How to Succeed in Your New Year’s Job Search (and at the Gym!)

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The new year is full of resolutions, and two of the more popular ones you’ll see that are at the top of people’s lists involve getting in better shape, and finding a new job. While toning your glutes and looking for a new employer may not really seem to overlap, the strategies you use to succeed in both endeavors are surprisingly similar. Whether you want to keep up going to the gym, or take the next step on your career path, here are four things you need to do:

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


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


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?


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


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


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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