What Failure Teaches Us

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Most people take failure personally. They don’t want people to know they have failed because they think it makes them look less successful. In reality, failure is an important part of your personal and professional growth. Failure teaches us things that we wouldn’t be able to learn any other way. What Not to Do Failure… Read more »

These Common LinkedIn Mistakes Scream “Unprofessional”

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When you are searching for a new position, your LinkedIn profile speaks volumes to potential employers. You need to make sure that when you craft your profile it makes a good first impression. Avoid these mistakes that will make your profile scream “Unprofessional” to everyone who sees it. Turning Your Headline into a Sales Pitch… Read more »

Five Skills Everyone in Business Needs to Develop to Ensure Success

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Even managers can’t rest on their laurels. All professionals need to work on developing new skills in order to advance in their career. Skills such as learning new technology or marketing techniques are important, but you can’t ignore emotional and intellectual development. Developing these five emotion-based skills will help you to ensure success. Managing Your… Read more »

3 Ways to Give Effective Feedback that Your Workers Will Learn From

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The only way to help employees improve their job performance is to offer effective feedback. Yet, since most feedback is delivered as a criticism of the employee, many workers don’t react well when feedback is offered. Here are three ways to give effective feedback that your workers will receive well and will learn from. Positive… Read more »

When a “Thank You” Note Can Hurt You

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When you are looking for a new position, you need to find ways to set yourself apart from other candidates. One way to do this is to send a “Thank You” note to a hiring manager after a job interview. If you choose to send a note to a potential employer, however, you need to… Read more »

How to Hire a Rockstar Administrative Assistant

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It’s easy to recognize a competent administrative assistant, but if a rockstar administrative assistant were to walk through the office doors right now for an interview would you recognize them? Learn the skill sets of a great administrative assistant and how to convince them to work for you. Good vs. Great Assistants There are some… Read more »

How to Be Memorable to a Recruiter

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Many businesses use recruiting agencies in order to fill open permanent and temporary positions. This often means that in order to get the job you want, you need to learn how to work with a recruiter. Follow these tips to become memorable to a recruiter in order to land your dream job. Include Your Contact… Read more »

Common Mistakes First-Time Job Seekers Make

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If you are a first time job seeker, the entire job search process may seem intimidating to you. How do you find the right positions to apply for? How do you write a resume that stands out? What do you do during an interview? And in your haste to secure employment, you may end up… Read more »

How Much Does a New Employee Really Cost?

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How much does it really cost to hire a new employee? The answer isn’t as straightforward as you may think. You have to consider additional and ongoing expenses, including advertising, training, benefits, necessary equipment and helping your new employee integrate into the organization. Advertising and Recruiting Costs You may only advertise when you have an… Read more »

How to Turn Your Temporary Placement Into a Permanent Job

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Approximately 40 percent of employees have temporary positions at the company where they work. Many organizations like using temporary placements for seasonal openings, to support permanent staff and reduce costs. If you are hired on a contingency basis it is possible for you to turn that position into a permanent job if you follow these… Read more »