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Most job applications ask for references, and most professionals have a long list of people who could talk positively about their work. Which of these potential references should make it onto your job application?   To choose the best references among your available options:  Ask, “What do I want my references to say about me?”  The… Read more »

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Job-hopping is traditionally frowned upon by hiring managers because it is seen as a sign that the candidate is just as likely to hop away from the role as they were eager to hop into it. Hiring managers who understand how to analyze a pattern of job-hopping, however, can position themselves as the best long-term fit for a… Read more »

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The hiring world has changed radically in the last several years. Companies that do not adapt their hiring practices to keep pace with these changes risk being left behind, as qualified candidates move on to other resources and ways of connecting with their top employment choices. Tips on bringing your hiring techniques in line with… Read more »

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Would you say that you are a self-aware person? Do you know your strengths and weaknesses? More importantly, can you admit those strengths and weaknesses? And do you know if your perception of yourself aligns with the way others see you? Self-awareness is extremely valuable in a job search. Employers are looking for people who have the sense… Read more »

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In sales, time is literally money. Every minute spent on tasks that do not generate revenue can feel like a waste of your most precious resource. However, non-revenue generating tasks are part of every sales professional’s daily routine, so it’s important to maximize every moment. Here are some strategies you can start using today to improve… Read more »

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You cannot hit a target you cannot see. This is why goals are so important for business leaders and managers. Goals give you and your employees clear targets to aim for and they provide a means for measuring progress throughout the year. If you haven’t identified your goals for 2020 yet, now is the time to get… Read more »

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You’re probably familiar with the old saying, “people don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.” You won’t always have perfect relationships with every employee, but if you are a great manager, you will build a team that respects you, trusts you and pulls together to achieve goals. You might not be a bad manager, but everyone… Read more »

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Top sales and marketing professionals are priceless, and every company knows it. That’s why the more successful these professionals become, the more likely it is that they’ll start receiving phone calls from recruiters and competing companies.   In a tight job market, the war for talent is at full pitch. Here’s what sales and marketing leaders… Read more »

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Pharmaceutical sales professionals play a key role in healthcare. They bridge the communications gap between pharmaceutical companies and physicians or pharmacists, helping the latter understand the benefits and effects of various medications.  Advancing in a pharmaceutical sales career takes time and effort. A pharmaceutical sales certification can help demonstrate that you’ve put in the time… Read more »