4 Ways to Ensure Diversity at Your Company

Hiring for diversity has become a massive issue in America, fighting for racial and ethnic equality and fair treatment. These issues also stem from the increasing diversity of the United States.  But how can companies ensure they are hiring for diversity? Here are four ways to do so.    Grow Your Outreach and Networking Pipelines… Read More »

Dead-End Interview? Here Is How You Can Politely Wrap it Up

Every once in awhile, hiring managers begin an interview … and then realize that the interview is a dead end. The candidate isn’t who you’re looking for. There’s no reason to continue the interview since it isn’t going anywhere, and the candidate isn’t who you are looking for.   But how should you wrap up a dead-end interview? Here are several tips.  … Read More »

Do You Need a Resume to Get a Job?

If you’re job searching, you may be wondering if you need a resume to get a job. Well, the answer is yes! Having a resume is not only a necessity, but it can also make getting a job easier. Here’s how resumes work for you.    Resumes display your qualifications. You might have heard of people grabbing… Read More »

Here’s How to Answer “May We Contact Your Current Employer?”

The question “may we contact your current employer” is a common one during job searches. It can be asked by human resources departments, on an application form, or, more rarely, by hiring managers.  But here’s another question: How should you answer? Will, it hurt your chances of getting a job if you say no?    Why Companies Ask the… Read More »

Do You Give That New College Grad a Chance or Hire for More Experience?

If you’re a hiring manager, the recent crop of college grads is out there and hungry for experience! But it’s not always clear whether hiring someone for their first job is the best plan, or whether you should hire someone with more experience.   What’s the best way to decide between hiring someone with different levels of… Read More »

5 Great Professional Development Podcasts!

It’s the Age of the Podcast! Many people want to learn more about how to succeed in work, but feel constrained by time management concerns (how do you get professional development with limited time)?  Well, enter podcasts, which allow you to listen anywhere – while commuting to work, cleaning your house, or exercising. The following five professional development podcasts can help… Read More »

Should Your Company Keep in Contact With Former Employees?

Should you let the relationship with a former employee fade, or do you maintain it? The rise in social media makes it much easier to keep in contact with former employees if your company wants to. But is it a good idea?  Frankly, the answer to the question may hinge on the company’s perception of the employee. Here’s a… Read More »

Why You Should Ask for the Salary You Think You Deserve

Salary discussions may well be the most fraught part of the hiring process for many job seekers. Many people may feel anxiety discussing money at all – let alone asking for a high salary. They worry that too high a salary request may get them passed over for the job.  But in fact, it‘s very important to… Read More »

Could That Meeting Have Been an Email?

While meetings are a fact of office life (whether you’re physically in the office or work from home), many meetings actually aren’t necessary. In fact, meetings that waste time and accomplish little top the pet peeve list of both managers and employees. If you’ve ever been in a meeting where one or two people monopolize… Read More »

How Social Media Can Help Your Employment Search

If you think of social media as primarily social, it’s time to recalibrate! Many employers use social media channels like LinkedIn and Facebook to find and evaluate job candidates. Yes, there are opportunities everywhere! Here’s how to make the most of social media during your job search.    Use social media to find job postings. LinkedIn is one of the main sites you can use… Read More »