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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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Improve Your Company LinkedIn Page To Get Better Leads

Improve Your Company LinkedIn Page To Get Better Leads
More than one-third of all new marriages start with an online introduction. If social media is a valid place to meet your mate, you can bet it's also an ideal spot to meet your next big client. Using LinkedIn to establish your brand is a lucrative way to expand your network of possibilities. You can connect with customers, build your brand image an...
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Do you get overwhelmed by all the things you need to do in a day?

Do you get overwhelmed by all the things you need to do in a day?
List your top 5-7 goals for the day and break the list down to 3. It's good to get in the habit of making lists; it's bad to make long lists. If you've got more than 5 items on your list, break it down to the top 3 things (you can always go back and edit in another task or two). But with a list of 20 things, how can you not be overwhelmed? Three is...
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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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Prepare Your Business for a Minimum Wage Increase

Prepare Your Business for a Minimum Wage Increase
Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama has been outspoken about his desire to raise the national minimum wage. Since 2014, at least 10 states voted to increase their minimum wages, with many more state legislatures seriously discussing the issue. Some are poised to raise their minimum wage in the coming years. A report from the White House claims ...
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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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3 Methods to Test Bilingual Candidates

3 Methods to Test Bilingual Candidates
Companies who hire bilingual talent need employees who can effectively communicate in another language; most often in the United States, the second language is Spanish. When you need an employee who can deliver products and services to customers in a foreign language, you'll need to make bilingual skills a priority. Thorough phone interviews, onlin...
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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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Want Customer-Focused IT Staff? Look at Their People Skills

Want Customer-Focused IT Staff? Look at Their People Skills
How many times does it take your network administrator to clearly explain why something technical wasn't working right? When your IT staff engages with other departments, how does it go? IT workers can often get stereotyped as antisocial employees, ones whose technical jargon is barely decipherable by others. While this can be true for some individ...
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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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Why Your Company Should Consider Hiring Veterans

Why Your Company Should Consider Hiring Veterans
There are close to one million unemployed U.S. veterans, according to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs . Not only is this statistic depressing because of the sacrifice and service of these men and women, it's also disheartening because many of them are extremely qualified and capable, yet consistently overlooked. Imagine that the next time y...
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Being Supportive of Your Employees Reflects Your Leadership

Being Supportive of Your Employees Reflects Your Leadership
Running a profitable company isn't just about making your clients happy; it's also about making your workers happy. When it comes to inspiring hard work, happy employees are much easier to keep productive and motivated. They look to you, the management, for guidance and support. The way you engage them reflects back on who you are as a leader. Forc...
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