Why Your Moral Compass is Important to a Prospective Employer

I am a member of a couple of boards to which job seekers post comments and questions regarding their job search experiences. Recently, a young lady posted a comment that expressed her frustration that an interviewer has asked her 1) where her moral compass was; and 2) why should we hire you. She was upset …

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Keep Your Composure Under Interview Pressure

We all know that when we launch an active career search, a major step in the new job acquisition process will be the job interview. I have seen people sabotage their own success by failing to properly prepare. Many people think that interview stress begins once the job seeker receives that coveted invitation to interview …

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The Value of an Open Door Policy and an Employee Complaint Process

Most employers have experienced the stressful process of having to respond to employee complaints. Whether it is an allegation of discrimination or other unfair treatment, it takes a great deal of time and effort to respond to employee complaints, but it is a necessary exercise.  If the employer fails to respond to a complaint, it …

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The Power of Words

Have you ever said something that you wished you could take back?!  Truth be told, anyone who is older than 2 years can likely relate. Whether it is to your significant other, a family member, a co-worker, or a stranger; we’ve all had one of those moments when we lost our cool…and control of our …

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Analysis of a Vacancy Announcement

This post is phase two of creating a great cover letter.  It utilizes an actual vacancy announcement to take you step-by-step through the process of analyzing the announcement to determine if your background is a good fit for the position in which you are interested.  Please visit often for new posts as we take you through …

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