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Workforce Reduction and Legal Liability

Workforce Reduction and Legal Liability

  One of the most difficult decisions to make is to reduce the size of your workforce. As a business owner, it’s difficult to know exactly what needs to be done and when. Legal liability is an aspect of workforce reduction that is often overlooked, with potentially

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Everything Employers Need to Know about Outplacement Services

Everything Employers Need to Know about Outplacement Services

  A downturn has reduced new orders to a trickle and made standing orders a lot smaller. You hate to think about it, but know you must lay off several people. How you handle a significant downturn in business says a lot about your company and reflects

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What Do Employers Look For in a Resume?

What Do Employers Look For in a Resume?

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with the latest facts and new information has been added.  The inexperienced cook is often shocked when first presented with a recipe that is a list of ingredients, and nothing more. No instructions on preparation, whether it’s boiled or baked,

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Questions You Should Ask During an Interview

Questions You Should Ask During an Interview

Questions You Should Ask During an Interview Job interviews are one of the toughest challenges for job seekers. You need to effectively answer any question the interviewer throws at you. And, you must also which questions to ask during an interview. In one of her blog posts,

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How to Prepare a Resume For an Internal Job

How to Prepare a Resume For an Internal Job

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with new or recent information that reflects changes in employment market practices.  Thanks to a major rebound in labor market growth, unemployment has fallen to a 17-year low, according to recently published Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Your company may

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Resume Writing Tips For Recent College Graduates

Resume Writing Tips For Recent College Graduates

If you are a recent college grad who believes that your greatest challenge is to find a job, you’re right. Yet, you have a more immediate challenge: writing a resume that will land you an interview for that job. Our resume writing tips will help you write

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Job Search Tips That Will Land Your Dream Job

Job Search Tips That Will Land Your Dream Job

Editor’s Note: This blog post has been revised from the original version to add new information and reflect changes in job search strategies. Job hunting is a bit like Game of Thrones. Top talent takes a no-holds barred approach to landing the best jobs available. Skilled and

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How to Write Targeted Resumes and Cover Letters for Jobs

How to Write Targeted Resumes and Cover Letters for Jobs

  “The most important tool you have on a resume is language.” Jay Samit, Independent Vice Chairman, Deloitte Digital, best-selling author   Jay’s quote highlights the importance of the language you use in a resume. When you tailor the language of your resume and cover letter to

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Outplacement Misconceptions and the Truth Behind Them

Outplacement Misconceptions and the Truth Behind Them

Corporate outplacement services provide an invaluable benefit to companies that are laying off or otherwise terminating employees. However, while many business leaders know about outplacement services, their knowledge is often superficial and based on what they have heard from others. This has led to many myths concerning

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Companies Can Help Laid Off Employees With Career Assistance

Companies Can Help Laid Off Employees With Career Assistance

The decision to lay off employees, either through termination or downsizing, brings with it many emotional, legal and business issues, as well as financial ones. While the decision is primarily fiscal for the companies, it is highly emotional for the displaced worker. That’s why many companies opt

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