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Crafting Great Job Descriptions:…

Savvy managers know that making a good hire starts long before candidate selection, the interview, or even resume screening. It begins with fashioning a compelling job description. Step 1: Craft an Engaging Job Description Think of the job description as your hiring blueprint. Design it well, and the rest of the process will flow much more easily. Furthermore, a thoughtfully crafted job description can differentiate you from rivals who are less conscientious in this respect, giving you an edge as..

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How to Congratulate a…

Promotions are a cause for celebration, they usually mean a raise, more responsibilities, and potential for future career growth. But there are more reasons than being polite to send a congratulatory note to a colleague. I mean, let's face it, in a place where the coffee runs out faster than office gossip, where the copier chooses to break down right when you need it the most, and where your lunch mysteriously disappears from the communal fridge, a little camaraderie goes..

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What is the Cost…

Unmasking the Financial Impact of Unfilled Roles in Your Company Exploring the Monetary Influence of Unfilled Roles In our rapid business climate, unfilled roles hit your organization's financial health. Grasping these positions' real cost is key to smart hiring and talent management. We'll dive into the cost of vacant roles, explore direct and indirect expenses, and highlight fast, effective recruiting strategies. True Cost Computation To understand the full monetary burden of vacant positions, you must weigh many factors. Let's look..

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A Second interview is…

You've breezed through the first job interview, and now your phone rings with an invite for round two. A second interview, for sure, is good news; it signals that you've crossed the initial screening and caught the employer's eye. So, get ready to seize this opportunity, and with these 10 do’s and don’ts in your arsenal, you're all set to excel in your second job interview. 1. DO: Reflect on Your First Interview Looking back at the first interview can..

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The most in-demand jobs…

The dynamics of the job market are constantly changing, influenced by various external and internal factors. As of mid-2023, here are some specific jobs and fields that are experiencing a surge in demand beyond the expected norm: Top fields of expertise right now Data Scientists and Analysts: As more organizations digitize their operations and gather huge volumes of data, the need for professionals who can analyze, interpret, and derive insights from this data is growing. Data scientists and analysts are..

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Unleashing Success in Material…

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the skills and responsibilities of a Materials Manager in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. As part of our ongoing series focusing on recruiting for various positions, we will explore the critical role of materials management and provide valuable insights into the key skills required for success in this dynamic setting. As a Materials Manager, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the end-to-end supply chain processes, from procurement to inventory management and distribution. Your..

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Plant Manager: Ideal Personality…

Buckle up, as we delve into another thrilling exploration - this time into the realm of manufacturing, focusing on the essential skills of a plant manager. Drawing from two decades of collaborating with clients on hiring for this role, I'll be your guide, helping you identify the crucial attributes that can morph your plant from merely functional to a paragon of efficiency. Imagine the world from a plant manager's viewpoint. This manufacturing maestro is responsible for everything from daily operations,..

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From Cap and Gown…

Congrats on stepping off the graduation stage and into the big wide world of job hunting! Not sure where to dive in? Fear not, we've got a killer list of job search resources for new grads to help you on your path. They range from national job boards to genius blogs that will guide you to career success. Oh Canada, Job Resources are Here! 1. : This is where the Canadian government steps up to the plate. Expect fresh job..

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Resume Self-Assessment: An Essential…

In the ever-evolving job market, where competition is increasingly fierce, resume self-assessment is an essential step in the job hunting process. Crafting the perfect resume is a crucial task, one that should not be rushed or underestimated. While numerous resume writing services are available to assist you, it is entirely feasible to achieve excellent results on your own, provided you allocate enough time for this important task. Finding the Best Template Finding the right resume template is a starting point..

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How to get on…

Welcome to the first installment in Core Executive's Core Purpose Career series, born out of the belief that people have long-term life and career goals bigger than their current 9-5 job. This series is meant to complement your career search when you are also asking "What is your Why?" Non-profit boards are often looking for volunteers with connections and experience. Why should you consider applying to a non-profit board? While it can be an excellent addition to your career and..

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