How to prep for the most common phone interview questions in 10 minutes

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By Lindsay Tigar – Ladders For most career opportunities, a phone interview is a very first step in the process. Sometimes it’s a recruiter, other times someone from the human resources team at the company and rarely, the hiring manager him or herself. If you run out of time to review all of the details and you need… read more

Del Taco taps Hackbardt for CMO

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Tim Hackbardt is returning to Del Taco Restaurants, Inc., as chief marketing officer. He previously was vice-president of marketing at the Mexican-American quick service chain from 1999-2003. Mr. Hackbardt rejoins Del Taco from BrandTrip Partners, an international restaurant consulting firm, where he was chief executive officer. During his tenure the firm worked with several chains,… read more

5 Tips To Quit Your Job Without Burning Bridges

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By Caroline Castrillion – Forbes More people are quitting their jobs than ever before. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, since 2010, the number of employees leaving their jobs has increased for nine consecutive years to just over 40 million in 2018. According to Danny Nelms, the president of Work Institute, “With a… read more

What Not to Say: The Subtle Art of Keeping Interviews Appropriate

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BY Matthew Kosinski – Recruiter Hiring is, ideally, all about professionalism. It’s a matter of objectively assessing each candidate’s skills and cultural fit to find the one who will succeed the most in the role. But we don’t live and recruit in an ideal world. The real world is run by real people, who are… read more

How to pitch yourself in 60 seconds or less

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By Christy Matino – Ladders How would you pitch yourself to potential employers if you were only given one minute…or less? If you muttered the words “Umm…” and started to panic upon hearing this question, you aren’t alone. The thought of explaining who we are to a potential stranger or HR representative can be daunting,… read more

Comparing The Cost of Living

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-via ADT Security Services   When people talk about living within their means, they don’t just mean buying the cheapest house available. From groceries to transportation, many factors can affect cost of living, and these vary widely across the U.S. Considering how much income can also vary among states, it’s important for people to recognize the… read more

Which Of These Seven Job Search Steps Do You Forget? Recruiters Reveal Which Small Details Loom Large

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By Caroline Ceniza-Levine – Forbes Too often there is a mismatch between what recruiters expect and what job seekers do. Recently I interviewed recruiters from Loyal Source, a healthcare staffing firm, about what job seekers do that impresses – or falls flat. Their insights mention things job seekers too easily forget. Here are seven critical details… read more

3 Things You Need To Know About A November Job Search

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By Kourtney Whitehead – Forbes   It’s difficult to predict how long your job search will be. Economic trends are mixed, but employer hiring is still going strong. According to the recent Labor Department report, the U.S. economy added 128,000 jobs in October and unemployment is close to a 50-year low. These figures might lead you… read more