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Noting Transferable Skills for a Job Change

When creating or polishing up your resume, a key to standing out is to highlight your transferable skills. Even if you are changing fields completely, many experiences and skills can work in differing careers. Knowing which skills are transferable and knowing how to communicate this knowledge is vital. It starts by demonstrating that you understand […]

Maintaining Efficient Processes

Efficiency in a work process is difficult to maintain. Over time, processes that were once efficient become tangled by outdated documentation, inconsistencies in work patterns, and by managers bypassing problems with workarounds instead of stripping away bad practices to get back to basics. Typically, new hires are taught these workarounds and even the best processes […]

The Changing Job Search

As it goes, time changes all things, and with a moving technology in the modern world, the job search is no different. Here are a few ways in which your typical job search is changing. You’re being Googled. Recruiters are utilizing search and social media sites like Google, Linkedin, and even Facebook to get a […]

Remaining Positive During the Hunt

The job search process can be a tedious and even discouraging one; nobody enjoys the “Thanks for your interest but…” e-mail response, or awaiting a call back that doesn’t come after sending out a strong resume. These things can make even the most tenacious job-hunter lose steam. Here are a few things to remember that […]

Managing a Difficult Employee

Difficult employees come in all forms but none are so frustrating as the brilliant employee who is impossible to work with. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings famously said, “Do not tolerate brilliant jerks. The cost to teamwork is too high.” And we agree. Such an employee creates a conundrum for managers, but learning to draw out […]

Top 10 Ways to Light a Fire Under Your Career

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the melting snow, blooming flowers and birds serenading their siren song of…Spring cleaning. Just like a home needs to be cleared to free up space and energy, so, too, does every successful career need a good spring cleaning to make room for the new opportunities […]

Performing Under Pressure

Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry co-wrote a helpful book called, “Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most.” The gist of the book is to simply do what you already know how to; if you’ve landed a great job, it is because you were qualified and you were simply showing […]

Why Use an Outside Recruiter?

The traditional means of finding new employees is something many companies prefer to do. There are perks, however, to using an external recruiter to do the hunting on behalf of your HR or management department. Recruiters Live to Recruit Hiring managers and HR reps a lot of work to do that is completely separate from […]

Top 3 Mistakes in Maintaining or Updating a Resume

1) Failure to Continually Update Your Resume The longer your career moves forward, the longer your resume will become. And not all job histories/details will be pertinent to a position you are applying for, although you may need those details for a future position. So keep a master resume handy. Having a master resume that […]

Managing an Oversized Workload

In the business world, most everyone answers to someone and everyone’s someone must quantify whether or not his or her team is on task. Managing a group that has too large a workload can result in failure to meet service level expectations and turnaround times, which can overshadow the hard work being completed and cause […]