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Culture Questions for Candidates

Culture Questions for Candidates

Employers and candidates alike are told that organizational culture plays an important role in job success. While many people use the term culture, it is not always clear what they mean. In my mind, organizational culture is the collective way employees do things. It involves a learned set of behaviors that guide perceptions, understanding of events, and what is important. Every organization has a culture, even those that can’t define it. Culture is something you experience and live.

Thursday, June 19, 2014/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (12990)/Comments (4)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Working with Difficult People

Working with Difficult People

Let’s face it, difficult people can be found almost everywhere: at the food store, the bank, or even your child’s soccer game. Fortunately, your encounters with challenging people in these situations are often brief and one-time.

Thursday, June 05, 2014/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (16437)/Comments (3)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Grads: Make Searching Your Summer Job

Grads: Make Searching Your Summer Job

I get it. You’ve spent the last several months in accounting and audit classes preparing for finals. You feel like you deserve some time off, even though you don’t have a job. But, don’t take a break! There are many other recent grads looking for positions. If you take a few months off, you will fall behind the pack and possibly miss out on the ideal opportunity. Instead, make finding the right position your job this summer. That means:

Thursday, May 29, 2014/Author: Moe Harrison /Number of views (14149)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Interview Follow-Up

Interview Follow-Up

Getting ready for a job interview takes work. But, before you pick up your suit from the dry cleaners or Google Map your directions, make sure you have a follow-up plan ready. The reality is employers expect follow-up after an interview. Yet, surprisingly, only 45% of job candidates take the time to reach out post-interview. Don’t make the mistake of skipping the post-interview follow-up.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014/Author: Pete Langlois/Number of views (15008)/Comments (29)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Networking as a Temp

Networking as a Temp

For many people, building a professional network is difficult. For people working in temporary positions, it can be even harder. Often, assignments do not last long enough to naturally build relationships or get to know people. Furthermore, other employees know you are there for only short periods of time and frequently don’t make the effort they would with a new full-time hire.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014/Author: Laurie Knafo/Number of views (16215)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0
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