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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 »

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Along with other new employment trends that have emerged in the past few years, the practice of rehiring employees who’ve left the company is experiencing a surge in popularity. This type of hire has become known as a “boomerang employee,” A study by Workplace Trends says 15% of employees have boomeranged back to a former employer. In addition, 76% of HR… Read more »

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You’re a week into a job you’d worked months to land. You did your homework, nailed the interview, and got the call. And now that you’re actually on the job, you’re thinking, “Oh no; what have I done?”  Call it “new hire’s remorse”: the immediate feeling that you made a mistake when you accepted a job offer. If… Read more »

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Recent news headlines have been dominated by labor shortages. While many of these reports focus on service industries, manufacturers have been hit hard as well. In fact, a study conducted by Deloitte LLP and The Manufacturing Institute showed 89% of manufacturing executives say their industry is suffering from a talent shortage, leaving the potential for millions of unfilled positions in the next decade.  If your company has… Read more »