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As a Sr. Recruiter and Interview Coach, I have seen many candidates, often strong technically, fail interviews as their communication skills weren’t strong enough. Most of us process huge numbers of messages every day. However, effective communication is also about understanding the emotion behind the information. Effective communication can improve relationships by deepening your connections… Read more »

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From showing up late to forgetting a copy of your resume, to accidentally calling your potential boss by the wrong name, there are a lot of things that can go wrong in a job interview. While most hiring managers are willing to overlook these and other minor mishaps, there are some things they won’t forgive…. Read more »

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The International Coach Federation (ICF) and Human Capital Institute (HCI) have released findings from their latest research collaboration, Building a Coaching Culture with Millennial Leaders. The study explores how first-time people managers and emerging leaders—many of whom are Millennials—can benefit from partnering with a coach and receiving training on how to use coaching skills with their… Read more »

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You’ve read our blog on how to be more assertive in the workplace … Still looking to really get ahead and meet your career goals? Today we’re talking professional presentation and the benefits associated with it. Being more professional in the office can benefit your career and professional relationships in many ways. You can gain respect from… Read more »

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LinkedIn recently published research revealing that women promote themselves less than men on the professional networking platform. This has real consequences that can limit women’s professional opportunities and career advancement. To open yourself up to more opportunities, you first have to make yourself visible. Here are the top four ways women can leverage LinkedIn to advocate for… Read more »

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FONTANA, Calif. — At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion. Esparza is a 46-year-old mechanic for Evolution Fresh, a subsidiary of Starbucks that makes juices and smoothies. He’s taking a class in industrial computing taught by a community college at a local manufacturing… Read more »

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Editor’s note: Times have changed since this was first published! This post was geared to candidates when our economy was considered a “recruiter’s market” – job seekers were abundant, work was scarce. Now, Brazen and the world has shifted: the economy has cranked up, jobs are being filled rapidly, top talent is snapped up like… Read more »

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So you went and scored yourself a second interview.  Congrats!  But if you thought the stress and pressure you felt during the first round was intense, just wait.  Knowing you’re just a single interview and decision away from scoring that offer can jostle even the coolest, most experienced job hunter. As it turns out, you’re… Read more »

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There’s an old saying: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Knowing the right people can help you get where you ultimately want to be in your career, which is why networking is so critical for any professional. Networking has become easier in the age of social media, and as a result, creating… Read more »

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Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company’s most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google’s best and brightest to help the organization codify the secrets to team effectiveness. Specifically, Google wanted to know why some teams excelled while… Read more »