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Business Meeting Etiquette: 12 Rules To Follow

A business meeting can be informative or a time wasters.  You can be running the meeting or attending but certain rules apply to all. By following proper etiquette, you establish respect with the participants, help the meeting to run well and establish cooperation.   It’s your responsibility to help by following a few simple rules. 1.  Agenda – The…

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Executive Level Interviews: 4 Selling Points To Discuss

Executive level interviews differ greatly from managerial level ones.  It’s not a matter of what you have done, it’s how you can contribute, directly or indirectly to the profitability of a company.  Communications and other creative roles are usually not seen as revenue producing but you must be able to demonstrate that you understand the…

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Internal/External Interviews: 5 Ways To Present Yourself

Whether you are preparing for an internal or external interview, the biggest battle you will face is one of self-confidence.  If you believe in yourself and your abilities you will come across as a positive candidate—someone that a hiring manager can trust and believe in.  It doesn’t matter if you are up for a promotion…

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Starting Your First Week on the Job Right

By Stephanie Ciccarelli Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer, Voices.com Looking for a job, nay, a career in communications or public relations? To land well as a PR pro, it helps to ask the right questions, be observant and take some initiative. When starting out at a new workplace, you’ll find there are many things to discover…

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Finding Employment as Summer Approaches

By Kristin Scarth, Career Services Manager, Employment BOOST The week before and after Easter is a dead zone for recruiting and hiring. So, getting right back into the groove of searching for a job after spring break is a must. Get on LinkedIn and start reaching out to hiring managers directly so that they would see value…

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Mobile-Ready Resume: 4 Changes To Make Now

Can your resume be read on your mobile phone?  More and more recruiters and hiring managers are viewing resumes on tablets and cell phones.  Making your resume readable on a computer is old-school.  It now has to be readable on a phone’s small screen.   If you’ve been keeping your resume concise and job app ready,  you…

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Candidate Applications: 7 Items A Recruiter Sees On LinkedIn

As a recruiter, I’m on the receiving end of candidate applications on various social media.  The candidate does not know what a recruiter/hiring manager is seeing.  This can make a big difference in how you position yourself.  If you answer an ad on LinkedIn, here’s what the recruiter would see: 1.  Your name. 2.  Your headline. …

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Interviewing 2016: 5 Trends

Everything changes over time.  This is true regarding resumes and interviewing.  While the basics might stay the same, outside influences can mandate change.  Time constraints, a mobile workforce, new legislation and the cost of hiring are forcing changes to the traditional interview.  Here’s what to look for: 1.  Interviewing via Skype.  You don’t have to…

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Social Media & A Job Search: 7 Reasons To Be Careful

  How important are social media sites in your job search?  They are a must so that recruiters can find you and check out your skills and background.  However, they can also get you eliminated from a search.  A new study released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) highlights just how HR can weed out candidates…

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Your Resume Summary: 10 Helpful Hints

The resume summary has become the most important part of a resume today.  Objectives, qualifications and statements no longer rule.  The summary section ties everything in your resume together so that a hiring manager has a nice, concise overview of you.  For communications people, it can also show a hiring manager that you can’t be concise,…

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15 Interview Questions You Must Be Able To Answer

Can you answer these 15 interview questions?  During an interview, you will be asked many questions.  Some specific and some more generic,  geared to learning more about you and your motivations for applying for a particular position.  While an interviewer is not trying to trick you, they want to find out what makes you tick so…

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Resume Rules: 2016

Resume styles change and, as you gain experience, you want to highlight changes year to year.  Start the year off with writing or updating your resume. Is your resume highlighting what it should? Are you marketing yourself correctly? There are a lot of things a resume can do for you and the right resume format can…

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Need A Job? 3 Steps To Improve Your Chances

According to PayScale, finding a job is still difficult.  When you factor in people who have been out of work for 15-plus weeks and those underemployed, the effective unemployment rate has been about 10 percent for the last year.  That means there is a lot of competition out there.  If you have been hunting and…

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2016: Workplace Trends To Watch

Workplace trends are always an interesting phenomena.  Will they come true?  Will they really change things?  Our economies are changing and we are a much more culturally diverse world with global interests.  How will these facts come into play?  GoodHire has developed a list of 11 legal, tech and cultural trends that will shake up 2016. …

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(2015 Top Post) Your Vocabulary: 15 Words To Eliminate

I recently read an article, “15 Words You Need To Eliminate From Your Vocabulary To Sound Smarter,” on Forbes.com.  The author, Jennie Haskamp,  writes that people don’t have the time or the attention span to read more words than necessary.  Readers should want to hear you out, understand your message and be entertained.  To do this,…

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Job Hopping: 3 Positive Reasons To Hop

Job hopping on a resume is deadly.  Recruiters and hiring managers look at job hopping as a huge negative.  There are, however,  very good reasons for job changes and hiring managers have to learn to look a little deeper before tossing the resume. Candidates must also be able to explain the moves and, frankly, think…

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Job Interview Prep: 10 Questions To Ask

Being prepared for a job interview is essential.  Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to find out everything about a company or a particular job ahead of time.  Before you go for any interview, think about what is important to you.  What worked and didn’t work at your present and past positions.   What do you need to…

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Change: 6 Job Search Changes For 2016

All things change, even job search strategies.  All employers are looking for adaptability as corporate strategies and positions can change quickly and adaptability in your job search is a must.  Social media, time pressures, employer applicant tracking systems have all had an impact on how we job hunt.  It’s harder than ever to get a…

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Job Seekers: How They Search & What Influences Them

To help employers understand the job seeker, Indeed conducted two talent studies in the US.  Over 8,000 adults were surveyed to find out how they searched for jobs and what influenced their decisions.  Indeed also surveyed 1,000 talent professionals to get their perspectives and looked at their own data to uncover some compelling insights about how often…

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Oops: 4 Steps To Recover At Work

By Marie Raperto, The Hiring Hub Committing the ultimate ‘oops’ at work is embarrassing.  We all can and do make the stupid mistake now and then.  You can’t hide it, hide from it, or pretend it didn’t happen.  Some people will understand and forget, some won’t.  It’s up to you to make sure it doesn’t last.…

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