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6 Steps to Creating a Good First Impression

6 Steps to Creating a Good First Impression

Interviewing – Decisions are made in 10 minutes (or less) so make yours count! Your interviewer could decide whether or not you will be a good fit within the first few minutes of meeting you so you must be prepared. The adage, “You never get a second chance to make a...

5 Reasons to Engage a Staffing Company vs. Hiring on your own

5 Reasons to Engage a Staffing Company vs. Hiring on your own

Most small business owners are not aware of the tremendous benefits of leveraging the services and expertise of a staffing company.  Many owners have a vague recollection of working with a temp in their corporate life in a larger company but are unaware of how...

Is a Cover Letter Important?

Is a Cover Letter Important?

Do you want to stand out, communicate your value, and get the attention of the hiring manager? Then you need to take some extra time and write a cover letter. A recent survey of 200 hiring professionals by ResumeLab found that 83 percent think cover letters are...

How to Land that Interview!

How to Land that Interview!

At some point in your career, you will need to convince someone to meet with you whether in an informal introduction to explore fit or a formal interview for a current job opening. Doing this well will determine if you get the opportunity you seek or not. My team and...

10 Must-Do preparations for a Better Video Interview

10 Must-Do preparations for a Better Video Interview

We have been using video for interviews for a few years now and I have watched many top candidates negatively impact the impression they leave because of simple items that could have been fixed with some preparation. Impressions are formed in seconds so, even if your...

3 Must Do Actions to Attract & Secure Top Performers

3 Must Do Actions to Attract & Secure Top Performers

The hiring process is fraught with potential disaster since a bad hire can set you back months or, at a minimum, cost you tens of thousands is wages and lost opportunity, so do not enter this process without some thought and planning.  If hiring is only one of your...

How to Get Creative (and out of task mode)

How to Get Creative (and out of task mode)

Spark Your Own Creativity When our daily routines are geared toward barrelling through a to-do list, it can be hard to set the right conditions for creativity. Fortunately, there is a time-tested approach — that is also quite simple — for generating creative ideas....

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