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  • How Long Do Background Checks Take for Pre-Employment

    Many jobs require a background check. For some companies, this is a matter of company policy. In other jobs, such as finance, childcare, and security, the government often requires background checks. While there are varying levels of intensity, for most people, a background check is nothing to worry about. In fact, the biggest question is often how long does a background check take? Here’s what job seekers and applicants need to know about background checks before they apply to new jobs.

  • How to Write a Short Bio

    First impressions can be tricky. When meeting someone in person, it’s likely you have an elevator speech. These short, practiced introductions can help you share more about who you are, what you do for work and other facts about you. While this works well in a live, in-person context, there are many cases where professionals “meet” someone via written form - like social media, a resume, or published work. In these cases, your bio works as your first impression. So, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to write a short bio. 

  • How to Effectively Recruit Employees

    Today, hiring and retaining talent looks much different than it did only two or three years ago. Financial instability and the strain on our mental health brought on by the pandemic has made everyone more wary and selective of their workplace and employer. Whereas in the past people might have prioritized promotions and financial reward, today they look at other factors such as workplace flexibility, personal fulfillment and values alignment. 

  • How Many Hours is Part-Time vs. Full-Time Work?

    Growing up you watched your parents shuffle to and from the office, held hostage to their 9 to 5. If jammed-packed schedules and deadlines sound frightening, you might consider pivoting your search to part-time jobs. In fact, even employers have shifted their preference, selecting more people open to the idea of flexible working hours. 

  • Paralegal Resume Templates, Examples, and Tips

    A paralegal job is a great stepping stone to a legal career. As an expert in legal research, paralegals must be organized, strong writers, and a team player with others who require the assistance of the paralegal’s work. Sometimes known as legal assistants, paralegals are a critical part of a legal team’s work. Paralegals work across law firms, corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies.

  • How to Successfully Make a Career Change in the New Year

    The beginning of a new year is often a time for reflection and introspection. Millions of people use this time to come up with new resolutions to help them live happier and healthier lives. Pursuing our career ambitions is among the top five, right up there with exercising more and eating better.