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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 »

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You’ve been on the job market for a while now, and it looks like you may need to turn to a temporary staffing agency to hold you over while you search for a permanent position better tailored to your experience and skills. You’re not alone. Temporary positions provide an excellent way for you to stay… Read more »

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If you run or manage technology for a company with its own in-house server architecture, there’s no way around the fact that you need a highly qualified IT staff who can keep your systems running and your office productive. But one of the biggest obstacles to in-house systems is cost, and one of the highest… Read more »

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When you’re out of work, especially if you’ve been out of work for more than a few months, a strange thing can happen to your understanding of time. Specifically the value that you assign to each hour of your day. While you were employed, you may not have consciously assigned a dollar value to each… Read more »

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If you have a position to fill, especially one that requires a rare or complex skill set, there are several advantages to expanding your search beyond the local area. A wider net can certainly help you gain access to a larger number of applicants, and if your search area covers the entire nation or the… Read more »