Tips for conducting your job search in the Spring

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When it comes to finding a job, there is something to be said for timing. Companies tend to hire more people during the first few months of the year, making this a prime time to apply for jobs. As the months go on and the weather gets warmer, hiring tends to slow as employers shift… Read more »

Denver Named 4th Best City for Job Seekers

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If you’re looking for job, there are not many better places to be than Denver.  Once again, Denver has been recognized as one the best cities in the country for job seekers.  The most recent study, conducted by consumer website Nerdwallet, ranks Denver as the 4th best city in the country to find a job…. Read more »

How To Stay Organized During Your Job Search

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It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed in the job-search process. After a while, all the applications, deadlines, and contact information can start to blend together. Staying organized is crucial to ensuring you get the most out of the process.  Here are a few tips to help you stay organized during your job search. Set… Read more »

Employing Generation Y

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Generation Y – defined as those born between 1980 and 1997 – represents the future of the workforce.  They are also very different from previous generations, and come with both unique strengths and challenges for employers.  Understanding these characteristics and how they translate to the workplace is key to attracting and getting the most out… Read more »

Use Personal Branding to Land Your Dream Job

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Want a better job? So does everyone else! Use your personal brand to stand out. Let’s face it, the job market is tough out there. ERE.net, a leading online group for recruiters and HR professionals, recently reported that the average corporate job opening receives 250 resumes. From those 250 resumes, typically only 4-6 people will… Read more »

4 Steps to Set Career Goals for 2014

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Very few people find their perfect job right out of the gate.  Establishing the right career path that gets you to the best possible job takes more than luck and crossed fingers.  It takes a little bit of planning and a little bit of strategy. It takes career goals. Career goals are the things that… Read more »

How to Write a Great LinkedIn Recommendation

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Everyone needs to know how to write a great LinkedIn Recommendation. It helps others, but also reflects well on you.  If you know how to write a fantastic Linked Recommendation, you are in a better position to help others write great recommendations for you. The problem is that many think view the actual writing as… Read more »

4 Ways to Improve Employee Retention

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The fact is well known – almost 77% of full-time employed workers are open to or actively looking for new job opportunities. Turnover is a huge cost for many companies – one that can decimate profitability.  It is true that there are hard dollar costs – job postings, headhunters, etc. – but there are other… Read more »

How to Use LinkedIn Groups to Land Your Next Job

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When you are looking for your next IT opportunity, you do need to visit all the relevant job search websites, such as Dice, CareerBuilder and Indeed.  While these sites all provides viable job posts, using them exclusively is akin to throwing spaghetti against a wall.  You are simply throwing your resume at the site and… Read more »

Using LinkedIn to Screen Top Talent

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Can a candidate’s profile on LinkedIn be effectively utilized to screen top talent?  That question is being asked by hiring managers all over the country, and the answer is definitely “yes”. Facebook and Twitter have always played a minor role in the search and screening process; most recruiters do check a candidate’s Facebook profile and… Read more »