What’s Your Employee Value Proposition?

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The job market is in a great period of upheaval. Staff shortages have forced employers to step up their recruiting efforts and add hiring incentives that would have sounded absurd a few years ago. For example, The Economist reports that truck drivers in Portland, Oregon, are getting $30,000 signing bonuses.   You probably don’t have that… Read more »

Flip the Script with These Questions You Can Ask Your Interviewer

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We’ve posted several items recently on how to handle tough interview questions. But here’s a secret: The best interviews aren’t one-sided. In fact, asking your interviewer a few well chosen questions can help you make a great closing impression. Not only that, the answers you get could assure you that the job offered is one you really want. Check out these examples.  What Would a Normal Day on the Job Look Like?  Not only can this question give… Read more »

Attract Candidates with an Attention-Grabbing Job Title

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We recently provided some advice for getting the most out of your job listing. But there’s an overlooked key to successfully marketing a job – the title of the job itself. Before candidates can see your job description, they have to click your link out of what can seem an endless scroll of jobs. That means your job title needs to stand out. With that in mind, here are a few tips for giving your job an… Read more »

Lying on Your Resume – What Could Go Wrong?

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Whether you’ve found a listing for what looks like your dream job, or your job search has dragged on so long, you’re getting desperate, and there may come a point at which you’re tempted to juice up your resume with some “embellishments.” Perhaps you haven’t quite finished getting a degree, but you figure you were… Read more »