How to Ace a Phone Interview

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If you’re applying to a job in another state, or if your potential employer uses a multi-step hiring process, you might need to take a phone interview. If you feel nervous or unsure of what to expect—don’t worry! You can take steps to prepare for—and deliver—a killer phone interview. Here’s what you need to know…. Read more »

Don’t Lose Candidates to Other Offers

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Good talent is hard to find! Not to mention the time and money you spend on the hiring process—from advertising positions and contacting potential candidates, then interviewing, screening and extending offers. As a result, hiring just the right talent can take months. So once you’ve located potential candidates, you want to see them through the… Read more »

What Makes You the Best Actuarial Candidate?

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Actuaries analyze statistics to calculate insurance risks and premiums—and they’re in high demand! In fact, the demand for actuary professionals exceeds the supply. So if you’ve decided to enter this field, you may have an easier time finding a job than candidates in other, more densely populated fields. Still, what type of actuarial job would… Read more »

Be a Better Manager With This Strategy

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Good managers are also good coaches. They’re able to identify ways to help staff improve, then offer ways to help them learn and grow. A key in this process is the use of constructive criticism—understanding what it is and how to use it effectively. What is it? Constructive criticism is open, honest feedback an employee… Read more »

The Benefits of Hiring for Empathy

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A valuable soft skill, empathy is the ability to recognize the way a co-worker is feeling and understand what they are going through. This skill allows your employees to work well together through respect for each other’s work methods. Why is this important? Everyone is a little different in the way they approach assignments, problem… Read more »

Use Authenticity to Ace the Interview

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There’s only one you! So, during your interview, it’s important to be yourself and shine like the bright star you are! In other words, don’t give answers you think your interviewer wants to hear. Instead, answer honestly and be yourself. Why honesty is important during a job interview Interviews push most people outside their comfort… Read more »

Is Your Light Industrial Workforce Suffering From Tardiness?

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It happens to the best of us. Very few people in the workforce can claim to have been on time for every shift in their career. Things happen—alarms don’t go off, children come down with the flu, the car won’t start, traffic is bad—something that leads to a tardy arrival time. Once in a while,… Read more »

Interview Like a Pro: WOW with Your Pitch

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Your resume and cover letter are important tools in your job search. But what about your elevator pitch? This is your 60 seconds to make a great first impression, beyond what your other hiring documents say. It’s your chance to showcase your value, as well as your personality, to a potential employer. So to craft… Read more »

Does Your Team Have a Skills Mismatch?

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Does Your Team Have a Skills Mismatch? | McGrath Blog

Your team is only as successful as its members. To accomplish great things, you must have a balanced staff, including workers with the required skills to accomplish key tasks. However, the shrinking unemployment rate has made it harder for employers to fill vacancies within their companies—and this can lead to a skills mismatch. In other… Read more »

How to Ace Your Next Phone Interview

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Phone Interview Tips | McGrath Systems Blog

Are you ready? Phone interviews can strike fear into the hearts of many, because they cut out one significant part of in-person interviews—body language. Without physical cues from your interviewer, it can be hard to tell how your answer went over, how you’re doing and even when to pause or keep speaking. But with some… Read more »