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We sat down with American Recruiters’ newest Franchisee, Kathy Pape and found out all about what makes her such a unique and successful businesswoman, her competitive nature and why she’s such a great fit for our company….and yours.   Our team met with her for a short interview, while Kathy was on a recent visit… read more

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By Sheila McClear – Ladders The long-term unemployed tend to over-estimate the chances of finding a job soon, which often prolongs their unemployment. The long-term unemployed are overly-optimistic in their outlook that they’ll find a job soon, according to a November study from the National Bureau of Economic Research called Job Seekers Perceptions and Employment Prospects…. read more

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By Caileen Kehayas – Ladders Let’s reframe how we think about reviews—and how to make sure you get what you want out of your next one. Here are some tips. It’s the most wonderful time of the year — and I’m not talking about the holidays. I’m talking about your annual performance review at your company. The… read more

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By Lidsay Tigar – Ladders The most effective way to set yourself up for success — and earn that offer letter — is to take it straight from influential leaders themselves. Let’s be honest: There’s tons of advice out there about best practices for interviews. From what you should (and shouldn’t) wear to the most strategic… read more

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By Tiffany C Wright – Spark ADP By including personnel management concerns in your employee retirement plans, you can support valuable succession planning at your organization. Effective succession planning is multi-faceted. It ensures the continuity and viability of the organizations from multiple perspectives. People — and their identification, development and placement — are the largest… read more

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By Amy Elisa Jackson – Glassdoor One of the best ways to remain employed and climb the professional ladder is to become an indispensable employee. Becoming the go-to problem solver or the person who can be relied on to execute any task successfully is a sure-fire way to get your boss to notice you and fight… read more

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By Emily Moore – Glassdoor Between the new opportunities, colleagues and environment, starting a new job is often an exciting time. What’s not so exciting? The job search process itself. I have yet to meet a person who actually enjoys scouring open job listings, vetting companies and coordinating interview times (or worse — hearing radio silence… read more

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By Kat Boogaard – the Muse One of your co-workers brings you a completed project for a once-over. You give it a quick glance, and your stomach immediately plummets into your shoes. This is wrong. Not an “oopsies, you’re missing a comma” sort of wrong, more of a “whoa, you need to re-do this” type… read more