Proceed With Caution: Three Mistakes Professionals Can Make During the Holidays

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The holidays are a time for fun and good cheer, and while there is plenty of it to go around, as a professional it’s important that you don’t do anything that can put you on the naughty list with management. So as you prepare to deck the halls, here are three things to watch out for that could come back to haunt you like you were Ebenezer Scrooge:

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What You Need to Know When Coming Up With a Target Salary

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You can expect that at some point salary will be part of any new job discussion. With this in mind, you need to have a well-developed sense of the value you can bring to a company and an idea of what a position in your area typically pays. By knowing this, you can negotiate and speak intelligently about the job you are seeking. Here are a few tips to help you come up with a target salary.

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Are You Prepared to Hire in Just 10 Days?

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AppleOne Employment Services released its annual hiring and salary guide, the SCALE, today. This year, 31% of employers told AppleOne that unfilled positions cost them more than $500 per day. On top of that, employers find that top candidates are off the market within 10 days. This puts tremendous pressure on employers to speed up their hiring processes, and now more than ever, speed wins the hiring game.

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Hire Heroes to Combat Talent Shortage

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Candidate scarcity is becoming an increasingly common challenge due to record unemployment lows. In addition to making changes in how they hire, many smart Hiring Managers are realizing the value of transferable skills – and that veterans, an often-overlooked group when it comes to stellar employees, have them in spades. In addition to possessing great technical skills, veterans also have many sought-after competencies that we look for in job candidates. Thanks to their prior military training and career, they have polished their skills in leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving to a fine shine – not to mention their training on how to work under pressure was a bit more rigorous than many of their civilian counterparts. And that’s just a few of their many marketable strengths. Here are a few more:

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3 Hacks That Can Help You Move The Hiring Process Along

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How long does it take between sending in your application and securing the job? The average Hiring Process in the United States takes around 30 days for a full-time employee, and even longer when it comes to a senior management position. While some patience will be required, there are some things you can do in order to help the process along, and keep things from going stagnant:

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Feeling Restless? Tools For Deciding Whether It Is Time To Look For A New Job

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Every professional gets restless from time to time. No matter how much you might like your job, it is natural for job satisfaction to ebb and flow.  So what do you do when that sense of restlessness sticks around longer than usual? Is it time to look for greener pastures, or you should you just continue to ride it out? Here are three things you can do that will help you determine whether it is time to start looking for your next job:

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The Most Productive Month: Four Hacks For Getting Things Done This October

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Did you know that studies have shown that October as the most productive month of the year? In fact, the study has pinpointed 11am on a Monday in October as the most productive time of the year, which makes sense, considering that you are rested, full of Pumpkin Spice coffee, and ready to take on the work week. Of course, productivity slowly drops throughout the week, so the question becomes, how do you keep that 11am Monday morning productivity going until Friday at 5pm? Here are four hacks that will help you stay productive:

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