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How Your Coworkers Can Help You Score a Promotion

“Success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. You’re only as good as the people you work with and the people you work for,” Casey Kasem, renowned actor and radio host, once said. It may seem logical to keep to ourselves and try to outperform others in the race for a promotion. ...
Jul 24

How to Ask for the Job Title You Deserve

Your job title isn’t everything — but it does matter. When you’re offered a new role, or have been in the same position for some time, how should you think about what title you deserve? How do you decide whether it’s worth negotiating? If you don’t think you can get a raise, should you even ask for a change in your title? And what about the other side of the coin: How should you respond if your boss offers you a promotion in title — with no raise?
What the Experts Say When accepting a new position or angling for a promotion, most people tend to focus on salary negotiation. ...
Jul 21

More Competition for Talent Is Leading to Rise in Wages

Nationwide studies reveal that the U.S. labor market remains bullish about hiring through the second half of the year, and a significant percentage of employers anticipate offering higher starting salaries for new employees.
CareerBuilder's 2017 Midyear Job Forecast shows that 60 percent of employers plan to hire full-time employees from July through December, up from 50 percent at this time last year, and 46 percent plan to hire temporary or contract workers, up from 32 percent in July 2016. ...
Jul 19

This Is the Email Smart People Send When They're Rejected for a Job

You went through the numerous rounds of in-person interviews. You established great rapport (and—dare you say—even a friendly bond) with your potential new boss. You had reached the final stages of the hiring process and you knew it.
All that was left to do was wait for the decision. ...
Jul 17

These Interview Questions Could Get HR in Trouble

These Interview Questions Could Get HR in Trouble
To ask or not to ask? That is the question.
And the answer is no—that is, if you are an employer interviewing a job candidate and you plan to ask about a candidate's race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or other sensitive topics. ...
Jul 14

14 Soft Skills New Hires Need for Success

When you’re looking to hire someone, not everything you need to know is on the resume. Sometimes, you need the right soft skill to make sure the candidate will not only fit but thrive in your corporate culture.
To find out what those crucial abilities are, we asked members from the Young Entrepreneur Council this question:
Q. ...
Jul 12

How to Negotiate Your Way to a Better Career

HR leaders get plenty of practice negotiating: They are key participants in discussions about wages, benefits, job offers, labor contracts and restructuring.
But brokering deals on their own behalf—such as asking for a raise, promotion or flexible work arrangement—can feel a lot more difficult. ...
Jul 10

Does Your Resume Pass The "6 Second Review?"

Recently a recruiter that I know mentioned in a conversation that she once read that, on average, recruiters spend less than 7 second reviewing candidate resumes. 7 seconds! Think about that! I was skeptical so decided to do a quick bit of research. Turns out several years ago The Ladders had a survey where they concluded that recruiters spent less than 7 seconds per resume. ...
Jun 28

Why Most People Quit Their Jobs

In my line of work, I do a lot of listening to managers bickering about losing good employees. It's understandable--turnover is costly and disruptive.
So, many of them will point fingers somewhere, but the data I receive from exit interview reports, feedback instruments, and employee engagement surveys has fingers pointing back at them. ...
Jun 23

How to Deal with Unhappiness at Work

Happiness at work has become an unavoidable subject, especially because for many years, the boundary between private and professional life has been more and more blurred. Every morning, we want to have a good and pleasant reason to go to work, we don’t want to go there walking backwards, as we usually spend half of our day at the office. ...
Jun 19

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