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Before new employees report for their first day on the job, you should consider making them feel welcome – and with open arms, at that! While it may seem like an insignificant thing in the general scheme, it isn’t because newbies who feel like they are being welcomed and appreciated are more likely to feel more motivated. In the long run, your seemingly small efforts will be rewarded in big ways so start now. 1. Add Them to...
Hiring new employees doesn’t come for free! In fact, it costs an average of $4,000 and 42 days for recruiting and hiring them, a cost that can be reduced with the use of these recruiting tools. Keep in mind that these are tools and, thus, these should be used in accordance with their original design. Furthermore, the decision to hire still rests with you, the hiring manager, with the tools used only in the improvement of the hiring...
When you have the requisite technology skills, your main options are either to work fulltime for a company or to launch your own business. But these aren’t your only options in today’s “gig” economy. You may already be employed and you want a second job on the side. Perhaps you’re a homemaker or a full-time parent looking for some extra income. You may even be already retired and you think IT is a nice challenge...
Trying to find out what employers and hiring managers want isn’t really a big secret. In fact, plenty of them has come out and downright admitted to what they want to see from their potential hires. So if you’re ready, here are some attributes you need to possess: Quick responses . Try to be among the first applicants. When you’re contacted, respond ASAP. In other words, try not to waste their time. Business...
When you’re being offered a job, you’re supposed to negotiate your salary. Once you’re employed, after a while you may want to ask for a raise. These are common enough occurrences in business. But you’d be surprised at how many people fail to negotiate their salaries or ask for a raise. This is understandable. It’s all about fear—that it can lead to bad relations and a lost job. But you should also be...
When you’re scheduled for a job interview, you, of course, prepare for the questions you’re probably going to be asked. That means boning up on your academic and work history, on what you did and what you know, and how you’d solve potential problems at work. But sometimes the interviewer may then just ask a weird question that may catch you off your guard. These are questions like “What kind of a tree are you”...
When you send your CV (resume) to potential employers, you’re not supposed to just drily list your educational attainment and work history. You also need to introduce yourself as a person, and for that, you have the cover letter. This cover letter is supposed to highlight your personality, and your goal is to impress your potential employer as to who you really are. However, the sad truth is that it’s generally very...
Regardless of what position you may be angling for, often the attributes that recruiters and hiring managers are looking for are universal. It doesn’t matter if you’re in sales or programming; some traits are simply desired for any type of position. According to the experts, here are the qualities that will make any candidate a lot more attractive in any position: 1. Positive Outlook If you’re cynical and grim,...
Every employers conduct job interviews differently, such as individual interviews, group interviews, phone and video interviews, and online interviews. Despite what some people may think, a direct one-on-one job interview isn’t the only way many employers are going about with job interviews. They may instead go with another type, or even use more than one type to assess your suitability for their available position. You need to...
Just about every real business professional knows these days that they have to be on LinkedIn. It’s the social networking website to be in because it truly does help people in various industries network with needed contacts. It can help you find clients, customers, and partners, and it can even help you to land a job. But if you want your LinkedIn profile to help you in your job search, you need to make sure that it actually...
Ever since the rise of mega-corporations, generations of workers have generally aspired to work for one of these large companies. The advantages seem obvious—these large companies have lots of job openings and they can offer more perks and higher salaries. They’re less likely to fail, so job security seems good. There’s also the prestige factor, as these large corporations are often famous. Yet all these advantages of...
Job interview by their very nature can be rather stressful, so it’s natural if you find it hard to keep calm and collected. Speaking is a much different problem than just writing down answers to questions, and you’ll have to provide responses much more quickly. No wonder you’re tense! However, there are ways strategies you can use to make sure you keep your cool so that you can present a good impression on your potential...