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    Don't Hire People Just Like You

    Don't Hire People Just Like You
    When you recruit and hire new employees, do you often find that you're searching for people just like you? Similar in mannerisms, appearance, intelligence and culture? Perhaps also possessing the same educational background, experiences and maybe even gender, race and religion? If you do hire employees this way, then rest assured that you're not alone. At the same time, however, you're ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Top 10 Tips for Salary Negotiations

    Top 10 Tips for Salary Negotiations
    Negotiating a better salary package has put more than a few stomachs in knots over the years. Remember, we all go through it sooner or later. Keep these 10 basic tips in mind when it's your turn to ask for a sweeter deal. 1. Be Persuasive It's hard to force your boss to increase your compensation, and trying to do so ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +9
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    What Your Handshake Says About You

    [photo:6951] Nobody likes a limp handshake, but you probably don't realize just how much you communicate through your hands, says Jacqueline Whitmore, author of Business Class: Etiquette Essentials for Success at Work. Here's one handshake to use, one to be careful of, and three to avoid. *Types* p((. • "+The Fail-Safe+":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/657-what-your-handshake-says-about-you?page=2 p((. • "+The Rubber Glove+":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/657-what-your-handshake-says-about-you?page=3 p((. • "+The Queen's Handshake+":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/657-what-your-handshake-says-about-you?page=4 ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Turn Your Internship into a Job: 15 Success Stories

    [photo:6536] More companies are treating internship programs as extended job interviews for full-time positions. But unlike a straightforward interview, it's not always clear who you have to impress or how the decision maker will evaluate you. To help you figure out how to turn your internship into full-time employment, we asked for advice from former interns at companies on BusinessWeek's list ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Nine Creative Tips for Poaching Talent

    Nine Creative Tips for Poaching Talent
    The tightening economy has put the brakes on hiring for many employers, but some professions and skill sets remain highly sought after. Some 43% of corporate recruiters anticipate a rise in staff levels in 2008, according to a recent study by career Web site JobFox. Software designers, nurses, and accountants, among many other specialized and technical professions observed in the survey, ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How to Motivate Employees on a Budget

    How to Motivate Employees on a Budget
    With recession looming—or underway, depending on who you ask—corporate budget managers are battening down the hatches when it comes to expenses. One of the areas where spending is stingiest is employee raises; last year's average increase of 3.5% may look like a bonanza from the perspective of 2008, when many companies are likely to be giving raises of 2% or less. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes

    Twelve Worst Job Interview Mistakes
    Among the tips for this stage of the application process: You don't want to be unprepared or too rehearsed, or be labeled an HR stalker Turning off a potential employer is easier than one might think. To score a job, avoid these 12 mistakes that candidates often make during the interview process. 1. "+Being Unprepared for Standard Questions+":http://hrpeople.monster.com/careers/638-twelve-worst-job-interview-mistakes?page=2 2. "+Sounding Too ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview

    Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview
    When you are looking to make the Big Leap—the one that puts you closer to the power centers of a business or organization—the interview process will likely be different from what you've experienced before. The more senior the person or people you're interviewing with, the more definite their ideas are likely to be about what they're looking for. They know that ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Internships: The Best Places to Start

    Internships: The Best Places to Start
    Elana Gerasimova spent the summer of 2006 working as an intern for JPMorgan's emerging markets desk. The University of Pennsylvania senior enjoyed the summer in New York because of the variety of tasks she was given and the executives she had the opportunity to work with. "They really made a point to give us actual projects," says the 22-year-old native of ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Taking Your Internship Up a Notch

    Taking Your Internship Up a Notch
    Congratulations, you've landed a summer internship with the company for which you've always wanted to work. You may think the hard part is over, now that you've gotten in the door. But don't start patting yourself on the back just yet. Over the next few months, your every move will be scrutinized to see if you've got what it takes to ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Brand Yourself as a Great Boss

    Brand Yourself as a Great Boss
    Branding yourself as a great boss (like any branding effort) requires first that you figure out who you are targeting. Low performers? High performers? Mediocre performers? Here’s what our research indicates: h4. Low performers are looking for a boss who… is weak, hands-off and tries to treat every employee the same; doesn’t keep track of who is doing what, where, why, ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Use the Right News 2.0 Tools to Stay on Top of Your Industry

    Use the Right News 2.0 Tools to Stay on Top of Your Industry
    In today’s information-rich world, there’s no excuse for not staying current with the goings-on in your field, whether it’s real estate, technology or Web marketing. But while every industry and industry niche is awash in news sites and publications, you can uncover even more information by adding industry blogs and user-generated news sites to your reading list. Despite the proliferation of ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Managing Middlescence

    Managing Middlescence
    Welcome to middlescence. Like adolescence, it can be a time of frustration, confusion, and alienation. But it can also be a time of self-discovery, new direction, and fresh beginnings h4. The Idea in Brief Burned out. Bottlenecked. Bored. That's the current lot of many midcareer employees—those 35 to 54 years of age. Thirty percent of these middlescents work 50+ hours per ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Better Way to Deliver Bad News

    A Better Way to Deliver Bad News
    Is your critical feedback building up employees — or tearing them down? h4. The Idea in Brief That dreaded moment has come: You're delivering critical feedback to an employee. Despite your best efforts, the conversation is a disaster: tempers flare, the employee gets defensive, your relationship grows strained. What happened? Like most managers, you probably inadvertently sabotaged the meeting, preparing for ...
    Published almost 10 years ago | Rated: +4

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