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Job search advice for new graduates

We’re hearing from a number of December graduates, and we welcome you to the working world! As many colleges and universities have limited capacity for preparing their graduates for job search, we’re always happy to give advice for how to conduct an effective search. Here’s…

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Should I Hire an Over-Qualified Worker?

Due to our continuing economic situation, there continues to be more over-qualified people seeking employment than ever before. I also believe we’re seeing the result of a shift in priorities from the “live to work” approach of the past to the “work to live” philosophy…

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What to do after a negative performance review

It would be nice to think that your annual performance review won’t contain any surprises. In an ideal world, we’re asking for and receiving feedback on a regular basis, so you always know what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong. In the real…

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Electronic Etiquette

These days almost all communication is electronic. Electronic communication is much faster, that’s one of the great benefits, but in our hurry to communicate everything at the speed of light, it’s easy to get sloppy. Let’s talk email. Email is wonderful. It’s quick and efficient,…

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Best Practices: Cover Letters

Why should I even include a cover letter? Several reasons. While your resume should include all the facts about your training and experience, the cover letter is where you can let your personality shine through. The cover letter is also where you can include things…

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Onboarding for Millennials

Onboarding for Millennials On · board ·ing / än’ bôrdiNG / noun The action or process of integrating a new employee into an organization. Okay. Now that we’ve defined it, let’s talk about onboarding specifically for millennials. I can hear you already, “do I really…

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How to successfully merge staffs after an acquisition

Some say yes, some say no. It seems from everything we see that it’s currently successful about half the time. Why? Because generally the two companies tend to look almost exclusively at the bottom line. Big surprise, right? Financials and stockholders generally drive the desire…

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Body Language – How it can affect your job interview

It’s been said that over fifty percent of our communication is non-verbal. Think about that. Over half of what we’re telling someone is being said consciously or unconsciously by our body. So how can I use that little factoid to increase my chances of a…

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LandaJob News

LandaJob continues our commitment to supporting college students with information about careers and job search. Kathryn recently was featured in a blog post at Glassdoor for Employers (http://bit.ly/2hnpZB1). The article gathered input from a variety of hiring professionals about the best interview questions to ensure…

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Dear Landa

Another installment of advice to the joblorn, where questions are sometimes real, sometimes not – but try to imagine the ones we can’t print. Dear Landa: I need some advice. My first day of my new job was yesterday. When I arrived, the receptionist looked…

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