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4 tips to help you learn more about a company’s culture

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startup-593296_1920Typically speaking, companies make it a priority to hire candidates who they feel are best fit for the job. While that’s perfectly fine and acceptable, there is also another side to it and that is that the candidate also looks to work at a company that is an ideal fit for him/her. While on the job hunt, it is very crucial that you take the time to research a company and learn more about its culture and work environment to ensure that it’s a perfect match for you.

Below are some methods to incorporate into your job search that will help you to learn more about the company and its culture.

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Things to Keep In Mind Before An Interview

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interview-607713__180-2So you send out tons of resumes and cover letters, and fill out numerous job applications, and finally after all of that effort and hard work, you land an interview, the most crucial part of the job hiring process. Yes, you should do all the necessary preparations such as researching the company and reviewing the potential questions, but in addition to that, there are some pivotal things you should keep in mind when going into your interview.

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Always Look for a New Job

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Once upon a time, employee’s that were happy with their jobs often stayed with the same company until they reached retirement. How often do you meet an older person who says to you “back in my day, we used to be loyal to our company?” Today, it’s uncommon to see anyone, especially millennials, staying in one job beyond two years at most. This can be explained by the desire for better pay or for a job that will help the employee develop professionally and attain new skill sets. This blog will take a look at 5 essential reasons why you should always consider looking for a new job.

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Why is Employee Engagement Essential?

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According to Forbes, employee engagement is defined as “the emotional commitment that an employee has to the organization and its goals” (Kruse, 2012). Employee engagement is often mistakenly defined as how “happy” or “satisfied” the employee is. In all actuality, employee engagement refers to how much commitment and contribution the employee makes to help further his/her company’s goals. This in turn makes employees a major asset for any company. When your accountant works overtime without being asked to in order to help balance the company’s books, it’s considered employee engagement. When an employee stays late to help their supervisor out, it’s considered employee engagement. For the employee, it’s not about the paycheck or seeking a promotion (though there is nothing wrong with being ambitious and demonstrating initiative), but it’s more so about contributing to the company and help it to achieve its desired goals and business results. It comes out of passion – a characteristic that is embedded in the employee and cannot be taught. 

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Recruiting In the Digital Age

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Once upon a time, in order to apply for a job opening, candidates had to either submit their resumes as an attachment to the application or email it directly to the recruiter or hiring manager. While this form of job application has not yet died down, candidates are increasingly taking to social media, particularly LinkedIn, to build up their professional presence as well as to showcase their portfolios. This makes it all the more important for recruiters to become involved in social media in order to connect and foster relationships with potential job candidates.

Below are some tips that can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to better facilitate the social media hiring process.

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Why you didn’t get the job :(

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one_size_does_not_fit_allEnduring unemployment is soul-crushing enough, but not getting an offer letter adds more salt to that freshly cut wound. If you’re going through this rejection right now, we truly are sorry that the company you interviewed with didn’t consider you a fit. You’re probably thinking that something is wrong with you or that you’re an unfit candidate, and you’d be ABSOLUTELY WRONG to think that! Don’t let rejection deter your efforts into finding a job that’s right for you. If you didn’t get an offer letter, here are some of the reasons why if they don’t explain the reasoning to you directly: Read More

Periscope & Meerkat: The Next Big Thing in HR?

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In the world of social media and mobile apps, the newest shiny objects to catch the public’s attention are two live streaming apps: Periscope and Meerkat. You may have heard of them when they made waves broadcasting the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, or users illegally streaming the newest Game of Thrones season. Both are apps you can download to your Android or iOS device and allow you to broadcast live video to your followers around the world, each with varying features like scheduling the broadcasts and the ability to upload to YouTube. Though live streaming has been around for years with the rise of user generated videos on YouTube and Vine, Periscope and Meerkat provide a new way of looking at sharing video on mobile devices.

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Conquer Conflict in 8 Steps

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conflictConflict in the workplace arises for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes the issue comes down to a simple misunderstanding. Other times, it can be a heated blowout with many different underlying problems. Different people with different goals in mind, different personalities and different personal values end up in these conflicts in every industry in every part of the globe. More often than not it boils down to three types of situations. A conflict with the boss, a conflict with a peer, or a conflict with the supervisee. Read More

OWN your next interview

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On the subject of interviews and interviewing advice, most of the content revolves around what the job seeker can do better in order to ace the interview. For good reason – the interviewer holds all the cards and can take the interview in whatever direction he or she wants to, leaving the interviewee with many questions to prepare for. What should I say about my last boss? Or, Will they ask me a super obscure question to put me on the spot? It’s a nerve wracking experience we’ve all been through.

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