Navigating a Return to Work after a Long Break

Starting a job search can be intimidating for anyone, but especially when you’ve been out of the workforce for several years. You may doubt that your skills and abilities are still relevant. As Nick Papageorge, founder of candidate sourcing service Shortlist360, points out in his article How to Re-Enter the Workforce After a Lengthy Break, you may wonder whether or

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Make Thank You Notes an Essential Element of Your Interview Process

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you’ve completed the job interview process when you leave the interview. Sending a post-interview thank you note within 24-48 hours of your meeting can provide many benefits, including the opportunity to stand out, emphasize your interest in the job and highlight your qualifications and strengths. Hiring managers say that failure to follow up

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California Passes Ban the Box Law to Prohibit Private Employers from Asking about Criminal History

New “Ban the Box” legislation was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown on October 14, 2017. Assembly  Bill 1008 (AB 1008) prohibits private California employers with five or more employees from inquiring about or considering a job applicant’s conviction history prior to a conditional offer of employment, and sets requirements for consideration of conviction histories in employment decisions.

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How Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers Benefits Your Company

Back to Business: How Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers Benefits Your Company is a new report prepared by the Trone Center for Justice & Equality for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The report details the ways companies can combat the ills of decades of mass incarceration and take advantage of the enormous potential of millions of untapped workers. 70

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How the Recession and Demographic Shifts have Altered the Workforce

The American workforce has undergone significant changes in the last ten years since the start of the Great Recession and subsequent recovery. Data from the Pew Research Center indicates that the U.S. labor force looks very different than it did at the beginning of the recession. While the economic downturn has had a substantial impact on the labor force, the

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Not Finding Permanent Work? Consider Taking Advantage of the Gig Economy

If it’s taking longer than expected to land your next job, you might consider stepping into the gig economy. As the world of work continues trending toward an environment in which temporary positions are increasingly common, more organizations are choosing to recruit independent contractors for project-based work. The skills and experience that qualify you for full time permanent positions can

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Don’t Put Your Job Search on Hold during the Holiday Season

Many job seekers are inclined to take a break from their job search during the holiday season, but top recruiters and career counselors strongly advise that you keep your foot on the job search pedal. While conventional wisdom suggests that employers are distracted and otherwise occupied during the month of December, the holiday season may actually be an advantageous time

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How to Help Employees Develop the Confidence They Need to be Successful

As an employer you are always on the lookout for employees who possess the right combination of hard skills (relevant knowledge and technical aptitude) and soft skills (good communication, emotional intelligence, positive attitude, etc.) to be successful on the job. Among the soft skills your employees need to effectively navigate their work environment and perform well, self-confidence may be one

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