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Employers, listen up: It’s a candidate’s market now. The reality of the job market is that there are 11 million open positions in every job category right now. This means employers must not only create a great candidate experience, they must also build the kind of work environment where employees feel supported and nurtured. Building… Read more »

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Resumes still matter to your job search, believe it or not. This basic tool for job seekers, which has been around for decades, hasn’t changed much. What has changed are the tools we use to find good candidates. This has necessitated a few important changes in resume formatting for the job seeker looking to stand… Read more »

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What should you look for when considering a full or part-time job? If you’ve never worked a part-time job, there’s probably a lot you don’t know about the ins and outs of these positions. However, you may think you understand the differences between a full- and part-time job. What you may not realize is that… Read more »

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The studies show that a happy work environment can make you more productive. A positive work environment can boost morale and employee retention. Business News Daily says, “Your work environment impacts your mood, drive, mental health, and performance.” What makes for a positive work environment? Is it individualized? How can you find the right work… Read more »

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Retention of your existing employees is going to be the big issue in 2022. Why? In addition to the more than four million workers who switched jobs last year, another 23% of the American workforce say they’re planning on job jumping in the New Year. Why are they quitting? A new poll shows most are… Read more »

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The only good thing we can tell you about the job market right now is that it is primed for your application. The pandemic brought us one good thing, and that is a job market that is fully candidate-driven. Thanks, COVID. If you’re considering a change, there hasn’t been a better time in recent memory… Read more »

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The mind is the most powerful mystery. While we don’t know a lot about how the human brain functions, we do know this: If you set your mind on a goal, you can achieve it. How do we know this? Just pick the story of any professional athlete or successful entrepreneur and you’ll see an… Read more »

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Many of us make New Year’s resolutions but few—only 9%—are able to fulfill them. What is going on? It’s not that we’re lazy or distracted, although that may play a factor for some people. We think the issue is that many of us are failing to craft goals that are measurable and attainable. It’s not… Read more »

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What do your employees want? Managers everywhere are asking themselves this today if simply because the labor shortage requires it. Fortunately, there is plenty of research available today that can help you answer this question. There are also plenty of companies that can help you poll your workforce to confirm these answers. This blog has… Read more »

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You’ve probably heard or read that you’re supposed to tailor your resume to fit the job you’re applying for. At the very least, you can add some keywords from the job description you’re applying to that will make you a better match. But does this really get you noticed? How much time should you spend… Read more »