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  • What Hiring Managers Wish Job Seekers Knew

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? If you’re looking for a job or thinking about looking then you might be wondering how to set yourself apart from other candidates. Here are some inside tips on what hiring managers are looking for and how to land yourself that sought-after position. 1. Personality Is More Important If you’re qualified for the position and have met all the basic requirements then your personality is more important than anything else. Let’s say you have two candidates who are equally qualified. One is easy going and likable. The other one is not really a...
  • Less Talent Means Employers Are Casting a Wider Net

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Rapid growth is causing problems for the tech industry. They are having a difficult time finding experienced and trained employees. There are an estimated 700,000 job openings unfilled in the tech industry. Last year job postings for AI job positions increased by a whopping 159%. This increase is causing employers to be more creative in their search for qualified workers. What Kind of Jobs Are They Trying to Fill? Tech employers are looking for employees trained in data mining, analytics. They also need people skilled in robotics and automation engineering and AI. Very...
  • Focus on Your Strengths and Not Your Weaknesses

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It seems in every performance appraisal or job interview it comes up. Yep, your weaknesses. We all know there are things we could do better, but seriously, do we need to shine a bright spotlight on them? What Happens When You Focus on Your Strengths Some entrepreneurs believe it is better to focus on your strengths. Focusing on what you are good at enables you to be at your best. It increases enjoyment in your work, and you accomplish more. Instinctively we all enjoy doing things fit are our strengths. When we do...
  • Do This to Control Your Emotions When You Are at Work

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Controlling your emotions is hard enough. Doing so in a stressful and busy environment like at work is even harder. Have you ever cried after getting feedback? Or struggled with your temper around another team member? You’re human, which means you have complex emotions like frustration, panic, and disappointment. Leaders are held to a higher standard. You can’t overreact. You must be able to control your emotions. There are many methods you can use to do this. Here are three tools you can use to control your emotions at work. Get Grounded This...
  • How to Handle it When Your Employees Quit

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It’s the day that’s bound to come around eventually. The day one of your favorite employees decides to leave the nest. As you stare at their written notice they just handed you, you try your best to look supportive as they start explaining why they’re leaving. How To Respond When Your Team Member Quits It’s inevitable. No matter how good of a leader you are, you’re going to have team members quit. If you’re a good leader you’ve invested time training and molding your team members into high performers. In doing so, as...
  • 7 Steps to Achieve Your Business Goals

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When most of us think about Navy SEALs, we think of their bravery and toughness. They take on dangerous missions and seem to achieve the impossible. In the book The Navy SEAL Art of War by Rob Roy, he talks about how Navy SEALs accomplish these amazing feats. He explains that it’s more about the process than the ability. He lays out these seven steps that you can use to tackle your scariest goals. 1. Always ask clarifying questions. SEALs ask very specific questions to understand their mission clearly. You need to ask...
  • How CEOs Handle Their Power

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Emotional Intelligence CEOs typically put in countless hours to prepare for this important company role. They tend to learn how to be a leader during their stay in middle management. Often, these managers make mistakes such as being overbearing, micromanaging, and forgetting to invest in people on occasion. Over time, they learned what they did well and what they could have done better. They figured out how to read people, support their team, detect signs of rebellion, and what motivates their staff. While these were all helpful aspects of learning how to manage...
  • Fast Decision Making Can Keep You From Experiencing Disruptions

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Whether you working in a company or running one, it’s important to make quick decisions. There are times when you should take time to think and make a plan. However, making quick decisions in some cases can keep your company running smoothly. Here are a few things to put into practice to make this happen. Pay Attention To Opportunities In today’s world, everything can change quickly. Advances in technology and growing trends can make it hard to adapt. However, if you’re looking out for these new opportunities, you won’t get surprised. In fact,...
  • Tackle These 3 Things Before it Kills Your Company

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Keeping your company competitive can be risky business. Every industry has its challenges, but all will face these three universal risks. As an exceptional leader you need to take a proactive approach when it comes to risk management. Now is the time to put safety procedures in place. Protect your business from these three risks. The Fight For Talent No industry is immune to the talent war. There’s a growing talent gap between employees with skills and those without. As this gap increases, finding great talent is getting harder daily. Companies are having...
  • Common Weaknesses in Leadership And How to Fix Them

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? We’ve all been around leaders that weren’t so great. In fact, if we are honest with ourselves, I’m sure we can see the areas in our own leadership style that is lacking. These are some of the most common weaknesses in leaders today and how you can fix them. 1. Micromanaging Employees Micromanaging your employees is one of the worst things you can do as a leader. While some of those tendencies may be rooted in your own perfectionist nature, it more often has to do with a lack of trust for those...

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