5 of the Worst Things You Can Say in Your Job Interview [Part 1]

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Most people stress out about interviews and its common for nerves to get the best of us. If you consider that the whole point of an interview is to show you are the best person for the position, you need to concentrate on that objective, and you can get over your stress. Stress-related mistakes aside,… Read more »

What are the Most Expensive Workplace Injuries and How Can You Avoid Them?

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Companies shell out around $170 billion each year in costs related to injuries and illnesses, according to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Approximately 3 million employees annually in the US private sector are injured at work, and the amount of injuries and illnesses is highest among small and mid-sized businesses. Some of… Read more »

What to do When Your Interviewer is Half Your Age

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Being an experienced professional has its advantages; you are valued for your experience and dependability. However, job-hunting experienced professionals are also more likely to get interviewed by someone younger than them. A big age gap between interviewer and interviewee can be an elephant in the room and the job seeker must worry about coming off… Read more »

What You Can and Can’t Control in Your Job Search

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What You Can and Can’t Control in Your Job Search

Most of us have gone through a job application process where you think you are perfectly qualified and say all the right things in the interview, only to end up being passed over for someone else. It’s important to note that trying to get a new job isn’t like buying a car or booking a… Read more »

How to Ensure You Remain Unbiased While Recruiting

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How to Ensure You Remain Unbiased While Recruiting

  Regardless of intentions, bias has a way of creeping into the hiring process, and research shows that people from certain backgrounds have a harder time successfully making it through the process than others. Obviously, your company should be vigilant about eliminating bias in all of its human resources functions, but particularly when it comes… Read more »

How to Structure Your Resume When You Know You’re Underqualified for the Job

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How to Structure Your Resume When You Know You’re Underqualified for the Job

If you have most of the core skills listed in a job posting, but you don’t have every single skill a company is looking for, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply for the job. We often encourage job seekers to reach for jobs they may be slightly underqualified for, knowing that employers often use job… Read more »

4 Curveball Questions You Should Ask Interviewees

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Curveball Interview Questions

Strange, curveball interview questions appear to be quite divisive among hiring personnel. Critics say they don’t produce any useful information. Supporters say they can provide insight that standard interview questions cannot. Furthermore, applicants often prepare stock answers for the typical interview questions, turning the interview into more of a recital that anything else. While curveball… Read more »

Why You’re Always Asked if You Have Reliable Transportation

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  The ability to get around is an important part of everyday life, and many companies want to know if you can be relied upon to come in on time, both for your scheduled shift and for on-call situations. If you don’t have access to a personal vehicle for transportation, you may feel like ‘reliable… Read more »

Improve Your Managerial Skills in 2017!

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  Around the New Year, many of us resolve to get better at our jobs. For managers, improvement doesn’t necessarily have to mean taking a class or consulting an expert. Improvement can come quickly and easily by adopting good habits. For instance, a manager could simply put more thought into how they interact with employees. By… Read more »

How to Prove You’re a Hard Worker in Your Interview

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How to Prove You're a Hard Worker

For anyone in management, hard work from an employee is the great equalizer.  The best workers don’t have every bit of relevant experience or an impeccable arsenal of impressive skills. The best employees work hard and really hustle to get the job done right. Because this attribute is so valuable, it’s important to show an… Read more »