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Trends Challenges and Predictions of Workforce 2020

The Workforce 2020: Trends, Challenges & Predictions We’re well into the first quarter of 2020. Change is emerging in the workplace and most of it is welcome and positive! Based on recent reads from Forbes, Glassdoor and Ladders, here are the workplace trends and challenges to look out for this year. THE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT Many…

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Career Goals 2020: The Why, What & How

Career Goals 2020: The Why, What & How According to The New York Times, a full-time employee will spend roughly 80,000 hours at work over his/her lifetime. Without intentional action and a purposeful plan, it’s easy to let tens of thousands of hours pass you by before you wonder why you aren’t where you hoped…

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Holidays In The Workplace: A Helpful Guide

Holidays In The Workplace: A Helpful Guide It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? A time when offices are often transformed (or at least sprinkled!) with all things winter and fun. An opportunity when many companies roll out giving back initiatives and ways to unite in community good. A time when you wonder…

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Does Volunteer Work Count on Your Resume?

The only certainty about the world of resume writing is that it is always changing. It’s hard enough to know what goes where the objective used to be and how far back to outline your experience, much less what to do with items such as volunteer work. But the good news is that what used…

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Why You Should Take Your Vacation Time

Permission To Pause: Goodbye Guilt About Taking Time Off Just because summer vacations are behind us-  does not mean that the topic of time off is off of the table. If you are one of the United States employees who contributed to the 212 million un-used vacation days in 2017, you may be doing more…

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Beyond the Basics of a Background Check

Have you ever been so excited about the prospect of a new job (especially one that you really want) that you would do anything the employer asked? While most potential hires encounter prospective employers with good intentions, there are times when what is asked can be a red  flag in the gray area known as…

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Acing the Interview – How to Answer the Dreaded Question

Acing the Interview – How to Answer the Dreaded Question We’ve all been there. Nervously awaiting the beginning of our first interview, when the interviewer starts with the dreaded: “So, tell me about yourself.” First of all, let’s discuss a few reasons why they chose to open the interview in this manner. Perhaps they haven’t…

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The Importance of Voice on a Resume

There are many resume writing guides available and even online templates you can use to create a professional resume. How you represent yourself on your resume, is almost as important as your actual skills and experiences. The first rule of thumb, is to NOT write your resume in first person. You may think it feels…

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5 Tips for Closing a Candidate in a Hot Market

The market in and around Silicon Valley has slowed somewhat, but still remains a major player in employment growth for the U.S. Companies still find themselves competing for candidates who have multiple offers. The recruiter can be a great help in closing a candidate. So, how do you, the hiring manager differentiate your opportunity to…

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