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Ten Tips to Optimize Your LinkedIn® Profile So Recruiters Can Find You!

What if that perfect job  ̶ you know, the one that launches you to corporate stardom  ̶is out there, but it just can’t find you?    LinkedIn®, the premier social media networking platform for workers and employers, heightens your visibility and helps you connect with businesses looking for your specific skills.  It’s sort of like Facebook for the working world.  If you aren’t maximizing this …

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July’s Jobs Report Makes Hiring Help More Important Than Ever

If there was ever a time to focus on your recruiting or job-hunting strategies for fall, it’s now! As hiring ramps up and the labor pool continues to shrink in this record-breaking economic expansion, talented people are increasingly harder to find.  And here is why:  July’s jobs report released August 2 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), showed steady growth as the economy added …

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Vacationing through Mindfulness and Meditation

Are your employees skipping vacation this year, like 25% of their fellow Americans?  Executives may be too busy, and 60% of employees say they can’t afford it, according to a Bankrate survey,  but whatever the reason, we know that not taking a vacation is one cause of worker stress, creating healthcare cost burdens for many organizations.    What if there was a simple yet proven way …

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It’s a Spooky Time: Ghosting in the Workplace

In the dating world, ghosting seems a handy way to facilitate a lucky escape after a cringe-worthy, worst-date ever.  You know you’ve been ghosted when texts go unanswered, and you’ve been unfriended on Facebook.   But in this record-setting job market, business ghosting, e.g., crickets when a finalist asks if she got the job or the sudden disappearance of your newly hired star, has …

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Are You Too Old to Work There?

Not hired because you are pregnant?  Not hired because of a disability? Not hired because of your race or sexual orientation? How about not hired because you are too old? Blatant discrimination makes us angry, but when it comes to ageism, many businesses haven’t addressed it internally, despite greater awareness.  Remember, when a young Mark Zuckerberg famously said, “Young people are just …