Mastering the Application Form

How many times have you started to apply for a job and then given up in disgust or frustration over the online application process? Online application forms can be complicated and annoying, but many companies still rely on them to round up and organize candidates for their open positions, or to collect resumes to keep… Read more »

Improve Company Culture by Asking These Questions

How are some companies able to land high-caliber talent at lower than industry-leading salaries? Think Google. Or Zappos. They’re not famous for paying people a lot of money. They’re famous for having great company cultures. So how can you make your company more appealing to desirable employees? Start by asking yourself the following questions: 1…. Read more »

Four Steps to Proactive Spring Hiring

Does the phrase “proactive hiring” make you cringe? Does the whole concept just seem like too much work? In the current hiring environment, though, it truly pays off. To get the best talent, you need to work a little smarter than the competition. How? Proactive hiring simply means being aware of what jobs are most… Read more »

Tips for Excelling at the Phone Interview

There’s no other way to put it: phone interviews are daunting. Not only is this your first real “personal” opportunity to give the employer a great impression of you, your chances of moving on to an in-person interview hinge on it. Fortunately, you have some benefits on your side for phone interviews, and preparing for… Read more »

How Much is a Job Worth? Determining the Market Value of a Job

When it’s time to make an employee an offer, you’ll want to make sure your compensation package is at least comparable to what your competitors are paying. It’s so easy these days for candidates to look up the salary range for their job. If what you offer lacks value, you may have gone through the… Read more »

Why Are People Not Applying for Your Jobs?

So, you have an excellent opportunity at your company, and you’ve made sure to advertise it in the right places. You’ve written a terrific ad that showcases not only the job itself but your company and all of the benefits you offer; however, the applicants you want are not applying. Where did you go wrong,… Read more »

How to Jumpstart Your Job Search

Has it been awhile since you’ve had an interview or even a call from a potential employer? It may be time to take a look at how you’re conducting your job search. You may need to revise your approach, your materials or your attitude. 1. Do some homework. Once you’ve put your resume on a… Read more »

How to Build Rapport with New Coworkers

Whether you’re starting a new full-time position or you’re making the rounds as a temporary employee, you’ll feel better and more comfortable on the job when you’ve started forming relationships with your coworkers. Here are five strategies that will make it easier: 1) Practice common courtesy When you’re walking down the hall and pass a… Read more »

Four Ways to Help Your Team Keep the Winter Blues at Bay

Once again, the holiday season has come and gone and businesses everywhere are back to the grind in full force. For many of us, the winter weather can greatly affect our mood and sometimes, even our productivity. When left unchecked, the simple winter blues can evolve into burnout sticks around long after the snow has… Read more »

Unsolicited Call from a Recruiter? Why You Should Pick Up

You’re not looking for a new job, but you get an unsolicited call from a recruiter with a potential job opportunity. Should you A. hang up, B. put them on mute while you work away pretending to listen, or C. ask for more details and truly listen. The answer is ‘C’, and here’s why: Even… Read more »