The Arnold Group (TAG) - Job Seeker Blog
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Hiring managers make it clear that job seekers must have more than just technical knowledge in order to advance in their careers. The soft skills necessary to interact effectively with others are what sets one candidate apart from the rest.
It’s nearly impossible to not have an online presence these days. In fact, it’s now more uncommon not to be online, so it should come as no surprise that 3 out of 4 recruiters and hiring managers will check out potential candidate’s social media profiles before making a hiring decision.
A topic on many employer’s minds lately is the lack of soft skills in their potential candidates and newly hired employees. To help improve your employability as a job seeker, it is vital to demonstrate the following soft skills and attitudes:
When it comes time to resign, many underestimate how important it is to leave a company the right way… According to research, there are seven ways employees resign. While all 7 will probably work for the purposes of quitting your job, we don’t recommend using a few of them.
Before you submit any of your friends to be considered by HR however, consider these 5 things… after all, it’s your professional reputation on the line.
Replacing a job isn’t always fast or easy, so it’s important to have a strategy in place to ensure you survive financially until you are able to find employment again.
We see candidates make the same mistakes… mistakes easily avoided if only they knew how we think and operate. In an effort to end some of the frustration experienced on job seekers’ side of the hiring process, we’ve compiled a list of things we wish all candidates knew:
While showing up to work on time every day is typically required of an employee, it is just one of the many things a true hard worker does. In order to not only keep your job but to earn the opportunity for advancement, you must adopt the traits all hard-working employees have.
Resigning is rarely easy and regardless of how you feel about it, it’s important to leave on good terms. If you’re sure moving on to a new opportunity is the best option, then be sure you’re quitting your job in the most professional and courteous manner possible.
The fact is, everyone wants unicorn employees at their company. Even if you haven’t quite achieved that true unicorn shine yet, keep working to grow your strengths and keep these qualities in mind – you’ll prove to be a rare and valuable find in no time.
Whether you’re new to the workforce and seeking your first job, ready to make a career change in a new position or industry, or looking for more flexibility and variety in your current career path, taking on temporary or contract work offers numerous benefits.
Some of these skills may come to you more naturally than others, but keeping in mind the top soft skills employers and managers consider when making employment decisions will help keep you on track for both personal development and professional success.
Imagine if you exercised only once each year. Or meditated annually rather than daily. Positive habits could never be built. And because the same holds true for career development, many leaders are missing an opportunity to powerfully help people (and their organizations) grow.
Some of these skills may come to you more naturally than others, but keeping in mind the top soft skills employers and managers consider when making employment decisions will help keep you on track for both personal development and professional success.
The job market is extremely competitive, and there’s no guarantee you’ll hear back on the applications you’ve submitted. When this happens, it may feel like nothing works in your favor, but it’s important to keep going. Improve your job-hunting skills and boost your chances at landing an interview with these tips:
Creating resolutions for the New Year is a proven way to get motivation back up and running – it’s your chance to start fresh.
If you’re still on the quest to find your dream job, don’t despair… it is possible. The key is being realistic about what the ideal career looks like, and the potential struggles and hard work involved.
In today’s digital world, communicating effectively regardless of the medium is critical to all stages of your career – from your job search to being on-the-job.
Starting a new role is an exciting time, but can often be frightening with so many changes. Consider these tips to ensure not only a smooth transition, but also your success.
One of the easiest ways to make a good first impression during your job search is actually one of the most common mistakes made by candidates, causing them to be written off quickly.
Every workplace is different, with a unique set of common practices and norms, and it’s up to you to appropriately navigate your workplace culture and determine what’s acceptable and expected.
With our state starting the slow process toward reopening back up, we're faced with economic ramifications and decisions many have never faced before – or thought we ever would face. When faced with the decision of when to go back to work, consider these factors to better ensure you’re making the right long-term decisions for you.
The recruiters and hiring managers reading your cover letter and resume have dozens to go through, so better your chances of standing out by avoiding these common phrases
The privilege of leadership is getting to believe in people before they believe in themselves. It’s a commitment to make a difference in the lives of your employees. As a leader, it’s not only your job to ensure your team meets goals and achieves success, but also to ensure you’re helping the individuals on your team be the best they can be.
It’s the first day of your new leadership role and just a few hours in, an employee who is 10 or 20 years your senior stops you and asks point blank, “Just how old are you?” As someone in a leadership position in their twenties, you probably anticipated getting that question at some point, but it still stops you in your tracks.
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