Five Steps to Get the Promotion You’ve Been Chasing

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Promotions are good things. You’ll have more authority, a greater chance for even more authority down the line, and increased compensation. If you want a promotion, though, you need to take specific steps to obtain one. Promotions are given more often to those who’ve planned for them than those who’ve passively waited.

Here are five steps you can use to earn your next promotion.

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Five Questions to Close Your Interview and Impress Potential Employers

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It’s common for interviewers to ask if interviewees have any questions before winding up the interview. Why should you come prepared with questions to ask at the end of your interview? Asking questions that show your concern with not just getting hired but being successful in the position go a long way to showing employers you really want to join their team.

It’s also a chance to improve your understanding of the position and doing a great job if you are hired. Here are five questions that will impress prospective employers.

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How Can You Find Great Millennial Candidates?

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The Millennial generation, which covers many young employees today, currently accounts for about one-third of the U.S. workforce. Chances are any position you’re looking to fill is going to include Millennials as part of the applicant pool, especially in a low unemployment economy.

Can you find top Millennial workers to fill your open positions? Sure, but you need to know that Millennials bring different behaviors and mindsets to the table than their generational predecessors like the Baby Boomers and Generation X. Many common Millennial traits make them a good fit for your organization, offering a different perspective and work style.

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Six Steps to Building Your Personal Brand on Social Media

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One of the chief ways to maximize your chances of getting noticed on the job hunt and landing a new opportunity is building a personal brand. Company brands, for example, highlight the best qualities that a consumer can know to expect from an organization. The same principle applies to your own personal brand, but in this case you are highlighting your qualities, skills and background so that a company will hire you.

Social media sites — like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more — are ideal places on which to develop and showcase your personal brand. Here are six steps to building a personal brand on social media.

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Find Your Advantage in the Talent War with Redeployment

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If you’ve found a great employee for a temporary position, are you working to keep them in your organization, or are you moving on to the next person from the applicant pool? Utilizing your past temporary employees, maintaining a relationship with them and connecting them with new opportunities in your organization is often referred to as redeployment.

Curious about how redeployment can benefit your team?

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How to Showcase Your Work Ethic and Personality in the Job Hunt

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When you are applying for a new position, you could be going up against tens of other people – maybe even hundreds. How can you differentiate yourself from all of those other applicants?

Because resumes can come across as a dry list of past positions, especially to someone who’s been reading a bunch of resumes, find new ways to show employers what you’re really like as a professional! Use both your cover letter and interview to show your personality and describe what you’re like at work.

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The True Cost of a Bad Hire

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Have you made a mistake and hired a poor performer for an open position? It can be very painful to realize that the person who choose at the end of a lengthy hiring process isn’t actually working out — or is actively causing problems.

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Best Tips for Proving Your Value on Your Resume

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Whether you’re working in accounting, skilled trades or any other field, quantifying your achievements is a great way to stand out from the pack and showcase your value to potential employers.

Why? Well, because it makes your value concrete and easily graspable, rather than making it vague. Interviewees all too often talk in general terms about their expertise and skills, saying they did a superior or strong job.

Numbers, on the other hand, show the job you did. Numbers are more a way to show than tell what you accomplished on the job and the value you added to employers. So how do you back up your achievements with numbers? Here are three ways.

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What Can You Do with the Time You Save by Outsourcing HR Functions?

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If you outsourced your human resources (HR) functions, what could you do with the time saved? The short answer: a lot!

A Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can perform HR functions, from hiring and screening to administering benefits to keeping up with applicable laws and regulations. The primary role of business is, after all, to stay in business. To do that, small businesses need to focus on their bottom line. They need to ensure that revenue is flowing in and profits are maintained and increased over time.

To do all that, small business leaders need to focus on their most important business tasks. As important as HR is, there might be multiple areas of business whose revenue potential requires your time more urgently than HR.

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