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As the saying goes, money talks, and an easy way to motivate your employees is to dangle the prospect of a generous raise in front of them.   However, companies don’t have an unlimited supply of money for doling out raises and even more problematic – money actually isn’t the best employee motivator. Rather, they’re more driven by… Read more »

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One of the knock-on effects of COVID-19 has been massive layoffs, furloughs, and terminations in almost every industry.  While some people have seen their jobs temporarily on hold while businesses wait for regular operations to resume, other workers are in high demand because they are part of essential services.     Companies in industries deemed “essential” need extra hands on deck to support overburdened systems,… Read more »

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Behavioral interview questions are a specific group of interview queries meant to assess candidates’ soft skills, such as problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork ability.    These questions ask a candidate to talk about events from their professional past that indicate various strengths and abilities. Candidates that thoughtfully prepare anecdotes for these questions have the added bonus of walking in more confident… Read more »

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COVID-19 has cofounded many experts, and this has made giving sound public health advice very difficult. Some recommendations that were given at the outset of the pandemic are now seen as overly cautious.  Of course, it’s well within your rights to be overly cautious, but your preventative actions should be based in science and sustainable for the long haul…. Read more »

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Off-the-wall interview questions get all the headlines, but standard interview questions become standard for a reason: they work.  Before you start asking applicants to figure out how many tennis balls would fit in the interview room, you should probably ask at least one, if not all, of the following questions.  1) Can You Tell Me About… Read more »

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You can put all the effort in the world into your resume, cover letter, portfolio, and other job search materials, but there’s no “magic bullet” solution to getting an interview.    That said, there could be one or two things that are holding you back. If your resume contains a typo that you’ve missed, it’s going… Read more »

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To the average person, a job in general labor may not seem very appealing. However, many general labor jobs pay very well and include prospects for advancement.  If you’ve been dismissive of general labor jobs in the past, you may want to give them a second look. Below are ten reasons why you should consider taking… Read more »

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Job interviews are a massive topic to cover, and there have been many books written on the subject. While many of these books are worth your time, it’s also helpful to focus on some basic principles ahead of any job interview.  Below is a basic interview primer that is useful for anyone, from someone about… Read more »

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Every experienced interviewer will tell you they didn’t really know what they were doing when they first started.   It takes years of experience to know how to always come away from an interview with useful information. Below are a few expert tips on how you can interview like a seasoned pro.  1) Do Your Research  Each… Read more »

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If you’ve ever interviewed for a job and then not heard anything back, you aren’t alone. In a recent survey by CareerBuilder, 75 percent of respondents said this situation has happened to them.  Unfortunately, getting ghosted by a potential employer happens all too often. Fortunately, job seekers like you aren’t completely helpless. It helps if… Read more »