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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 world however, things are likely different. Everybody gets busy. Everybody […]

December 5, 2017

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Categories: Best Practices

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, and can be a great tool for both job search […]

November 28, 2017

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Categories: Best Practices

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 that should not be included in your resume like a […]

November 21, 2017

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Categories: Job Seekers - Career Development

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 need to do that??” The answer is yes. Millennials are […]

November 14, 2017

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Categories: Employers - Hiring Tips

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 to merge with or buy another company. The reason is […]

November 7, 2017

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Categories: Best Practices

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 successful interview? Several ways actually. Start when you get out […]

November 2, 2017

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Categories: 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 candidate quality. It’s a great refresher topic for anyone involved […]

November 2, 2017

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Categories: LandaJob news

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 really nervous, made a hushed call to someone else in […]

November 2, 2017

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Categories: Newsletter - Dear Landa

“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 connections. Those connections, whether they’re with the person with whom […]

October 31, 2017

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Categories: Best Practices

How many times have we said that to someone or heard that from someone? The term for the powerful search engine comes from the word “googol.” A googol is 10 to the 100th power (which is 1 followed by 100 zeros). A googol is larger than the number of elementary particles in the universe, which […]

October 24, 2017

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Categories: LandaJob news

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