Posts Tagged 'hiring'

Your Digital Footprint

" "Last week, I had the pleasure of teaching several workshops to high school students about their social media presence. Who wants to hear an adult dictate to them how they should express themselves? This is America! The land of freedom of speech! I agree wholeheartedly that anyone should be able to express themselves how they feel, but let’s admit, we base our interactions with people on our impression of them before even before the first conversation. Continue reading ‘Your Digital Footprint’

Hiring 101

DavidJob seekers today have a wealth of information in books and online about how to best “perform” during an interview; how to answer interview questions that best fit a particular industry; basically how to give good, or rather excellent presentations during an interview. So that job seekers are well informed on how to “play the game,” I even teach job seekers how to present themselves. But how does an employer muddle through the numerous applicants and select the best one? Continue reading ‘Hiring 101’

Tell it Like it is

Carolyn KinardThe interview can be a very stressful experience for applicants, particularly for ex-offenders. This is true because employers tend to view criminal records as negatives when considering applicants for employment. They feel comfortable when hiring workers with no criminal records and are reluctant to gamble when it involves trust and dependability issues. Continue reading ‘Tell it Like it is’

‘Tis the Season…

David SpearsFor Hiring
Shortly before Halloween and getting closer and closer to Labor Day each year, retail establishments and other organizations begin preparing for the onslaught of holiday traffic. With retail business in particular, the holiday season can be a “make or break” time of year and certainly a barometer of how well the establishment will begin the next year. Thus, careful attention should be given to the planning of staffing needs during this time. Continue reading ‘‘Tis the Season…’


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