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Lately we’ve been fielding countless questions about the connection between volunteering and the job search process. Out of all these discussions, we’ve filtered a few take-home messages that might be useful if you’re considering taking on some volunteer work for the sake of your job search. Keep these tips in mind as you move forward…. Read more »

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A quick preliminary phone interview can help hiring managers screen candidates and narrow down a wide applicant pool before the formal, in-person interview process begins. So when you’re selected for a phone interview, expect a brief conversation designed simply to help interviewers scan for red flags. Since you won’t have the benefit of body language… Read more »

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Standout resumes usually have similar qualities regardless of the specific position or industry. We all know that resumes should provide an honest and easy-to-read summary of a candidate’s greatest assets, they should be concise and grammatically correct, and they should reflect a general aura of competence. But there are a few details that hiring managers… Read more »

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As a manager, your job is to build company productivity by getting the most out of your employees. But doing this successfully requires an understanding of human nature and view for the long term. Sure, you can bully and scare your employees into a short burst of increased productivity…until they leave. And sure, you can… Read more »

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It’s starting to seem like your relationship with your employer has run its course. You may be frustrated with the culture or the company, or you may be searching for growth opportunities that simply aren’t available here. You may even be moving or altering your circumstances, and this current job just isn’t meeting your needs… Read more »