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A gap in your resume is not necessarily a bad thing. What matters is how you used the time. For example, a gap that was caused by a sudden lay-off may have provided you time to study or to take training. You may have tried consulting work while you cared for an ailing family member…. Read more »

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Competitive markets, environmental changes, and economic turbulence are challenging and unsettling. Companies today face global changes at a pace never seen before. Within such an inconsistent context, persistent character traits can be the pillar around which a company’s business revolves. Traits of effective workplace leadership include the ability to motivate people to work toward a… Read more »

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A gainfully employed candidate is a more attractive proposition for an employer. Thanks to social media platforms such as LinkedIn, online professional profiles allow both active and passive job seekers exposure to new opportunities. Individuals’ profiles are accessible to all hiring managers or recruiters who search internet platforms seeking possible candidates with particular skills. A… Read more »

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Your management style should support your employees, remove obstacles that create additional hassle, and stimulate creativity in workers. Micromanaging is probably the worst thing a manager can do. Creativity requires room for mistakes and the freedom to try many alternative approaches. Allen writes that companies such as Google, 3M, and Apple provide employees a measure… Read more »