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6 Resume Tips and Sample Strengths to Land More Interviews

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 1/16/23 1:49 PM


A successful job search is all about nailing the interview. But you’ll never have the opportunity to do that if your resume can’t pass the automated screeners – and dazzle the human ones.   

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Resignation Letter Template

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 12/14/22 9:34 AM


Example Resignation Letter

Dear [Your Boss' Name],

Please accept this letter as formal notification that I am resigning from my position as [Your Job Title] with [Your Company]. My last day will be [Friday, December 23, 20XX].

Thank you so much for the opportunity to work in this position for the past [two] years. I’ve greatly enjoyed and appreciated the opportunities I’ve had to [grow our marketing team], be a part of [managing a great client], and work with my fellow colleagues. I’ve learned so much about [management] and the [digital marketing] profession.

I’ll do everything possible to wrap up my duties and train other team members over the next two weeks. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do to help during this transition.

I wish the company continued success.


[Your Name]

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Quiet Quitting: Yes, even your best managers are at risk

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 11/9/22 8:58 AM


According to Gallup, only one-third of managers are engaged at work.

You’ve heard the term by now, but the phrase “Quiet Quitting” is a pretty confusing name for an alarming trend, one that every employer of white-collar professionals needs to understand – and get ahead of quickly. To solve the problem, employers must first fully grasp what quiet quitting looks like, what causes it, and who is most vulnerable. The concept is better captured by another phrase that has emerged lately: "Act your wage."

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A Surprisingly Easy Solution to Executive Burnout and Resignation:

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 8/30/22 8:30 AM


It may be time to rethink your Executive Assistant Recruiting Strategy

According to a very recent Deloitte study, 57% of employees report that they want to quit their current jobs to find an employer that “better supports their well-being.”

That’s a staggering statistic, given that the Great Resignation has been going on for more than two years.

But check out this far more stunning – and sobering – finding: nearly 70% of C-suite leaders say that they, too, are actively considering leaving, for the same reason. As an executive recruiter, I’m not surprised by the number. Twin Cities organizations, like those throughout the country, are struggling to attract, hire, and retain talented senior leaders. (It’s a reality that keeps me incredibly busy.) But we should all be alarmed by the reasons for these vacancies.

Most point squarely to one overwhelming reality for today’s executive: burnout.

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Employers: Follow These 2 Rules To Pick The Best Time To Schedule Job Interviews

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 3/10/21 8:45 AM


Try to schedule job interviews on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, between the hours of 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM or 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

Our recommendations for choosing the best time to schedule an interview are both based on our own observations and on solid research. In fact we've written on this topic before in our article "Is There Really A Best Time To Schedule An Interview?".

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How can employers provide wellness and healing support to employees?

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 3/4/21 8:35 AM


If you are a leader in your organization or a manager of a team, there is a very good chance that your employees are more stressed out over the events of 2020 than they're admitting to you. Racial inequality, the pandemic, contentious presidential election, financial gaps between classes, the pressures of parenting, navigating education offerings, the list goes on. 2020 brought many challenges and placed them in the center of our living rooms.

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Pick One Goal, and Work It

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 9/3/20 9:48 AM


Trying to be all things to all employers just doesn't work any more, if it ever did. The candidate whose resume says "Project Manager" AND "Engineer" must decide which she is. Otherwise, she comes across to potential employers as confused, unfocused and possibly desperate.

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What to Do If You Lose Your Job Because of COVID-19

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 8/13/20 12:49 PM


Job loss at any time is stressful and disorienting. In the middle of a global pandemic, it seems almost surreal. Yet, all across America this is the reality of COVID-19. Here, in Minnesota, more than 450,000 people have seen their jobs taken away, pared down, or temporarily suspended.

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How to Ace Your Video Job Interview

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 5/19/20 2:00 PM


7 Things Every Hiring Manager Wishes You Knew

I’ve been in Human Resources, here in the Twin Cities, for the last fifteen years. In all that time, the fundamentals of job interviewing have remained pretty much unchanged. Until now, that is. As with so many of our old paradigms, the rules of job interviewing have been completely upended by COVID-19. Suddenly, you and every other job seeker have been forced – ready or not – to showcase your job qualifications, communication skills, and grace under pressure on video.

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Working from Home Under Quarantine, New Twists on 7 Telecommuting Tips

Posted by Andrea Anderson on 3/30/20 2:00 PM


Whether you’re an experienced telecommuter, or this is the first time you’ve ever set up a virtual work station, the truth is: nobody has worked from home like this before.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been tapping into our favorite resources, gathering up some of the best tips we can find on how to survive – and thrive – during quarantine-forced telecommuting. We’ve found a lot of solid advice out there from very seasoned, highly successful professionals who have been doing this for years. These are people who know all the tricks for staying productive, engaged, and happy as full-time telecommuters.

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