How to Answer Dreaded Interview Questions

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When you’re in the hot seat, you’re bound to be asked a question that you can’t answer without some deliberating. Dreaded interview questions can catch us by surprise and we often forget it’s okay to pause and think in order to deliver an answer we feel confident in. If you find yourself fumbling forRead more »

Music Monday – February 13, 2017

’tis the season for love, but Valentine’s Day just isn’t for everyone. So, this week, we’re busting out those groovy tunes for the old flames, heartbreakers, and the ones we can’t stop pining over. But because we at Swoon tend to see the glass half full, we’re finishing this week’s Swoon Tunes off withRead more »

How to Prepare for a Career Pivot

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Ready to switch lanes and start down a different career path? Unfortunately, our work history doesn’t always align with the interests we want to pursue. Chances are you’re ready to make a move because your current job isn’t fulfilling you the same way your passions do. You don’t have to keep climbing the proverbialRead more »

Music Monday – February 6, 2017

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow meaning 6 more weeks of Winter. Ugh. It’s enough to make us want to crawl under the covers and hide until Spring. But we still have work to do and people to see, so let’s focus on getting motivated by a different set of covers … cover songs. StartRead more »

The Key to Being a Rockstar Recruiter

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So you want to be a recruiter? One of the keys to successful recruiting is forging strong client relationships early on. After all, you’re in this together and working to achieve a common goal. Here are some fool proof techniques for building and maintaining great client relationships. Dig Deep Before you can even beginRead more »

Salary 101: Knowing Your Worth and Asking For It

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Money is funny. But it doesn’t have to be. We all deserve a great job that compensates fairly, so don’t shy away from demanding it. Throughout the hiring process, and long after you’re hired, know your worth and understand that compensation stems beyond a paycheck. Here’s how to be salary savvy throughout the hiringRead more »

New Year, New Job

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The radio stations have stopped playing Christmas carols on repeat and we’ve put away our sparkly dancing shoes; time to head back to the grind. With the passing of a year and the start of a new one, it’s natural to pause and reflect on our lives. This point of reflection is often responsibleRead more »

Employee Retention Tips and The Psychology of High Turnover

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The cost associated with high employee turnover is staggering. You expend a great deal of resources recruiting, hiring and training them, only to get their notice a short time later. Subsequently, you’re back to starting the whole arduous process over again. So what makes employees stay? One answer seems too simple to be true,Read more »

Selling Yourself in an Interview

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Finding a job that you do well and enjoy can be a tall task. It may seem like your search will continue indefinitely or you will have to settle for a job that you won’t enjoy that much. The key to success is selling yourself. Start thinking about your own wants and needs fromRead more »

Understanding Turnover Contributors for Better Retention

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You’ve probably heard that people don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. A recent Gallup study found that about half of all U.S. employees have left a job to get away from their boss. High employee turnover is costly. A study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that employers will need to spendRead more »