The Benefits of Pursuing a Skilled Trade Career

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In today’s competitive world, you may think a college degree is a prerequisite to finding a good job and a stable career. Not always. For many, a career in a skilled trade is perfect – and equally lucrative and satisfying. And you can be working in the “real world” anywhere from six months to two… Read more »

How to Determine the ROI of a New Employee

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When you hire a new employee, you make a significant investment of time, money and resources. How do you know if you’ll realize a worthwhile return on those expenses? Hiring success is determined by the quality and performance of a new hire. Here are some barometers to gauge these factors: Percentage of goals and qualifications… Read more »

Tips for Helping Employees Improve Accountability

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Accountability means being responsible and answerable for your actions. When employers and employees are accountable to each other, employees can trust their work will be valued and rewarded appropriately. Accountability allows people to exercise autonomy and feel more invested in the company. This incites them to perform better, more creatively and more efficiently. Lead by… Read more »

Why Being a Good Culture Fit in Your Company Matters!

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Knowing who you are and what matters most to you is the first step on the road to career success. Combine this with the right research and strategy, and you’ll soon find yourself in the job that’s just right for you. Stay Happy at Work Every individual varies in their personality, attitude and values. An… Read more »

How Temporary Work Allows You to “Try Before You Buy”

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An increasing number of companies are hiring temporary employees when they need people to fill in on a short-term basis. And in many cases, these assignments turn into full-time opportunities. A temporary position can be a smart, strategic move towards your long-term career goals. Research has shown that after working as temps, job candidates subsequently… Read more »

Writing a Cover Letter that Stands Out

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As an introduction to your resume, your cover letter should be a distinctive piece that immediately sets the tone and helps you stand out among the competition. Since hiring managers spend an average of just 10 seconds reviewing each cover letter they receive, how do you best make this happen? Personalize ItInstead of cutting and… Read more »

Increase Office Productivity by Taking a Break

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Did you know that Albert Einstein is thought to have conceived the theory of relativity while he was out riding his bicycle? John Trougakos, assistant professor of management at the University of Toronto, is one of many experts who contend that workers need to reenergize by taking regular breaks from mental tasks. Mental concentration, Trougakos… Read more »

Kick Start 2014 with these Job Search Tips

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The world is gearing up for the Olympics –and who doesn’t love the pride, passion and Cinderella stories that emerge as athletes break records, scale new heights and enter uncharted territory in achieving lifelong aspirations? Okay, so that’s just a little bit dramatic. But what better time than now to think about jump starting your… Read more »

Staying Motivated During an Extended Job Search

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Searching for a job is a job. And if you’re serious about finding a new position, you have to treat it like one. It takes organization, commitment – and a lot of motivation, especially since it comes with some pretty emotional highs and lows. Throughout the process, you need to keep your mood positive and… Read more »

Interviewing Tips to Find the Right Employee in Fresno

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Making a good hire depends in large part on having positive interview experiences with your preferred candidates. An interview is the initial personal dialogue where both parties get a sense of whether they’re truly compatible. And yes, first impressions do count! Build Questions around Success Traits A success trait is one of three to five… Read more »