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Good questions to ask after an interview

By Shelley Spears | April 23, 2019

Employers may interview dozens of people before finding the candidate for a specific position. At times, the thing that will set you apart is not just the answers that you give during the interview, but also the questions that you ask at the end of an interview.

Are jobs disappearing?

By Shelley Spears | April 9, 2019

The job market in the United States is ever changing. Sometimes, there seems to be a surplus of jobs hiring. Other times, it’s like all of the jobs have disappeared. But some jobs are indeed disappearing. Technology and the development of artificial intelligence are both factors in the decrease of many jobs in today’s job market.

Three tips to stand out from the crowd online

By Shelley Spears | March 19, 2019

Are you searching for the perfect job and really want to rise above your competitors? In today’s digital age, one way to stand out is to have an outstanding social media presence. LinkedIn is the primary social media platform for professional networking, and its one recruiters use regularly to search for potential candidates, but other social media channels matter too.

The real cost of employee turnover

By Shelley Spears | March 5, 2019

When you think about the cost of employee turnover, your first thought might go to the monetary cost it takes to hire a recruiter or to post the position on a job board. Sometimes there are also costs associated with the interview and screening process or with helping relocate a new employee.

Creating the right interview experience

By Shelley Spears | February 19, 2019

Interviews can be stressful for the candidate and very time consuming for the interviewer, and the interview experience can vary greatly from one company to the next. However, there are ways to strategically create the right interview experience for the candidate and the company.

Staying competitive in the gig economy

By Shelley Spears | February 5, 2019

Technology is making it easier for people to work more gigs, or temporary jobs, rather than your typical part-time or full-time jobs. The gig economy is estimated to be about 34 percent of today’s workforce, and it’s expected to grow to 43 percent by 2020. Staying successful in the gig economy, especially when it comes to IT, requires a competitive edge due to the ever-changing world of technology.

Three red flags when checking a candidate’s social media profiles

By Shelley Spears | January 22, 2019

In today’s world, people learn a lot about a person by their social media pages. It’s a common way for many people to express themselves and connect with the rest of the world. The way that someone presents themselves on social media can speak volumes to their character in real life.

Five steps to getting a promotion

By Shelley Spears | January 8, 2019

Do you like the company you work for, but the position doesn’t seem right for you anymore? Do you feel like your current work responsibilities are holding you back? Do you see no further direction for professional development in your current position?

Preventing and overcoming a hiring mistake

By Shelley Spears | December 18, 2018

If there’s one thing that’s for sure about the business world, it’s that all businesses are operated by people in some way. If businesses could run themselves, we would all be entrepreneurs, but that’s not the case.

The value of hiring a multigenerational workforce

By Shelley Spears | December 4, 2018

There are now five generations in the workforce for the first time in history, which includes the Traditionalists, born before 1945, all the way to Gen Z, born in the mid-1990s. While some business owners and managers struggle to manage this unique workforce, there are many benefits to having multiple generations within a business.