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Interview Tips: 10 Tips to Help You Hire the Right Person

Studies show that 40 percent of all hires fail. Indeed, hiring the wrong person is a huge waste of both time and money. Here are 10 tips to help you interview and hire the right person: Do your homework.Think the position through thoroughly. Make a list of the skills, talents, and abilities you…  Read More

New Job Blues: How to Tell If It's You or the Job, and What To Do About It

Many people head into new jobs only to find that they aren’t too thrilled with the reality of it. Whether you’ve just entered the work force for the first time or you’ve switched jobs, New Job Blues can strike. The blues usually pop up two to three months after starting working. Symptoms…  Read More

How to Interview and Hire the Right Person

Hiring people is hard work. You pore over tons of resumes and meet dozens of candidates. You try to ask the right questions, check references, and do your homework. Still, how do you find the right person? It isn’t an exact science, but you can get it right. Here’s how. Ask the Right Questions…  Read More

Ten Tips to Ace an Interview

The interview is the most critical aspect of landing a new job. If you’ve gotten to this stage, your foot is in the door. (For the purposes of this post, we will assume that this is a real job interview, not an informational one.) Interviews are organic experiences. They involve real people, with…  Read More

Career Advice for College Grads: Seven Tips for Success

Congrats grads! This is an exciting time for you, full of possibilities. Many of you may have plans or even a job lined up, but many of you may be asking, now what? Here are seven tips to help you get ready for the working world: Get your resume ready. Resumes should tell a story about who you are…  Read More

How to Negotiate Your Salary: Six Tips to Get What You Want

Did you know that 80 percent of job recruiters are willing to negotiate on salary, but only 30 percent of applicants do so? It’s true. People are afraid to negotiate, especially when they are in the early position of landing a job. They are afraid of seeming too aggressive or greedy or of angering…  Read More

Resume and Job Advice for College Grads: Six Tips for Success

Congratulations graduates! You are done with school and ready to join the working world. Here are six tips to help you get ready to find a job: Get your resume ready. Resumes should tell a story about who you are as a person and what your skills and talents are. Clearly, a 21-year old is not going…  Read More

Ageism in the Workplace: Five Ways to Keep Pace and Keep Your Place

Ageism in the workplace is a very real problem. Older workers, who make more money and receive more benefits, are often the first to be let go, and older workers are not rehired at the rate of younger workers. Here are a few ideas to help you keep pace and keep your place in the working world:   1.…  Read More

The Dos and Don'ts of Helping Your Child Land a Job

Helping your child land his or her first interview or job is very important. But there are clear boundaries to the things you should and should not do to help. Employers are looking for motivated, responsible, mature, self-starters. If they see a parent’s hand in the young person’s employment…  Read More

Acing the Interview: 12 Tips to Sell Yourself and Land the Job

Acing an interview is a critical skill that every working person should master. You can have a great education, a great resume, great experience, and great recommendations, but if you can’t ace the interview, forget about it.   Employers are looking for certain skills, yes, but employers…  Read More

Adjusting to a New Job

Congratulations! You are starting a new job. This is exciting, and you should look on it as a new adventure in the book of life. However, for many people, starting a new job can cause anxiety. That’s perfectly understandable. After all, starting a new job means new co-workers, new office policies…  Read More

New Graduates: How to Spend Your Summer and Transition to Working Life

Just graduated from college? Congratulations! While it’s tempting to take the summer off and enjoy your last months of “freedom”, this is the time to take the next steps to start your career. It’s okay to plan some travel or time with friends, but make sure to not miss out on…  Read More