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Four Things to Consider When Hiring a Consultant

From time to time, you may need to supplement your organization for short term projects, to manage growth or to free up headcount for other positions. If you’ve never or rarely hired consultants before, you’ll soon realize the selection process is slightly different than that of hiring a regular employee. Here are several things to…

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Video Interview Etiquette for Teams

Let’s face it – we never thought we would be in the position to hire team members strictly through video interviews, but here we are! After the initial screening of the candidate, you may decide that your next step is a full or half day of video interviews with key members of the hiring team.…

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Job Search Tips Who Makes a Good Reference

The Reference Check Process While most job seekers spend a great deal of time refining their resume and cover letter, the task of compiling references is often seen as an afterthought. However, it can create a crunch time when references are requested and all you have is a few names on a post-it note! Have…

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Reading Between the Lines to Decipher a Job Description

The Job Description and Your Career You are searching for an opportunity when you find a job description that catches your eye. You seem to possess most of the qualifications that the employer is looking for and experience that mirrors the position responsibilities. But how do you know if this is the role that balances…

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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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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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Are Thank You Notes a Thing of the Past?

Are Thank You Notes a Thing of the Past? It seems like every part of the hiring process is done digitally these days. From submitting a resume, to filling out an application, to scheduling interviews, through to written offers. Interview etiquette from days of old would require you to snail-mail a nicely typed, perfectly formatted…

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How to Handle a Bad Interviewer

We all know there is much to do with the employment process that has very little to do with the potential employee. One of the most challenging situations job hunters face is the encounter of a ‘bad’ interviewer. Note that we use the term ‘bad’ lightly because the employer may not be bad; you simply…

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