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Signs of a Great Future Manager

You’re interviewing for what seems to be your dream job. The salary, location and company all seem like a great fit for you. The one thing that’s harder to gauge is whether or not your future manager is a good one or not. One of the biggest concerns for employees taking a new job according to our yearly surveys is the person they’ll be reporting to. A good manager can make your workplace enjoyable and even make you look forward to coming in each day. A bad manager, however, can make you dream of handing in your resignation. How can you tell if your future manager is going to be great or not? Here are some telltale signs of a great future manager. 

10 Must Ask Interview Questions

A job interview should be viewed as a two sided street. As a candidate, you should be interviewing the company just as much as they are interviewing you. I’ve had friends, family and colleagues all end up in the wrong job because they didn’t ask the right questions before they started. Be the candidate posing original questions of the hiring manager instead of merely answering all the questions you’re asked. It may seem a bit intimidating, but this out-of-the-box strategy not only benefits the candidate, who can show that he or she has done their research and knows what they’re doing. It could very well impress a potential employer who will see initiative and promise. Avoid surprises and check out these interview tips so you’ll not only get a job offer, you’ll also know whether or not to accept.

6 Strategies to Improve Your Hiring Process

You need to hire – which means you’re growing (awesome) , you lost a great employee to a competitor (not so great) or the person you had hired for the role just wasn’t the right fit (painful). Turnover, for whatever reason, is one of the most dreaded things in any organization. Losing a valued employee to another company or having to replace a hire that didn’t work out can be extremely costly, with many studies calculating the cost at 1.5-2x the departing person’s yearly salary. How can losing a single employee be this expensive? Here’s just a few of the costs associated with turnover…

8 Personality Traits of Successful Hires

With many positions receiving hundreds of qualified applicants, narrowing down the pool of applicants can be a challenge. Although skills are important, making the right match to your company culture is also critical for long-term retention. Here are 8 personality traits you should look for in interviews to make sure your next hire is the best one.

3 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Job Search

No, Job Sabotage isn’t your coworker putting your stapler in Jell-o or getting you blamed for something they did. It’s actually the way we sabotage ourselves when looking for a new job. There are a million ways we can unintentionally sabotage ourselves while on the hunt for a job, preventing us from getting the job we really, really want. If you’re looking to make your next move, here are a few tips to help you stop sabotaging and start rocketing into an awesome new job.