How to Avoid a $46,000 Mistake

A university in Colorado recently realized it had issued over 9,000 diplomas with a typo. In Old English font, they were conferred by the school’s President and the Chair of the Coard of Trustees. The error went unnoticed for six years, until the school newspaper…

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Aligning Planets

Does anyone remember “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus”? The 1992 best-selling book (over 50 million copies sold), written by American author and relationship counselor John Gray,*used distant planets—Mars and Venus—as a metaphor to discuss just how differently men and women think and…

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Proper Email Etiquette Matters

Email is a wonderful business tool—quick, convenient, and efficient. In fact, it has become such a part of our everyday work lives that many of us probably don’t give a second thought to our email habits … and, yes, some of us have some bad…

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Take Time to Think Outside of the Box

As a recruiter, it can be very difficult to deliver information to candidates because most of them do not read through the job description. I’m sure many recruiters can relate. When I started, I would call candidates and ask, “Did you get a chance to…

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Words to Live By

Our parents and elders give us a lot of advice that we never actually appreciate until we’re adults on our own. We may hear things like “Make sure you keep your room clean,” “College is the best time of your life,” or “Make sure you…

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That 3 p.m. Haze

It’s 3 p.m. Your eyes have glazed over from staring at a computer, you’ve talked to a mind-numbing number of people, and—against your will—the afternoon haze has begun to set in. Have no fear, your wake-up call is here! Who doesn’t struggle with that feeling…

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What to Do Before Going on Vacation

Everyone loves a vacation. But as we all know, sometimes the work-related stress that results from time off almost makes it not worth it—desperate messages from colleagues and clients, the mountain of emails to go through upon your return, and of course playing catchup; not…

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The Courage to Fail

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” — Vincent van Gogh For the most part, failure is an innate byproduct of success, but even more important, it defines the nature of growth. People often think that success takes a linear…

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Why You Should Hire TalentMEDIA as Your Communications Team

Do you want to go on vacation this summer and are unsure how the work will get done while you’re gone? TalentMEDIA is a team of copyeditors, proofreaders, graphic designers, web developers, and 508 remediators who can get the work done for you so that…

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You Don’t Have to Hire People to Help People

On May 16, 2018, Project S.A.V.E. will present the 2018 Gary Cluff Award for Recruiting Excellence. Project S.A.V.E. is an open forum of corporate recruiters and employment representatives who meet periodically to discuss professional concerns, share recruiting needs, and exchange resumes of job seekers they…

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Are You Following the Dictionary?

I check Twitter mostly to follow sports journalists and snarky celebrities, but some days the animosity on the site makes me think about logging out for good. I’ll never do it, though — I’d miss the dictionary too much. One of my favorite things online…

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Positivity in the Workplace

People get wrapped up in deadlines, quotas, to-do lists, and having every new project be the next one that could make or break them. The bottom line is that work can be stressful. A healthy, easy way to keep stress down and negative thoughts out…

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