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How to Dress for Interview Success

55% of initial impressions – during interviews or otherwise – come from the way you dress. You should always dress your best for an interview and be cautious as to what your interviewer will assume about you based on your overall appearance. The last thing you want is the hiring manager thinking you’re unqualified for… Read more »

How Social Media Can Damage Your Career

It’s crucial to showcase professionalism and as technology evolves, it’s increasingly more important to demonstrate this professionalism on social media as well. This idea of having to monitor yourself on social media has become a hot topic as employers and recruiters are turning to social media to research potential employees. Companies are also using their… Read more »

5 Interview Mistakes (for the Interviewer}) to Avoid

Interviews may be centered around the candidate, but they aren’t the only ones who can make mistakes. When conducting an interview, it’s important to avoid any mistake that can compromise your judgement. Lack of Preparation Hiring managers typically are busy, but it doesn’t mean that gives you the excuse to come unprepared. Just like we… Read more »

8 Quick Tips for Distraction-Free Productivity

With our need to always be connected, distraction is everywhere. However, here are some tips to eliminate distraction to be more productive. 1.  Don’t Check Email First Thing It’s a slippery slope. You can get stuck responding to emails and addressing little concerns as your to-do list sits collecting dust. Start off your morning by… Read more »

7 Ways to Improve Employee Retention

Turnover is a common problem in workplaces. Why are employees leaving? There could be several reasons why employees leave, but here are ways for you as an employer to increase retention and make your company a place to stay. Right Employees for the Right Culture Employee happiness starts with hiring the right employees for the… Read more »

Dos and Don’ts: The “Greatest Weakness” Question

“What is your greatest weakness?” This may be the most dreaded and difficult question to answer during an interview. Even though it doesn’t seem like it, there is a tactful way to answer this without completely ruining your chances. Since no answer is perfect and everyone struggles with this question, it’s more about avoiding a… Read more »