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

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In an environment where staff shortages are still causing problems for employers more than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, it’s tempting to hire candidates who are “on the bubble” when it comes to qualifications and experience. But if you’re not careful, your eagerness to fill staff openings may allow some truly toxic candidates… Read more »

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Back when resumé templates were in their infancy, “Hobbies and Interests” was a common heading. Over time, though, conventional wisdom has evolved to the point where listing hobbies has almost become frowned upon. The reasoning is that you only have so much space and time to get a hirer’s attention, and that should be devoted… Read more »

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Last month, we provided some hints for dealing with staff shortages brought about by the “Great Resignation.” Here’s another coping strategy that could give your retention a boost.  Most employers have some form of exit interview in which they capture data from departing employees on the good and bad experiences they had while they worked… Read more »

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A topic that keeps coming up in this blog is positive steps you can take before and during a job interview to help seal the deal. We’d like to share some things to avoid in an interview this time around. Don’t commit any of these blunders, or you may kill your chances of getting the… Read more »

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In today’s competitive job market, acquiring quality talent is at a premium. So is keeping it. Luckily, what you do in your new hires’ first days with the company can set them up to be successful and keep them around for the long haul. In fact, a study by the Brandon Hall Group found that… Read more »

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If you’ve done any amount of job searching, you’ve likely run into one qualification over and over again: “The candidate should show attention to detail.” It sounds like a nice quality to have, but what does it really mean? And how can you demonstrate it in your resumé?  Defining ‘Attention to Detail’  Attention to detail… Read more »

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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 »