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Keep Your Skills Sharp During Unemployment

Keep Your Skills Sharp During Unemployment

Unemployment can be a tough time in your professional life. Whether it’s because of a company restructure, for cause or because of resignation, unemployment is flat out tough. Not only is loss of employment emotionally taxing Being unemployed can leave you worrying about how to avoid gaps in employment on your resume.

While unemployment is stressful, there are some ways you can continue to grow your skill set outside of a traditional work arrangement. 

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Attracting Candidates in a Competitive Market

Attracting Candidates in a Competitive Market

We hear it all the time. It’s an employee-driven market. It’s true. Potential employees have choices when it comes to their career. Gone are the days of the employer holding the cards and it’s outright tough to attract candidates in a competitive market. In this post, we’ll discuss the difficulties of attracting candidates in this market, ways to get ahead and things you can do to enhance your strategy at little to no cost.

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Why Did You Leave : How to Answer

Why Did You Leave a Previous Employer: Tips on Answering This Question

If you have any professional experience, there’s a good chance you left an employer at some point. Sometimes a separation happens voluntarily. Sometimes it’s not so simple. It’s no wonder that one of the trickiest interview questions to answer is “Why did you leave your position at…?”. It’s hard to think back on when we left employers or were separated. But, it’s necessary to know how to answer this question for any interview process. The why did you leave question doesn’t have to be awkward or difficult to answer. If you understand it and follow a couple of general conventions, this question is easily answered.

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Cultural Add Vs. Cultural Fit

Cultural Add Vs. Cultural Fit

Historically, companies have focused their efforts on finding the “right” candidate based on their cultural fit within an organization. The term “fit” is often used to describe someone who would act as a team player, join the organization’s mission and not necessarily challenge the status quo.

As more companies move towards a diversity and inclusion trend, they are focusing on cultural add rather than fit. We’ll explore the concept of cultural add and the benefits of challenging historical screening processes.

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10 Things to Remove from Your Resume

Top 10 Things to Remove from Your Resume

There’s a lot of advice online to help guide what to include on your resume. Just as important as what to include, you should know what to remove from your resume as well! In this post, we’ll go over 10 things to remove from your resume today to immediately improve it.

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How to Reject Candidates with Care

Rejecting Candidates with Care

The hard truth is that in recruiting, rejecting candidates is par for the course. Since we often meet many candidates for the one position, often, we’ll end up with a few people left behind in the process. A first impression is important. However, you shouldn’t underestimate the value of leaving a positive lasting impression.

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Job Search: How to Focus

Focusing Your Job Search

One of the hardest things about starting your job search is to figure out what you’re looking for in a position. We’re not just talking job title here- what do you really want? It’s normal to wonder to yourself: What’s my next career move? When considering initiating a job search, there are a number of factors to consider. We’ll talk you through those factors and if you download our “What’s Next” guide, you’ll get FREE access not only to this guide but other actionable, helpful printables too!

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Social Media Searches in Hiring Processes

Pros and Cons of Social Media Searches

Many employers are curious to find out more about potential new team members. A trend that has become more popular in the recent past is to conduct social media searches. Just as with any screening method, there are benefits and drawbacks to using social media searches as part of hiring. In this post, we’ll go over some of those benefits and drawbacks. We’ll also go over how to use social searches carefully, preserving candidate experience and privacy regulation.

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Crafting Your Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch: How to Write a Killer Introduction

Imagine yourself on the way to an interview. You’re taking the elevator up to your destination when you realize the other occupant is your interviewer and they say, “tell me about yourself”.  You have a short window to describe who you are, what you do and why they should hire you. That’s the elevator pitch. Of course, this isn’t usually the use-case, however, a carefully crafted elevator pitch is a powerful tool to use during your job search. Subscribe now to get the guide to Crafting Your Elevator Pitch and more!

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Good Questions to Ask During an Interview

Interview Questions: Why is this Position Open

So you’ve done it. You made it past those pesky applications and screening questions and earned the interview. Now you’re probably wondering how to ace your interview. An important thing to consider is good questions to ask during an interview.

A lot of candidates focus on answering tough questions the right way. Ex: What is Your Greatest Weakness? However, there is a lot to be said by asking the right questions as well! We’re starting a new series to help you ask the right questions and ace your interview!

Today we’ll focus on when and how to ask, “Why is this Position Open?” and what information you can gather from the answer you receive. After all, an interview is a two-way street. An employer might be deciding on whether or not to proceed. In addition, you are also deciding whether or not to move forward with an opportunity as well.

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