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Landing an interview for your dream job is a big deal. Show your appreciation and continuing interest in the position by reaching out in a thank you note. Email vs. Handwritten Many hiring managers have different opinions on this subject. Email seems to be the preferred method of communication, since mailing a handwritten note will… Read more »

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BY SHARLYN LAUBY, written for HR Insights As the labor market continues to become more competitive, companies are shifting their focus to the candidate experience. Organizations have always placed importance on their employment brand and what job seekers think about the business. However, it’s clear that today’s candidates have options, and companies need to step… Read more »

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Interviews are meant to present a hiring manager the opportunity to get to know and better understand you as a professional. It also gives you the best opportunity to demonstrate what makes you great for the company and for the position. A common interview question is “What’s the biggest challenge you had to overcome?” The… Read more »

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Everyone likes to feel appreciated and better yet, recognized for their hard work. When you recognize your employees and show your appreciation for their hard work, productivity increases and your reputation as an employer improves. Also, companies who recognize their employees experience a lower turnover rate. Here are some awesome ways to show your appreciation… Read more »

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The resume and cover letter are important aspects to any job application. However, the list of references is sometimes overlooked, but a very impactful piece to an application. There’s more to references than putting down contacts of people who have worked with you in the past. Here are tips to help you prepare contacts for… Read more »

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Chances are you will or have already participated in a phone interview. Many companies and recruiters use phone interviews as an initial screening before an in-person interview. You might even have one if the company is out-of-state or in a different country. In a phone interview, you have two assets: your voice and your preparation…. Read more »

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When you think of a brand, you might think of your favorite brand of clothes, food, or even technology. However, a brand is more than that. It can be anything… a symbol, name, reputation, tone, or even an emotion. Job seekers and other professionals can learn from “brands” because they are recognizable and separate themselves… Read more »