How to Create a Bulletproof Morning Routine
Article by Michael Pietrzak
I woke at noon and saw no reason to get out of bed. It was a Wednesday, and I had been drinking wine until 5 a.m. that morning at a publishing industry living room party — a weekly occurrence for me. Eventually, I shuffled to the kitchen, made a little coffee, and then sat on the couch. My roommate had already been at work for three hours.
“How did I fall into this horrible routine?” I …
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12 Ways to Customize Your Resume and Cover Letter
Welcome to Recruiter QA, where we pose employment-related questions to the experts and share their answers!
Today’s Question: What is the most important thing for applicants to customize in their cover letters or resumes?
The answers below are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization of …
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The 3 Keys to Recruiting and Retaining Top Talent in a Tight Labor Market
This year, Amazon will begin hiring for the first of 25,000 new jobs it is bringing to northern Virginia. This is a big win for the local economy, but this influx of open jobs in the midst of the tightest labor market in decades means DC-area companies will need to be more competitive than ever to …
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5 Things to Know Before You Make a Career Change
A successful career transition takes planning. You’ll need to prove to an employer you have transferable skills that will help you be effective in a new role outside your previous career path. You’ll also need to communicate why a career transition makes sense for you.
If you’re planning to make a transition soon or are in the middle of one now, here are a few things to keep in …
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Want Better Candidates? Tell Your Recruiter These 4 Things
Communication is an important part of any business relationship. When you hire a recruiter to fill an open position, your first instinct may be to let them know more or less what you’re looking for and then move on. However, the recruiter will be able to help you much more effectively if you share what you need in detail.
I know this sounds like a lot of work, but if you give a
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Getting Ghosted by Candidates? Check Your Own Behavior First
Recently, I’ve read a lot of articles about candidates ghosting employers. These candidates don’t show up for interviews. They don’t even call to cancel. Sometimes, they don’t show up to their scheduled first day on the job! They simple disappear after accepting the offer, leaving employees frustrated.
The rising popularity of ghosting would be bad enough, but on top of that, many employers are also dealing with talent …
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The 6 Skills Your Workforce Needs to Weather Digital Transformation
Bleeding-edge digital tech like big data, artificial intelligence, automation, virtual reality, and augmented reality is transforming the workplace at a dizzying pace. Every day, it seems we hear news of some high-profile, labor-intensive process finally being streamlined — or even replaced completely — through slick automated systems.
New technologies are opening the doors to new game-changing capabilities, and this digital transformation will challenge the workforce to adapt — or risk become outdated themselves.
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4 Ways Your Startup Can Compete in the Talent Big Leagues
Your startup is working on a breakthrough product that will make the world a better place — but heaven will have to wait, because you just can’t seem to hire and retain the quality employees you need to bring your solution to market.
I know this problem well, specifically when it comes to attracting developers. Competition for this segment of the talent market is fierce, and every startup wants to bring …
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The Art of Effective Feedback: 7 Strategies Every Manager Should Embrace
What separates the best managers from the rest? Our research shows that they coach more and manage less. In other words, they support, teach, and challenge their team members to achieve their goals.
One of the key skills of being an effective coach is the ability to deliver helpful feedback. However, giving good feedback at work is a challenging skill to master. Not only do you need to clearly articulate …
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To Win the Recruiting Game, Revamp Your Scorecard
Back in high school and college, we had guidance counselors to help us plot our future educational paths based on the career choices expected of us by parents, teachers, friends, and potential employers. We studied our options and weighed each career opportunity, choosing from a scorecard of checkboxes that were meant to guide us.
In the end, however, those checkboxes were only limiting us.
The 8 Factors Motivating Any Candidate
These checkboxes probably included the following eight …
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