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If I can sum up the top three things learned in the military, it would be: attention to detail is essential, recon and preparedness is everything, and chow hall food builds character. 

Questionable food aside, the first two are important and life lasting skills which will help you find and excel at your next job.

September 28, 2017
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Do you ever feel like your job applications have gone into a black hole? If so, you’re not alone. It’s frustrating not to hear back from a prospective employer. However, for employers, it is frustrating to sort through numerous applications in the hopes of finding a needle in a haystack: the candidate who best fits their needs.

September 27, 2017

 

 

Q:  I have been job hunting for about three months with little luck. I‘ve had a couple of interviews but afterwards,  I never heard anything back.  The most frustrating part is that I don’t know why.  I wish there was a way to find out what I’m doing wrong.

August 14, 2017
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Tools are amazing things.  Having the right tool for the job can make all of the difference, but using the wrong tool can be a huge headache.  Hammers are one example.  Using a hammer with a nail is great, but using a hammer to drive a screw is not so good.  Likewise, saws can be helpful, but in the hands of someone who is untrained or inexperienced, a saw can lead to damage or worse.

August 11, 2017

 

 

Social media can be the key to landing a job. Best-selling author Martin Yate, a career coach and former HR professional, takes your questions each week about how to further your career in HR. Contact him at the e-mail address at the end of this column.

July 12, 2017

 

      

 

Despite a century of speculation by managers and scholars, we know very little about whether certain cues or signs exhibited by employees can predict whether they're about to quit.

June 19, 2017

 

No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to regularly take inventory of your skills and develop learning action plans. A new way to think about learning action plans is the idea of creating a “portfolio.”

May 25, 2017

Leaving school and entering the wide unknown of the workforce is a big change for any college or high school graduate. For job-search newbies, knowing what employers want and how to navigate the hiring process can be about as confusing as a Yogi Berra quote. And sifting through conflicting advice from well-meaning friends and family just adds to that confusion.

November 14, 2016

 

Naturally, as a full time recruiter I spend an exorbitant amount of time pursuing LinkedIn profiles. It’s a recruiter’s most frequent online destination when being charged with filling a job opening. While not all profiles are created equal, it never fails that every couple weeks I run across a real doozy. These are profiles that have all the right endorsements and employment experience but are hamstrung by a truly cringe worthy profile photo.

October 28, 2016

 

  

 

Are you looking for a way to prepare for the future?

August 12, 2016

 

Do you get the Sunday night blues because the reality of Monday morning is approaching?

Do you find yourself pushing the snooze button a third time because you don’t want to go to work?

Do you have to fight the urge every morning to call in sick?

Are you in survival mode by 8:30am and by 5pm feel drained dry?

August 9, 2016

     

Ready or not—here they come! Graduates of the Class of 2016 are ready to enter the workforce and will be preparing to start their careers over the next several months.

June 6, 2016

Q:  Every year around this time, I sit down to write goals for the following year.  Because the economy is improving and more companies are hiring, for the first time in a while I’m considering leaving my job.  It’s not a bad job -good benefits, pays the bills- but it’s something I’ve held onto because there were few choices.  How do I know if it’s the right time to leave? 

December 30, 2015
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Q:  I found out that one of my employees is looking for another job.  I’m disappointed and feel like I’ve lost trust in him.  Can I fire him because he is looking?

November 12, 2015

Yes, the candidate experience at your organization is miserable.

You’d think that with all the shiny new technology, channels for communication and platforms for social media interaction, organizations would have figured out a way to create a kinder candidate experience. But in 2015, most companies continue to leave bad impressions and drive people away.

April 27, 2015

 

The next wave of college students is preparing for graduation, purchasing caps and gowns, and taking final exams. But will these new college graduates have jobs after walking across the stage, diploma in hand?

April 27, 2015

 

Just as a resume is a candidate’s first chance to make a great impression, so too are a company’s job listings. A great job description will encourage a more qualified candidate to apply, just as a poor listing can ensure he or she moves on to other openings. In fact, the average job seeker spends less than 30 seconds reviewing a job posting, so effective descriptions are vital to standing out from the pack and attracting top talent.

Here are 5 easy ways to bring more qualified candidates into your hiring pipeline:

April 26, 2015