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5 Ways to Guarantee You're Hiring the Right Candidate

“Your organization cannot afford to make a potentially negligent hiring decision.” ~JD Palentine   The hiring process can be a tedious, brutal and downright unpleasant experience. What's worse is that even when you narrow down the list and make the final calls, it can still end up not working out. So how can you be sure that you're hiring the right candidate?    Choose a "Shot Caller" This is especially important if you're hiring s...

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Is Financial Business Analytics the Career for You?

The university degree you choose to pursue will act as a platform to help you jumpstart your career. This is why careful consideration is important before settling on your career of choice. If you want to have a fulfilling career as a financial business analyst, here are the basics:   Educational requirements Becoming a financial business analyst requires at least a bachelor’s degree in finance. Related majors, such as economics, statistics, and accounting, will also put you...

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4 Things Job-Seekers Need to Know Before Becoming a Truck Driver

Truck driving is a career that some forget to consider – especially women and minorities. While it’s unorthodox, many enjoy the freedom, predictability, and lifestyle this track affords. Employment gaps in this industry mean that many transportation companies are dying to fill diversity quotas. Transportation careers allow for flexible scheduling, seeing new parts of the country, and a variety of other new experiences. Before you sign up to get your CDL license, there are several thi...

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Why the Best Job May Not Be the Right Job

"I just want to find the best job I can." Have you ever said that? If so, you're not alone. Most people want to land a good job, if they don't already have one. But what is the best job for you? That question can be surprisingly difficult to answer.   The Importance of Personality   In general, society regards just a handful of professions as the "best" jobs a person can have. Doctors and lawyers are held in high regard because they tend to make...

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Five of the Most Dangerous Blue-Collar Jobs Today

There were 4,836 casualties of work-related deaths reported in the U.S. in 2015, which averages more than 13 deaths every single day. The largest percentage of these are from what are considered blue collar jobs, and 21.4% of those were in construction alone. Not including highway collisions, the principal causes were falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in/between accidents. OSHA calls these the “Fatal Four”. Let’s look at five of the most dangerous jobs...