Archive for ◊ May, 2011 ◊

• Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Job search branding can be a powerful way to set yourself apart from the competition. Learn how job search branding can help you in your career. When you’re job searching, it’s important to build a personal brand that showcases your skills and accomplishments. Here’s how to build a personal brand. Why Create a Job Search […]

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• Friday, May 20th, 2011

Whether you’re writing a cover letter for a resume, approaching a contact for a referral, saying thank you for an interview, requesting a reference, or sending email messages, the basic rules are the same. Well written letters and email messages will help enhance your job search and boost your career.  These tips and techniques will […]

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• Thursday, May 19th, 2011

According to an article by Will Helmlinger of the The Resource Development Group, “the cost to replace one Customer Service Representative earning $18,000 annually is nearly $58,000”. A study by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley evaluating the effects of the US Family Medical Leave Act found that “turnover costs for […]

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• Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

A manager at a major software company is wasting money and making more work for herself. She is making her vendors less effective and more frustrated. Her bosses will notice the lower performance, but they won’t know it’s because she is fishing for minnows with whale bait.This manager, we’ll call her Tina, has been promoted. […]

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• Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Future employers often times do a background check as part of the hiring process, and there’s some information that cannot be disclosed without your consent. Here, see what information isn’t released during a background check. When employers check your background as part of the hiring process, there is some information that cannot be disclosed without your […]

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• Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

What is important when you’re applying for jobs? What’s most important to hiring managers? What do recruiters really wish they could tell candidates for employment?The Corporate Executive Board/Recruiting Roundtable survey of recruiters and hiring managers reports that 75% of recruiters surveyed spend 5 minutes or less reviewing candidate information and 28% spend less than 2 […]

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• Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

How Can I Keep The Good Ones? Effective employee retention is based on the fact that people stay with something until the pain of staying exceeds the expected pain of leaving. Most people who are really good at something, like your top employees, have a low ‘pain of leaving’ because they know they can find […]

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• Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

One day while reviewing my open positions, it became quite obvious that I was having more success in certain areas and I wanted to know why. I came to the conclusion that it was those departments that I had the most knowledge of and felt the most comfortable with. Those positions all reported to hiring […]

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• Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Think of your resume as a brochure. You want to market yourself with class, right? Adhere to these ten tips to advertise your unique skill set to your future medical device employer: Use a bulleted style to make your resume more reader-friendly. Given that employers screen resumes for between 2.5 and 20 seconds, they will […]

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• Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Good news, college grads: the entry-level job market is the best it has been in three years — but you may have to settle for less money and a position outside your preferred career path, a new report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas shows. “There’s lots of positive news out there, and we’re finally seeing some […]