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How to Hire Employees Who Will Drive Customers to Your Business

Your employees are going to be the foundation of your company, and their skills and traits could make or break your business in the coming years. Spending a little extra time on the hiring process will have an excellent return on investment and reduce your employee turnover rate. ...




Cold emails have worked for me—here are 5 tips to make them work for you

Twice now, cold emails have helped me significantly in my career. The first allowed me to gain valuable advice, which led to freelance opportunities and a summer internship. The second helped me get my current job.And I'm not alone. Entrepreneur Adam Lyons changed his life when he contacted billionaire investor and "Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban. ...




IT Professionals: 5 Tips to Drive Your Career to Success

Seven of LinkedIn's most sought after jobs for 2017 are technology specific - Site Reliability Engineer, Technical Program Manager, Data Engineer, Scrum Master, Software Engineer, Data Architect and Analytics Manager. According to 2016 reports from LinkedIn, Opportunity and Upwork, 27 of the most in demand skills were IT related. ...




Disciplined Time Management: How to Stay Focused & Meet Tough Quotas at Work

In any job role there are constant disruptions such as meetings, breakdowns, special requests, and more. Managing time in the workplace to accomplish everything you that's asked can seem impossible. Before the situation gets too stressful, you should take a step back and plan some ways to get the most done in the time you have. ...




Worth the Paycheck: Tips for Job Hunting After High School

You worked hard to get through high school, taking the most challenging courses, choosing your electives with care, and making good grades. You graduated with honors, and now you are ready to move on to the real world. The transition from high school student to regular worker can be a tough one, especially if you are not prepared. ...




Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

            This May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAH), a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island). ...




10 Ways to Calm Your Interview Anxiety

I've never met anyone who doesn't get nervous before an important job interview.  With so much riding on your performance it’s not surprising that you would experience some anxiety about everything in the process-- from not wearing the right outfit, or not answering questions “perfectly," to looking foolish, or perhaps the worst fear, not getting the job offer. ...




5 Smart Investments You Should Be Making for Your Healthcare Career

5 Smart Investments You Should Be Making for Your Healthcare Career
 
As the healthcare industry continues to advance, so do the skill and experience requirements of healthcare establishments. No matter what specialty of healthcare you work in, from nursing to dentistry to couples counseling, you are competing with your current coworkers and other applicants to have the most eye-catching resume. ...




Could you lose your job for testing positive for marijuana if you're a patient in Florida? Maybe

As Florida legislators consider passing laws this year to regulate the new and growing medical marijuana industry, employers in the state are still faced with mounting grey areas in how to handle employment policies related to drug use.There are more questions than answers for companies big and small, which enforce a drug-free workplace policy with their employees, said Greg Hearing, a shareholder with the Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing law firm in Tampa. ...




How to Handle HR Issues as a Small Business

Human resource issues for small businesses are a world apart from the concerns a company like IBM or Apple might face in this field. For startups with few employees, human resource (HR) tasks and challenges are often a matter of a few brief conversations with the owner or supervisor. ...