Milwaukee Job Market and Employment News

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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 »

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Do your employees love their jobs? Do they seem genuinely excited about the challenges they face each day? When they’re in the breakroom or gathering outside of work, do they talk about their jobs with passion and positivity? Do they talk about work at all? Ideally, the answer to all the questions above should be… read the rest »

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How can positive energy and a feeling of gratitude support a successful job search? We all know that cultivating gratitude in our daily lives can help us appreciate the efforts and feelings of those around us, and gratitude can shift our focus toward the details that give our lives value and meaning. But as it… read the rest »

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Millennial employees fall between the ages of 25 and 38; those who have recently left the entry level and in many cases are on their way to management roles. They’re not untested newbies, and they aren’t even thinking about retiring, which is to say, they’re at or approaching the prime of their working lives. And… read the rest »

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Mistakes and failures are an inevitable part of any well-lived life, and they’re essential to a meaningful and independent adulthood. But we live with an odd cultural contradiction: In order to navigate the seas of adult responsibility and live through any kind of meaningful experience, we must make mistakes and endure failures. But we’re also… read the rest »

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You’re staffing an open position and you’re looking for a candidate to handle the technical requirements of the job, who can work well with a team and who can reliably show up on time and commit to the enterprise. But for this role, you also need one trait that’s simply non-negotiable: adaptability. In the role,… read the rest »

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Goals are great! They serve as remarkable little tools that help us articulate the vague, clarify our intentions and visualize ourselves leading the lives we want to live. Defining a goal is like typing a destination into your GPS. If the device doesn’t know where you’re going, how is it supposed to perform the calculations… read the rest »