6 Soft Skills that will Make You Stand Out to Employers

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You’ve probably heard of both hard and soft skills in relation to your job search. But if you need a refresher, think of hard skills as those that are teachable and easier to identify. Think of degrees, certificates, or proficiency in a second language. Needless to say, they’re really important.  But soft skills are right there with… Read more »

How to Diversify Your Professional Network

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Even though many traditional means of connecting with your fellow professionals – like having lunch, attending a big conference, or meeting for Happy Hour – have been rendered impossible by ongoing pandemic restrictions, you can still network effectively as you continue to grow your career. It’s all about relationship building – and this doesn’t have… Read more »

Evaluating Candidates Outside Their Resume: 3 Things to Consider

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A resume and cover letter are good – often even great – introductions to job candidates. But that’s all they are. To get to know a person before moving them to your shortlist of potential hires, you need an interview process, of course. As you meet with and otherwise assess applicants, here are three tools… Read more »

5 Key Steps to Attracting a Diverse Workforce

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When you’re hiring, you want to get it right for a number of important reasons, but if you had to pick just one, diversity should be at or near the top of the list. It’s not only the right thing to do (which is reason enough on its own), but it also has been proven… Read more »

Eliminating Unconscious Bias in Your Hiring Process

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The human brain is amazing, but it has its limits. As reported recently by Forbes, the average person’s brain takes in 11 million bits of information every day. But it can consciously process only 40 bits, so 99.9 percent of that data is processed at an unconscious level. Whirling around in all that processing stuff… Read more »

Highlight These Recruitment Skills on Your Resume

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Employers are looking for the best of the best when they review candidates for their open recruiting positions. After all, these are the people who will be responsible for bringing other people into their company. So, the bar is naturally set very high – and with good reason.  As you craft or update your resume,… Read more »

How You Can Become Successful in High-Growth Hiring

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As your company anticipates upcoming growth, you need to hire people with the future in mind. In other words, recruit and build your team based on where you want to be, not where you are – and be sure to put the right people in the right places within your organization.   The secret to high-growth hiring success is… Read more »