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Art of the Cover Letter

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Too many people neglect to send cover letters with their résumés and applications. Or, they slap a generic, one-size-fits-all-jobs cover letter and send it along. Both are big mistakes. A cover letter helps differentiate you from other applicants. Most applicants don’t bother to send a cover letter (even a template or form letter), so you’ll… Read more »


Creating a Strategic Vision

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Is your company so successful it’s at risk for failure? It’s true: sometimes success can mask underlying weaknesses in your business. Success also can eventually cause poor decision making. After all, your firm is successful, why mess with success, right? Wrong. Sometimes the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is not smart… Read more »


Developing Business Ethics in Your Employees

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With corporate scandals garnering widespread public attention, as well as government notice, training in business ethics has also been attracting more interest as well. If they accomplish their goal, these training programs should help workers and managers to examine their own moral values and develop approaches for handling ethical dilemmas at work.. But for a… Read more »


High-Potential Employees Increasingly Disengaged

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If you’ve been lax in appreciating your employees, especially those who could be considered “high potential,” you may have put yourself at risk at losing them once the job market comes back. The Corporate Executive Board recently surveyed 50,000 workers across the world and found that “high potential” employees increasingly are disengaged and looking at… Read more »


New Trends in Hiring

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Hiring is starting to improve at companies throughout the U.S., albeit at a glacier pace. Once that glacier melts and companies really start hiring again, we’ll see more and more human resources professionals using social media to help them in their recruiting efforts. Companies already use the social media sites Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, yet… Read more »



Employee Work Perception Predicts Company Success

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Work consumes a lot of life, in many different ways, so it’s not really news that work affects our quality of life on several levels ways.  Many studies have shown that our attitudes about work affect our mood outside of work, as well as our health. Now researchers have found that the way employees perceive… Read more »


How to Land a Promotion Quicker

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If you want to move up the corporate ladder, and not take a lot of time doing it, you need to be prepared.  To get ahead, you need to be proactive – recognizing problems before they develop, and opportunities before others do.  Getting results is still the best way to get ahead.  Creating a new… Read more »


What is Temp-to-Hire and Why You Should Consider It

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If you’ve been looking for work with a staffing service, you may have come across something called a temp-to-hire job.  Just exactly what is temp-to-hire, and why should you consider it? In a temp-to-hire job, you work through an agency, which places you in a temporary assignment with a company.  If you do well in… Read more »