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No matter your job description, there will always be the need and opportunity for you to continue to grow your knowledge and skill base. Introducing: Continuing Education. While in some cases this means industry-specific skills and knowledge, such as going to conferences, attending seminars, or completing courses, it also means personal development. Persisting on your own journey to improve your overall skills and abilities to continue to perform at your best at work will pay dividends over even a relatively short period of time. Here are some areas that you can focus on to help you shine on the job! continuing education

Job seekers used to worry their social media profiles could keep them from landing their dream job. And for good reason. After all, photos of keg stands don’t exactly scream, “future executive.” Shying away from social media, however, is not the answer. With recent surveys showing that 92% of companies and recruiters use social media to find job applicants, today’s savvy job seekers leverage social media to their job hunting advantage. Here are three ways you can do the same. social media

A company’s best asset is its people, so hiring the right person for a job is absolutely crucial. A good hire can lead to greater sales for the business, a potential future leader to push company initiatives, or a hard-working employee who gets the job done every day. A not-so-great hire can mean wasted time training a short-term employee and disruption within a department. There may be several reasons why you’re finding it challenging to find the right hire for a position. Are you making any of these errors in your hiring process? hiring

There is almost nothing harder than finding the right new hire for your team. Do they fit interpersonally? Will they be able to align with the mission? Do they have enough experience, or too much? Can they integrate into the culture? A dozen questions bombard the hiring manager as they meet each candidate. Unfortunately, the right candidate can be blurred by unimportant noise, or the wrong candidate can rise to the top for the wrong reasons.

Here then, are five tips on making the right hire:

Making the perfect hire

It’s lonely at the top. If you’re a solopreneur, an entrepreneur with a small team, or running a good-sized organization, you are used to making decisions that you are alone are qualified to assess. One of those considerations may be when to make a new hire. Whether it’s your first employee or your 50th, you have to weigh if perception (yours’ or your employees’) that you need help is real or imagined. So how can you pressure test your company to see if it is time to start reading resumes?  

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