Applying to Jobs Where You Aren’t a Perfect Match

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What should you do when you run across a job ad that seems almost perfect for your skill level and experience, but is asking for an item that you don’t quite possess yet? Hiring Advisors typically write job descriptions with the “perfect” candidate in mind, and while they may be aiming for the stars, they understand that they may have to sacrifice a couple of their “must-have” credentials. So yes, you should apply for these types of jobs, even if you may be missing a few of the key items, and these tips will give you the best chance at securing the job:

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Three Strategic Salary Negotiation Tips for Successful Hiring

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With unemployment down and candidate scarcity increasingly becoming a real challenge, employers have identified hiring as a top workforce priority they need to solve for growth. One key aspect of hiring is salary negotiation. While successful salary negotiation has the immediate benefit of helping you secure the applicant you wish to hire long-term, it can also impact employee engagement and even retention. Here’s how you can get your money’s worth while making a worthwhile offer to prospective hires:

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Four Tips for Making Employee Vacations Work for You and Your Team

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With employee retention and engagement being very real challenges to many employers, the last thing a smart manager wants to do is to deny vacation requests. In addition to employees being entitled to the time off, research also shows that vacations or ‘down time’ are vital to keeping employees satisfied with their jobs, engaged; and not getting burnt out. Here are some tips for how to coolly manage your team’s vacation schedule even as the temperatures continue to rise:

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Pre-boarding: Safeguard Your New Hires by Engaging Them Before Their First Day!

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We are all familiar with onboarding, the process of setting up a new hire so they can settle in and get to work. But with low unemployment and the competition for top talent becoming fiercer than ever, employers are turning to pre-boarding to get and keep the new hire engaged – even before their start dates. While often more informal and even fun, more and more employers are now giving it serious thought.

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Is It Too Late To Apply? How an “Old” Job Ad Can Lead To Great Opportunities

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Have you come across a job ad that has been up for more than a few weeks and wondered if you should apply to something that, statistically, should have already been filled by now? While it’s true that companies get hundreds of applications within the first 24 hours of the job ad being published, there is a lot of value in checking into a job that has been out a little bit longer. Here is a process for doing that.

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Visualizing Success and Other Expert Tips for Staying Positive During Your Job Interview

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It is normal to be nervous during a job interview. Even seasoned professionals feel a few butterflies before they meet with a Hiring Manager. The key to a successful interview is to keep your nerves from hurting your performance by staying positive. Luckily, there are some tips you can use to keep yourself thinking and feeling positive during the interview:

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