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10 Tips to Write Better Emails

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Featured, Time Management | Comments Off on 10 Tips to Write Better Emails

10 Tips to Write Better Emails

Emails are one of the primary forms of communication in the business world, which means that you need to know how to write them well. Here are 10 ways to write better business emails: Avoid metaphors and similes. Use simple and clear language. Avoid long words when a short word will do. Take out unnecessary words. Be ruthless when you edit your emails. Use an active voice to energize your emails and avoid using the passive verb. Avoid using jargon or foreign phrases if you know the English equivalent. Don’t be over enthusiastic....

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How to Beat the Afternoon Slump

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Featured, Time Management | Comments Off on How to Beat the Afternoon Slump

How to Beat the Afternoon Slump

We all know how hard it can be to ramp up productivity after you’ve taken a lunch break. Don’t get sucked into the afternoon slump! Instead, follow these tips for boosting afternoon productivity: Eat better - Things such as caffeine and sugar may give you a quick energy boost in the morning, but they will cause fluctuations in your blood sugar that can result in becoming drowsy or tired later in the day. Eat 3 balanced meals a day and only eat healthy snacks. Take vitamin B-12 - Vitamin B-12 actually contains 8 different...

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How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

In addition to a resume and cover letter, many employers will ask their prospective employees for a job reference or recommendation. Asking a former employer or coworker for a professional reference can be stressful, but there are ways to make it more doable. Here are a few tips to make asking for a job reference easier and ensure you receive as glowing of a reference as possible. Request the reference in writing. Include all of the related information, such as the company’s name to which you are applying, the date the reference letter...

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3 Tips to Prepare for the Second Interview

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on 3 Tips to Prepare for the Second Interview

3 Tips to Prepare for the Second Interview

Whether it’s face-to-face, by telephone, or over Skype, it is extremely important to make a good impression on the second interview for the job you want. We’ve got 3 valuable tips to prepare for the second interview: Research the company and be prepared for more difficult questions, like, “What additional information do you need to know about our company?” or, “What suggestions do you have to improve our productivity?” Make sure your answer lets your interviewer know you’ve done your homework....

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Get Hired in 2015 With These 5 Skills

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on Get Hired in 2015 With These 5 Skills

Get Hired in 2015 With These 5 Skills

With the job market heating up in 2015, now is the perfect time to go searching for the perfect job. Brush up on these 5 job skills for getting hired in 2015: Businesses like employees that take the initiative by striving to be all that they can be rather than performing as little as possible. Leaders are more valued than followers because their presence can make their teams more effective than otherwise possible. Better still, they can inspire others to improve themselves on their own initiative. Likewise, excellent teamwork is needed to...

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10 Words to Help Get You Hired

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | 1 comment

10 Words to Help Get You Hired

When writing your resume or cover letter, and during a job interview, it’s essential to make a lasting impression. Using the right language can show an employer that you are the one for the job. Here are 10 words to include: Persistence: Employers are seeking workers who won’t give up. Recognized: Having been recognized or rewarded in the past indicates to an employer that you’re among the best. Competent: An interviewer needs to know you not only will fulfill tasks, but will do so well. Impact: You want to have an impact...

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StaffNet Helps: How to Answer the Toughest Interview Questions

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on StaffNet Helps: How to Answer the Toughest Interview Questions

StaffNet Helps: How to Answer the Toughest Interview Questions

At StaffNet, we rehearse interviews with our clients and offer interview tips to help them handle the toughest questions with poise and confidence. If you know some of the tough questions ahead of time, you’ll be in a better position to answer them confidently. Here are some difficult interview questions you may encounter, with potential answers: Q: Why should I hire you? A: I am a hard worker and excited about the prospect of working for your company. Additionally, I have all of the skills and qualifications that you’re looking...

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The Importance of the Elevator Pitch

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on The Importance of the Elevator Pitch

The Importance of the Elevator Pitch

Going up? Hold the doors! That person trying to squeeze into the elevator could be your next promotion. If it is, do you have your elevator pitch prepared? Galen Verney is a social networking professional, and he says the best situations to prepare for are the unexpected. You’ve been practicing your all-about-me speech, but you must be ready to deliver on the run, with nothing in hand, and at a minute’s notice, in order to sell yourself. You’ve tried to interview for your dream job, but then, one day . . . you are on an...

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One Tip for Surviving the Personality Test in an Interview

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on One Tip for Surviving the Personality Test in an Interview

One Tip for Surviving the Personality Test in an Interview

There are no “right” or “wrong” answers says the cheerful Human Resources (HR) professional, but you may be skeptical. The most confident job seeker often says surviving the personality test is one of the great stressors of job interviewing. According to the Institute of Psychometric Coaching, personality tests offer statement-based, forced-choice, open-ended, or covert-style questions. How you answer the questions gives your employer clues about how you will would do the job at hand, and how you will fit with your...

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5 Skills Essential in Today’s Job Market

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Featured, Job Searching | Comments Off on 5 Skills Essential in Today’s Job Market

5 Skills Essential in Today’s Job Market

Career and Management adviser Robert Half says job essential skills can make or break you in the competitive job-hunting market. While some skills will always be important (communication, for example), others, like social media, are relatively new and rising stars that have captured companies’ interests. Communication - Being able to write well is becoming increasingly important because fewer are able to do it. Another valuable skill is being able to “read” body language and convey your own good body language....

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