Archive for March 2019

How to Address Gaps on Your Resume

Resume gaps are a problem because they raise an automatic red flag. What went wrong? Why did you stop working? Will you be a bad employee? The trick is to calm your potential employer’s fears. People take time off for a variety of reasons. Here’s how to approach the subject. The Do’s Stay Honest –…

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The Cost of a Bad Hire

If you’ve ever picked the wrong person to join your organization, you know this can be an expensive mistake. But, exactly how much does a bad hire cost? Zappos CEO, Tony Hsieh, famously stated bad hires had cost his company “well over $100 million.” (Forbes, 2016) As for the actual dollar value for your business,…

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What to Do When You Don’t Get Along with Your Boss

For better or worse, your boss has enormous influence over you. A boss can make you love or hate your job and either guide or disrupt your career path. So, what should you do when your boss drives you crazy? Stop ComplainingThis is easier said than done. After all, keeping a list of all the…

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How to Spot a Job Hopper in the Interview

You hired someone you thought would make a great employee, but within a few months, you receive the dreaded two weeks’ notice. Oh no! What happened? Did you unwittingly fall for a serial job hopper? Identifying job hoppers may seem easy. Simply toss any resumes where # of jobs > # of years in a…

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