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Job Seekers: Do Your Research Before the Application or the Interview!

Are you a job seeker ready to send out applications? Do you have a job interview coming up? One of the best ways to be a top job candidate, make a great impression and determine your own interest in the role and the company is to do as much research about the potential employer and […]

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Create Your Staffing Plan: 7 Steps to Get Started

Staffing is an ongoing process for any organization. Not to be confused with Recruiting, which is an initial step in finding employees for your business, Staffing is the overall strategy and function that aligns your people with your business. It’s the complete process to finding, hiring and retaining all of the people, at every level […]

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Prevent Summer Meltdowns in the Office!

Six tips for a cool transition of work when employees take summer vacation.  Summer on Long Island. Time for beaches, fireworks, ice cream and grilling. But it’s also time for vacation. Traffic seems a bit lighter, the line at the deli moves a little faster and the parking lot at the office is definitely emptier. […]

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The Wisdom of Jack Nicklaus

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of hearing Jack Nicklaus speak at a Long Island Association event. As an avid golf fan, I was thrilled to finally hear my golf hero speak in person. But as a business person, I was very inspired and motivated by his wisdom. Mr. Nicklaus explained that he’s […]

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How to Assemble Your Best Job References

You’ve done the hard work: submitted your resume, aced the interview and impressed your potential new employer—who’s now asked you to provide employment references. Piece of cake, right? Actually, as you’re in the home stretch of the hiring process, now’s the time to really think about who should be singing your praises. The goal is […]

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What Interviewers Should Uncover During a Job Interview

If you’re tasked with conducting a job interview at your company it’s your responsibility to uncover details about the candidate that will help your organization determine if they’re the right fit or not for the job. And while a conversational format is probably more comfortable for you and the candidate than an outright interrogation, it’s […]

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Tackle one of the most common interview questions: “Tell me about yourself.”

One of the most common—and feared—interview questions. Job seekers can almost always count on fielding one of the most common yet difficult interview questions to answer: “Tell me about yourself.” While it seems like a softball question it could be this question in disguise: “Why should we hire you?”  While it’s true that interviewers might […]

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How to Create A Resume With Limited Experience

If you have little to no formal work experience, putting together a resume may seem like a daunting task. The good news is that even with a limited employment history, you can still create an impressive resume that showcases your skills and the value you can bring to a job. The key is formatting, and […]

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated During a Long Job Search

As you’re most certainly aware, job hunting can be a long and discouraging process that has the potential to stretch on for several months. After applying to hundreds of jobs and sending out dozens of resumes, it’s easy to want to convince yourself that your job search is a lost cause. Of course, that’s not […]

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Resume 101: Objective Statements vs Branding Statements

If it has been a while since your last job search, you might be surprised to learn that an objective statement is no longer an essential part of the standard resume. A stable of the past, objective statements are now considered to be bulky space-fillers that keep hiring managers from quickly reading the important sections […]

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