What Soft Skills Should You Look for In Candidates?

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When you hire someone, you want a professional who can handle the job at a technical level. But don’t forget to look for soft skills as well. Soft skills are the personal characteristics that enable a person to work effectively with others and efficiently complete their job duties. Soft skills make leadership and teamwork possible […]

5 Exercises You Can Do at Work

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Sitting all day at work is bad for your health. Even if you’re committed to eating right and hitting the gym, eight hours in a chair is a quick way to undo all that hard work. To access your healthiest self, embrace an active lifestyle throughout your entire day. If you don’t want to bring […]

What To Do If You’ve Hired The Wrong Person

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It happens. You think someone is perfect for the position, but when that person starts they aren’t as great as you thought. Whether it’s just not the right fit, or they don’t have the skills they advertised, it’s difficult to fit a square peg into a round hole. How can you remedy the situation? Whether […]

What Information Leads to the Best References?

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Picture this: you finally get a call from a recruiter after your interview. You waited weeks to hear back, and you’ve been patiently waiting for your phone to ring. You pick up the phone, and the caller has to inform you that you didn’t get the job. You hang up and all you can think […]

Lead the Meeting Before It Begins

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Have you ever experienced a wasteful meeting that could’ve been an email? Or worse, a meeting that goes completely off track and turns into hours of non-productive brainstorming. As a manager, it’s your duty to make every meeting count. Don’t spend time on meandering ideas that could be devoted to carrying out action items. Make […]

Bad Jobs Can Be Avoided by Reading the Job Description

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Job seekers have enough challenges: repeatedly refreshing a resume, new cover letters for every post, and filling out demographic data again and again. It’s easy to feel defeated when you don’t hear back from hiring managers, and it’s tough to tell what’s worth applying to. Smart job seekers spend their energy wisely and avoid applying […]

Is Your Stress Affecting Your Hiring Process?

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Do you remember your first interview? Ironing the wrinkles out of your suit, trying to secure a strong handshake, wondering whether you’ll be able to make a great impression… it’s an extremely stressful situation. One way to hire the right candidates is to put yourself in their shoes. It’s important to balance empathy with professionalism. […]

Struggling to Meet the New Year’s Resolution? These Resume Tips Will Help!

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“I resolve to find the perfect fit for my professional skills this year!” What if the right job doesn’t come to you? That’s why they call it the job hunt. Great career opportunities won’t just fall into your lap. Even if your networking is successful, there’s still work you need to do in order to […]

Multi-Tasking: Why It’s Time to Stop in 2019

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Juggling your responsibilities can be reckless. Remembering and executing multiple tasks simultaneously overwhelms the senses and causes you to make simple mistakes. Don’t deceive yourself into thinking that you can accomplish more by multitasking. To remain effective, you need to give 100 percent to your top priority, rather than giving 10% percent effort to 10 […]

Five Effective Tactics to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Your Organization

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Top leaders in Chicago are more focused than ever on creating a supportive and inclusive company culture. Finding new ways to cultivate a diverse workforce and show you support your staff can often become a challenge. Discussions about the nature of diversity can lead to conflict and miscommunication. If you’re looking for great ways to […]