Milwaukee Job Market and Employment News

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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 »

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Like most business owners and hiring managers, your hiring process probably never ends; even if you experience seasonal spikes and lulls, you still need a strategy to keep your company in motion all year long, through growth spurts, turnover, retirements and geographic expansions. You need a program that helps you sift through a crowded, active… read the rest »

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So, you made a mistake on the job. And this time, it was no ordinary blunder—the kind any reasonable manager can expect from an employee with your level of experience. No, this time your mistake was an epic stumble, a real face plant. And even if you had the best intentions, the scale of your… read the rest »

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When an employee isn’t performing to the level you expected, you may begin wondering if you made a hiring mistake. But what if you didn’t make a mistake, but the employee is simply underperforming for reasons you can control? Here are a few moves that can turn things around without requiring a search for a… read the rest »

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 As a job seeker, you polish your resume and dress to impress. You practice your interview responses beforehand and try to mold your persona (at least a little bit) to resemble the kind of candidate you think your target company might be looking for. But while you jump through hoops to show you’re a great… read the rest »

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We’re often told hiring “cultural matches” and personality matches can lead to team cohesion, productivity, and high levels of retention. But what does this really mean? And what’s the difference between a personality fit (which you want) and a workplace populated by only one demographic, be it age, gender, ethnicity or even a shared love… read the rest »

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How do you define success? When you look back on your career to date, which moments do you identify as your most “successful”? What makes these moments stand out, and as you move forward into the future, what do your next successes look like in your mind? Visualization is an important part of the goal-setting… read the rest »

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If your employees are living fully and committing themselves to their jobs, they’re likely to experience some ambient stress during an average week. Within limits, stress is normal and even a bit beneficial; when we start to feel a reasonable amount of pressure, it shows we care about our jobs and we’re pushing ourselves to… read the rest »