Archive for July 2018

How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter

Your cover letter is your calling card and the very first impression you make when introducing yourself to a recruiter. Unfortunately, some candidates skip this important step during their job search – or worse – write a generic letter and press “send” without giving it a second thought. This article outlines five strategies for writing…

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Five Traits to Look for in Your Next Hire

Hiring the right candidate is a process, and it means more than finding a person with the most technical skills and aptitudes. What do employers look for when differentiating the average candidates from the topnotch? While every business has its own culture, there are some top employee characteristics that are universal. Understanding these desirable employee…

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Hire for Interpersonal Abilities, Train for Technical Skills

Most business books and management classes recommend that managers hire applicants based on their interpersonal skills – and train for technical skills. Why is this concept so important in today’s job market? Because spending time with employees who interact poorly can result in long work days – and vastly unhappy teams. Every company has hired…

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