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    Do Personality Tests Lead to Better Hiring Decisions?

    It’s not a new phenomenon. Psychological tests have been used in employee selection processes since World War I.

    Determining how to reduce turnover, increase productivity and more accurately predict employee performance has been and remains a goal of nearly every organization.

    Due to its importance, predicting the future success of an applicant is a difficult, …

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    Posted in Employer Branding, Job Search, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    9 Questions to Ask Before Sending Your Resume

    Finding a job is tough. It takes time and effort. You need to pay attention to tiny details, especially in your resume, and make sure everything is flawless. StandOut CV has recently put together a great infographic for candidates searching for a job. As a candidate if you want to look professional and get noticed …

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    Posted in Job Search, Personal Branding, Recruitment, Skill Development

    How Your Resume and LinkedIn Should Differ

    If you’ve applied to a new job recently, you’ve probably noticed the option to input your LinkedIn profile instead of uploading a traditional resume. While this may look like a sign that the hiring world is taking a step away from the traditional resume, you may want to think again before you delete your resume …

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    Strategic Insight Into Acing a Sales Interview

    Running a recruitment company, I’m often asked by business development professionals as to my thoughts on interviewing for a sales, sales management or account management job.

    Frequently, I get three of the same inquiries and feel that it would be helpful to address these points and provide some crucial insight into how to approach the …

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    Posted in Career Development, Career Resources, Interview, Job Search

    Speak Directly to Client Interests

    The first loss of a sale or job interview is the one that hurts the most. It isn’t so much the lost time and money involved, but instead the realization there is so much to learn to succeed. Initially, one feels devastated, but when motivation to learn picks up so does the enthusiasm, and soon …

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    Posted in Job Search, People, Success Strategies

    Can Career Assessment Tests Help You?

    Whether you are at the beginning of your career or have many years of experience in different fields and still not sure what to do for the rest of your life, taking a career test can be helpful in expediting your process of identifying a new career. Career tests are great for eliminating career mistakes …

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    Posted in Career Development, Career Resources, Job Search, Success Strategies

    Things to Do When Your Job is at Risk

    If you start to feel that your job is on the line, you should behave proactively and prepare in advance. Preparing can help you a lot for softening the process and let you plan how you are going to deal with this both emotionally and financially.  Below you can find steps which will help you …

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    Posted in Job Search, People, Personal Branding, Workplace Success

    Using Your Network in a Job Search

    Networking is not a dirty word.

    Networking is something you should be doing all the time.

    As noted in this previous post … Growing your Network is your Job

    Since it’s your job … or at least part of it … you should feel comfortable and confident using it when you are making a change …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    6 Things You Learn in a Job Search

    There are a lot of truths you will discover about yourself and others in the job search process.

    Everything from recommendations to referrals, to people you have helped and now cannot seem to find 5 minutes to call you back, to the way you can insure your job search process is as smooth and professional …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Success Strategies

    In-Transition: The Spouse’s Vantage Point

    My intent in using the word spouse is more inclusive, so as to refer to significant other or life partner as well. I’m unfortunately qualified to write on this subject by being a married practicing career coach who has personally experienced a 30-month transition.

    Although I never ask my clients for personal information, many times …

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