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Resumes: 20 Powerful Words To Add

Adding powerful words to your resume is important.  Every word counts and you must make sure you are using the right ones.  Today with applicant tracking systems, Twitter resumes, word counts and hiring managers who are scanning resumes on electronic devices, your resume must be as concise as possible.   Your words must capture the readers attention immediately. Meaningless…

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Interviews: 4 Steps To Follow Up

The rules to follow up after an interview are simple. First, you must do it and second, you must do it correctly. If you don’t follow up, you risk presenting yourself as uninterested in the opportunity or rude. You want to show that you are courteous, attentive and a good communicator.

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Phone Interviews: 8 Steps To Be Prepared

It’s important to handle a telephone interview properly.  Recruiters and hiring managers are all managing heavy schedules.  A telephone interview is a great way to see if a candidate ‘fits’ before scheduling all the formal interviews.  It’s a cost-effective and efficient way to screen candidates.  It also gives the candidate the opportunity to see if…

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Is Your Resume Ready for the Mobile/Digital World? (Free Webinar On-Demand)

Webinar Overview With recruiters and hiring managers embracing the mobile world, it’s extremely important to get your resume out using these technologies. Social recruiting has become very important.  It has edged out job boards as a means to connect with employers and can help job seekers get noticed. A mobile/digital resume can help introduce you…

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How To Make Your Video Cover Letter More Like A Movie Trailer

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D We are witnessing the death (or at least the ineffectiveness) of the traditional cover letter for job applicants. If you want to stand out in the crowd, hiring managers today prefer something a little more interesting and efficient. “Try a video cover letter,” says Chris Brown, vice president of human…

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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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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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The Five Pillars of an Amazing Workplace

e Whether you’re a professional working in a company, or an executive in charge of a group of employees, the quality of your workplace matters. The conditions you enjoy, or endure, contribute in a very meaningful way toward the success or struggle of the enterprise.  Let’s examine some of the primary areas that contribute to…

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How to Efficiently Manage a Multi-Store Franchise

Photo by Artem Beliaikin from Pexels   Victoria Smith Many business owners are looking to expand. While they may be pleased with their current success, the possibility of achieving, even more, is what they really aspire to. One way to accomplish this is by transforming your small business into a multi-store franchise. Doing so may…

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The Positive Impact of HR Business Software

CommPRO Editorial Staff The events of 2020 have left the business world looking for new answers to old problems. Business leaders who are not prepared to tackle the ongoing transition into the post-pandemic workplace are going to be left standing.  If your company is looking for a way forward that supports your staff through their…

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The Communications Industry’s Need to Level Up on DEI

Carmella Glover and Sade Ayodele  Today, there is no shortage of data and research around the benefits of being a more diverse and inclusive organization. In the wake of the events of 2020, businesses have a renewed focus on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and across broader society. With public expectation higher…

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5 Essential Tips To Corporate Blog Success

Charles Dearing Corporate blogs can certainly be tricky. There’s a fine line in the corporate blogging space that separates spammy content from actionable, high-quality content. But every corporation absolutely needs a blog. And it needs to be enticing to your company’s target audience. Did you know that company’s that post at least 15 blogs per…

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Lead Like an Ally

Julie Kratz, Leadership Trainer Why Fixing Women Is Not Working If you Google “women’s leadership books,” you will likely find titles that tout confidence, risk taking, influencing, and negotiation. In my first book, Pivot Point, I too identified authenticity, confidence, having a plan, connecting with purpose, influence, and negotiation skills as critical gap areas for…

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Deserve A Raise: 6 Steps Before You Ask

Deserve a raise? Everyone wants to make more money but many people do not ask for it. Asking for a raise is normal, not doing it can put you behind. Don’t be afraid to ask. If done properly, most managers will listen to the request. The secret is in how you do it.

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Sabotaging Your Career? 10 Things To Stop Doing Now

Marie Raperto, The Hiring Hub Are you sabotaging your career with your bad habits?  We all have bad habits.  The trick is recognizing  and working to correct them.  Becoming self-aware is important in your career.  Don’t become your own worst enemy, start correcting these bad habits now.  Lateness – Constantly arriving late to the office,…

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Negative Feedback: 8 Ways To Use It Constructively

Marie Raperto, The Hiring Hub Negative feedback is something we are all going to face at some point in our career.  It can be crushing to your ego. Using it to your advantage is how to make the negative, positive.  So you have been called into your managers office, here’s what to do:  Listen.  Don’t talk…

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The Most Important Quality I Look for in a New Hire

Lauren Parker, Executive Vice President, FrazierHeiby, @ImLaurenParker Hiring quality employees, particularly in the boutique agency setting, can be challenging. When you’re adding to a small team, new hires make a big impact on company culture, productivity and client service. So, when I’m reviewing resumes and interviewing prospects, there is one quality I look for that…

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