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Last-Minute Job Interview, Here’s What to Focus on

Last-Minute Job Interview, Here’s What to Focus on
Finally! The call you've been waiting for. You've got an interview for your dream job! But wait – first thing tomorrow morning? How can you possibly be ready? Here are a few last-minute tips to help you prepare and get the offer – even at the last minute. Wardrobe It's too late to dry clean your suit now, but pull it out and take a quick look. Hit ...
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How Do You Write a Post-Interview Thank-You Note?

How Do You Write a Post-Interview Thank-You Note?
If you aren't following up after an interview, you seriously risk losing the employment opportunity. A brief thank-you note after an interview is a great way to stay fresh in the hiring manager's mind and show that you respect their time. It's also an opportunity to recover if you missed any questions or left out any important experience details. S...
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Stand Out in the Job Market by Showcasing Bilingual Skills

Stand Out in the Job Market by Showcasing Bilingual Skills
Being bilingual is one of the most surefire ways to stand out during an interview. It's an extremely valuable skill that surprisingly few Americans possess. Whether you're a recent graduate or an experienced professional, most managers agree that fluency in a second language can not only help your resume stand out, it can also open doors to special...
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3 Methods to Test Bilingual Candidates

3 Methods to Test Bilingual Candidates
Companies who hire bilingual talent need employees who can effectively communicate in another language; most often in the United States, the second language is Spanish. When you need an employee who can deliver products and services to customers in a foreign language, you'll need to make bilingual skills a priority. Thorough phone interviews, onlin...
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Apps Can Help You Create an Organized Schedule

Apps Can Help You Create an Organized Schedule
In today's fast-paced digital world, you can never be too organized. Tasks large and small pile up so quickly at work, and for many of us at home as well, that we can get stressed out just thinking about what's on the plate. That stress comes out in numerous ways — you miss a task assigned by your boss, neglect to complete a project on time or forg...
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Want Customer-Focused IT Staff? Look at Their People Skills

Want Customer-Focused IT Staff? Look at Their People Skills
How many times does it take your network administrator to clearly explain why something technical wasn't working right? When your IT staff engages with other departments, how does it go? IT workers can often get stereotyped as antisocial employees, ones whose technical jargon is barely decipherable by others. While this can be true for some individ...
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Do Recruiters Really Trust Your LinkedIn Recommendations

Do Recruiters Really Trust Your LinkedIn Recommendations
If you're about to start a job search, you can expect nearly every company will look at your LinkedIn profile shortly after reviewing your resume. What they see not only has to do with your work experience, but also what groups you belong to and what others are saying about you. LinkedIn is the online destination for professionals. When someone fro...
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Does Your Workplace Have a Cell Phone Policy?

Does Your Workplace Have a Cell Phone Policy?
Policies and procedures may elicit groans from workers, but they are essential for keeping a workplace harmonious, productive and safe. This is especially important in offices and facilities where the workforce is diverse in age, ethnicity and gender. One policy that can make or break morale centers on the cell phone. Cell phones, especially smartp...
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Get the Job – Show Them You Will Make an Impact on Day One

Get the Job – Show Them You Will Make an Impact on Day One
Some temporary employees enjoy making extra cash or trying out new career paths. However, most of these contract workers want this temporary position to turn into a permanent job opportunity. That is why many positions offered through Burnett Specialists/Choice Specialists are called temp-to-hire. These are opportunities for management to see if a ...
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How a Recruiting Firm Will Help You Land Your Next Job

How a Recruiting Firm Will Help You Land Your Next Job
For many job seekers, finding the right career path can be more challenging than originally planned. Whether you're looking to build your resume with temporary jobs, or hoping for a new permanent opportunity, sometimes candidates need a partner who can connect them to the opportunities that seem just out of reach. That's where an experienced recrui...
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Find Satisfaction by Identifying These Right Fits for Your Career

Find Satisfaction by Identifying These Right Fits for Your Career
You don't have to work at a Fortune 500 company to find a workforce culture that provides you with job satisfaction. While stress-relieving gadgets, complimentary lunches and interactive break rooms can lower your stress and boost morale, there are also other ways to appreciate the experience you're having right here, right now. Is your boss a micr...
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Why Your Company Should Consider Hiring Veterans

Why Your Company Should Consider Hiring Veterans
There are close to one million unemployed U.S. veterans, according to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs . Not only is this statistic depressing because of the sacrifice and service of these men and women, it's also disheartening because many of them are extremely qualified and capable, yet consistently overlooked. Imagine that the next time y...
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Being Supportive of Your Employees Reflects Your Leadership

Being Supportive of Your Employees Reflects Your Leadership
Running a profitable company isn't just about making your clients happy; it's also about making your workers happy. When it comes to inspiring hard work, happy employees are much easier to keep productive and motivated. They look to you, the management, for guidance and support. The way you engage them reflects back on who you are as a leader. Forc...
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“We’ll Keep Your Resume on File.” What Does That Really Mean?

“We’ll Keep Your Resume on File.” What Does That Really Mean?
You applied, you interviewed and you were passed over for the job. Rejection is hard to take, especially if the position was one you really felt qualified for, or the company was a place you really wanted to work. However disappointed you may feel when the hiring manager tells you that you didn't get the job, there is a sense of closure and you con...
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Thinking About Quitting? Remember It’s Easier to Get a Job When You Have a Job

Thinking About Quitting? Remember It’s Easier to Get a Job When You Have a Job
For many job seekers, finding the right career at a company that meets your goals can require a big-picture approach. Sometimes, a position that provides little satisfaction can make you feel as if your whole life, not just your career, has derailed. When you get to this point, you might decide it's time for a new employment opportunity. Whether yo...
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Do You Know Which Qualities Your Top Employees Possess?

Do You Know Which Qualities Your Top Employees Possess?
Every business owner knows that the job responsibilities for employees at all levels have become more and more complex. Top performers in any industry display strong communication skills, can collaborate with a diverse team, and are able to navigate high-tech software. Now, not all of your employees across the board nail all of these, but your top ...
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How Being a Team Player Can Help Land Your Next Job

How Being a Team Player Can Help Land Your Next Job
In just about every job, working well with other people has become a vital part of being successful. All organizations want great team players located in every department. When you're on the job search, working successfully in teams is an interview question that you will more than likely hear from the hiring manager. How can you explain that you ar...
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What to Do When a Recruiter Calls You Unexpectedly

What to Do When a Recruiter Calls You Unexpectedly
Opportunity knocks unexpectedly, and so do recruiters. When a recruiter gives you a call, you may be actively seeking employment, happily working for the company of your dreams or somewhere in between. Regardless of your current state, you should always take the time to listen and respond to a recruiter's opportunity. You never know what the future...
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ESOPs Increase Employee Engagement

ESOPs Increase Employee Engagement
Business owners know the great value of employees who act, think and behave like an owner. There's one guaranteed trick to encouraging employees to feel this kind of responsibility and loyalty in their work – make them owners! An ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) provides the workforce with stock ownership in the company, often at no up-front co...
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Accomplish More (and Procrastinate Less) with This Plan

Accomplish More (and Procrastinate Less) with This Plan
What happens when you get rewarded for a job well done? Even just a heart-felt thank you is often enough to boost your morale and put that extra bit of power into your productivity. Guess what – you're not alone. In fact, several studies show that when your hard work is praised, your desire to produce more, work harder and find joy in your work eve...
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