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Job seekers are often advised that networking is the key to finding a new job, but getting it right can be tricky. Productive networking means being prepared, polite and persistent. Avoid these networking pitfalls and you’ll be well on your way to building a networking community that will serve you well in both the long… Read more »

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By the time they extend a job offer, hiring managers are breathing a sigh of relief. They’ve slogged through several weeks of screening applicants, scheduling and conducting interviews, and analyzing results – on top of their usual workload. The hard part is over, right? Maybe – and maybe not. Whether negotiating the job offer itself… Read more »

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You did everything right. You tailored your resume, wrote a custom cover letter, learned all you could about the organization, and knocked it out of the park during the interview – all for a job you thought you could do well at a company you were sure you’d love. With so much work behind you,… Read more »

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If you’re looking to partner with the best headhunters for sales and marketing jobs, you know your sales skills will be on the line. But you may not have considered yet that the first thing you must do to make this collaboration work is to sell yourself. Your skills and abilities are the single most… Read more »

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From entry level to the executive suite, almost every employee is vulnerable to burnout. Identifying the signs early can help employers to address the problem right away, either by taking steps to relieve excess stress, or if it can’t be remedied, letting the employee go. Performance Issues Work quality can quickly go downhill when an… Read more »

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Even when your company is fully staffed, you can suffer skills gaps that can prevent you from maximizing your bottom line. Creating strategies to identify and address these gaps can ensure business success. Where are you now? Determine whether your current are goals being met. Do you have enough employees — and are they the… Read more »

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Making the right hiring decisions is critical to your business. But is it more important to find someone who comes to you with natural talent and experience or is it better to hire a trainable hard worker? Work ethic cannot be trained for. Hire someone with a strong work ethic and you can count on… Read more »

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Fill in the blank: “The first ____ days on the job are the most important.” Did you answer “30”? “60”? “90”? If so, congratulations! All three answers are correct – for different reasons. When you start a new job, the best way to hit the ground running is to begin with a strategy for the… Read more »

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Whether you are searching for a job or currently employed, the ability to manage stress is critical to your success. People who can manage stress are happier, healthier and more effective in their jobs and satisfied with their personal lives. The primary cause of stress is feeling that you are unable to control your circumstances…. Read more »

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If you prepare for a sales job interview like most sales professionals, you’re probably taking a look back at your career. You may have even jotted down a few highlights – major sales you closed, quarters in which you came out ahead of your colleagues in sales numbers, and other sizable accomplishments. Building your interview… Read more »