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

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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 »

New Businesses Boost Colorado Job Outlook

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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

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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?

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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 »

Colorado Unemployment Reaches Lowest Level in 6 Years

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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?

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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 »

10 Steps on Keeping Employees Engaged and Motivated

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As a manager, one of the big questions is how to keep employees motivated and productive on a daily basis.  Providing a competitive salary and benefits can only go so far.  In order to actually maintain employee engagement, you must find ways to make employees happy and make them feel like they’re a valuable part… Read more »

Colorado Economic Forecast: Second Strong Year of Job Gains

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Once again, Colorado is proving to be one of the best places in the country when it comes to recent job growth.  After already experiencing its highest rate of job growth since before the recession, Colorado will continue to add jobs at a high rate through 2014.  By the end of the year, forecasters predict… Read more »