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Keeping your good employees is essential for building long-term success. However, the goal can be tricky. Sometimes, when faced with a hard budget ceiling, you need to get creative about your retention strategies. You must find low-cost ways to convince a place to stay for the long term. Obviously, retention becomes easier when you can… Read more »

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Finding a job with little or no work experience presents a daunting challenge. It’s difficult to get hired, because no one wants to deal with the learning curve or take a chance on an untested talent. The circumstances create a Catch 22-type situation: how do you get experience when no one will hire you? Building… Read more »

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You spend hours online every day, mostly watching puppy videos and posting pictures of the meals you order at restaurants. You feel like you’re pretty good at social media. Well, like any competency, why not use it to help your career? Why not leverage your social media skills to help you find a job? It’s… Read more »

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The long recruitment process has finally paid off. You’ve found your next superstar employee. But then the height of HR disappointment happens they turn you down your job offer. The rejection not only throws your recruitment process into chaos. It also sends you scrambling to figure out why you can’t land your best candidates. The… Read more »

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A job interview feels like a conclusion, like a concert at the end of a long, tedious rehearsal schedule. But that’s not quite true. The interview doesn’t close off the recruitment process. Rather, you can still take steps to follow up after the meeting and improve your chances of landing the position. Can you make… Read more »

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Don’t work harder…work smarter. You hear the expression all the time. It’s good professional advice, and you can put it into action even before you land a position. By running a smarter job search, you increase your chances of finding a meaningful, career-building opportunity. Job searches quickly become tedious slogs. You end up just sending… Read more »

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You spend a lot of time crafting the perfect interview questions. But as much effort and research as you put into the process, you might learn as much about a candidate from a simple response to a seemingly innocuous offer. “Do you want a glass of water?” On the surface, it seems like common courtesy…. Read more »

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You know that classic breakup line, “it’s not you…it’s me.” Well, in this case, it might be you. You might be the reason the right candidates don’t apply for your open positions. Specifically, your job description might be scaring people away. We know the feeling. The position has been open forever. You keep posting and… Read more »

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It’s like the final boss of the job search video game: the dreaded “what’s your biggest weakness” question. It’s the kind of query that keeps you up the night before. However, it doesn’t have to be an anxiety-inducing interview-killer. There are creative ways to turn the question to your advantage. The “biggest weakness” question doesn’t… Read more »

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LinkedIn has become a central pillar of any recruiting effort. It has particular value for targeting candidates with specific skills or refined expertise, the kind of workers that are difficult to find through a traditional job search. That makes the social media giant perfect for recruiting finance talent. Workers in the financial sphere often require… Read more »