problem is that everyone is using the same generic templates. After a while, every job ad you come across starts to look the same: basic company description, job responsibilities, requirements, etc. But it doesn't have to be the way. Your job descriptions can leave lasting impressions on ...

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To Keep Interviews Engaging, Use Plenty of Eye Contact

July 6, 2017 at 05:57 PM

A number of years ago, I was trying hard to get support for an undertaking at work. When I finally got a meeting with a key stakeholder, I was determined to make the best of it. I arrived at the senior vice president's office prepared to capture and hold her attention. We sat at a coffee table in the corridor of the busy office, and I thought at first this was a good thing. She would probably be more relaxed here, ...

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Why Millennials Who Want to Improve Professionally Should Take Dance Lessons

July 6, 2017 at 04:24 PM

It is predicted that millennials will make up 75 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2025, and that's good news for everyone. Well-educated, passionate, and forward-thinking, millennials bring a new kind of spirit into the workplace. However, they may find themselves at odds with their boomer and Gen. X coworkers. Believe it or not, millennials can dramatically increase their professional success by applying principles from the dance world to their business ...

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