5 Ways to Show Your Employer That You're Ready for Management

You’ve put in a few years of work at your company, you’ve done a good job, and now you feel like you are ready to take on more responsibility. Unfortunately, becoming a manager is not as easy as walking into your boss’s office and telling them that you are ready. Instead of telling them that… Read More »

ICE Audits- How To Decrease Your Risk for Penalties

Ready for Your ICE Audit? Or did that headline just make you break out into a cold sweat? Facing an audit from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are some practical steps your organization can take to help ensure your I-9 forms are in compliance —… Read More »

Skills Are Nice, but Here's Why You Should Hire for Personality

Deciding who to hire is never easy. Looking over someone’s resume and meeting them once in an interview does not offer much evidence on whether that person will be able to succeed day-to-day with your company. The best indicator of success may not be the list of accomplishments and experience, but rather the candidate’s personality.… Read More »

How to Prepare Yourself for Salary Negotiations

Asking for a raise is not an easy proposition. The stakes are great, the topic is uncomfortable, and chances are, you don’t have much experience in the area. Because the conversation is so important, it is crucial that you think about how you are going to approach it, and go in with a set plan… Read More »

New Businesses Boost Colorado Job Outlook

More good news for job seekers in Colorado.  The state added 51,000 new businesses in the first half of 2014, signifying a year of sustained growth and prosperity.  This is up 13 percent from the year before.  In a 12-year period, the state added more than 92,000 jobs, a 4.8 percent increase over the previous… Read More »

How to Get a Resume into the “Yes” Pile

In some ways, the hardest step of the job search process can be getting noticed in the first place.  Employers are inundated with piles of resumes from many qualified candidates.  After a while, the applications can all begin to look the same.  Getting your resume in the yes pile means standing out from the rest… Read More »

Would Employers Hire Your Facebook Persona?

It’s no secret these days that many, if not most, employers take to social media to check out potential job candidates.  In some cases, employers may just be looking for red flags or something egregious that stands out that may eliminate the candidate from consideration for an interview. In other cases, though, employers may use… Read More »

Get More Done… By Doing Less!

Workers are constantly looking for ways to get more things done in less time. It turns out, the secret to doing more may in fact be doing less. That is to say, by eliminating some of your daily tasks, you can end up being a lot more productive and efficient on the work you do… Read More »

Colorado Unemployment Reaches Lowest Level in 6 Years

August was an interesting month for employment news in Denver, with a little bit of news coming out on both sides of the spectrum.  On the one hand, the state posted its first net loss of jobs in three years.  On the other, the state’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest point in six years.… Read More »

Should All Job Seekers Have a Personal Website?

It’s no secret that building an online presence these days is a great way to get a leg up in your job search, particularly if you have a personal website.  It turns out, having a personal website may not just be a good idea, it may be necessary.  It may be as important if not… Read More »