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Bob Bowman
Maybe it is because of my many gray hairs or because of the age of the people with whom I hang out, but for whatever the reason, discussions often center on the older worker.  I used to think of the older worker as those over 40 folks who were everybody’s boss and just hanging out...
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Job interviewing should be a two way time of sharing information and asking the right questions to enable both employers and prospective employees to make good and informed employment decision choices.  Asking the right questions up-front may make all the difference between hiring the right person for the job and accepting the position that is...
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In today’s marketplace it takes more than a snappy resume to catch and keep the attention of savvy human resource professionals and hiring managers. Every contact with prospective employers must be a high quality self-marketing piece that demonstrates the applicant’s enthusiasm, creativity, attention to detail, and persistence. Cover letters, although old-school in today’s data base...
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So you think that it is time to start looking for a new job?  My phone is continuously ringing this time of year with people thinking about making a job change.  I don’t know what it is about Spring but it happens every year.  Perhaps it is simply the freshness of Spring or that the...
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Almost every workplace regardless of size, industry or geographic location has had to deal with issues involving harassment in one form of another.  Workplace harassment is normally associated with sexual harassment and although it is the most frequently reported form of harassment, others exist as well. Harassment is actually a form of workplace discrimination, which...
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Volunteering your time makes sense whether you are employed or unemployed.  You may have the talent and expertise that non-profits need and the non-profits have needs that without volunteers might otherwise go unmet. There are dozens of non-profit organizations to choose from and with a little research you are bound to find one that fits...
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At a recent roundtable of Longmont area Human Resource professionals I asked the question, “What bothers you the most about interviewees?”  The overwhelming response was that they felt that people don’t know how to dress for success for interviews. Interviewing for a new job is serious business and first impressions are critical to the success...
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Access to the Internet is available at most every workstation in most every company.  Doing business in today’s global marketplace requires web accessibility. The Internet has changed the way business is conducted in companies of every size and description enhancing the ability to access information, reach new customers, conduct research, maintain data and more. Despite...
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  Some employers, either through lack of knowledge or in an attempt to save money, may not be paying employees correctly.  Recent changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act have also affected overtime rates and who is eligible to receive them.  Employers and employees are both affected by these changes and should take notice. Employees...
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Whether you are in business for yourself, working with vendors, contemplating a job change or actively seeking employment, diligent and strategic networking will be a key factor to achieving a successful outcome. The old saying “it’s not what you know but who you know” is important when it comes to selling products, services and your...
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