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Developing Millennials Into Your Firm’s Next Generation of Leaders

Have you had any of these thoughts about members of Generation Y, the Millennials? If you have, it’s time to stop and adopt a new mindset. They’re a highly educated, innovative force that has swept through the workplace and now influences every level of their organizations. If you’re not actively recruiting, developing and working to retain Gen Y professionals, you’re losing competitive edge.

3 Things to Think About Before Writing the Job Description

Your office manager has just given notice. You’re always sorry to see valued employees go, but there’s no time to waste when they do. If you decide hiring a replacement is the best course of action, the first step in attracting and retaining an experienced professional is to write an effective job description.

Resumania™: Bad Jokes Are No Laughing Matter

When applying for a job, aim to present yourself as a highly qualified candidate – not a comedian. Yes, having a sense of humor can be helpful to your career, but there’s a time and place for it.

While it’s acceptable to inject a little personality into your resume and cover letter, don’t fill your application materials with jokes or sarcasm. Humor doesn’t always translate well on paper, so it’s generally best to stick to the facts.

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