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Be Hardheaded about Soft Skills

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The fact that they are called soft skills cause many of us to dismiss them. They are not as easily quantifiable as technical skills, but they are just as important. Soft skills are skills that help with communication and understanding our fellow humans. Now these are essential to any profession but as stated above, they …

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Managing Work Crises When Disasters Strike

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It has been a trying time for Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, and the United States. Natural disasters have struck and have caused widespread destruction and have taken lives. Earthquakes in Mexico, Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean and in Florida and Hurricane Maria hitting the Caribbean as well. At this time, we …

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Preparing for Opportunities and Creating Them

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It’s been a frustrating couple of months for you, looking for work opportunities. You’ve been to career fairs, networking events, and visited every job board you can think of. Yet, opportunities have not presented themselves. But fear not! An opportunity will come. Searching for the opportunity is not the top priority unless you have financial hardship. …

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Both Sides of Interviewing: “How effective is this interview”

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The interview is a necessary evil. You need to get to know the potential candidate, but the process can be dreadful — for both the candidates and the interviewer(s). AS A CANDIDATE If you’ve gone through many interviews, the need for preparation becomes less and less. This is because they are often predictable: “What are your …

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[Infographic] Guide to Recruiting Active & Passive Job Seekers

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You may have come across the recruiting terms “active job seeker” and “passive job seeker.” You may even fit into one of these categories. Active Job Seeker An individual who is actively seeking employment. They may already be employed or unemployed. They seek new opportunities. Passive Job Seeker An individual who is already employed and is not seeking new opportunities. …

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