Adding The WorkPlace Big Five Assessment Into Your Hiring Process

You may know of The WorkPlace Big Five assessment, a personality assessment based on the five-factor personality model. But, did you know this assessment can serve as a great tool during your hiring process? Here are five of the reasons you should implement this tool: During an interview, it’s common to ask candidates about their strengths and [ ... ]

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Understand the workplace: Seven basic facts

Whether you are looking for a job because of a recent downsizing or exploring your career options, below are seven facts to help you understand the workplace today. Fact #1: Opportunities are unlimited. Everyone has choices as to how they will spend their lives. Individuals will continue debating the precise form society should take, yet [ ... ]

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Stages of loss and rebounding

Individuals react to the loss of employment the same way they react to the loss of anything significant in their lives – they grieve. This emotional process can be broken into several distinct stages: shock, denial, fear, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance, and enthusiasm. Not everyone moves through these stages; individuals who do may experience strong [ ... ]

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The After Interview Follow-up

There are a few “to-do’s” on your list when you complete an interview. It’s good to take detailed notes right after; this keeps the conversation top of mind, you can think of ways that you are a good fit for the job and any possible objections they may have. While you are taking notes, it’s [ ... ]

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5 Work Benefits to Maintain During Retirement

Most of us have worked for the greater part of our life. Over the years, work has given us several benefits that have become such integral parts of our lives that they have raised themselves to the level of “needs.” A need is something that has become a requirement; if we don’t satisfy this requirement, [ ... ]

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Employees are going back to a different work environment and culture. Did you consider this?

Boy have things changed in just a few months and it appears such concern will not be going away any time soon. This is not a temporary issue to contend with but rather a time we need to change the way we do things in the workplace from physical set up to employee relations and [ ... ]

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The Pros and Cons to Your Job Offer

You have a job offer on the table! But how do you know if this is the best job offer for you? Most job offers are first given verbally, with a written confirmation to follow. When you receive your verbal offer, always thank them for their offer and take a day to think it over [ ... ]

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Components of a Resume

A resume is a written summary of your career history and your marketable skills and strength. They serve as an introduction document to help generate an interview, help prepare your interviewer with a brief background, and helps springboard questions during the interview process. To say a resume is important is an understatement. Throughout this article, [ ... ]

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Ten Guidelines of a Successful Career Transition

Below is a list of guidelines that can serve as a guide during the first phase of your career transition process. These guidelines should help you stay positive and not feel overwhelmed.  Speak Positively About Your Employer – Do not burn bridges! You will need to rely on your prior employer for references. Losing a [ ... ]

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A Solid Career Transition Assistance Program

A Solid Career Transition Assistance Program may be the most important severance benefit you provide to a separated employee. No matter the economic environment, “rightsizing” impacts corporations across all industries without discrimination.  Reductions in the workforce continue to appear on the front page of every newspaper with alarming regularity.  Executives are facing extraordinarily tough decisions [ ... ]

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