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Career and hiring tips, industry insights – all updated regularly to keep you informed.

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Some call it “The Great Resignation.” Others call it a “workforce crisis.” Nicknames aside, the skilled labor shortage that dominated an employment landscape ravaged by COVID in 2021 has rolled on into 2022, and there are no signs of it slowing down. Consider these statistics from the United States Chamber of Commerce:  There were 10.6… Read more »

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From time to time, we highlight an area that has interesting job opportunities. This time around, we’re focused on south-central North Carolina – specifically, Aberdeen. If you’re interested in assembly, packing or inventory jobs, read on for more information.  First Shift Packout Assembly Operator  Have you operated machinery, assembled products or used hand tools? Mega… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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A few weeks ago, we ran an article about 2022 hiring trends. One of those trends was developing multiple recruiting channels and ensuring they all aligned with your company’s brand. One trick of the trade for social media and other cyber-friendly channel is hashtagging.  You may think of the hashtag as something Twitterers use as a… Read more »

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Some people have the perception that temporary work assignments can’t advance your career. The reality is a temp assignment can provide you with several benefits, including avoiding lengthy gaps in employment, gaining opportunities to enhance your skills, and exploring new fields without long-term commitments. A temp assignment can even make it possible to land your… Read more »

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As we enter 2022, many employers are still dealing with the hiring crises that COVID-19 has brought about. But the new year also brings with it new opportunities. Here are five hiring trends that you can take advantage of – provided you get on top of them.  Make the Hiring Experience Seamless Across Platforms  One… Read more »

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Recently, we’ve been discussing interview questions that are particularly tricky, including “Why Were You Fired?” and “Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?”. Here’s another question that’s challenging – not because the subject matter is prickly, but because it seems almost impossibly broad: “Tell Me About Yourself.”  What could be easier than talking about yourself? Well, some interviewees… Read more »