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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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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Turning Your First Job Into The Perfect Job

Well, you’ve done it! You’ve landed your first job as a fresh college graduate. This is an exciting time, but don’t set yourself up for disappointment by expecting to land a job as a CEO right out of the gate. If history is any indicator, you’ll most likely have to start closer to the bottom

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Selling Sales Jobs

Sales continues to play a critical role for most businesses; however, many of these businesses are struggling to recruit new salespeople and it’s having a real impact on their bottom line. According to The Wall Street Journal, employers spent an average of 41 days trying to fill technical sales jobs in 2014, compared with an

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Five Quick Tips For A Sensational LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is the number one social tool for both job seekers and employers. Whether you are connecting with a potential employer, a future co-worker or an existing client, your LinkedIn profile is the place to show off your biggest accomplishments and future ambitions. Make the most of this golden opportunity by following these five LinkedIn

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5 Questions With Sociagram President Sally Babcock Schriner

Rocky River startup Sociagram is poised to hit big with GiftGram, a program that allows users to record “super-awesome” personal video messages that are timed to arrive the moment a gift is delivered to their loved one’s door. GiftGram can be accessed through a web-interface, downloaded as an iPhone or Android app or even installed as a

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Holiday Job Seekers, Are You Naughty Or Nice?

There is no busier time of the year than the holiday season. If you took our advice earlier this month, you may be ramping up your job search during this hectic time of year. Good for you, you are already ahead of the game! Still, communicating with busy or distracted employers during the holidays can

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VIDEO: Predicting The Future Part One: How To Prepare A Financial Forecast

For young businesses, financial forecasting is often an overwhelming undertaking. Learning how to build and present financial projections that attract the attention of bankers and investors without venturing into unrealistic territory can be a difficult task to master. On Wednesday, December 3, JumpStart held an evening seminar, sponsored by Charter One, aimed at conquering the

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