How Skilled Interviewees Present Themselves Without Overselling

A great interview is a great conversation.  It’s like a first date.  If it’s going well, it’s a two-way back and forth instead of a one-person brag fest.  Here’s how skilled interviewees present themselves without overselling their skills.   First, Skilled Interviewees Read the Room The first few minutes of any interview is crucial.  It is…

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Stop Humblebragging and Do This Instead

“I was working late again last night.  I wish I could stop being such a perfectionist.”  “I’m exhausted from the Diamond Club sales incentive trip I just went on with Jack Rowland.  I believe he’s a connection of yours on LinkedIn?” “My boss gave me yet another project.  I wish things would go to other…

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How Does the FTC’s Noncompete Ban Affect Hiring?

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent ban on noncompete agreements has a profound effect on business, especially in the areas of hiring and recruiting.  Employees can now more easily move between jobs which will lead to an increased number of candidates and higher wages. The new regulation will also challenge employers (especially small businesses) to find…

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Is Your Ambition Making You Miserable?

Ambition is powerful.  In the field of recruiting, it is universally sought after in every candidate.  Ambitious people have high expectations and strong intrinsic motivation.  But, is there a line between healthy ambition and unrealistic expectations?  When does unrealized ambition turn into daily frustration?  Is your ambition making you miserable? Be Ambitious, but set SMART…

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Ways to Turn Company Struggles into Growth Opportunities

When a company is struggling, everyone feels it.  Employees feel financially insecure and leaders second guess everything.  Getting to the other side of hard takes strong leadership, teamwork, and the ability to embrace change.  Here are ways to turn company struggles into growth opportunities. Company Struggles are Leadership Opportunities A struggling company means that the…

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Early Career Tips for Young Professionals

“If I only knew then what I know now.”  When I heard this as a young professional, I remember wondering, “What is it that you know now? Tell me! What would you do differently?”  Here are a few early career tips to young professionals that Artemis Consultants recruiters think they should “know now.” These are…

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Over Age 50? Here’s How to Get Hired

Hiring Over 50

If you are a jobseeker over the age of 50, you may be among the 78 percent of people who have faced age discrimination in the workplace. In the hiring market, you are now willing to work for less money.  Your interviews are with millennials the age of your children. Despite everything you do to…

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People Pleaser Pitfalls: Ways to Find Balance

People pleasers care about being liked.  They work hard to make others happy, no matter the cost to themselves.  They avoid conflict, express empathy, and are quite simply “nice.” But, how do people pleasers fare in business?  Can excessive people-pleasing lead to disrespect and burnout?  Consider these ways to avoid people-pleaser pitfalls and find balance.…

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Five Routines to Boost Productivity

Work smarter, not harder.  It’s an intention we all have at the start of each day.  Working smarter means having a purposeful focus that maximizes productivity.  Sounds great, but what does this look like on an average workday?  Consider these five routines to boost your daily productivity. 1.Create a Personalized Workflow to Boost Productivity To…

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Why Humility is a Leadership Strength in Business

When we think of corporate leadership strength, is the classic persona of self-reliance and arrogance actually all wrong?  Is it possible that there’s even more strength in displays of humility? Humility may not be an obvious way to climb a corporate ladder, but it is an overlooked leadership strength that is essential to workplace culture.…

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Proactive Hiring Means Seamless Growth in 2024

It’s not always easy to plan ahead. But when trying to secure top talent, it pays off to forecast staffing needs and hire proactively.  Companies that take the time to analyze growth trends and potential turnover can ensure seamless transitions, which are especially vital in leadership.  Use these strategies to proactively plan your hiring needs…

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Three Ways We Are All Everyday Leaders

In his famous TedTalk called “Everyday Leadership,” Drew Dudley contends that we are all leaders because we constantly influence others.  Even our smallest acts have a big impact.  Dudley recounts a story when he inadvertently changed a stranger’s life by asking someone to present her with a lollipop.  Years later, she identifies this moment as…

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How to Create Workplace Traditions Even in Non Traditional Workplaces

Not every company is lucky enough to have a party planning committee like that led by Angela at Dunder Mifflin.  Traditional 9 to 5 office life has changed since the days of Michael Scott and “The Office.” Today’s workplaces are more likely to have kitchen tables than conference tables. Traditions that once bonded coworkers like…

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