Archive for Best Practices

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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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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Networking: Where do I start??

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” I’m not sure about the first part of that over-used statement, but the second part is most definitely true. What is networking? Simply put, it’s developing relationships with people, which you can then draw upon for…

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Best Practices: Portfolios

Electronic or hard copy? As much as possible or selected? Specific or general? Simple or complex? Whether you’re an experienced professional or a fresh-out-of-college individual, if you’re looking for a job, you need to be able to showcase your work. The method by which you…

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Best Practices: Resumes

We’re introducing a new series here at LandaJob called Best Practices. We’ll start today with resumes; future blogs will look at cover letters, portfolios and LinkedIn practices. If you have something else you’d like us to take a look at in this series, please let…

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