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Tips To Ease Vacation Anxiety

Tips To Ease Vacation Anxiety Author:  Erin Moody, Human Resources Business Partner Ever heard someone utter “I can’t take vacation, when I get back there is so much work it isn’t worth it!” While that is partially true, the work won’t complete itself, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take your vacation. It is part of your compensation package, so if you don’t use those days you are actually losing money. So how do you take your vacation and still actually enjoy it?  Prepare...

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How To Explain Gaps In Your Resume to Employers

How To Explain Gaps In Your Resume to Employers Time in between jobs isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but employers will likely want to know why. As long as you have an explanation for why you took a break, there shouldn’t be an issue. In recent years we have seen recessions, jobs being sent overseas, and more non-traditional career paths. Employers are much more accustomed to seeing breaks than in the past. If you have a gap in your employment, try these tips to explain why you were away from the traditional 9-5. Address It In Your Cover...

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Great Interview and No Offer? 3 Potential Reasons Why

Great Interview and No Offer? 3 Potential Reasons Why Author:  Erin Moody, Human Resources Business Partner   Ever been on a job interview that you thought went fantastic only to never hear back? While it may seem like you were dumped after a first date, you can definitely get past it. Here are a few reasons that you may not have ended up getting that job offer, that have nothing to do with your ability as a candidate. The Fit Wasn’t Right Maybe the interviewer liked you, but felt like your personality and experience may not have been...

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Does Anyone Actually Read Cover Letters Anymore?

Does Anyone Actually Read Cover Letters Anymore? Author:  Erin Moody, Human Resources Business Partner One of the standard documents you have likely heard of adding along with your resume is a cover letter. Does the cover letter still hold weight with recruiters and managers? The truth is less than straight forward unfortunately. It really depends on the individual doing the application reviews. Some applications still actually require them, so in that case you would need one to move forward in the process. Even the jobs that require cover...

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Tips for a Resume Objective with Purpose

Tips for a Resume Objective with Purpose Author:  Erin Moody, Human Resources Business Partner Having a good resume objective is so important. It is the first thing potential employers see and base a first impression on. If it’s great those employers will keep reading. If it falls short, it will likely cause them to pass and move on to the next candidate. Make sure yours is top notch and keep them reading. Show them that you are the perfect fit for their opening. To make your resume standout, try these tips for well written...

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Challenges Corporate HR Teams Experience in Recruiting IT Talent

Challenges Corporate HR Teams Experience in Recruiting IT Talent There can be some roadblocks on the way to finding that perfect hire. The one that is going to make the perfect addition to your team and has all the skills your company needs. In today’s recruiting market finding talent is getting more difficult. This is even more accurate when dealing with more specialized and in demand skill sets like IT professionals. Here are several of the challenges HR teams are currently facing. Finding Local Talent Depending on the skillset a company is looking for,...

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What Is HR really looking for in a resume?

What Is HR really looking for in a resume? Appling for a new job can be very frustrating. You spend hours crafting your resume to get it just right only to never make it past the application section. What exactly will get your resume to the screening stage? You need to give HR personnel what they are looking for. Below are some common basics that HR is looking for. Get these right on your resume and you will see call backs start to increase, helping you get closer to that dream job! Keywords Typically the recruiters in HR are not...

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Enter to Win a SHRM-CP Exam Prep Book

Enter to Win a SHRM-CP Exam Prep Book Novus Via Technologies Giveaway – SHRM CP Exam Prep Book

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What’s most important? IT Certifications, Degrees or Experience? 

What’s most important? IT Certifications, Degrees or Experience?  In most industries, a four-year degree is a great way to stand out amongst tons of applicants and a shortage of jobs. However, in other areas such as IT, there is an abundance of jobs and a shortage of labor. This unique situation raises the question -what level of education is best for IT professionals? Does experience outweigh a traditional four-year degree, or are certifications the new gold standard? In order to figure out what is right for a particular job, we must understand the...

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Tips for Hiring Cybersecurity Talent 

Tips for Hiring Cybersecurity Talent  Business owners need cybersecurity professionals to prevent hacking, thefts and viruses on their hardware and software. It is common that many businesses keep much of the company’s data on computers, and for good reason they constantly worry about confidentiality. Even though most businesses realize the importance of cybersecurity, hiring new employees can still be challenging. Here are some helpful tops to ensure that your HR personnel is able to hire the most talented individuals for...

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