Milwaukee Job Market and Employment News

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If you’re like most managers and small business owners, you can look ahead into the next three months or so and recognize most of the staffing challenges that are likely headed your way. You know who may be leaving for work elsewhere, you know who may be going out on extended leave or coming back,… read the rest »

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Gaps in your work history don’t have to become obstacles to your career growth; however, depending on the length of and the reason for a gap, the unexplained chapter in your resume may attract the attention of a curious interviewer. You’ll probably receive some questions about where you were and what you were up to… read the rest »

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Turnover can be a frustrating experience for a manager. If you oversee a team, you recognize each member of the team contributes in a unique way to projects that must continue after they leave, and hiring and training a replacement can be an expensive hassle that most of us would rather avoid. But upon closer… read the rest »

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There are a few classic interview questions that will never go out of style, no matter how the job search and the modern work landscape may change. “Where do you see yourself in the future?” is a question your grandparents probably heard during their job interviews, and it’s not leaving the script any time soon… read the rest »

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Stress has become a more-or-less unavoidable aspect of the 21st century workplace. If you go in search of an unstressed employee, you’ll find someone who probably puts in less than 40 hours per week at a job that inspires passion, aligns perfectly with the employee’s future plans, and is just challenging enough to offer a… read the rest »

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You may not be looking for a job in sales, per se, but depending on your perspective, every job search involves a sales component. And those who know how to pitch, how to hustle and how to close the deal are more likely to land better jobs faster than those who don’t. This may sound… read the rest »

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Gallons of digital ink have been spilled and much has been made of today’s young generation. Who are they? What do they want? When they choose jobs and employers, and when they choose to keep a job instead of moving on, why do they make these decisions? Just as advertisers and marketers scramble for their… read the rest »

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You’re looking for work, and you feel more-or-less confident about your prospects. You’ve been here before. You know what to do, and you know you can count on at least a few former colleagues to provide you with references. There’s only one problem: Your last job search took place a few years ago (or several… read the rest »

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As an experienced interviewer, you already use several tested-and-proven strategies for assessing specific skill sets. From French fluency to editing skill to XTML coding, you have a straightforward toolkit of tests, questions and hypothetical scenarios you can present to your candidates, and you know these tests will bring clear results. When it comes to these… read the rest »

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As a recruiter or hiring manager, it’s your task to staff open positions for your company, and in some cases, this involves a highly familiar set of core skills. If you only cast your net for CPAs or marketing pros or machinists, you know exactly what you’re looking for, because you work these types of… read the rest »