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Many companies think that technology in the workplace has enhanced interpersonal communication. All too often these tools, which are meant to make life easier, are more overwhelming than helpful. Since much of today’s business is conducting over the internet, face to face communication is becoming a lost art form. Managers and employees are both feeling… Read more »

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It may seem as though time management and networking are on two different ends of your job search spectrum. However, using one method to enhance the other is a great way to expand your reach. Here are some successful ways other career networkers have maximized their time and increased their connections. Be a morning person…. Read more »

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There is truly only one question your resume must answer. “Why do I want to hire this person?” Why are you a better fit than the rest of the resumes that the recruiter has received for their job posting? You only have a few seconds for your resume to make an impression. Here are the… Read more »

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As the job market begins to open up many employees are considering whether or not they are satisfied in their current place of employment. Managers can affect this decision by providing some simple improvements to increase employee engagement.  These changes don’t need to be costly. Here are four simple ideas that can change your workplace… Read more »

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Every employee wants to be recognized for their good work. It is important to show them that you care about them and you appreciate their dedication even while you’re trying to conserve money in your budget. Here are some great ideas for employee awards that don’t have to break the bank. Snacks. Stock your employee… Read more »

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Personal branding is a powerful tool. Imagine some of the most common household names like Apple or Blackberry. When you hear those words you are probably not thinking of your aunt’s famous fruit salad that she brings to every family picnic; you’re thinking of the brands that they represent. You can create an equally powerful… Read more »

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Cover letters are a controversial thing when it comes to the job search. Some recruiters love them. Some recruiters require them. And some recruiters advice against them all together. The ones who love them like to see a quick snapshot of the candidate before even opening the resume attachment. The ones who require them are… Read more »

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“Green” is a big buzzword when it comes to business these days. While some people scoff at the concept and go about business as usual socially conscious companies are leading the pack in hiring the best talent on the market. Job seekers are concerned about the environment and other social issues facing the nation. Companies… Read more »

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Now that we are emerging from the winter, which is historically a slower hiring time, it is a good opportunity to look at the challenges manager face in the hiring process for the remainder of 2013. South East Michigan is in a unique position to develop a new economy and take advantage of potential opportunities… Read more »

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Understanding how hiring managers use online social media is the first step in knowing where to go to get your next job. Communication is changing in the 21st century and showing up at the company’s door with your resume is not getting you the job. You may be on LinkedIn and Facebook but recruiters are… Read more »