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Posted March 20, 2014 by

Need career guidance? A mentor can help

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Young mentor going over work with his new colleague. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Managing a fast-paced career can feel a little like navigating a minefield. You want to excel, of course, not only by doing your best work, but by being innovative, confident, and creative. At the same time, you’re trying to steer clear of mistakes you’ve seen others make, as well as the plethora of unforeseen pitfalls that can cause a career to stall or become obsolete altogether. Whether you’re at the beginning of your professional career, or at the peak of it, it’s hard not to feel like you’re on your own. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Support and guidance can be yours, if you find and retain the right mentor to help see you through. (more…)

Posted February 27, 2014 by

Companies Feel Good About Growth, but Challenged in Recruiting Candidates

Robert Half logoWhile companies feel good about growing in the first quarter of 2014, they are concerned about their ability to recruit top candidates for positions.  The following post has more information.

In a recent Robert Half survey, nearly all (91 percent) of executives interviewed said they are optimistic about their companies’ near-term growth prospects. However, they are less certain about their ability to recruit experienced talent for open jobs. In fact, more than six in 10 (63 percent) chief financial officers (CFOs) said it is somewhat or very challenging to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions today. (more…)

Posted January 21, 2014 by

Preparing to Interview for an Entry Level Job? 15 Things Recruiters Are Watching

As an entry level job seeker preparing for an interview, keep in mind 15 things that recruiters are paying attention to according to the following post.

Job interviews are complicated – no doubt about it. So much information to remember and to articulate… so much to get perfect and so much can go wrong. I often get questions from readers asking for job interview tips. I thought it might help to provide a guide to what I look

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Posted January 13, 2014 by

A Graduate’s Guide to Interviews

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Young female job applicant waiting for an interview. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Here are 7 key points to remember when you have been invited for an interview.

1. They Want You

One of the first things to appreciate when invited by a prospective employer for an interview is that they already think you are qualified to do the job. That’s why they want to meet you. Interviews are far more about seeing whether you will fit into the company culture and add something unique to the business. (more…)

Posted December 26, 2013 by

Advanced to a Management Position from Your Entry Level Job? 5 Tips to Succeed as a Manager

Congratulations!  You’ve gone from an entry level job to a management position.  If you need some advice, the following post has five tips to succeed as a manager.

Have you ever been overly micromanaged by your boss? Or had a hands-off boss who gave you so much freedom you desperately craved structure and direction? Chances are if you’ve had a bad boss, you’ve thought, “I’ll never do that when I’m in their shoes!” But,

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Posted November 21, 2013 by

Yes, It IS Our Business: 11 Strategies to Help Enterprising Women Take Advantage of Right Now

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Female workers of various industries smiling. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It’s a fact: women in business are on the rise. We’ve all heard of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, both of whom rocketed Wonder Woman-like through the glass ceiling to become household names. And those two famous females are hardly alone: women now occupy 24% of corporate senior leadership positions around the world. What’s more, 37% of worldwide entities in the formal sector are owned by women.

Still not convinced? Consider that in America, women make up 47% of the workforce, and a 51.4% hold of managerial and professional positions. Women are outpacing men in education (57% of bachelor’s degrees and 63% of master’s degrees are earned by females), and 40% of women already out-earn their husbands.

Here’s the takeaway for smart women: Those numbers are exciting. You can, and should, take advantage of women’s advances to propel yourself to greater personal and professional success. (more…)

Posted October 25, 2013 by

10 Interviewing Tips to Get Any Job

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, CEO of KAS Sales Recruiting

There are certain interviewing tips that are going to lead to any job seeker getting the position that they want.  Believe it or not, much of it has to do with going back to the basics.  While we should always strive to continue learning, it is important to brush up on certain factors that are easily forgotten.

With that being said, here are 10 tips to help you ace the interview and get the position that you want. (more…)

Posted October 14, 2013 by

Interviewing for Recent Graduate Jobs? How to Answer Some Behavioral Interview Questions

Graduates, when you’re on behavioral interviews in the hopes of landing recent graduate jobs, you might be asked some questions that seem difficult to answer.  The following post shares some of these questions and how to respond to them.

Behavioral interview questions are some of the toughest you may be asked by a potential employer, but they don’t have to be. We’ve answered some of the trickiest behavioral interview questions to make sure you don’t get stumped! 1. What did you like best and least about your previous job? GAME PLAN: This question exposes a lot about you

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Posted August 23, 2013 by

Returning to the Workforce? What to Know if You’re Searching for an Entry Level Job

Whether you are returning to the workforce after having children or otherwise, you may discover some changes.  If you’re searching for an entry level job, the following post has some information you should know.

Our Career Consultant Jean Ottley describes the adjustments needed when planning to return to the workforce. Back to the future – paid work after children I’ve been talking to parents who are getting ready to go back into the…

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Posted July 31, 2013 by

Going to a Networking Event Concerning Jobs for Recent College Graduates? 5 Tips for a Pleasant Experience

Networking can be a key factor in the search for jobs for recent college graduates.  However, if you’re feeling uncomfortable at a networking event, you may miss out on potential job opportunities.  Make this experience a pleasant one by applying the five tips found in the following post.

Networking events are awkward. And when you don’t go to them often, you might have no idea what to do or how to act. Use these tips to save yourself from potential embarrassment: 1. Wear an appropriate outfit If you have to wonder whether or not your outfit is appropriate for a work function, it isn’t. This is

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