Writing a thank-you note after an interview has become a commonly utilized best practice for candidates, so it is no longer enough to make you stand out just by sending one at all. However, a high-quality thank-you note can put you in a league of your own, compared to many candidates who opt for an
Perception plays a major role in career advancement. Fair or not, your appearance can shape how others think of you in a professional sense. Dressing for the job you want, not necessarily the job you have, can help to change others’ perceptions of you and allow them to see you in that position. Start dressing
Networking is often thought of as navigating professional politics and getting to know the “right people” and leveraging the relationship for personal gain. However, for networking to be effective, it requires a genuine approach, in which you aim to provide value and help others, regardless of their status or what they can do for you.
Online searches serve as an informal screening process for hiring managers seeking to gain additional information on candidates, but the same holds true for candidates: They are very likely checking out your company online and using that information to help them make a decision about working for you. 69 percent of job seekers reported they
A common business principle is the 80/20 rule: that 80 percent of sales are made by the top 20 percent of your salespeople. Although sales talent can be hard to find, it will pay off significantly for your bottom line. Don’t let top talent slip through your fingers – follow these steps when hiring your
There comes a moment in the trajectory of every successful business, start-up, and entrepreneurial venture when employee management tasks become unmanageable. Even the most committed, passionate, and energetic business owners often find themselves frustrated by the likes of recruitment, employee payroll, taxes and a thousand other employee management tasks. One of the biggest killers of
Following up is one key way job seekers can stand out to hiring managers and show their enthusiasm and commitment to positions for which they apply, but an overly aggressive approach can backfire and leave a bad first impression. If you handle follow-up professionally, you can increase your chances of consideration. Keep these best practices