Your Soft Skills Set You Apart

Have you ever worked with someone who was talented at their job but impossible to get along with? Most of us have at some point in our career, and unfortunately some of us have also been that difficult co-worker from time to time. Although simply possessing the necessary experience and qualifications for a job might…

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6 Tips for Dressing for a Job Interview in Insurance

Choosing your outfit for a job interview can be nerve racking. This step is often overlooked or neglected until the last minute because it can seem overwhelming. But picking out your outfit is an important part of the process when preparing for an interview. After all, the first statement you make when you show up…

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8 Tips for Job Candidates from a Recruiter

After a season of reflection and resolution, it is no surprise recruiters’ emails are flooded with people looking for change, but how can you best represent yourself to a recruiter to enhance your potential to stand out?  Here are some simple tips from JL Nixon Consulting explaining what key identifiers recruiters look for in candidates….

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Checklist for Conducting Interviews

As a hiring manager, conducting interviews is a somewhat regular responsibility of yours. Perhaps you enjoy meeting candidates and learning about their background experiences and personalities, or perhaps this is a task that you rather dread. Either way, trying to determine which candidate will be the best fit for the position and the company culture…

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Why Employers Should Always Follow Up During the Hiring Process

I came across a great article recently by Jeff Haden entitled “The Worst Hiring Mistake Any Company Can Make,” and being a recruiter, it naturally it caught my attention. According to the article, the answer is neglecting to follow up with each and every job applicant. Haden explains that the simple act of providing closure…

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How to Overcome Nervousness During an Interview

Interviewing for a job can be an undeniably stressful situation. In many ways, the interview is like public speaking or performing, so a certain degree of nervousness is to be expected, especially if this is a job you dream of having. However, high-strung nerves can hinder you from presenting yourself at your true capacity, so…

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4 Important Questions Every Employer Should Ask Candidates During Interviews

Every hiring manager’s goal is to hit a home run with every new employee they bring on board. No one ever wants to make a bad hiring decision that ends up costing the company more time, money, and frustration. So it’s critical to conduct thorough interviews that give great insight into the candidates’ backgrounds, personalities,…

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