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How to Make the Hiring Process Personal Again

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As the job market becomes increasingly competitive and fast paced, the majority of job seekers believe the hiring process has become less personal in recent years. It’s fair to say this can be attributed to many factors – including new recruiting technologies and the reducing number of face-to-face interactions during the hiring process. While the… Read more »

Are Unconscious Biases Affecting Your Management Skills?

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As a long-tenured professional, the experiences you gain have shaped your professional views and values. Over time, your management style becomes more established and you find the practices and techniques that work best for you and your business. Have you taken the time to review your management style recently? Have you considered whether some of… Read more »

Tell Me About Yourself: How to Ace the First Interview Question

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How many interviews have you started like this? “Tell me about yourself.” It’s fair to say that the majority of job interviews start with this prompt. If you haven’t been asked this question yet, there’s a good chance you will be at some point in the future. With the proper preparation, you can answer this… Read more »

Three Ways a Bad Hire Costs Your Business

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As the new year gets underway, you may be looking to add new employees to your team. Have you asked yourself if you are making the time to ensure you’re hiring employees with long-term potential? Most people are familiar with the general costs associated with employee turnover; however, the cost of hiring a bad worker… Read more »

How to Kick Off Your Job Search in 2019

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Looking to land a new job in a state with endless new job opportunities? In many industry sectors, it’s safe to say Texas has become a hotbed for job seekers looking for both direct hire and temporary employment. Houston was recently ranked by Business Facilities as the #1 large metropolitan area in the United States… Read more »

2018 Recap: Top Posts for Texas Job Seekers

Ready to take on the new year by storm? Many professionals tend to view the beginning of each new year as a fresh start. Whether your goal is to land a new job, grow in your current career or change industries, there are many things you can do to advance yourself. With the right mindset… Read more »

How Can You Effectively Fill Positions Through Employee Referrals?

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Does it feel like an ongoing battle to find high-quality candidates? With the new year on its way, there’s never been a better time to maximize your hiring efforts with an employee referral program. There are many reasons to fill positions through employee referrals: a wider talent pool, faster and more resource-effective hiring and higher… Read more »

2018 Recap: Top Posts for Texas Managers and Leaders

Are you looking for new insights into management styles and hiring practices? The end of one year – and the start of another – is the perfect time to shake things up and make some changes. As the year comes to an end, it can be helpful to reflect on the past year and take… Read more »

Avoid Burning Bridges: How to Change Jobs and Maintain Relationships

Have you ever felt pulled in all sorts of directions when making a job change? Leaving an employer for a job at a new company, or switching industries all together, can present some challenges when it comes to building and maintaining relationships. Changing jobs while maintaining strong professional relationships is a balancing act. However, maintaining… Read more »

Why Now is the Best Time to Start Looking for a New Job in Texas

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Thinking about finding a new job? There’s never been a better time! Skilled trades and clerical workers are in high demand. That means less competition for the best positions, giving you the pick of available opportunities. Who knows? You may be able to get your foot in the door at an employer that’s normally tough… Read more »