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The Skills You Need for the Jobs of the Future

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Technology advancements have been changing the way humans work and live since the dawn of humanity, but lately it seems like it’s advancing faster than ever. So how can you make sure you don’t get left in the dust? These are the hard and soft skills you’ll need if you want to make it in the future workforce.

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People you should talk to about your career

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

Many of today’s youth watch their favourite celebrities or professional athletes on TV and think, “I want to do that when I grow up.” And while there are a select few who may go on to achieve fame and fortune, the vast majority need a reality check — and some help from those around them.
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Biggest Hiring Time Wasters and How to Get Rid of Them

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

When it comes to hiring today, employers need to move quickly. In-demand candidates are not going to stick around before they are snapped up by competitors. So how can you trim the fat and speed up your hiring process without being hasty? Try eliminating these common time wasters from your hiring process.
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How to Search for an Out-of-State Job

Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer

You’re in a rut and just need a change. You’re moving to be closer to family. Your significant other just received a job offer he or she can’t refuse. Whatever the reason, making the decision to relocate can be both exciting and stressful, especially when it comes to finding a new job.

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5 Onboarding Tips For Remote Employees

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

Onboarding employees is one of the most crucial tasks you can undertake as an employer. The first 90 days are crucial to increasing retention rates. Now that you’ve hired the best candidate, it’s time to not only get them set up logistically, but also to make them feel like an integral part of your organisation. That’s a challenge — and perhaps even more so for employees who will be working remotely.
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What Your Elevator Pitch Should be Based on Medium

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

Do you have an “elevator pitch”? An elevator pitch is the 30- or 60-second speech that summarises who you are, what you do and what makes you unique. Whether you realise it or not, you are probably already using some form of an elevator pitch in your everyday life — from the answer you give when someone asks, “What do you do?” or “Tell me about yourself” to the short summary you provide on Facebook, to the opening paragraph of your cover letter. But a truly thought-out, well-crafted elevator pitch can set you apart from other job applicants and grab the attention of hiring managers.
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How to Take a Proactive Approach to Employee Retention

By Ben Brooks, founder & CEO of PILOT

That faint knock on your office door or that ominous 15-minute “catch up” meeting scheduled on your calendar by one of your star performers. Then comes the news you’ve feared and have been avoiding; they’re resigning. You remain calm on the outside, but inside you panic. Experienced managers have seen this horror film many times, and it usually results in the manager trying to convince or even beg the departing employee to stay. This is both likely a bad idea and symptomatic of a larger people management and employee retention issue.
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When A Great Interviewee Turns Out to Be A Bad Employee

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Hiring employees is a risky business. The entire hiring process is designed to prevent a bad hire from slipping through, yet most employers say they’ve made a bad hire in the past. So how does this happen and, more importantly, what do you do to correct the mistake of a bad hire?
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Career Pathing for High Potential Employees

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

When you think about ways to increase engagement and boost retention amongst high-performing individuals, you likely think about raising those employees’ pay, giving them more vacation time or offering more benefits. Though it may not be the first option you consider, however, career pathing could be one of your strongest engagement and retention tools available.
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