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Your Office Holiday Parties: Planning and Attending the Party

The annual holiday party is a company gathering meant to celebrate the season and a year of hard work. It is a great opportunity for coworkers to get to know each other, make the staff feel appreciated, and allow everyone from the company to relax after a long year. Although office parties have the best intentions for everyone to just have fun and unwind, there are always possibilities of managers and employees misbehaving (especially when alcohol is involved), which makes attending and planning the party a daunting endeavor. Consider the following party planning recommendations and office party etiquette pointers for an enjoyable, conflict-free experience.

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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out to Recruiters

Recruiters are sent and review hundreds of resumes a day to find the best candidates. The daily influx of applications requires recruiters to scan through resumes in seconds, which means strong candidates need resumes that stop recruiters in their tracks. Whether you are an experienced professional, recent graduate or an entry-level novice, having an attractive, clear and concise resume is essential to grab the attention of recruiters and hiring managers. Consider the following ideas to boost your resume and get that call back.

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Medical Marijuana: What Employers Should Know

Twenty eight states have passed medical marijuana laws and eight states, including Washington D.C, have legalized recreational marijuana for adults twenty one and over. With the prevalence of the alternative medicine comes a shift in workplace and legal policy. It is important as an employer to be aware of the evolving laws and societal attitudes toward marijuana, and adjust the workplace accordingly. No one wants to deal with lawsuits and safety hazards, so whether you are an employer or employee review the following to gain a better understanding of medical marijuana and the workplace.

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How to Make a Lasting Impression in Your Next Interview

Even with many accessible resources and guides for interview preparation, people tend to either overlook or overthink the significance of lasting impressions. It is important to end an interview strong in order for the employer or hiring manager to have a positive association and memory of the candidate. It can be very difficult to start and end an interview on the right note because of tricky questions that are usually presented at those points in the interview. As the interview comes to a close and you think that you have made it, the interviewer concludes by asking “Do you have any questions for me?” This can be a challenging question because it prompts an open-ended response and it is the last opportunity to make a good impression. Already overthinking your possible questions? Calm your nerves by asking these interesting questions to successfully win over the interviewer.

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How to Make a Great First Impression in Your Next Interview

There are many different approaches and resources to use for interview preparation, but people still tend to either overlook or overthink the impact of first impressions. It is important to start an interview strong in order for the employer or hiring manager to feel confident in considering you for the job. It can be very challenging to start and end an interview on the right note because of tricky questions that are usually presented at those points in the interview. During the first few moments of the interview the employer or HR manager prompts you with the dreaded “Tell me about yourself” question. This question stumps and intimidates many people because it is so open-ended and it sets the tone for the rest of the interview. Unsure of how to even begin responding to this question? Ease your mind by using the following approach and impress the interviewer within the first few minutes.

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Job Seekers have all the Power

The current low unemployment rate and high demand for workers is creating a very unusual environment. Job seekers want the application process to be quick, easy, engaging and of course mobile.

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How to Attract New Employees in a Candidate Driven Market

 

Attracting new employees in a candidate driven market sounds daunting. It is certainly one of the biggest challenges employers have faced in recent years. Many local employers are asking themselves, "How are we going to attract and retain the best candidates?". The expectations of current job seekers are much different than a few years ago, and employers must realize this change and adapt to the current requirements that the job market demands

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6 Common Mistakes to Avoid at Your New Job

Are you new on the job and want to make a great first impression? Every new hire wants to show their manager just how wonderful they are. After all, you are your employer's best investment! With that being said, here are 6 common mistakes to avoid at your new job.

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5 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Becoming a Permanent Employee

Receiving a permanent offer for employment weighs heavily on many temporary employee's minds. While the decision is largely influenced as to whether the company has money in the budget and a long-term need for another permanent employee, there are several things you can do to help increase your odds. Here are 5 ways to increase your chances of becoming a permanent employee while on a temporary assignment.

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Stay Interviews: A Secret Weapon to Keeping Your Best Employees

 

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