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Employers Hire Through Trusted Recommendations

Employers Hire Through Trusted Recommendations

Even in today’s digital age, trusted personal referrals and recommendations carry the most weight when selecting a new employee out of a pool of candidates. Your resume, your online job application, and your LinkedIn profile are all digital files. They cannot speak...

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Adults say the funniest things – especially in interviews.

Adults say the funniest things – especially in interviews.

Interviews are undoubtedly a high-pressure situation – both candidate and hiring manager are under strain to appear professional but friendly, confident but not arrogant, unique but not weird.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t  work out that way…So, this week, to give you some light-reading during the hot days of summer, I’ve put together a list of the funniest things people have said in interviews – from both sides of the table.

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Six Simple ways to Boost Your LinkedIn Presence

Six Simple ways to Boost Your LinkedIn Presence

LinkedIn remains one of the best platforms to expand your professional network. When used to its full potential, it can help raise awareness of your brand among those who are able to support your efforts. The problem is most people aren’t maximizing their profiles, resulting in wasted opportunities.

Users needn’t spend hours a day on LinkedIn to see positive results, however, being mindful of how you use it could mean the difference between generating solid leads or simply taking up space with nothing compelling to offer. Here are six ways to maximize your LinkedIn profile and start seeing the types of results you want to grow your network.

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INDEPENDENCE is Dependence

INDEPENDENCE is Dependence

In America, we were founded to promote a level of freedom and liberty unlike anywhere else on earth. It seems that the more freedom people gain, the less we understand and appreciate true freedom and its long-term impact. We need each other, we need to exercise a...

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Why is this Position Open?

Why is this Position Open?

You might wonder whether it's appropriate to ask why a position is open during an interview. Not only is it appropriate—it's critical to ensuring the position is a good fit. Remember: the interview is a two-sided conversation If you're hesitant to ask why a position...

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What’s the Next Big Question?

What’s the Next Big Question?

Could this pandemic be a once in a lifetime change or should we be asking, “what’s next?”.  The good news is that we will get through this. We may not know where the other side is, but we do know there will be another side. As we look forward, we realize that nothing...

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Resume Fraud

Resume Fraud

During the past few years, the United States has seen a number of high-profile individuals and working professionals committing what should be considered a crime – Resume Fraud.

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Triggers Can Help You Land A Job

Triggers Can Help You Land A Job

Knowing how to research triggers and utilize them in your job search will help you land a job faster than anything else you could do. A trigger is an occurrence that initiates someone to take an action. If you are in a job search a trigger is something that might...

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