Milwaukee Job Market and Employment News

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If you’re looking for ways to take your career to the next level, you can look outside yourself or you can glance inward. Outside you may see available jobs, possible promotions or willing mentors. Inside, you’ll see a different set of opportunities and potential adjustments you might like to make. Here are five little tweaks… read the rest »

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You’re hiring a team of engineers, and you have a few clear goals in mind: First, you want to attract and hire the best talent available. And second, you want to retain your new hires as long as possible. You want to cultivate their skills, bring out their best and make sure they’re getting as… read the rest »

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Most of us don’t write down our goals on paper. In fact, only about 3% of adults claim to do this when asked, and the reasons are fairly obvious: It takes time, most of us keep records digitally instead of on paper, and most of us think our brains can be trusted to remember things… read the rest »

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Some stereotypes suggest that IT candidates are shy, socially awkward or reserved, especially in the tense environment of a job interview. But the truth is, ALL candidates tend to feel shy during interviews. And very few of us feel perfectly relaxed and open while conversing with strangers who are being paid to judge us. If… read the rest »

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Almost every career plan in every industry can benefit from a little attention to long-term planning. But this type of planning is especially helpful for those who hope to climb the ladder as accountants. Why does a five-year plan matter? And what do you stand to gain by casting your glance so far into the… read the rest »

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Empathy is a trait we bring forth when we try to see the world through another person’s eyes, or when we try to understand what a person is going through by envisioning ourselves in their position. Empathy isn’t the same thing as sympathy, it’s not the same thing as kindness, and it’s not just about… read the rest »

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You brought your “A” game to your first interview and you gave it everything you had. You put your best foot forward, and then you walked out the door and hoped for the best. A few days later, your efforts paid off. You landed a second interview! Congratulations … but you aren’t finished just yet…. read the rest »

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You’re proud of your company culture, and you should be! You’ve worked hard to bring things to their current state. Along the way, you didn’t make excuses for bad employee behavior, you provided coaching and positive training as needed, encouraged teams to socialize outside of work and helped your employees build the bonds that now… read the rest »

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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 »