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When most of us think of the word “internship”, we envision a short-term program for college or high school students with mutual benefits for both the student and the organization that sponsors her. The most productive internships are those in which everybody wins. For the student, great internships offer exposure to a real-life, real-time workplace… Read more »

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Here’s a common dialogue between two managers making a final hiring decision:  Manager A: How about this one?  Manager B: I like her confidence. And she has an impressive background. Look at her education! She has more  letters after her name than I do, that’s for sure.  Manager A: She wants to join this team… Read more »

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In many ways, the practice of networking is a lot like fire. Under controlled circumstances, it can be life-giving and life-saving. It holds civilization together and we’ve relied on it since paleolithic times. But just like fire, the act of deliberate networking can easily slide out of our control and become a destructive force. Real,… Read more »

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Before you type out a nuts-and-bolts job posting written with a facts-only approach and a tone of grey, robotic professionalism, stop. The temptation to do this is strong, we know. After all, this post will represent your first contact with potential candidates, and you want to send the message that your enterprise is established, respectable,… Read more »

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Welcome to the second decade of our new century: Another year in the age of the internet, a dark year for the job market, and a booming, teeming, untamed world of opportunity for independent spirits of all kinds. This is the Gig Economy, and it’s our new normal. If you have a skill, it’s time… Read more »

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Every great manager knows that recruitment and hiring are the first building blocks of growth and productivity. But once you’ve tracked down talented candidates and brought them on board, what can you do to hold onto them when they receive inevitable competing offers? How can you create an excellent retention strategy and make the most… Read more »

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The term “Generation Y” usually refers to younger members of the workplace who were born between 1981 and 1990 and are now roughly between the ages of 20 and 30. These young men and women came of age as we moved from a pre-computer society to a society saturated by computers and arguably dependent on… Read more »

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Securing a job offer in another state can be a great step for your career, and it may be easier than you expect if you make the right moves. But remember that the challenges of the long-distance job hunt are two-fold: You want to convince distant employers to invest in you, and you want to… Read more »

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There are several advantages to selecting job applicants who are already employed. Likewise, targeting unemployed candidates can come with a few complications, but can also save you from a few potentially expensive problems. Before you decide on a preference between the two, understand the implications and considerations that come with each option. Hiring Unemployed Candidates… Read more »

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The job market may be tight right now, but you’ll still need to compete if you want to attract the attention of the most talented and uniquely qualified candidates. Finding and bringing in exceptional talent can be difficult, especially when budgets contract and resources are limited. To raise your profile, make sure your job posting… Read more »