Milwaukee Job Market and Employment News

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Let’s face the facts: Job interviews are difficult. Even experienced, confident candidates sometimes make simple mistakes that can cost them an opportunity. And by sometimes, we mean often. Your success during an interview doesn’t always depend on your job skills or your professional background; sometimes it just depends on how well you handle the task… read the rest »

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When you’ve poured all your best resources into your hiring program, and your efforts have paid off thanks to luck, timing and hard work, you’ll have a brilliant team in place. Or at the very least, you’ll have a solid team in place with a few stand-out performers. Don’t let complacency undermine what you’ve built!… read the rest »

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Do you feel confident and totally in control of your daily tasks? It may have taken you a long time to get here, and you may have made a few mistakes and gone through a steep learning curve to gain your current skills…but you are here now. Moreover, while the job may have seemed difficult… read the rest »

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You may not know exactly what your recruiters are thinking as they interact with you; however, it can help you and support your job search if you understand what motivates them to do the things they do. Most recruiters have one goal: Helping their employers and clients find the perfect candidate for an open position…. read the rest »

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You’ve been working in your current position with your current employer for a while now, a tenure between six months and five years. Your current employer treats you well enough, and your salary and benefits are in line with expectations for your industry and geographic area. But you’re starting to get a little restless. There’s… read the rest »

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In a simpler world, choosing one employee on your team and promoting that employee into an open position at a higher level would involve easy math. Who works the hardest? Who produces the most? Who’s been with the company the longest? Enter those numbers into your magic formula and voila: the “best” employee’s name becomes… read the rest »

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When you apply for a new job, you want to demonstrate you can handle the daily requirements of the role, but you also want to prove you’re a relatable and trustworthy person. Most of us already know trust arises from a candidate’s friendliness, kindness, sense of humor and communication skill. But here’s another fact about… read the rest »

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In order to succeed in your open position, the right candidate will need the technical training required by the daily tasks of the job. This may mean an eye for quality control, experience with relevant software or bilingual fluency. Qualifications in this category are usually cut and dry; either candidates have them, or they don’t…. read the rest »

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As you search for work, you’re probably submitting your resume to job search services and apps, as well as reaching out directly to members of your network who can connect you with leads and point you in the right direction. These are necessary tools; however, make sure they aren’t the only ones you’re using. Keep… read the rest »

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Experienced managers recognize the value of stepping back, trusting employees, and placing them in the driver’s seat when the opportunity arises. This move comes with risks, of course, but risks are an essential aspect of growth, and they’re an essential aspect of effective management. Hovering and micromanaging will send you in the wrong direction, since… read the rest »