Thanks, But No Thanks: How To Say No To A Job Without Burning Bridges

In some ways, saying no to a job you know is wrong for you is even harder than being passed over for a job you desperately want. Maybe two job offers came along at the same time. Maybe a job that seemed perfect when you interviewed suddenly doesn’t fit your life plans. Or, perhaps you’ve

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5 Questions with Ethan Holmes, Founder and CEO of Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce

Ethan Holmes is barely out of his teens and he’s already a successful entrepreneur. In less than a year he has taken Holmes Mouthwatering Applesauce from a second place finish at Jumpstart’s 2014 student pitch competition to grocery shelves all across Northeast Ohio. Recently, we sat down with Holmes to discuss why he picked food entrepreneurship, how

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A Longer Hiring Process Can Be A Good Thing For Job Seekers

Taking a while to find that perfect job? Don’t worry; not only are you not alone, the delay might actually be a good thing. According to The Wall Street Journal the average job in 2015 remains vacant for nearly a month (27.3 days) before being filled. That’s almost double the 15.3 days it took to

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4 Things Job Seekers Can Take Away From Startup Scaleup 2015

On June 17, more than a thousand people converged on Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District for Startup Scaleup 2015. The event featured workshops, networking sessions and two separate pitch competitions. Multiple young entrepreneurs were featured and many more attended the event to connect with jobseekers like you. Whether you were able to attend Startup Scaleup

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4 Tips On Networking Your Way To A New Job

Some of the best jobs are found not on websites or job boards, but through good old-fashioned networking. But how do you break the ice? Follow these four tips and get the inside track on connecting with other professionals in your industry. Connect On LinkedIn Touch up your online profile and get it out there.

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4 Reasons Your Social Media Personality Matters To Employers

Social media has quickly grown to become the main tool for people trying to gather information about other people. Employers are no different; in fact, it’s well known that a growing number of workplaces are investigating their applicant’s social media profiles (LinkedIn and Facebook in particular) before making their hiring decisions. Social media matters to employers

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Good Email Etiquette Is A Must For Jobseekers

Like all forms of business communication, much of the back-and-forth between job-seekers and hiring managers has gone electronic. It’s fast and convenient, but there is a downside; people on both sides of the hiring process sometimes end up sending very important messages without really thinking about their email etiquette. When communicating with existing colleagues and

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5 Ways To Keep Your Key Players

No hiring process is perfect, but if you’re doing things right you’ll eventually end up with at least a few clear standouts in your organization. These highly intelligent, highly motivated employees are one of the most valuable resources you have. Finding ways to retain key employees for the long haul is critical to long-term success

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5 Ways To Nail Your Thank-You Letter

Thank-you letters are more than just a respectful way to let your interviewer know you appreciate his or her time; they can actually improve your chancesof landing the job you’re seeking. There is no question you should send a message to your prospective employer after your interview; but there are a few basic ground rules. Keep

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5 Tips To Reduce Job Interview Stress

Stressed out before your big job interview? Take a deep breath, you’re not alone. It’s a competitive job market and you have one chance to make a great impression and sell yourself; who wouldn’t be stressed? Luckily there are many ways to help reduce this stress. Start by following these five tips and you will

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4 Tips On Hiring The Right Person For Your Startup

Hiring new employees is always a challenge. Whether it’s an overload of resumes or a lack of qualified applicants, finding the right person for the job isn’t easy, even at large corporations. The stakes are even higher when you’re running your own startup. Bringing someone new on board is a big deal when you’re small,

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