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Hurricane Harvey Relief Resources and Important Information

Hurricane Harvey Relief Resources and Important Information
Our hearts are heavy this week as we try, as a community, to start putting the pieces back together from this terrible disaster.Hurricane Harvey has dumped over 14 trillion gallons of water up and down the south Texas gulf coast and rescue efforts are still currently underway as we speak.Many families have lost everything and will feel the wrath of...
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Is "Thank you" really a simple gesture?

Is "Thank you" really a simple gesture?
The highest ROI management tool I know is one that is available to everyone, costs essentially nothing, and is a proven driver of workplace productivity. That tool is gratitude. As obvious as this may sound to some, it is oftentimes overlooked, particularly in companies and among teams for whom seemingly no results are good enough and no bar is eve...
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What Should You Look For In A Recruiting Firm?

What Should You Look For In A Recruiting Firm?
For many job seekers, finding a good career at the right company can be more challenging than planned. Whether you're looking to pop in and out of the workforce on temporary jobs, or hoping for a direct hire position, sometimes candidates need a partner, someone who can connect them to the opportunities they really want. That's where a recruiting f...
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Five Ways to Clean Up Your Resume

Five Ways to Clean Up Your Resume
Think of your resume like a story – your story, in fact. It is the tale of your professional experience, your personal achievements and work ethic. You want that story to be compelling, as it conveys your potential value to a hiring team or prospective employer. A professional resume opens the doors to possibilities. However, sometimes when a job s...
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What To Say When They Ask “Why Do You Want This Job”

What To Say When They Ask “Why Do You Want This Job”
The first time you really get to shine with a new employer happens during the interview. You're going to be asked all kinds of questions, from understanding your strengths to picking apart your weaknesses. The most challenging questions, however, tend to be more abstract. One of the most difficult ones in this group: Why do you want this job? While...
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Learn About Working for an ESOP

Learn About Working for an ESOP
Wouldn't being an owner of a company inspire you to work hard to make it a success? This motivation is one of the driving forces behind companies opting for employee ownership. There are several ways to accomplish employee ownership. Employees can buy stock directly, receive stock options, or through a profit sharing plan. Stocks can even be given ...
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Why You Should Build a Personal Brand Online

Why You Should Build a Personal Brand Online
If you're not attracting the top performers in your industry that means your competitors are. The first step to catching the eye of a game-changing candidate is to build a strong and engaging personal brand online. Keeping your company information consistent and informative, while ensuring the conversation on social media stays exciting and visible...
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Using Other Social Media Outlets to Build Your Brand

Using Other Social Media Outlets to Build Your Brand
Your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram could be getting you more friends and followers, but they might just cost you a job. More and more potential employers are checking social media sites for applicants; sometimes even before they interview. With access to these sites on both computers and smartphones, it's more important than ever that yo...
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Beware of the time stealer!

Beware of the time stealer!
Proceed cautiously to prioritize other people's "urgent" requests. When someone asks you for help to do a project or to meet some other urgent need, practice saying "What's your deadline on this? or When do you need this done?" Then schedule for completion for that day. Most people when asked one of those questions realize it's not as urgent and wi...
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What to Do When You Don’t Know How to Answer an Interview Question

What to Do When You Don’t Know How to Answer an Interview Question
When an interviewer asks a question and you blank on the answer, the silence can seem louder than a scream. You might not know how to answer or, more commonly, nerves get the best of you and your brain freezes up. Whether applying for a permanent job or a temporary position, many job seekers find themselves in this situation at one time or another....
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Get the Edge over Other Job Candidates

Get the Edge over Other Job Candidates
Sometimes, the door to our success is the one we open for ourselves. Standing out from the crowd by working smarter – not harder – at applying for jobs can do the trick. It's time to clean out the stale job-hunting tactics that aren't producing results. Rewriting your cover letter can give you an edge. Write a hard-hitting opening line Your cover l...
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Last-Minute Job Interview, Here’s What to Focus on

Last-Minute Job Interview, Here’s What to Focus on
Finally! The call you've been waiting for. You've got an interview for your dream job! But wait – first thing tomorrow morning? How can you possibly be ready? Here are a few last-minute tips to help you prepare and get the offer – even at the last minute. Wardrobe It's too late to dry clean your suit now, but pull it out and take a quick look. Hit ...
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How Do You Write a Post-Interview Thank-You Note?

How Do You Write a Post-Interview Thank-You Note?
If you aren't following up after an interview, you seriously risk losing the employment opportunity. A brief thank-you note after an interview is a great way to stay fresh in the hiring manager's mind and show that you respect their time. It's also an opportunity to recover if you missed any questions or left out any important experience details. S...
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Stand Out in the Job Market by Showcasing Bilingual Skills

Stand Out in the Job Market by Showcasing Bilingual Skills
Being bilingual is one of the most surefire ways to stand out during an interview. It's an extremely valuable skill that surprisingly few Americans possess. Whether you're a recent graduate or an experienced professional, most managers agree that fluency in a second language can not only help your resume stand out, it can also open doors to special...
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Apps Can Help You Create an Organized Schedule

Apps Can Help You Create an Organized Schedule
In today's fast-paced digital world, you can never be too organized. Tasks large and small pile up so quickly at work, and for many of us at home as well, that we can get stressed out just thinking about what's on the plate. That stress comes out in numerous ways — you miss a task assigned by your boss, neglect to complete a project on time or forg...
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Do Recruiters Really Trust Your LinkedIn Recommendations

Do Recruiters Really Trust Your LinkedIn Recommendations
If you're about to start a job search, you can expect nearly every company will look at your LinkedIn profile shortly after reviewing your resume. What they see not only has to do with your work experience, but also what groups you belong to and what others are saying about you. LinkedIn is the online destination for professionals. When someone fro...
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Does Your Workplace Have a Cell Phone Policy?

Does Your Workplace Have a Cell Phone Policy?
Policies and procedures may elicit groans from workers, but they are essential for keeping a workplace harmonious, productive and safe. This is especially important in offices and facilities where the workforce is diverse in age, ethnicity and gender. One policy that can make or break morale centers on the cell phone. Cell phones, especially smartp...
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Get the Job – Show Them You Will Make an Impact on Day One

Get the Job – Show Them You Will Make an Impact on Day One
Some temporary employees enjoy making extra cash or trying out new career paths. However, most of these contract workers want this temporary position to turn into a permanent job opportunity. That is why many positions offered through Burnett Specialists/Choice Specialists are called temp-to-hire. These are opportunities for management to see if a ...
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How a Recruiting Firm Will Help You Land Your Next Job

How a Recruiting Firm Will Help You Land Your Next Job
For many job seekers, finding the right career path can be more challenging than originally planned. Whether you're looking to build your resume with temporary jobs, or hoping for a new permanent opportunity, sometimes candidates need a partner who can connect them to the opportunities that seem just out of reach. That's where an experienced recrui...
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Find Satisfaction by Identifying These Right Fits for Your Career

Find Satisfaction by Identifying These Right Fits for Your Career
You don't have to work at a Fortune 500 company to find a workforce culture that provides you with job satisfaction. While stress-relieving gadgets, complimentary lunches and interactive break rooms can lower your stress and boost morale, there are also other ways to appreciate the experience you're having right here, right now. Is your boss a micr...
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