Why Should You Hire a Candidate Who Matches Your Company Culture?

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Top Notch Personnel

All hiring managers and recruiters are familiar with the surge of excitement that comes with getting a resume from a “superstar” candidate. After all, it’s not every day you get an application from someone with the specific set of skills that matches every word of your job description’s requirements and desired credentials. But hard skills… Read more »

What You Need to Know Before Asking About an Applicant’s Criminal History

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What You Need to Know Before Asking About an Applicant's Criminal History

Depending on the nature of the job, it’s normal for employers to assess an applicant’s driving record, credit score and history, and even encounters with the law before making any hiring decisions.  But as more and more employers turn to third party agencies and investigators to handle the task of vetting potential employees, unanswered questions… Read more »

How to Keep Stress from Holding You Back in Your Career

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Don't Let Stress Hold You Back

Work hard. Go faster. Do more things at once. We live in a culture where the average worker is expected to do much more than just work and highly stressful working environments are considered normal. Not surprisingly, this has led to a spike in depression and anxiety among many employees. And the number may be… Read more »

7 Serious Mistakes That Get Good Employees Fired

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How to Get Fired

No matter who you are or where you’re from, getting fired can be damaging to your self esteem. It’s not only embarrassing, it can leave you feeling lost, with no idea what to do next. But while it may seem that getting fired is the result of a serious breach of contract, it can happen… Read more »

How to Handle Negative Feedback Without Taking it Personally

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  Though dealing with constructive criticism at work is part of life, many people still need all the help they can get just because of how demoralizing it can be. Whether the criticism comes from a boss, colleague, or family member, hearing negative feedback about your work, or your character can be a major blow… Read more »

How to Proofread Your Resume and Spot Common Mistakes

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  Proofreading your resume make all the difference when applying for a job. When a company announces an open position, depending on the role, its hiring managers can expect to receive dozens of applications. Obviously, you want to make sure your resume stands out; neatness, clarity, succinctness, and proper grammar and use of punctuation marks… Read more »

5 Tricks for Quick Thinking on the Job

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Have you ever seen a coworker caught unaware in a certain impromptu situation, failing to act quickly or smoothly? As much as you don’t want to be that guy, being able to react spontaneously to any situation, and make yourself look good while doing it, is a lot easier said than done. Fortunately, there are… Read more »

Become the Leader You Were Meant to Be in 2017!

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  It’s often said that people quit their bosses, not their jobs — such is the role that leaders play within an organization. For the most part, leaders and managers are promoted based on their skills and abilities, but many employers fail to consider soft skills like interpersonal communication, motivational abilities, decision making and rapport… Read more »

More Interview Tips to Get You the Job You Want

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Simply getting an interview takes a lot of effort, but now the real work begins. A top notch performance when first meeting with a company requires practice, a bit of studying, and a positive attitude. Your goal is to get a second interview at the minimum, while hoping for the ultimate reward of a job… Read more »