Milwaukee Job Market and Employment News

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Empower your employees and allow them to take risks and make mistakes. Give them room to grow –within reason — and you’ll reap the benefits over the long term. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind as you take off the training wheels, step back and let your employees soar on their own…. read the rest »

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Before you face the directors or hiring managers of your target company—those who will have the final say on staffing decisions—you’ll need to make your way past the first round of gatekeepers. In the sales field, these may include HR pros, company contacts and a very highly influential group: recruiters. As an experienced or aspiring… read the rest »

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As an employer, you may have plenty to offer, including a competitive salary and great opportunities for professional growth. But the candidates sitting across from you at the interview table don’t really know this. Until they accept your offer and step onboard, they’ll need to rely on their research and take you at your word…. read the rest »

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If you’ve been immersed in the career marketplace for a while, then you understand the value of a strong elevator pitch. Your elevator pitch is a quick sound bite; a simple summary of your strongest credentials as a candidate. It’s a kind of mini-speech that can be delivered to a contact or potential employer during… read the rest »

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Before you coach your teams and employees to avoid making excuses, you’ll need to take a key step: help them understand what this means. The definition of “excuse” isn’t always clear to novice and entry-level employees, and while you want them to take responsibility for their mistakes and flubs, you also want them to understand… read the rest »

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Your new job may have plenty to offer, including a decent salary, opportunities to learn, and exposure to new systems and industry developments. But in order to thrive in the role and leverage it to further your career, you’ll need one more indispensable thing: respect. If your managers, coworkers and clients trust you, respect you,… read the rest »

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As you launch your search for new tech candidates, you want to aim high and make a bid to attract and retain the very best talent in the marketplace. You want seasoned, proficient experts, qualified managers and visionary leaders—those who know how to program and implement as well as motivate and inspire. So, what can… read the rest »

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On the surface, your career seems to be on track. Your resume looks fine, and you’ve been steadily toiling away in your industry since you finished your education. You may have one or two gaps or lateral moves in your history, but you’re working now, and you’re working every day in a field that’s relevant… read the rest »

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You need help, and you need it quickly. You have a rush of orders to process or key support positions that can’t stand empty, and you need to start the hiring process—and finish it—before your stalled workflows become a threat to your bottom line. You can’t afford to sit still and hope for the problem… read the rest »

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When you submit your resume and cover letter to potential employers, chances are they don’t immediately appear in an inbox and then in an open document on a hiring manger’s desk. Instead, your resume will likely be uploaded automatically into a database or HR system, where it will remain stored away with dozens or hundreds… read the rest »