First Impression: Email Subject Line Tips

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Rule number one of searching for a job: always make a good first impression. If your initial contact with a hiring agent or prospective employer is a personal meeting, it is essential to dress well, act courteously, and do whatever else it takes to demonstrate your poise and professionalism. The same is true of your… Read more »

Summer Rush: Determining Your Hiring Needs

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Does your 2014 business plan include supplementing your full-time staff during the summer or other busy seasons? This should be part of your overall hiring strategy: knowing exactly which employees you need and when, with a talent pipeline in place for the unexpected needs that will inevitably occur. The Power is in the Planning Your… Read more »

Kicking Cabin Fever in the Workplace

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The entire nation has been wrapped up in – or buried under – this winter’s infamous polar vortex since the season began. And as recently as this month, the icy meteorological clutch refuses to let up. It’s been too cold to stay outside for long, too gloomy to be motivated, and too snowy to go… Read more »

Tips on Interviewing Nervous Candidates

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We’ve all been there: Lost sleep, agonized over which suit to wear, sweated bullets as we drove to corporate headquarters, taken a wrong turn and despite all our trial runs and best efforts, arrived at the scene of our job interview a bundle of nerves. Frankly speaking, if you haven’t, then you’re in a minority… Read more »

Tips for a Successful Phone Interview in Charleston

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A telephone job interview may seem easy and relatively effortless, at first blush. After all, you don’t have to wear uncomfortable heels or a stuffy suit, or stress out over getting caught in traffic or missing your expressway exit. But, never underestimate the power of the phone interview – or the need to prepare for… Read more »