5 Things Hiring Managers Really Look For


5 Things Hiring Managers Really Look ForJob interviews are much like auditions, often it is the excellent performance that gets the gig.

However, not everyone is cut out to provide stellar performance in the pressure chamber of an interview. Even for the best candidates, a moment in the spotlight can give them a sense of stage fright.

The first lesson in nailing an interview is to know exactly what hiring managers look for in a candidate. Yes, there can be literally hundreds of details—from wardrobe choices to resume format—and a nervous applicant could easily bog down with any one of them. Keep in mind the old saying, “don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Stick to the basics, and improve your chances of getting the job.

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Cloud Mobility: The Sky's The Limit


With the rise of collaboration services such as Software-as-a-Service and other cloud-based products, Small- to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) now have the power for more growth and innovation.

Check out this infographic about cloud computing from PGI.com: Continue reading “Cloud Mobility: The Sky's The Limit”

Cloud Mobility: The Sky’s The Limit


With the rise of collaboration services such as Software-as-a-Service and other cloud-based products, Small- to Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) now have the power for more growth and innovation.

Check out this infographic about cloud computing from PGI.com: Continue reading “Cloud Mobility: The Sky’s The Limit”

Glad Tidings for Holiday Hiring


The Grove at night during the holiday season
Retailers have high hopes for the 2012 Holiday Season (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Retailers may bring glad tidings for the 2012 holiday season; hiring plans indicate what many believe to be a year of new, more adaptive sales strategies.

Three fourths (75 percent) of retailers predict an increase in holiday sales this year, according to a study by global management consultants the Hay Group. Retailers also report optimism in their holiday hiring plans. Continue reading “Glad Tidings for Holiday Hiring”

Going the Extra Mile to Succeed


To get noticed–in business, sales or the job market–sometimes you have to go the extra mile. In this humorous ad, Harvey the dog has a goal (to go to a nice home), and is inspired to go above and beyond to reach his objective.

How many of us can say we put in this amount of effort to get what we want?