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Leading An Exceptional Interview
September 1st, 2013
Interviews are not necessarily something candidates or hiring managers eagerly look forward to. Often times we associate the interview with the candidate coming extremely prepared to discuss why they would make a good fit for the position. However, the responsibility of a good interview does not lie solely with the applicant; it depends heavily on the hiring manager engaging the candidate to determine whether their experience is commiserate with the position and if a good cultural fit exists.
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What Qualifies as a "Good" Job Advertisement?
August 1st, 2013

Writing a job posting that attracts top-talent for your industry can be daunting, to say the least. Even the most seasoned Human Resources Manager is strained to write an engaging job advertisement that not only lists the responsibilities of the position, but elicits a sincere interest from a well-qualified candidate. Twenty First Century, job seekers are not only interested in what a position pays (though that is still a mitigating factor), they're sizing you up to your competitor.
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The Talent Crunch: Getting The Best
July 1st, 2013

As the professional landscape goes through a dramatic change with all the Baby-Boomers retiring and leaving the workforce, there is a dramatic change in the talent pool. Over the next few years, while unemployment is at record lows (sub 4%), it will become increasingly important to attract the best possible employees.
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Navigating the Complicated Couture of Business
June 1st, 2013

When you're looking to make a good impression on an interview how much does your clothing influence the hiring manager? More than you think. Generally speaking, dress codes in business have become more lax over the years. Whether that is a good or bad thing is beside the point. Rather, the implications of this trend present an interesting dichotomy for candidates hitting the pavement for a new position or those employees looking to make the move to the corner office.
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Flirting With Disaster: The Risks Companies Face When They Don't Conduct Background Checks
May 1st, 2013

Despite the fact that most companies have been subject to an employee lying on their resume about a previous position held, falsely reporting a clean driving record, denying a criminal background, or even worse, embezzlement, many companies do not participate in performing background checks. Ideally, all hiring managers would like to believe what they are being told by their potential employee and work happily ever after. But the fact remains that not all candidates are honest and companies that go on word alone from their candidates are flirting with disaster.
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Succession Planning
April 1st, 2013
Earlier this month, the Catholic Church elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to the papacy. Bergoglio took the name Pope Francis only two weeks after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. For the leader of over a billion Catholics worldwide, two weeks was not that much time. It often takes months for an executive board to replace a CEO of a company that has only a couple thousand employees. No one knows what goes on during the Pope selection process, and Pope Francis’ legacy has yet to be determined, but one thing’s for sure: the Vatican has an efficient succession plan. Clearly, a Pope’s role is completely different from a C-level business role. But, both must still be qualified for the position.
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Mobile Recruitment
March 1st, 2013
By the end of 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common web access device worldwide. In the US alone, the number of mobile shoppers will increase 24% this year. For businesses around the country, offering mobile-friendly website services is no longer an option; it’s a necessity. This is no different for the recruiting industry. More often these days, individuals are using mobile devices to search for jobs and research potential employers. For those who are already employed and looking to make a switch, this makes perfect sense. People are most likely to contemplate a career switch while at their unsatisfying job. But, nobody wants to search the job market from a company computer or talk to a recruiter from a company phone. Recruiting firms all over the country are starting to realize the benefits of mobile technology. These are some of the other reasons the recruiting industry is going mobile.
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Sales Tips
February 1st, 2013
Not every sales job requires slick-talking, manipulating, and pressuring your customer. Sure these skills help, but they’re more attributable to the old used-car salesman stereotype. Sales representatives, whether they are door-to-door or agency-based, all learn valuable career skills, such as: negotiation, communication, client relation, persistence, self-discipline, self-confidence, and the ability to close. These skills are transferable to most other professional careers. Here are a few sales tips for anyone interested in a career in sales.

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Fitting In
January 1st, 2013
From everyone at Reaction Search International, Happy New Year! It’s the time of year gym memberships go up and cigarette sales go down. We’ve all got our own resolutions for 2013. Hopefully we can stay true to them for more than a couple weeks. For anyone looking for self-improvement in the workplace this year, here are a few things you can do (or stop doing).
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2013 Job Market:
December 1st, 2012
Good news! The 2013 job market is looking promising. Assuming that passing the dreaded “fiscal cliff” does not turn out to be disastrous (and assuming the 2012 Mayan Prophecy does not come to fruition) hiring should increase in 2013. According to NACE’s Job Outlook 2013 survey employers expect to hire 13% more college graduates from the Class of 2013 than from the Class of 2012. Also, the National Association for Business Economics predicts the U.S. economy will grow by 2.7% in 2013. It also predicts nationwide unemployment rates will fall to 7.5% by the end of 2013. The executive job market should be safe as well, as there is usually always demand for premiere executive talent.
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Job Searching During the Holiday Season
November 1st, 2012
It’s that time of the year again. The ground is covered with leaves, the aroma of pine and nutmeg is filling the air, and everything tastes like pumpkin. It’s a good time to be at home by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate. It’s not the ideal time to be looking for a job. For that reason, it is the best time to looking for a job. Many people are busy with private and family matters during the holiday season and they’ll be momentarily out of the candidate pool. Companies still need to hire people, and right now there is less competition among job seekers. Anyone seeking employment or looking to make a career change should use this holiday season as an opportunity.
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The Passive Candidate Employed But Looking
October 1st, 2012
In today’s rough job market most cannot afford to take time away from their current jobs in order to search for a new one. It can be especially hard to juggle working with job hunting if you lack privacy in your place of employment. Despite these obstacles however job hunting while working is doable.
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Finance For Kids
September 1st, 2012
It’s never too soon to start teaching your children about finances. It can be hard to talk to your kids about money, you may have to admit your own mistake, and will have to inject a bit of reality into their perspective on life. But as personal finance continues to get more difficult, it is more important than ever that you talk to your kids about finances early and often.
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What Happens When the Wife is the Spouse Bringing Home the Bacon?
August 1st, 2012
About forty percent of american women earn a higher salary than their husbands. In many of these households this has created quite the dilemma, how do you maintain a healthy marriage between an alpha female and a beta male?
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Reasons to hire a student athlete
July 1st, 2012
Firms are now starting to notice of the advantages of hiring collegiate student athletes. There are approximately 50,000 student athletes graduating every year from respective universities across the country. There are five main reasons why firms should look to hire college athletes.
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Do You Work By Moon Light?
June 1st, 2012
Jobs aren’t nearly as secure as they used to be. Even if you do feel as if your current position is fairly reliable, it’s likely that you’re not making the amount you would like to. This economic insecurity has led many to seek part time work in addition to their full time positions. Now more than ever moonlighting is becoming a way to survive. Here are a few tips to help you make the most out of your second job.
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Surviving Graduation
May 1st, 2012
For many families and young adults the month of May means it’s graduation season again. Around this time you’re likely to hear all sorts of well wishes and advice. So what advice is really worth applying? The advice that helps to ensure that you are happy in your adult life.
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Changing Careers
April 1st, 2012
There seems to exist some sort of a disconnect in employment numbers. Unemployment remains fairly high yet some companies cannot seem to find the employees they are looking for. This is because there is not currently a very high demand for some professionals, such as real-estate agents and administrative assistants, yet there are a lot of individuals with these skill sets, but there is a high demand for computer engineers and social media strategists, yet there are very few individuals with these skill sets. In other words there is a skills mismatch between supply and demand.
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Make Performance Reviews Really Count
March 1st, 2012
Some bosses are afraid to reprimand, others are uncomfortable giving positive reinforcement. Both tasks are necessary and if performed in an unsatisfactory way can hurt your relationship with your employees.
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When the Going Gets Tough... Be Patient
February 1st, 2012
Being unemployed can be an incredibly disheartening experience. The average job search takes a lot longer than it used to. Many Americans have thrown in the towel after searching for a few months with no avail. There are ways to maintain your positive attitude throughout the process.
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Steps Towards Successful Communication
January 1st, 2012
In the corporate world, communication can act as a double-edged sword. On one hand, it is paramount to ensuring the presence of a business in the first place. That is, without it, members of the organization would be unsure of what they were responsible for doing. Yet, oftentimes companies find themselves frustrated with the way in which employees interpret the messages they communicate. Communication is critical in running a successful company and retaining top talent.
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An Honest Resume
December 1st, 2011
In an effort to protect your company, it is likely that you insure your organization against worst-case scenarios from impacting your business. But outside of typical insurances such as EPLI, D&O, and Liability, when it comes to hiring employees are you insuring yourself against hiring the wrong employees?

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The Art of Networking to Hire
November 1st, 2011
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Most people are familiar with this saying and have experienced this statement first hand. The phrase frequently reveals itself under circumstances when people are in need of assistance or support. This happens oftentimes with job seekers, who are confronted with the challenge of finding a reputable job. The same scenario also applies to employers looking to fill a position. Many companies sponsor referral bonuses or provide incentives to current employees who refer a member in their network to the company.
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Choosing the Best Candidate for Your Company
October 1st, 2011
If your organization is like most companies, when it comes to the interview and hiring process, it can be an exhausting experience that you would just as soon not repeat. Whether you use a search firm like Reaction Search International, or are using other means to recruit talent to your organization, the process alone is an extremely involved one that requires the use of a valuable asset-time--in order to identify and hire the right individual for your available position. Considering the fact that the interview and hiring process can be a daunting one, especially if you are conducting the search on your own, companies have experimented with hiring atypical candidates. In other words, some companies have opted to throw out the “cookie-cutter” candidate profile in favor of non-traditional hires. Those organizations that have engaged in these types of hiring processes have had varying results.
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Creating a “Near-Perfect” Job Advertisement
September 1st, 2011
Writing a job posting that reels in top talent in today’s workforce can be an extremely daunting task. Even the most experienced Human Resources Managers and Recruiters are strained to write an engaging job advertisement that not only lists the responsibilities of the position, but also elicits a strong interest from well-qualified candidates. Today, Twenty First Century job seekers are not only interested in what a position pays and what the benefits are, but they are also comparing you to the competitors in the industry.
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The Cheap Vacation Trend
August 1st, 2011
With an unstable economy still looming, many people are still playing it safe and cutting back whenever possible. From sales at the shopping malls and grocery stores to vacations- the population is far from spending a large portion of their income on leisure and recreation activities. The days of splurging on the annual family vacation seems to still be absent from many Americans’ lifestyles. According to The Wall Street Journal, “Some 63% of households making at least $50,000 a year are scaling back on their vacation plans this year, up from 51% in 2010, according to a new survey from Texas-based First Command Financial Services.”
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What to Expect for Summer Travel 2011
July 1st, 2011
As the summer months are approaching, many people are taking a week or two off from work and enjoying a period of relaxation under the warm summer sun. Whether going on a cruise to the Bahamas or Alaska, taking a cross-country trip through the United States, or venturing across the Atlantic for a European adventure, taking a vacation is healthy. Getting out of the office for a couple of days and spending time with people close to you can relieve a lot of workplace stress you may be holding onto. With this being said, there are many different types of vacation destinations throughout the world and with the economy still not at it’s best, many people are still hesitant to leave the area because of high traveling costs. Because of the rise in fuel, people are still traveling slightly less than they were five or ten years ago.
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Employment and Productivity Enhancement
June 1st, 2011
With technology evolving every day, the world is quickly changing. People are being replaced with machines, which are therefore enhancing productivity and profits. The opposite seems to be happening with sectors where there is an increase in employment. With more people employed, the productivity is going down. Although it may look like increasing productivity in the workspace causes lower employment in the United States, many argue that this is not the case.
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Business on the Frontlines: Risk and Reward
May 1st, 2011
Thousands of people around the world risk their lives every day fighting for the freedom of their countries. For many, especially in the business world, war is a far away thought and story on the news that will never be a reality experienced first hand. Although this is the case, it is easy to forget how involved both government and civilian businesses are on the frontlines. In a down economy it is especially popular for people to take jobs as contractors overseas and in war zones. Civilian contracting jobs are especially prevalent now throughout the Middle East and are overwhelmingly common in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
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The Comeback of Multiple Job Offers
April 1st, 2011
Now that the economy is slowly bouncing back, people are experiencing a heightened amount of job offers. This is especially the case for executives who, just a year ago, were holding onto their position for dear life. Today, recruiters are seeking many of these high-level candidates and employees. The difference is they now have at least one other, if not multiple, job offers in hand. As The Wall Street Journal mentioned, “According to a January survey of 380 recruiters by ExecuNet Inc., an online networking site and job board, about 51% of search firms agreed that the high-level candidates they work with often receive more than one job offer. That is up from 2010, when only 35% of search firms said they encountered candidates with multiple offers.” Statistics like these emphasize the growing competition between employers for candidates in various industries.
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How to Retire Sooner Than Later
March 1st, 2011
Cut back on spending. Most Americans spend more money than they actually make. This equation most likely equals debt, which will eventually result in an excessive pile of bills to pay. The majority of people want to retire as early as possible, which is especially the case for the millions of baby boomers beginning their retirement now. Saving money is critical in retiring early. For many people living in today’s materialistic culture, saving and not spending is extremely difficult to do.
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How to Become an Efficient Business Traveler
February 1st, 2011
Travel for most of the work week? Dialing in to a few easy tips may be able to cut time in half for the monthly, or in many cases, weekly business trip. Business people who live out of their suitcases tend to have traveling down to a science; however, this is not the case for most. As business travel is predicted to grow in 2011, people will benefit from knowing the ins and outs of airports and the surrounding areas. Although lost luggage and cancelled flights are common mishaps, packing smart, planning ahead, and having a good attitude are key in traveling successfully every time.
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Leaving 2010 and Investing in 2011
January 1st, 2011
Although the end of 2010 did show signs of improvement for the economy, it was still a rough and frustrating year, especially financially, for most Americans. Throughout the year, people struggled most with the U.S. stock market and its’ daily instability. On a more positive note, many people have high hopes for 2011, as many investors are beginning to gather more faith with the United States’ economic standing. Because the economy is slowly showing signs of a turnaround, many people are trying to figure out what companies are safe to invest in. 2010 was a period of uncertainty, which on the flip side, almost always offers different opportunities.
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Holiday Spending
December 1st, 2010
‘Tis the season to go shopping and spend a lot of money. Once upon a time this was the case; the holidays consisted of crowded malls, jam-packed parking lots, company bonuses, and endless amounts of gift giving. With the continuance of this lingering “Grinch-of-a-recession,” holiday spending this season has forecasted yet another somewhat grim prediction. Consumers are expected to spend slightly more than last year on gifts, while saving money by not traveling far and just staying home for the holidays. As Kelly Evans of The Wall Street Journal reported, “51% of those surveyed by Texas-based First Command Financial Services are not traveling at all for the holidays this year, and another 28% are staying within 100 miles of home.” This is a smart and convenient move for most people, especially with the high gas prices. With the combination of escalated gas prices and innovations in technology, the internet has become one of the fastest growing and popular shopping venues, especially during the holidays.
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China’s Economic Threat
November 1st, 2010
China’s growth is predominantly based on exporting cheap manufactured jobs. Because of this, whole manufacturing industries, including clothing and electronics in the United States have moved their operations straight to China. By moving these corporations to China, they are able to export jobs to other countries (many times in Asia and Africa) for lower labor costs. This country’s efficiency makes it difficult to ignore the rise of Chinese manufacturers as competitors for U.S. companies. China is built on thousands of years of hard work, which makes it understandable as to why they now prove a great economic threat to the United States. Morgan Stanley’s, Andy Xie predicts that “within a decade China promises to become the world’s largest trading nation.” Although China poses a threat to today’s economic order, it also harbors many opportunities.
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Powerhouse Women
October 1st, 2010
15 of the Fortune 500 companies are currently led by women CEO’s, and although it is not a high number, it shows that women are making some headway in the corporate world. Is progress taking place for gender equality or is there, rather, a disappointing lack of progress for women in the United States? It is a question that continues to frustrate, especially as 32.7% of women between 25 and 34 had a bachelor's degree or higher from 2006 and 2008, compared with 25.8% of men. Though young women are earning more than their male counterparts, when separated by education, males earn more at every level. Why is this so and how long will it take for the numbers to be representative of the population?

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Growth in African Markets
September 1st, 2010
While Africa may be the world’s poorest continent, it may come as a surprise to you that it also has some of the fastest growing economies of the decade. Not only is Africa rich in natural resources, its combined GDP has increased by nearly 5 percent since 2000, indicating a positive potentiality for its markets. A few of the fastest growing industries are construction, banking, telecommunications, oil, and minerals. The exponential rise in the number of companies coupled with job expansion has created a more urbanized society within a few concentrated areas, bringing itself nearly on par with China. However, even with its improvements and vast wealth of natural resources, Africa still faces deep internal struggles ahead. Future economic prosperity weighs heavily upon political decisions to be made and the spread of globalization throughout the continent.
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Fed Wins in Dodd-Frank
August 1st, 2010
With the recent passing of the Dodd-Frank reform bill, the Federal Reserve has emerged as the primary regulator of the financial industry. Though the Fed has taken the punch for playing a major role in the financial collapse of 2008, Congress has voted to expand its powers over large banks and Wall Street firms, hoping this will prevent a future crisis. At a time when Americans are already skeptical of the Fed’s ability to manage interest rates and inflation, an increase of its oversight may only bring added blame if the economy, again, takes a turn for the worse. According to a Wall Street Journal article, certain industry experts believe that that could be a very likely outcome due to the failure of the bill to address the root causes of the crisis.
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The Importance of an Innovative Business Model
July 1st, 2010
In this day and age companies are looking for any way to have a competitive advantage over the competition. One of the best ways to achieve this competitive advantage is to have a clearly defined business model. The term business model is actually a very ambiguous concept to most people. What actually makes up a company’s business model? According to Mark W. Johnson, chairman and co-founder of Innosight, an innovative consulting and investing company, a business model is defined in three ways:
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Marketing vs. the Human Brain
June 1st, 2010
Marketing is an art that requires a tremendous amount of skill to be successful. It requires in depth knowledge of both the product that is being advertised, and the consumer base for which the product is being advertised to. The human mind and the way that it operates has always been a huge mystery to marketers, as they continue to search for a logical way in which individuals decide which products to buy. Based on previous studies of the human mind, people do not always decide to buy different products based on logical processes. Many times what people say they think about a product and how they actually feel about that product are two completely different things. This is a very intriguing thought, and many people are left wondering what it is that could cause somebody to act this way.
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The Chinese American Bond
May 1st, 2010
To truly understand the changes that are taking place in the current economy, it is important to understand the balance that exists between the top economic super powers, the United States and China. In the recent past the United States and China have created somewhat of a partnership that is referred to as “Chimerica,” by Harvard historian Niall Ferguson. In fact, Ferguson says that the economies of China and the United States should be considered one economy because they are so intertwined and dependent on one another. Ferguson stated, “Chimerica…occupies 13 percent of the world’s land, is home to one-fourth of the people on Earth, and accounts for one-third of the global gross domestic product.” With the recent boost in the Chinese economy, some people believe that this marriage known as “Chimerica” will break up and China will be the next global superpower, but first let’s examine the facts.
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Inspiring Innovation
April 1st, 2010
Life on the planet Earth is dependent on each individual plant and animal’s ability to compete, with its surroundings, for the necessities that it needs to stay alive. Every living organism on this great planet competes with something else in order to survive, and this type of competition has been the difference between the plants and animals that survive and those that die. Plants compete with each other for nutrients and water, animals compete with each other for food, water, mates, etc., and modern day humans compete with each other on so many different levels that it would be impossible to state. The point is that competition is a healthy part of life despite what some people may think, and it is actually the driving force that helps to spark innovation.
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A Fresh Breath for the Economy
March 1st, 2010
Every news headline in the world is hinting that the end of the recession is near, but what exactly does this mean for consumers? Will everything return to normal and how quickly, if at all, is this going to occur? In order to answer these very important questions, there needs to be an understanding of the cyclical patterns in the economy and the changes that occurred after WWII that helped to increase the likelihood of the Great Recession.
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Adjusting Your Website to Meet the Needs of Individual Consumers
February 1st, 2010
With technology constantly changing and improving, there has been a huge change in the way that consumers do their shopping. In the current day and age, many companies offer their customers the ability to shop for products and services online leaving these consumers at a great advantage. Shoppers are now able to easily compare different brands and their prices without having to leave the comfort of their own homes, as well as, avoiding all of the annoyances associated with fending off hungry salespeople. According to a study done by the Nielsen Corporation, 85 percent of the world’s online population has used the internet to make a purchase, and over half of internet users make a regular purchase of at least one item per month. It appears that consumers have found the most efficient way to shop by conducting all of their business online, but service providers and other companies are beginning to strike back with an idea known as web morphing.
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Goals: Building Blocks of Success
January 1st, 2010
In the way that cells are building blocks of the human body, goals are the building blocks that propel a company or individual to succeed. Goals, if created in an effective manner, give somebody a clear path or direction to end up where they want to be. The key words in the last sentence are “if created in an effective manner.” Many people who create goals have a tendency to make them too vague, too easy, or unattainable. It is important to realize that there are many important steps to creating goals that will actually motivate people. According to a study done by Edwin A. Locke, an organizational psychologist, it is important for goals to be clear, challenging, the individual needs to be committed, and also the individual needs to receive feedback during the process of achieving these goals.
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The True Qualities of a Successful Leader
December 1st, 2009
“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.”

-Eric Hoffer

This quote by Eric Hoffer, an American philosopher, really speaks true to the times that we are living in today. A leader’s ability to adapt to the changes in the environment around him/her is really the key to success, and a recession can be the true test of these abilities. When times are good it is very difficult to judge a person’s true character, because it can be so easy to be successful when everything is going the way it is planned. With times the way they are now, it is an opportune time for employers to evaluate and really figure out who the true leaders are within their organization.
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Does higher education mean higher salaries?
November 1st, 2009
At the turn of the 20th century, only a minority of adults had a high school diploma. But these days, education is playing an even bigger part in your career than ever before. As our society has continued to evolve, education has become the most favorable route to professional success. Pursuing a degree seems to be the best way to receive training, to gain expertise in a given field, and even to guide you and help you make choices about your career. Today, a formal and focused education is an essential ingredient. Employers have increasingly used diplomas and degrees as a way to screen applicants.
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Effective Performance Appraisals
October 1st, 2009
Performance appraisals have been considered one of the most significant and indispensable tools for management. They provide useful information for decision making in areas of promotion and compensation as well as help link the information gathering process and the decision making process, which are the basis for judging employee efficiency. Performance appraisals also help pinpoint areas of concerns in the primary areas of the organization like marketing, finance, and production while also enhancing the understanding for training needs. For these reasons and many more, performance appraisals are extremely valuable for managers when used effectively.
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Is a recruiter the right choice?
September 1st, 2009
Recruiters have existed for a very long time. They serve the important function of pairing qualified people with top organizations. Whether you are a client looking to fill a position in your own company or a candidate on a job search for yourself, deciding whether or not you want to work with a recruiter is an important decision. Here at Reaction Search International, our goals surround success for both our clients and for our candidates.
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Linkedin Recommendations: Yes or No?
August 1st, 2009
Social networking has grown at such an incredible pace over the past few years that nearly every active professional in the workplace is a member of at least one networking site, namely Linkedin. With a reported 35 million users, Linkedin distinguishes itself from other social networking sites by virtue of allowing members to share their work experience and professional achievements and receive recommendations for their work from supervisors, coworkers, and clients. Since its launch in 2003, Linkedin has received many accolades for its value in facilitating networking opportunities between professionals that may otherwise be unattainable in the "off-line" world.
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Why Companies Should Treat Their Human Capital as Financial Captial
July 1st, 2009
Within the span of three decades, America's workforce has witnessed a phenomenal transition of power between employers and employees. Prior to the introduction of technology being a primary facet of everyday life and globalization posing as a threat to employment, employers and employees tacitly engaged in a loyalty contract. Essentially this loyalty contract was founded under the assumption that the employer would provide an employee a career with the security of benefits, steady pay, and some sort of pension plan. In return, the employee would remain with the company for the lifetime of their career. Loyalty contracts were common practice in many organizations and were effective. They were not faced with the problems that many companies see today, such as talent shortages, retention issues, etc. Instead, they were comforted by the knowledge that the majority of their employees would remain with their companies, and, if under any circumstance, they were underperforming, there would be another qualified applicant that would happily accept the position. Unlike today, companies were not engaging in wellness programs, employee engagement, employee satisfaction surveys, and organizational development.
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Where Have All of the Responsible Leaders Gone?
June 1st, 2009
Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary defines responsibility as 1: the quality or state of being responsible: as a: moral, legal, or mental accountability b: reliability, trustworthiness 2: something for which one is responsible. Correspondingly Merriam-Webster defines leadership as the act or instance of leading. Interestingly, their definition omits any traits associated with the definition of responsibility. While this presents a fascinating dichotomy, it is also reflective of the existing conflict many organizations are facing; executives in charge of maintaining the integrity of a business abandon responsibility in favor of pursuing its antithesis, irresponsibility.
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Leave the Bat-Signal to Gotham City and Hire a Management Consultant
May 1st, 2009
Organizational leaders are accustomed to dealing with challenges, whether it involves increasing profitability, gaining market share, or handling an acquisition, most are equipped with the skills necessary to get the job done. However, as invincible as these leaders appear to be with their infinite energy, ubiquitous confidence, and charismatic presence, they can't solve everything. So what is an incisive, successful leader to do when s/he recognizes an issue that threatens the stability of the company but is unable to offer any viable solutions? Use the Bat-Signal and hope for the best?

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Why Personal Branding Matters to Companies
April 1st, 2009
Companies work tirelessly at branding a product or service using traditional marketing and public relations strategies. It is the familiar, a tried and true method that few companies are unwilling to forfeit in its entirety. While it is a fact that many businesses have adopted some form of new technologies into their marketing and PR campaigns to promote their brand, particularly in regards to social media, many companies are completely unprepared for their employees promoting their personal brand through the same social media channels they utilize to promote a corporate brand.
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Employers Prepare to Offer COBRA Subsidy
March 1st, 2009
After less than a month after his inauguration, President Obama signed a $787 billion economic stimulus package on February 17, 2009. The intent of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) is to lead America out of the economic downturn and prevent further financial catastrophe in the market. While political pundits, politicians, and the public engage in debate about the merits of the stimulus package, employers face pressing matters that must be addressed as portions of the bill directly relate to their business.
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Networking to Hire
February 1st, 2009
"It's not what you know, it's who you know." We're all familiar with that saying and have found ourselves on the receiving end of it at some point in our lives. Frequently this adage reveals itself under circumstances when we are in need of assistance or support, job-seekers, in particular, are often confronted with this when others learn that they are seeking employment. Similarly, the same scenario applies to employers looking to fill a position. Many companies sponsor referral bonuses or provide incentives to current employees who refer a member in their network to the company.
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Giving Your Company Permission to Prosper
January 1st, 2009
Happy New Year! As we welcome 2009 and bid farewell to 2008, many leaders are still left with the carnage from last year's economic disaster that has left every company affected in some way. From layoffs, bankruptcy filings, Wall Street and Auto industry government bailouts, the economy has taken a severe beating over the past year. With such high-profile economic blows happening one after another it is likely that your employees are feeling some of the repercussions, whether in their wallet, emotionally, or both.
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3 Common Interview Pitfalls to Avoid
December 1st, 2008
Whether you are a business owner, hiring manager, or an up and coming leader in your company, it is critical to the growth of your organization that sound hiring decisions are made when you are looking to fill an available position. The dilemma facing most hiring authorities is how to select and hire the most appropriate candidate. Organizations large and small alike have at some point hired an employee that ended up not working out, costing money and time. However, making a bad hire is not inevitable if companies take the time to implement specific processes that will vet candidates background and experience so the most appropriate hiring decision is elected. Seasoned and novice hiring authorities alike are guilty of making impractical hires for a variety of reasons from liking the candidates personality to just needing a warm body to fill a seat. Rather than risk another poor hiring decision, companies can work towards establishing protections against the top three hiring mistakes made:
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Employee Gen Y: How to Recruit and Retain...The Parent?
November 1st, 2008
With the induction of a new generation in the workforce, new challenges are presented to employers that require some type of adjustment to the workplace environment. The "it" generation at present is Gen Y or as they have become more prominently known, the "Millenials." Since Millenials are relatively new to the workplace, employers are still negotiating the hazards that each new generation presents to traditional practices such as recruiting and retention strategies. Now more than ever employers are challenged with not only integrating a new generation into the workplace and preparing for some of the cultural changes it elicits, but becoming an appealing organization to attract Millennial employees, and their…parents?
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Caught in the Act: Most Common Resume Lies Revealed
October 1st, 2008
In an effort to protect your company, it is likely that you insure your organization against worst-case scenarios from impacting your business. But outside of typical insurances such as EPLI, D&O, and Liability, when it comes to hiring employees are you insuring yourself against hiring the wrong employees?
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Telecommuting: Is it For Your Company?
September 1st, 2008
As gas prices have begun to fluctuate and average almost $4.00 (+/-) per gallon, employers have been confronted with helping employees handle the soaring costs of their daily commute. According to the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (2005), Americans average 100 hours of commute time each year. Aside from the time it takes to get to the office, the expense has become financially damaging to many employees household budget.
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Who's The Better Candidate For Your Company?
August 1st, 2008
If you're like most companies, when it comes to the interview and hiring process, it can be an exhausting experience that you would just as soon not repeat. Whether you use a search firm like Reaction Search International, or are using other means to recruit talent to your organization, the process alone is an involved one that requires the use of a valuable asset-time--in order to identify and hire the right individual for your available position. Considering the fact that the interview and hiring process can be a daunting one, especially if you are conducting the search on your own, companies have experimented with hiring atypical candidates. In other words, some companies have opted to throw out the cookie-cutter candidate profile in favor of non-traditional hires. Those organizations that have engaged in these type of hiring processes have had
varying results.
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Workplace Bullying: Does Your Organziation Have One?
July 1st, 2008
As children we all remember the kid who was considered the "bully". Typically they were always bigger than the rest of us, had a mean scowl permanently frozen on their face, and always had someone else do their homework. From grade school to high school, we all encountered a bully, either from personal experience, or from survival tales of our friends and acquaintances. Although we have left the playground for the workplace, the bully still exists. Though they have traded in their Chuck Taylors and ripped jeans for a pair of dress shoes and a suit, their attitudes remain as callous as ever.
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Dressed to Sue...Is Your Dress Code a Target?
June 1st, 2008
Many organizations observe some type of dress code in their workplace policy handbook. Whether the dress code is business formal or more casual varies from company to company. Typically companies can dictate whether or not jeans, short skirts, tank-tops, flip-flops, form-fitting clothing, or muscle shirts are permitted to be worn by employees. And, generally speaking, companies are within their legal right to observe such standards in their dress code.
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Flirting With Disaster: The Risks Companies Face When They Don't Conduct Background Checks
May 1st, 2008
Despite the fact that most companies have been subject to an employee lying on their resume about a previous position held, falsely reporting a clean driving record, denying a criminal background, or even worse, embezzlement, many companies do not participate in performing background checks. Ideally, all hiring managers would like to believe what they are being told by their potential employee and work happily ever after. But the fact remains that not all candidates are honest and companies that go on word alone from their candidates are flirting with disaster.
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Leading An Exceptional Interview
April 1st, 2008
Interviews are not necessarily something candidates or hiring managers eagerly look forward to. Often times we associate the interview with the candidate coming extremely prepared to discuss why they would make a good fit for the position. However, the responsibility of a good interview does not lie solely with the applicant; it depends heavily on the hiring manager engaging the candidate to determine whether their experience is commiserate with the position and if a good cultural fit exists. Although this is easier said than done it is critical that hiring managers make it a priority during the interview process to exercise superior interviewing skills, whether it is for one position or twenty, hiring authorities should ensure that they are prepared to participate in an effective interview. Navigating the interview territory can be tedious for both candidates and hiring authorities, but by avoiding some common pitfalls while leading the interview it will put both individuals at ease and open the door for a more meaningful interview.
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4 Steps to Retaining Productive Employees...And Exciting Those Who Aren't
March 1st, 2008
A universal concern shared by employers lies with having productive employees. Another universal concern shared by employers---how to retain productive employees. To say that keeping productive employees poses as a challenge is an understatement. Productive employees are often courted by other companies for both their talent and reputation for yielding excellent work. Further, most thrive in challenging environments where they are party to both intrinsic and extrinsic rewards. Whether it is enjoying going to work everyday (intrinsic) or finding satisfaction in a recent raise (extrinsic), productive employees are rare individuals that soar in environments where a challenge is posed and they have the resources to meet it.
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Does Treating Your Employees Right Equal Profits?
February 1st, 2008
Although we're only a month into the New Year, business has witnessed some profound turn of events that have led many companies to consider options on what they can do to conserve resources and cut costs. In some cases, corporate entities have released a number of their employees in an effort to salvage any available profitability for the company. Events such as these point to an unavoidable fact; competition in business is fierce. In order to remain in the game companies must be willing to be progressive in their business practices so they may maintain their lead amongst their competitors.
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Leading Your Team In 2008
January 1st, 2008
Happy 2008! As we embark on a New Year, many of us find ourselves optimistic and excited about the upcoming year in both our professional and personal lives. In fact, most of us recognize this time of year as the best time to identify and set goals for ourselves.
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Communication Strategies: 3 Steps to Take to Have Your Message Heard
December 1st, 2007
In the corporate world communication can act as a double-edged sword. On one hand, it is paramount to ensuring the presence of a business in the first place. That is, without it, members of the organization would be unsure of what they were responsible for doing. Yet, often times companies find themselves frustrated with the way in which employees interpret the messages they communicate.
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The 5-Step Process to Requesting a Raise
November 1st, 2007
At some point or another, employees reach a point in their careers where they request a raise. Depending on the way in which the employee approaches their boss about receiving one (in addition to whether or not their performance merits one) relies heavily on the manner in which the employee presents their case. Considering that the idea of asking for a raise tends to provide minor panic attacks for most, it can actually be an easier process than most make it out to be. By following a few simple steps, the process of requesting a higher rate of pay can be made simpler for both you and your boss.
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Navigating the Complicated Couture of Business
October 1st, 2007
When you're looking to make a good impression on an interview how much does your clothing influence the hiring manager? More than you think. Generally speaking, dress codes in business have become more lax over the years. Whether that is a good or bad thing is beside the point. Rather, the implications of this trend present an interesting dichotomy for candidates hitting the pavement for a new position or those employees looking to make the move to the corner office.
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What Qualifies as a "Good" Job Advertisement?
September 1st, 2007
Writing a job posting that attracts top-talent for your industry can be daunting, to say the least. Even the most seasoned Human Resources Manager is strained to write an engaging job advertisement that not only lists the responsibilities of the position, but elicits a sincere interest from a well-qualified candidate. Twenty First Century, job seekers are not only interested in what a position pays (though that is still a mitigating factor), they're sizing you up to your competitor.
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College Graduates: How Companies Benefit from Hiring Them
August 1st, 2007
For a college graduate, the corporate world of professional business attire, morning meetings, black coffee, cubicles, and paid vacation..."Wait, you mean they'll pay me to go on vacation?" is unfamiliar territory. Most college graduates are accustomed to working in the all too unavoidable world of retail or food service where they have either folded enough Gap shirts that they are convinced they have arthritis in their fingers, or waited enough tables at Denny's to be able to recite the entire menu from memory. Even for the select few of college graduates who had a summer internship with a law firm, accounting firm, or the like, are still not prepared for what's to come when they leave campus for the "real world."
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Flirting With Disaster: The Risks Companies Face When They Don't Conduct Background Checks
July 1st, 2007
Despite the fact that most companies have been subject to an employee lying on their resume about a previous position held, falsely reporting a clean driving record, denying a criminal background, or even worse, embezzlement, many companies do not participate in performing background checks. Ideally, all hiring managers would like to believe what they are being told by their potential employee and work happily ever after. But the fact remains that not all candidates are honest and companies that go on word alone from their candidates are flirting with disaster.
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Performance Evaluations: Good or Bad?
June 1st, 2007
On a daily basis, companies are confronted with a myriad of situations that have a significant influence on the overall morale of the organization. However it appears nothing presents a greater obstacle to organizations than maintaining a healthy professional relationship among mangers and employees. Add in the mix of the often dreaded performance evaluation and the manager-employee relationship becomes even more complex. Though feelings on the effectiveness of performance evaluations differ, it is nonetheless an event many are eager to see conclude before the evaluations even begin.
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Baby Boomer Bust: How Companies Can Handle Their Exit
May 1st, 2007
Companies today are faced with a number of variables that affect their performance on a daily basis. Not only is there pressure to stay a step ahead of their competitors, but as of late companies have encountered a unique situation many are unsure how to handle, how to practice effective human capital management in the wake of Baby Boomers departing the American workforce. According to data from the 2000 U.S. Census, Baby Boomers make up at least 82,826,479 of the population. They age from 41 to 59 years of age, which means a substantial number of individuals from this generation will be eligible to retire within six years. Their exit from the workforce poses as much of a historical landmark as the generation's entrance into the world during the Post-World War II era. Never before has the American workforce been subject to such a profound shift in labor.
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Leading in The 21st Century And The Complexities It Brings
April 1st, 2007
With the emergence of globalization, technology, and for the first time, three generations in the workplace, managers, are faced with solving more complex issues in the workplace than their predecessors. Not only does globalization require organizations to remain innovative within their industry, but the introduction of technology also requires continuous adaptation in order to remain competitive in the business world. Further, for the first time ever, workplaces are occupied by three different generations: Baby-Boomers, Generation Y, and Generation X.
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Who Said Leadership Was Easy?
March 1st, 2007
If posed the question, "What makes a good leader?" it is likely your response would include many of the characteristics exhibited by some of the most admired people in the world, both past and present. Individuals such as Henry Ford to Steve Jobs, regardless of industry, share a common trait, success. Ford, Jobs, and other admired business leaders have witnessed tremendous achievement in their respective industries because of their ability to lead people.
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Strengthening Business Performance Through Charity
February 1st, 2007
"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery." Harold Wilson

In 2000, following the technology boom Americans donated a record $260.5 billion dollars to charitable causes according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. And as recently as 2005, Americans still managed to keep pace with donations, despite a lackluster performance in the stock market and economy. Charitable contributions in 2005 totaled $260.3 billion dollars, a figure that witnessed a 2.7% increase as compared to 2004. As illustrated by the considerable monetary donations received by charitable organizations, Americans are by and large giving people. However, charity is not exclusive to individuals, corporations and small-business are also significant participants in charitable activities. As reported by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, corporations gave away $13.8 billion dollars in 2005, including grants from corporate foundations.
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A New Year: How Change Can Help Your Business
January 1st, 2007
"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery." Harold Wilson

As illustrated by the above quote, organizations by vir tue of their existence are subject to the forces of change, whether they want it or not. Despite the fact that change is persistent, organizations often live in fear of change because of the unknown that accompanies it. Shifts in the economy, stock-market, corporate mergers, and job force, highlight just a few of the changes that will inevitably affect an organization at one point or another. Unfor tunately the fear that change elicits plagues the business world most often leads to a company's detriment because they attempt to resist the unavoidable. In essence, the approach many businesses take when presented with change either makes or breaks them.
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The Talent Crunch: Getting The Best
December 1st, 2006
As the professional landscape goes through a dramatic change with all the Baby-Boomers retiring and leaving the workforce, there is a dramatic change in the talent pool. Over the next few years, while unemployment is at record lows (sub 4%), it will become increasingly important to attract the best possible employees.
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Work Tools: Technologically Enhanced
November 1st, 2006
"A craftsman is only as good as his tools". This saying is applicable in many aspects of life, but maybe none more than in the business world.

With technology today, there is no excuse for not having that important document, or that client's phone number. You should be accessible to colleagues and customers alike via cell phone, text message, email, instant message, voicemail, bluetooth, PDA, and any other number of gadgets and accessories.
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The Home Office: How to Make it Work
October 1st, 2006
Working from home is a situation that many people desire. The lure of working in your sweat pants, replying to emails in your bathrobe, and talking to clients while sunbathing by the pool, are just some perks that seem to attract numerous people to the work-at-home lifestyle. Although there are many advantages to working from home, the disadvantages are just at abundant. You have to deal with garbage men and their noisy truck, telemarketers calling all afternoon, young kids playing or crying in the room next to your office, or any number of other distractions.
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Did You Know? Buyers Remorse
September 1st, 2006
There are many things in this world that one can do to bring guilty feelings into their head. People can feel guilty for all sorts of reasons: running a red light, stealing, infidelity, saying something inappropriate… The list goes on and on.
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Did You Know? It's all about Chemistry
August 1st, 2006
There are many elements to a successful interview with a perspective employer: appearance, poise, confidence, experience, and chemistry. When meeting with a hiring manager, you can demonstrate that you know how to dress, and you can show your grace under pressure. You can show them that you are confident (but not cocky), and your resume should speak well enough to your experience, but there is nothing in those traits that can win you an offer faster than good chemistry.
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Did You Know? Choosing an Employer
July 1st, 2006
If you are a recent college grad, there are a couple of things you should know. Now that you've graduated, you have a choice to make. You need to get into a career. Before you make those choices, there are some resources you should take advantage of; calling on the help of the Career Center at your school. They can help you to assess, qualify, and select the proper company for your beliefs, interests, and talents.
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Did You Know? How to Build a Network
June 1st, 2006
There are several key elements to building a quality network. Some of these are courtesy, respect,and persistence.

When constructing a network, these elements are going to play a key role in its development. The courtesy you show to potential partners is essential to the development of reliable contacts; the respect you show to their ideas and opinions lead the way to a dependable and honest estimate of the situation you are looking to resolve; and the persistence you demonstrate with your follow-up and tact will show your networking partners the value of working with you.
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Did You Know? The Value of a Solid Partnership
May 1st, 2006
Many employers are confused by the workforce landscape.They are frustrated that there doesn't seem to be the flow of qualified talent seeking employment with there companies, or answering the corporate call to come and join the team; and furthermore, they have no idea how to remedy these problems. The most common complaint recruiters hear from hiring authorities is that they've placed their ads, they've networked with everyone they can think of, and still they aren't finding what they're looking for. The solution is simple:
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Did You Know? More Important than Money
April 1st, 2006
A recent survey of American workers ranked salary number 5 on the top ten reasons why employees stay with their employers. Among the top reasons were Appreciation, recognition, and feeling of being involved in the company's mission. The ironic part of that study is this: When CEO's were given the top five reasons and told to rank them how they envisioned their employees ranking them, they listed those five in reverse order; placing salary as the number 1 motivator.
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Did You Know?
March 1st, 2006
We have all heard about the transition of call centers from mid-America to countries abroad, such as India. This move has been the cause of an economic explosion in those particular contries.
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Tips for Success: Reap the Rewards of Career Diversification..
February 1st, 2006
Building a solid career foundation in today's marketplace means more than mastering a limited number of tasks in a given field.

Career diversification in your field will bring larger rewards, according to the American Association of Finance and Accounting. "When employers look for talent, they typically settle for people with the proficiency to perform certain tasks. But what they really want - especially in today's hyper-competitive market - is an adaptable breed of cat, whose broad-based set of skills crosses over into a variety of disciplines," writes Bill Radin for the AFA. Paxton suggests looking for "areas of weakness" in your own career portfolio and developing those weaknesses into strengths, thus increasing your market value.
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Tips for Success: Three Things to Remember when going to an Interview
January 1st, 2006
1.) Dress to Impress:
When going on an interview it is absolutely critical that you dress for success! No matter what the environment, it is imperative that you wear a suit, tie, and polished dress shoes. It shows the interviewer that you are serious about the position, and that you care enough to put your best foot forward. Unless they tell you specifically NOT to wear a suit, wear it! Ladies, it's the same policy for you as well, but you can leave the tie in the closet!
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Tips for Success: Five Things to Remember When Writing Your Resume.
December 1st, 2005
1.) Dates of Employment:
Take out the guesswork. With clearly defined dates on your resume, you not only clarify your work history, but you also remove the suspicion that you might be trying to hide something i.e. short tenure or "job hopping".
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