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2019 Resume Trends

You probably know that you have to impress a hiring manager with your resume fast. Approximately six seconds is all the time you have to grab their attention before you are selected to move to the “interview” pile (or not). A well-written resume isn’t enough anymore – a visual appeal is what compels recruiters to take a second or longer look. This is due, in part, to the readily available design software systems and expanding

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Tips to Unplug for Spring Break

  Whether you are traveling somewhere for an amazing spring break adventure, volunteering your time in town or away, or just staying home for some much needed and deserved downtime, spring break is an optimal time for relaxation. Hopefully, the extra time presents you with an opportunity to indulge in self-care and some quality time to do things you enjoy with people you care about. That said, it is equally important to take time to

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5 Old School Recruiting Behaviors That Are Costing You Candidates

5 Old School Recruiting Behaviors That Are Costing You Candidates  By Thomas Boyle Today’s job seekers are more tech-savvy than ever before. This applies to virtually every candidate and role. Gone are days of walking in and applying in person – this approach has been replaced with the expectation of a personalized online experience that can be delivered entirely on mobile devices. As organizations look to leverage technology to help manage the candidate experience and

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A Quick and Painless Grammar Guide

Grammar Guide We so often correspond with one another via written communication in the form of e-mail, memos, and texts. This type of communication, as well as our use of grammar, can say a lot about us: like whether we are detail-oriented if we take our time, that we understand basic sentence structure and/or how much we value the message we are trying to convey. Even if writing is not your forte or interest, it

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10 Helpful Tips to Keep Your Resume On The Table

10 Helpful Tips to Keep Your Resume On The Table Landing an interview can be a challenge and if you are starting to feel like your resume is being overlooked, there might be some things you are unwittingly doing wrong that are keeping employers from wanting to hire you. Below you will find 10 suggested ways to help build a solid resume that will keep you as a strong contender for job opportunities and hopefully

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How to Jumpstart Your Spring Cleaning

Netflix’s “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” has been trending across social media platforms for weeks. The series inspires even the most un-motivated of us to consider decluttering our home and jumpstart our spring cleaning. While the “official” spring cleaning season is not yet upon us, in order to be prepared to deep clean come April, there are some great tips to be gleaned from Kondo’s methods; by living with less, we can actually live with

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How to Hire The Right Person For The Job

How to Hire The Right Person For The Job Hiring the right person for a position is a delicate process that, done properly, can result in the on-boarding of a highly motivated, competent employee that adds value to your team and helps drive and achieve company goals. Conversely, if the hiring process goes poorly, it can potentially be a huge waste of time, money and resources. So, how can you ensure that the candidate you

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How to Survive Valentine’s Day at the Office

How to Survive Valentine’s Day at the Office February 14th is no ordinary day in an office. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, you will inevitably still find yourself surrounded by reminders of the romantic holiday. You can probably expect at least one bouquet delivery to the office by lunchtime, followed by a variety of afternoon distractions as your coworkers make plans for the evening. If you’re trying to focus and get some work

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Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation in the Workplace

Mindfulness is a concept that has been enjoyed and practiced for centuries, but that has only recently made a resurgence in pop culture. Our constant engagement and immediate access to text, email, phone calls, social media – most of which are interlaced with targeted advertisements — have recently prompted a heightened interest in the idea of “mindfulness” as a means to “unplug” and slow down. This ongoing engagement and instant access to information have created

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5 Ways Body Language Can Help You in Your Career

Body Language As you settle into a new job and begin interacting with your colleagues, it is important to consider what sort of messages you might be sending unwittingly. Is your body language negatively affecting your interactions with coworkers? What does your body language say about you? How can you be more aware of your nonverbal communication? Whether in a group setting or one-on-one, your body language says a lot and can impact how others

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