The ABC’s of Employing Generations X, Y and Z

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The face of our workforce is changing: Generation Xers are rapidly assuming essential leadership roles. Millennials, or Gen Y workers, are being groomed for management. And Generation Z? They’re just starting to enter the workforce. As a manager (especially, ahem, a more “mature” one), you might feel like you need to go back to school… Read more

4 Interview Missteps that Drive Hiring Managers Nuts

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“Um, like, I’m sorry I’m like 20 minutes late, but my car wouldn’t start because my boyfriend left the headlights on last night.” One of your primary goals in an interview is to make a great impression on the hiring manager. But saying the wrong things – in the wrong way – can quickly remove… Read more

Interview Went Well? Don’t stop there! 4 essential interview follow-up tips

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Whew – that’s a relief. You’ve just walked out of an important job interview, thinking it went well. But then those nagging doubts start creeping in: Did you address all of the interviewer’s concerns? Did you adequately communicate your skills and value? Did you leave a great impression? And perhaps the biggest question of all:… Read more

Well, THAT’s Awkward

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Ever meet someone, and realize after speaking with him for 10 minutes that you’ve already forgotten his name? It’s not a big deal in a casual social situation, but it can be downright embarrassing if it happens to you during a job interview. Let’s face it – sometimes, job interviews can get a little weird…. Read more

Break Down Language Barriers to Enhance Workplace Safety

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The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 made employers responsible for providing safe, healthy working conditions for all employees – including those who do not speak English fluently. Ensuring the safety of these workers presents a number of unique challenges, especially within light industrial work environments: Although general industry and construction industry injury rates… Read more

Dreading the “Out of College Blues?” How to stay productive and find the job you want

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Graduating from college? Now that the classes and exams are through, it’s time to start the next phase of your life: finding the job you want. For most recent graduates, it’s an exciting time – and a nerve-wracking one, too. Unlike the relative structure provided by college life, entering the job market can leave even… Read more