Category: Career Advice

Featured Image: In-House Marketing or Marketing Agency: what’s the right fit for young professionals?

In-House Marketing or Marketing Agency: what’s the right fit for young professionals?

August 23, 2019 | Career Advice

When choosing to embark on a career in the marketing field, a major decision you’ll face is whether to work “in-house” (in the marketing department of a company) or for an agency. Though the two may seem very similar – it’s all marketing, right? – they are quite different. Working in-house means your work will […]

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Featured Image:  Three Easy Actions That Can Help Retain Employees

 Three Easy Actions That Can Help Retain Employees

As summer kicks into high gear, the tight labor market shows no signs of softening. The latest Employment Situation Summaryfrom the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates 224,000 jobs were added in June. While the unemployment rate increased from 3.6% to 3.7%, it remains near 50-year lows. This data underscores why it’s more important than ever […]

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Featured Image: The Job Interview is Over. Now What?

The Job Interview is Over. Now What?

After you have finished the job interview, you go home and as far as you know, you nailed it. While you don’t want to come off as nagging, you want to stay on the employer’s radar. After an interview you want to send a thank you email and a handwritten note as soon as possible. You […]

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Featured Image: Ten Questions You Should Be Asking in an Interview

Ten Questions You Should Be Asking in an Interview

We spend so much time thinking about what interviewers will ask us during an interview, it’s easy to forget just how important it is for the interviewee to ask questions in return. But not all questions are created equal. Good questions are around job duties, the department structure, company goals, and growth plans. Candidates who […]

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Featured Image: Nailing Down Responses to the Most Common Interview Questions

Nailing Down Responses to the Most Common Interview Questions

Professionals responsible for interviewing potential candidates for an organization likely have a fair amount of experience in doing just that. They come prepared with a list of questions they know will help uncover the traits and abilities needed to fill the specific role you’re eager to land. To help you prepare your responses for your […]

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Featured Image: Three Simple Steps to Prepare for Your Next Job Interview

Three Simple Steps to Prepare for Your Next Job Interview

Preparing for an interview can be overwhelming. You want to make the best first impression, which includes having substantial background information on the company and articulating your past job experience effectively. Follow the steps below to ensure you’re well prepared for any interview: Do Your Homework Spend some time finding as much information about the […]

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Featured Image: Building and Marketing Your Personal Brand

Building and Marketing Your Personal Brand

Building and Marketing Your Personal Brand When working with someone who’s looking for their next job opportunity, one of the first questions a career coach will ask is: “What do you want to do?” It’s a more difficult question to answer than you might think. Even though candidates are looking to start fresh, they’ll often […]

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Featured Image: Answering the Dreaded, “Tell Me About Yourself”

Answering the Dreaded, “Tell Me About Yourself”

Think back on all the job interviews you’ve had. How many times has the interviewer opened with, “Tell me about yourself.”? How many times have you floundered to interpret what that means or come up with a succinct answer on the spot? It’s a common scenario. Time and time again interviewers stump interviewees with that […]

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Featured Image: The Importance of Soft Skills in an Automated World

The Importance of Soft Skills in an Automated World

Automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are making their way into every industry, changing job roles and responsibilities across the board. The skills hiring managers looked for on resumes five years ago are not the skills they emphasize now when looking for candidates. In many cases, hard skills (definable, teachable abilities) have taken a back seat […]

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Featured Image: The Essential Role of Assessments in Hiring Great Talent (Part 2)

The Essential Role of Assessments in Hiring Great Talent (Part 2)

In the previous blog post, we shared some perspectives about the importance of job performance assessments and three primary benefits. This article looks at two more reasons we recommend assessments, as well as what to look for in an assessment tool. Reason #4: Assessment can be used to Inform Training and Development Many organizations continue […]

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