What Happens if You Get a Warning at Work?

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Did you get a formal verbal or written warning at work? Well unfortunately, you should be concerned. Warnings are part of a progressive disciplinary system: First, your supervisor may mention there’s an issue with your behavior or performance. The next step is a verbal or written warning, both of which are formal, documented measures that… Read more »

Why You Should Contact a Staffing Firm to Help You Find Your Next Job

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Looking for a new job can be exhausting. It can require a great deal of time and it can be draining. When you’ve been looking for months, it can feel like there aren’t any jobs out there and you’re not good enough to get any of the ones that are. Instead of putting all that… Read more »

Are You Wasting Your Time With These Old Recruiting Methods?

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Advancements in technology have given job seekers more power than ever in the labor market. Considering this, employers can’t just bury their head in the sand and keep using their same old recruitment methods. They must adapt or risk losing top talent to the competition. Recruiting methods become outdated when they become highly inefficient. For… Read more »

What Should You Do if Your Recruiter Is Not Getting Back to You?

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One of the more frustrating parts of job searching is not hearing back from a recruiter after your send in an application. Applying to a job typically requires writing a custom resume and cover letter. It can also include having to fill out an online form. When you don’t hear anything back, it feels like… Read more »

4 Ways to Address Common Resume Gaps

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If you’ve got a gap in your work history, you’re not alone. Thanks to a shifting economy, many of us have found ourselves out of work for an extended period of time. For some people, taking time away from their career was a choice, whether it was to raise a family, go back to school… Read more »

If You Can’t Find Quality Talent, You’re Not Looking in the Right Places

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With the current U.S. unemployment level near record lows, companies are having a harder time than ever sourcing quality talent. To make matters worse, many industries are seeing a higher-than-average turnover rate. The combination of high turnover and a scarcity of talent is putting immense pressure on hiring personnel to locate quality talent. Many hiring… Read more »

How to React When You’re Passed Over for a Promotion

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So, you’ve put in a lot of hard work and played by the rules only to get passed over for a promotion. What now? It’s perfectly normal to feel angry and hurt; however, you don’t want to let bad feelings get the better of you. Don’t lash out at supervisors, your co-workers or the company…. Read more »

How a Thank You Note Can Get You the Job

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Somewhere along the way, you probably heard you ought to send along a thank-you note following a job interview, but it is something you really have to do? Although some hiring managers aren’t troubled by job applicants not sending a written ‘thank you’, some do hold it against you. Why would you risk offending the… Read more »

Should You Create Accountability Partners on Your Team?

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Aspiring entrepreneurs, when left to their own devices, often fall short of their ambitions, perhaps because they squandered capital or impulsively took the business in a bad direction. One study by The American Society of Training and Development discovered the power of commitment when it comes to entrepreneurs: People are 65 percent likely to attain… Read more »

How to Answer “Why Should We Hire You?” in a Job Interview

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“Why should we hire you?” It’s a popular question with hiring managers because the answer can be so revealing. Simply put, this question is at the center of any interview. This question also puts an interviewee on the spot, hopefully revealing how they operate under direct pressure. A good answer to this question should make… Read more »