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A cover letter can create a connection between you and the recruiter or hiring manager. It tells why you’re interested in and qualified for the job. And it can make the reader take a closer look—more than the average six seconds—at your résumé. What are five essentials for every cover letter? 1. Customize It Every… Read more »

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Even if you’re satisfied with your current job, one of the best ways to prepare for a planned—or unexpected—job change is to make yourself more marketable in your current role. Discover three keys to becoming more marketable. 1. Improve Your Skills Even if you’re proficient in your current role, acquiring new skills can make you… Read more »

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Mature workers bring value, experience, and reliability to the workplace—essential qualities to help your business thrive. But how can you effectively recruit retired candidates into your organization? Consider six tips that work. 1. Advertise in Senior-Related Media Many organizations post open positions on websites or job boards for seniors, such as AARP or retirementjobs.com. If… Read more »

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On average, a job searcher spends 11 hours per week looking for employment. What can you do to ensure your time is well spent? Consider three strategies to make your job search easier. Strategy #1: Job Search Alerts Let the opportunities come to you. Use job search engines to create job alerts. You can receive… Read more »

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Onboarding makes a lasting first impression. And an effective onboarding program means much more than new hire orientation. It’s comprehensive, employee-centric, and ever-evolving. Consider five reasons why your company must have an onboarding program that really works. Reason #1. Culture Employees associate onboarding with company culture. And they should.  Give your new employees an opportunity… Read more »

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Does your résumé need to be remodeled? The few minutes it takes to update it can make a difference in whether or not it gets noticed. But before you start your revisions, be sure your résumé includes the sections you need and may have missed. Tips For Upgrading Your Resume Sections Make the Top Pop… Read more »

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Is effective staffing a priority for your business? The answer affects employee productivity, retention, and customer experience. And those factors have a significant impact on whether your business fails or succeeds. What are five keys to effective staffing? 1. Goals No business is successful without clear goals. Clear goals help you take action to ensure… Read more »

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If your business is looking for a staffing partner, you probably want more than an agency that just sends you a bunch of résumés. For a partnership to have real value, relationship matters. But how do you choose the right staffing company for your business? Your Staffing Agency Needs to Understand Your Business The effectiveness… Read more »

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Getting your foot in the door at great companies can be a challenge. But if you’re patience and persistent, you can be invited in. What are five key steps? Step #1: Know Why You’re Interested Why do you want to get your foot in the door of a specific company? Is it the culture, values,… Read more »