Outsmart Procrastination Using These 5 Simple Brain Tips

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“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”   Do you recognize this adage from none other than American founding father, Ben Franklin?  Author Mark Twain put a different spin on it: “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”  But Franklin had the final say: “You may delay,… Read more »

The Top Skills Employers are Looking for in 2022

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The global pandemic has changed work indelibly. What has not changed – but only increased in importance – is the value of soft skills, aka transferable skills, when it comes to landing your dream job this year. These are the skills that, as their name implies, can add value across virtually any industry or role.    For job… Read more »

Dust Off the Cobwebs! What Should You Be Leaving Off Your Resume?

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Space is at a premium on your resume – and longer does not equal better. In fact, in most cases, the opposite is true. Every word should matter when it comes to the job you’re applying for.  If you’re not convinced, consider this reality: On average, employers initially scan a candidate’s resume for only six to seven seconds. So, you’d… Read more »

The Top Signs of a Great Candidate Based on their LinkedIn Profile

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Were you aware that approximately 4 million workers left their companies in April of this year – and up to 95 percent of employees considered doing so – as part of what is now being referred to as “The Great Resignation?” While these statistics are staggering, look at this trend as an opportunity to pinpoint… Read more »

Use These Minor Tweaks to Make Your Resume Stand Out

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Ever heard that old saying, “Good enough, isn’t it?” Well, it’s not a solid rule to follow when it comes to your resume. What you’re going for is “outstanding.” Because, literally, you want your resume – and your entire presentation as a candidate – to stand out positively from the rest of the competition.  So, how can… Read more »

You Should Never Ghost Your Recruiter: Here’s Why

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You’re in the recruitment business – or you’d like to be. So you probably know that recruiters spend a lot of time qualifying candidates, coaching and nurturing them through hiring processes, giving them feedback, and connecting them to the right people and companies. So, why ghost them? Maybe you’ve been ghosted yourself: cut off from… Read more »

4 Ways You Can Optimize Your Talent ROI

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How can a company spend less time and money chasing down the perfect job candidate?   When it comes to optimizing talent ROI, that’s where the rubber meets the road. Employers need to consider both internal and external recruiting expenses as they maintain high morale and productivity in the face of business-critical job vacancies, while at… Read more »

How to Utilize Social Media to Find the Right Talent 3 Times Faster

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With Millennials and Generation Z members rapidly emerging as the driving force in the global workplace – and job seekers of all ages and demographics increasingly tapping into it – social media needs to be a significant piece of any recruitment strategy pie.  Social media recruiting differs from other methods. It allows a recruiter to… Read more »

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 »

Transferable Skills: Are They the Key to Landing Your Dream Job?

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“You can’t take it with you … “ Or can you? When it comes to transferable job skills, the answer is a hard “yes.” Strengths that are valuable in many different jobs and career paths are a huge selling point as you vie for your next position. They may be hard skills, like proficiency on… Read more »