How to Reinvent Your Professional Self in 2016

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People make resolutions about the things they want to change in the new year. What do you want to change in your job? If you are currently in between jobs or looking for a new career, you may want to reinvent your professional self. Here are some tips in figuring out how to become a… Read more »

You’re Not Average. . . And That’s A Good Thing

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Everyone has talents. You may be good at conducting research, or creating advertisements, or soothing disgruntled customers. You have strengths, and there is nothing wrong with highlighting these strengths when you are interviewing for a new position. Hiring managers want to understand what skills you will bring to their organization. Therefore, you need to show… Read more »

New Hiring Methods to Implement in 2015

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There is no better time than the New Year to look back on what hiring practices have worked well and consider new practices to implement in the coming year. Hiring is one area where there is always room to improve and try new techniques that to increase your ability to find the best candidates. Consider… Read more »

What’s Coming to Denver: A Look at the Future

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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 »

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

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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 »

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 »

How to Prepare Yourself for Salary Negotiations

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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 »

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 »

5 Apps all Job Seekers MUST Use

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Finding a job in 2014 is not easy.  Today’s job search can be a long, time-consuming and difficult process.  Luckily, there are more resources than ever these days to help job seekers manage and succeed in their search. There are numerous mobile apps offering assistance with everything from personal assessments and resume-building, to scheduling and… Read more »

Top 5 tricks to get the best workers

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As a manager, you have a lot invested in finding the right employees. Not only are you literally investing time and money in the hiring process, but you are looking for people who will ultimately contribute to the success or failure of your company. Finding the right employee can sometimes seem difficult, especially with the… Read more »