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B2C Hiring Process Report
The most optimistic jobseekers out there may think that looking the part and talking the talk will get them all the way, but there are certain things that hiring managers are looking out for which they may well have forgotten to mention. On the other hand, the most pessimistic jobseeker may think that they have nothing more to give, but their most valuable traits could sadly be going unnoticed.Why ... Read More
From good to great
Your résumé is on point and under two pages. Your work experience is impressive and shows you’re a well-rounded candidate. And your cover letters are always impactful and customized to the position you want. However, you aren’t the only candidate who knows how to present him- or herself in a positive light. So what can you do to get from good to great—and position yourself as a first-choice candid ... Read More
How to Take a Professional Selfie
What do Madonna, President Obama, Andy Warhol and Madonna have in common?Of course, each of these people is—or was—world famous. But after fame and fortune, the similarities fade.The answer is that at some point in their lives, all these people made selfies. Whether they used oil on canvas, acrylic on silkscreen or a cell phone camera, each sidestepped the middleman by creating self-portraits. Imp ... Read More
Strategies to Stay Motivated
For the past month, you’ve left for work in the dark and arrived home after sunset. The winter weather makes for long, difficult, and sometimes dangerous commutes. Add to that grumpy colleagues and tight end-of-year deadlines, and it’s not surprising to feel your motivation for work decreasing.If this sounds familiar, then you’re not alone. Many people feel more tired and irritable than usual duri ... Read More
Collaborating with a difficult coworker
No matter how much you like your job, it doesn’t mean that all your co-workers are a pleasure to work with. In fact, it’s possible that one of your colleagues never fails to push your buttons, and you always dread having to bring up the issue.If this sounds familiar, then it might help to know you’re not alone. According to Gwen Moran in her FastCompany article titled “How to Deal with a Coworker ... Read More
Select the right opportunities
Lately, your job isn’t as much as a challenge as it used to be. That’s only natural, of course, since you become more skilled and knowledgeable over time. But it can also be a bit frustrating, especially if you want to advance your career and you don’t qualify for a promotion yet.If this situation sounds familiar, then you’ve probably also done your research and found numerous articles and blog po ... Read More
Four technology trends
When was the last time you saw a phone with a rotary dial? How about an electric typewriter? Or a PDA?Chances are, the last time you saw any of these was at least 15 years ago. If you’re a Millennial, you might never have seen them at all outside of the movies.However, in the early 1990s, all three of these device were used every day by professionals. But with the advent of the cell phone, compute ... Read More
Tips for entry-level employees
The academic year is almost over, and that means hundreds of thousands of high school and college students are saying goodbye to their school books and getting ready to enter the workforce. If you’re among this group of new professionals, you’ll want to make a good impression and an even better start. Here are our top tips for making the most of the first week in your new job.Prepare properly. Whe ... Read More
Friends with Your Boss
According to recent research, more and more professionals say they want a work environment that fosters workplace friendships. And that’s not surprising, since even though an increasing number of us enjoy flexible work arrangements and telecommuting options, the American Time Use Survey shows we still spend an average of 8.9 hours a day on work and related activities. In contrast, we only spend ar ... Read More
Five strategies for staying in demand
Before there was email, there were the letter carriers of the U.S.P.S. Now, the number of letter carrier jobs are expected to decline by 28 percent over the next eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Depending on when exactly delivery drones become mainstream, that number could rise even further. Similarly, a large number of manufacturing jobs are becoming obsolete due to incre ... Read More
May2014_LearnFrom Overachievers
A mother of two gets promoted to head an entirely new department after being with the company for a mere six weeks.A college dropout churns out new, highly popular apps every month and teaches himself Chinese “to take his mind off work.”A successful entrepreneur constantly embarks on new, ambitious ventures… that is, when he’s not fundraising for charities.Overachievers. Often the subject of amaze ... Read More
April2014_CompInWorkplace_TN
A bit of competition can be a good thing. Whether it's in sports or school, it can push you to work a bit harder, reach a little higher and achieve things you didn't think you were capable of. And in the workplace, from telemarketing positions to office jobs, the notion of healthy competition is nothing new. Of course, law firms and consulting companies are known for their competitive ranking syst ... Read More
Mar2014_OvercomingShyness_TN
Do you blush when you speak to co-workers? Do you find yourself struggling to get your words out when the focus is on you? Are you reluctant to speak up when you have something to say?If you recognize yourself in any of the aforementioned scenarios, you probably suffer from shyness. According to Psychology Today, shyness is the awkwardness, anxiety and even fear that people feel when interacting w ... Read More
Singapore03
Change in the workplace has never been more rapid. There is no 'long term' in today's working environment - the concept is dead. A job for life and gold watch on retirement are quaint traditions of a bygone era. It is predicted that we will no longer have careers but a series of jobs.Open-ended contracts are becoming less common - today's way of working is more often in bite-sized projects which h ... Read More
feb2013linkedIn
With more and more business being done over the telephone and the increasing use of 24 hour professional call centres to handle customer enquiries, knowing how to communicate effectively both face to face and on the telephone is vitally important. To help you get your message across clearly, politely and efficiently recruitment experts Kelly Services highlight some common problems and provides som ... Read More