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How to Prepare for Hiring in 2023

Do people think now is a good time to look for a new job? The surprising answer is: “Yes!” Despite the overall U.S. economic picture being far from perfect. In recent weeks there has been an increase in job seekers’ optimism, and overall hiring trends, too. As people navigate their resolutions for 2023, there’s one […]

 

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How to Write a Cover Letter that Will Stand Out

A cover letter is a one-page document (or email introduction) that you submit as part of your job application (alongside your CV or Resume). Its purpose is to introduce you and briefly summarize your professional background, especially as it compares to any specific job opening you’re applying to. Here are our tips on writing a cover […]

 

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Resume Do’s and Don’ts Every Job Seeker Should Know

Before we get into Resume Do’s and Don’ts, let’s go over the purpose of a resume. The purpose of a resume is to provide a summary of your skills, abilities and accomplishments. It is a quick advertisement of who you are – not an autobiography. It is also a “snapshot” of you with the intent […]

 

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Interview Preparation: Be Positive, Interested, and Engaged

No matter which side of the interview desk you sit on, you absolutely must use interview preparation to make a great impression. The employer has to be ready to explain why their organization and the position provide a great opportunity for the candidate; likewise, the candidate has to convince the potential employer why they are […]

 

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5 Benefits Working With a Staffing Agency as a Business

Companies turn to a staffing agency when they need assistance filling positions or want to outsource HR responsibilities. US staffing revenue is projected to grow 14% this year to reach a record of $212.8 billion, according to the recently released “US Staffing Industry Forecast: September 2022 Update” report by Staffing Industry Analysts. 5 Benefits Working […]

 

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How to Brief and Share Your References

Most employers today perform reference checks before hiring someone. Today, we are sharing how to brief and share your references. If you’ve got the right skills and experience, it would be a shame if your references were to prevent you from landing a new job! So, what can you do to make sure you have […]

 

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Accounting and Finance Salaries

Finding a skilled and trustworthy finance and accounting executive is a task of the utmost importance for your organization. ABR Professional Search’s Salary Guide provides current market information as the best way to understand current trends and assist with budgeting salary ranges. Over the past two years, we have collected salary data from more than 8,000 […]

 

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How To Deliver Bad News to Employees

Communicating bad news to employees is uncomfortable, which makes it hard to do. But, it comes with the job if you’re an HR manager or hiring manager. Finding the best way to deliver bad news on everything from layoffs to salary freezes to personal reprimands is something that even leaders at top companies struggle with. […]

 

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How to Follow Up After an Interview

Following Up After an Interview When You Don’t Hear Back You did the interview, you sent the thank you message, and now you wait..and wait…and wait. Now what? Well, if you don’t get a reply after your follow-up email, don’t keep spamming the employer with more messages. It’s easy to lose hope and confidence when […]

 

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