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Experience acts as a kind of shortcut. An employee comes in with a level of competence, which they can then apply on your behalf. To some extent, they are ready to work from Day One. That’s certainly appealing, but experience can also fall short. A person with all the outward qualifications can still become a… Read more »

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Everything is reviewed on the internet. From Yelp to Trip Advisor to long-winded screeds at the bottom of every Amazon page, the culture of evaluation has become a hallmark of the modern age. This aspect of online culture gives more leverage to consumers. At the same time, it also empowers you as a job seeker…which… Read more »

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You’ve sifted resumes, conducted interviews, checked references, and weighed the value of each candidate. Now, you’re ready to make a hiring decision. Except, there’s a problem: you can’t choose between your two top candidates. The result of your long, intricate hiring process is a tie. In many ways, this is one of those “good problems.”… Read more »

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While COVID-19 continues to cause massive disruptions both to our personal lives and to the general economic environment, recent months have seen some return to the pre-pandemic days. Businesses are starting to open up again, and people are beginning to return to work. Giving these hopeful signs, it’s time to figure out what you need… Read more »

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Careers often unfold like an adventure. Travels to distant locations to capture unprecedented opportunities. However, COVID is making those change of venue much more complicated. As you look for the perfect position for you, the pandemic is impacting cross-state job searches. Cross-state job hunting might seem like a relatively narrow problem, especially given the widespread… Read more »

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The COVID outbreak has reshuffled the job market. With unemployment still inflated by the pandemic, each open position will likely receive a flood of job applicants. This will make it hard for you to get noticed. To land your dream position, you’ll have to stand out during the job-hunting surge. But how do you accomplish… Read more »

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In any recruitment process, you’re trying to fill a position as quickly as possible while keeping expenses under control. It’s a lot to think about. However, there’s another concern to keep in mind: providing a good candidate experience. You might think this represents a relatively minor consideration. However, it can have a significant long-term impact…. Read more »

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The hardest part of the recruiting process? It’s making the final decision. Usually, it means rejecting several likable, engaging, extremely qualified individuals. It’s a shame to let all those great candidates move on to the competition. There is an alternative. By adding those rejected candidates to your talent pipeline, you set yourself up for the… Read more »

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Studies show that HR executives only glance at your application for a mere six seconds on average. Given this situation, do you really need to submit a cover letter? Can you be confident that anyone will ever even read it? Look, we get it. Job applications are often frustrating and time-consuming. You want to take… Read more »

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You don’t get much time to present your case during the typical recruiting process. In most cases, you provide your resume, and then have the length of a job interview to convince a company to hire you. It puts a lot of emphasis on a first impression. Making an impact on a hiring manager early… Read more »