Is Your Company Growing? Avoid Culture Shock

If you’re currently growing your business, that’s great news! It’s hard to imagine a downside to expanding toward greater success, but there is one issue you could be experiencing without even realizing it: the erosion of your organizational culture. [two_third_last] It’s hard to imagine a downside to expanding toward greater success, but there is one […]

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6 Interview Answers You Need to Get Hired

Any job interview you attend is going to be filled with questions. Some interviewers will ask you standard questions, some will have random or unusual questions, and others will use a mix of the two. But regardless of what you’re asked, the interviewer is looking for answers to a set of core questions that decide […]

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Business Areas You Need to Stop Micro-Managing

No matter what your title—whether you’re the owner, the boss, or simply the person in charge—as an employer, you have a vested interest in making sure your business runs smoothly. But if you’re crossing the line between managing and having complete control over everything, you’re probably doing your business more harm than good. [two_third_last] Micro-managing […]

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Simple Ways to Avoid Looking Unprofessional

There’s a lot of work involved in getting a job. Beyond investing in education and training, leveraging networks, searching through postings, tailoring your resume and cover letter for each application, and all the other hoops to jump through… you think you’d be poised to land something. But in such a competitive market, employers are examining candidates […]

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Top Tips for Team Building

Long gone are the days when an employee could work in a silo.With the rare exception, even the most individualistic job descriptions are written in the context of team membership, with the expectation that the candidate “plays well with others”. [two_third_last] Despite this thorough adoption of the idea of teamwork, many organizations are frustrated when […]

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My friend was happy and nervous when she told me she was moving on to another job: Excited by the idea of a new opportunity, but nervous about acclimating herself to a new environment. She hadn’t really been looking when they contacted her, but the offer came at the right time. Frustrated with her current […]

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Top 10 Ways to Be a Good Boss

It’s more common to hear horror stories of bosses than to hear how much someone loves working for their employer. Being a good boss is beset with challenges from both sides – our inherent strengths and weaknesses, and projected issues with authority from employees. There is a path toward becoming not just a good boss, […]

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Applicant Tracking Systems and Your Resume

Have you been submitting your resume over and over to jobs for which you’re well-qualified, but have yet to hear a peep? It’s possible you’re running up against a technological brick wall in the form of an applicant tracking system (ATS), also sometimes called a talent management system. [two_third_last] ATS is meant to cut down […]

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10 Tips for Successful Business Networking

From small business owners to executive-level leaders of large companies, professionals who are serious about growing their influence make business networking one of their core skills. Building relationships with others in your industry – and even outside of it – can expand your world to include new experiences, knowledge, and opportunities. Organizations also benefit from […]

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Hiring managers often have to wade through hundreds, or even thousands, of resumes when they’re filling a position. Resumes are valuable and necessary for hiring managers—but with so many of them poorly written, badly organized, or simply not what the position calls for, the search for qualified candidates can get frustrating. The good news for […]

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