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The What, Why, and When of Payroll Outsourcing

Monday, June 26, 2017

Running a business means juggling a variety of administrative responsibilities. Outsourcing payroll could make your job easier. Most successful entrepreneurs know how to delegate. To maintain a certain standard of service, roles and responsibilities must be passed to the right people in the business. In a larger sense, this is how outsourcing works: A third-party organization is engaged to take care of some essential administrative process, leaving the business itself – and its employees – free to concentrate on delivering core services. One ...

41 Unusual Career Tips From a Recruiter

Thursday, June 22, 2017

There is no opening act. Let's just get started: 1. Don't Ask How  Don't ask how you can help. Do your research and figure out a way to help. When people email and ask how they can help, it creates more work for me. Now I have to think of how they can help. I don't know them or what they are good at. I've emailed senior people before with the same question. The web holds more information now than ...

These Statistics Will Change the Way You Apply to Jobs

Thursday, June 22, 2017

According to Glassdoor, every corporate job opening attracts an average of 250 resumes. Only 4-6 of these candidates will be interviewed, and of course, only one will receive a job offer. In terms of percentages, this means that only about 2 percent of candidates for a job will ever get called to interview. What This Means for ...

5 Tips for Job Seekers Who Want to Work for a Nonprofit

Monday, June 19, 2017

Whether you are a recent graduate or looking to make a career change, working in the nonprofit industry can be incredibly fulfilling. Most of us will ultimately spend the majority of our waking hours at work, so why not spend those hours passionately engrossed in a job where you can do your part to impact humanity? At least, that's how I felt after I left a three-week-old job in the ...

Hey College Grads: Here Are the Best and Worse Places to Start Your Career

Monday, June 19, 2017

If there's one thing recent college graduates are beginning to figure out right about now, it's that their hometowns may not be the best places to find jobs where they can apply the degrees they just earned. It would be nice if we could all land high-paying entry-level gigs a few blocks from the homes we grew up in, but it usually doesn't work out that way. Instead, graduates from around ...

For a Punchier Resume, Use the Active Voice

Monday, June 19, 2017

If your resume is full of phrases like "was responsible for ...", then you're using the passive voice. A lot of people make this mistake. If you want a stronger resume, you need to replace the passive voice with the active voice. The Difference Between Active and Passive Voice: In a nutshell, the passive voice describes things that happened to you; the active voice describes ...

Business Psychology Meets 'Game of Thrones': Who Should Lead Westeros?

Monday, June 19, 2017

Whether people are in it for the violence, the dragons, or the complex characters, the widespread love for Game of Thrones is undeniable. Six years after its first episode debuted, it continues to be a spectacularly popular television show. With the seventh season coming this July, we'll all be glued to our seats yet again to find out who will take control of the Iron Throne. For those of us who delight in the understanding and critical evaluation of ...

An Introduction to Jobs in the eSports Industry [Infographic]

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

If you are looking for a new job, you might consider joining the eSports industry. eSports have come a long way, developing from a collection of small, casual tournaments to a multimillion-dollar empire. According to one estimate, eSports will generate roughly $700 million dollars in revenue in 2017 alone. Today's eSports tournaments are world-class events where the biggest brands sponsor teams ...

4 Secrets to a Standout Resume

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Team player. Results-oriented. Self-motivated. You already know where this is going. These are some of the most generic terms anyone could use on their resume, and yet everyone uses them. Why? Because we've been trained to think that this is what companies want to hear. To really stand out and grab a reader's attention, your resume needs to tell your unique story. Skip the clichés and follow ...

Are You Giving Yourself the Credit You Deserve?

Monday, June 12, 2017

Nearly everyone has a side hustle these days, but few take credit for being an entrepreneur. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, in 2014 only 2 percent of millennials claimed to be self-employed, compared with 7.6 percent for Gen. X-ers and 8.3 percent of baby boomers. While many people are both self-employed and traditionally ...

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Make Networking Easier by Using LinkedIn

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

How to best use your network to open doors.

How to Get New Hires Up to Speed

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The onboarding process doesn’t have to be difficult.

How to Make the Most of Every Job Posting

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Make yourself a reflection of the employer's priorities.

6 Things Employees Should Know About the Family and Medical Leave Act

Monday, June 26, 2017

Don’t wait for a family health crisis to understand the FMLA.

How to Prepare for 5 Key Interview Questions

Monday, June 26, 2017

These questions are so common you'd be foolish not to anticipate them.

How to Bolster Your Remote Work Culture

Thursday, June 22, 2017

If you think remote workers aren't working for you, think again.

9 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Look for ways you can eliminate working overtime.

7 Mistakes of Cover Letter Writing

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Get it right the first time.

5 Expert Tips for Interview Success

Monday, June 19, 2017

While it is important to be qualified, it is even more important to create the right impression.

How to Write a Great Cover Letter

Monday, June 19, 2017

If you're like most job seekers, you're probably doing it wrong.

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