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    Avoiding the Black Hole

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    In this context the black hole is not a scientific term but rather the annoying condition when people apply for posted job openings and they never hear back.  It is very frustrating because applying for positions is a time consuming effort often with no results.  But why is this so prevalent?  The answer is simple; …

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    How to Choose a Green Card for Your Job

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    If you are looking to legally enter and obtain residence in the United States, one of the most popular ways to do so is by applying for an employment-based green card. Green cards are issued based on employment categories and there are strict requirements, but as long as you know what to expect and which …

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    3 Very Real Forms of Discrimination Employees Face at Work

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    Employment discrimination is a battle some people face daily. You may know the more common types of employment discrimination such as discrimination based on race, but did you know there are lesser-known types people face as well? You may even have come up against one of the three types discussed below without realizing it was …

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    Is LinkedIn Important for Job Seekers?

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    By definition, every job seeker is a seller of self. The recruiter and the hiring manager, on the other hand, are the buyers. Buyers are obligated to perform due diligence before making commitment to sellers. Now, I’m sure that you the reader do not stretch the truth, exaggerate the facts, or even occasionally lie on …

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    Know How to Avoid the Black Hole

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    In this context, black hole is not a scientific term but, rather, the annoying situation when people apply for posted job openings and never hear back. It’s very frustrating because applying for jobs is a time-consuming effort—too often with no results. But why is that state of affairs so prevalent? The answer is simple: because …

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    Is Recruiting Your Competitors’ Sales Employees Profitable?

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    With relative frequency, our recruiters come across organizations that believe it to be an advantageous strategy to recruit from their competition. This is understandable. On the surface, the strategy appears to carry merit. Employers assume that those who have experience in a field will need less ramp-up time, less handholding from management and will have …

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    Posted in Career Resources, Employer Branding, Recruitment, Success Strategies

    5 Soft Skills Everyone Needs to Work On

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    What do all the most successful people tend to have in common? It’s a question that is seen as holding the answer to getting ahead in your professional life. If it works for them, it’ll work for me!

    Of course experience counts, and in certain, increasingly complex industries, relevant hard skills often hold the key.…

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Career Resources, entrepreneurship, management, Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    When to Say You’re Not Doing Your Best Work

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    Very few people genuinely don’t want to take pride in what they do.

    Yet we all know someone (it might be you) who isn’t putting their best in. Whether it’s time pressure from your boss that causes you to focus on quantity over quality, or a project that is causing you nothing but problems, everyone …

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    The Do’s and Don’ts of Recruiter Communication

    Many job seekers discuss networking as being a critical component to a successful job search. While the majority recognize the importance of building the right relationships, few know how to establish a rapport with a key group…headhunters.

    The ability to form on-going relationships with influential recruiters can prove more critical to your career success than …

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    How to Answer ‘Why Should I Hire You?’

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    It’s one of the most popular questions in interviews, and also one of the most understandable. Why not hear why your future employee is right for the role straight from the horse’s mouth?

    Why then, does it fill us with so much trepidation? Partly because there’s no way of tricking this question, you’ve just got …

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