How to Find a Job Using Social Media

Posted by Paul Grewal on Oct 7, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Using social media for chatting with friends and sharing photos is pretty standard practice. However, if you’re not happy with your current career trajectory, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate if you’ve been making the most out of social media’s potential. More than ever, companies and recruiters are using platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and others to spot potential talent. Read on for ideas on how to use social media to land your next position.

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Topics: Career, Hiring, Social Media

Stop Networking. This is Better.

Posted by Kim Nicol on Oct 6, 2015 10:00:00 AM

As an introvert, the idea of networking is about as appealing as getting a root canal. In fact, a root canal would be better because I wouldn't have to talk to anyone. Superficial chit-chat, the sense of being sized up and evaluated, and the weird transactional feeling that I've experienced at networking events is unpalatable to me. It's no surprise I struggled with networking for years.

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Topics: Relationships, Mindfulness, Career

How to Ace the Interview

Posted by Paul Grewal on Oct 2, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Interviewing for a job can be stressful for many people. After all, this is your future on the line. Thankfully, there's no reason to stress – in fact, it's sabotaging you. Take a few deep breaths, relax and bring your awesome everyday attitude to the table. You'll be able to relax because you've prepared. Read on for how to ace that interview and overcome the jitters.

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Topics: Career, Hiring, Interview

Similarities Between Hiring and Dating

Posted by Alexandra Sullivan on Oct 1, 2015 9:00:00 AM

At first glance, hiring and dating seem like two fields which should stay far, far away from each other. In reality, however, there are numerous and striking similarities between the two practices. Read on for tips on how to identify and utilize these similarities to find the best new hires.

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Topics: Hiring, Workplace, Recruiting, Dating

Optimal Habits for Productivity

Posted by Paul Grewal on Sep 30, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Productivity is a word that gets used very often in today's workplace. Far too often, however, the true purpose of being productive gets lost. Being busy does not indicate productivity – in fact, it can actually mean the opposite. Here, you'll find some tips and strategies for cultivating truly productive habits instead of creating useless busy-work.

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Topics: Productivity, Time Management, Habits, Balance

Programming Languages on the Rise

Posted by Paul Grewal on Sep 29, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If the idea of reading lines of programming or coding makes you a bit nervous, you're not alone. It's important, however, to realize the importance of programming, coding and the loads of other aspects of technology which run the things we use everyday. Our professional (and often our personal) lives would look very different without them, and without the people who can make them work.

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Topics: Hiring, Recruiting, Coding, Computer Science

How to Negotiate Salaries Mindfully

Posted by Paul Grewal on Sep 25, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Does the thought of sitting across from someone at a negotiating table keep you up at night?

If you just gave a silent nod, know that you’re far from the only one. For both recruiters and candidates alike, negotiating salaries is something that almost everyone has to deal with at one point or another — and we often have not been taught the optimal way to process the experience. 

Though it can seem like a hostile and undesirable practice, it really doesn’t have to be — regardless of which side of the table you are on. 

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Topics: Career, Recruiting

Goal Setting Apps to Stay Productive

Posted by Paul Grewal on Sep 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

While many people view apps as great ways to waste time instead of working, this is only true if the wrong apps are chosen. Along with seemingly unlimited gaming options, the world of apps is loaded with programs designed to help you make the most of your time, make and achieve goals, and stay on track with your everyday tasks.

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Topics: Productivity, Apps, Balance, Work-life Balance

Great Job Interview Questions to Ask

Posted by Paul Grewal on Sep 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Job interviews are one of the top causes of anxiety these days, and with good reason. They can go one of two ways. In the first scenario, the interviewer essentially reads down a checklist, asking questions you've been asked many times before. In the other, ridiculously oddball questions are tossed at you in an effort to determine how you react under pressure. Neither of these is an effective interview tactic.

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Topics: Hiring, Interview, Recruiting

How to Find Passionate Employees

Posted by Paul Grewal on Sep 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

One of the biggest problems faced by recruiters and companies today is the lack of truly passionate employees.

Hosting a job fair may turn up loads of recent graduates who desperately want that first professional job, but how many of them are really invested in your company's goals? Read on for ways to seek out employees who are in tune with your company and the basic values for which it stands.

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Topics: Career, Hiring, Work, Recruiting, Passion, Purpose, Employees

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