Small- and medium-sized businesses have a great deal of advantages to offer their customers, such as more personal service and more unique product lines. However, these advantages bring with them a unique set of challenges as well. One area where SMBs can face difficulty is recruiting and hiring quality candidates. These hiring tips for SMBs
A potential employer wants to hire people with a positive attitude. You should project this image in your demeanor, facial expressions, and most importantly in the content of your answers. You may be the strongest candidate that the interviewer has seen but you still will not get the job if you are negative and insult former bosses or
You’ve found a great job, it’s time to celebrate!! Go out on the town. Eat a good meal with your friends. Make a toast to your future. But don’t forget that while you’ve succeeded on the job market in the short term, you’ll have to keep your eye on the long term too. That’s right
Negotiations happen frequently in our daily lives. We might not be aware of it, but many situations require good negotiation skills, including the simple act of buying an item from a store, talking things over to save a relationship, or planning your parent’s surprise 50th anniversary party with your siblings. We continue to develop
Wrongful termination occurs when you are fired in a way that violates public policy and may include situations where you were forced to resign (called constructive discharge). If your employer fired you, or asked you to resign, or if you quit because you felt working conditions were intolerable, you may have a case for wrongful
Motivated employees are assets and the keys to success for companies. However, it’s important to remember that they are not machines. They can feel pressure, be overwhelmed, or even worse, be burned out – all of which will have a negative impact on the company. But, how can you tell if your company is suffering from employee
Have you ever had a boss who you could never see eye to eye? Did it seem that everything that you did was wrong? Did you think you were working for the enemy? Many of us have been there at some point in our careers. Some may be there right now. But, hang in there!
At this point you have posted your resume online and even applied for a few of the positions you have seen listed. You are also scouring all of the major job boards, set up job alerts, and continue to diligently apply for roles that you feel are a good match with your skills and qualifications.
You’ve landed what you thought was the job of your dreams. Each stage of the interview went smoothly – you sold them on your skills and expertise, and your prospective boss sold you on the position and benefits of joining the company. The hiring manager seemed excited about extending an offer. And then, with offer in
By Irene H If you’re a job seeker over 50 you may be struggling to find work. OK, let’s be completely honest here. Even though we have legislation which states employers shouldn’t discriminate against older job candidates, is this always the case? Sadly, in reality older job candidates are just not taken seriously enough. But