Idealistic Starting Salaries for New Graduates

Ah, the real world. You’ve been hearing about it for at least a couple of decades. Now, you’re finally graduating and can hit the job market with your fresh degrees.  But what kind of salary can you expect? All the work you put into your college education is about to start paying off. But many […]

Ace Your Interview: Stop Searching for the Perfect Answers

The interviewer finishes their question and looks expectantly at you. You’re sure if you can say the perfect thing, you’ll land the job—your brain freezes. You feel panic rising. Can you think of the exact words that will score you this position?  Don’t fall into the “perfect answer” trap. Yes, you want to give great answers. […]

Successful People Want to See Others Succeed

You strive for success every day. But what does that mean? Does it mean that you achieve your goals at the expense of everyone else? Or does it mean that you contribute to a larger success, helping others accomplish their objectives as well?  Ultimately, you’ll reach higher levels of fulfillment if you use the second […]

Searching for a Candidate Doesn’t Have to be Like Online Dating

With sites like Indeed and Glassdoor, the job-search process has largely gone online. This has its benefits, but it also comes with a downside. This digitizing makes the recruiting process resemble that other desperate internet-based human-matching activity: online dating.  The parallels are hard to miss. As an employer, you’re looking for someone who has the traits you desire. You might be looking […]

Focus on Becoming a Dream Company Not Having Dream Jobs

You hear a lot of talk about “dream jobs.” Supposedly, every top candidate is seeking out the ideal position…and every employer has to create that role in order to compete.   However, this concept has its limits. The “dream job” ideal might sound good in the abstract. But, in practice, the notion proves too narrow. To attract the best talent, […]

3 Ways to Know if You Are Actually Listening to Your Employees

Of course, you think you’re listening to your employees. After all, you stand there nodding while they talk. But are you actually listening? There are ways to know for sure.  It’s an important question. Not listening can alienate a large portion of your staff. One study showed that nearly two-thirds of workers (64%) consider it a major problem when their supervisors […]