Managers can hear a lot from moments of silence

It was completely silent. I didn’t hear a sound. Nothing. Really, I mean nothing. Last Thursday night, in the pitch dark and hazy fog, I stood atop the Mount Washington Observatory weather station, pictured here, at the summit of Mount Washington. This legendary place located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is known for…

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Job applicants can shine even without experience

Solar industry looking for qualified candidates When you’re in charge of hiring, it’s quite common to seek someone who has already had success in the same type position. Proven success gives you confidence. But I’m here to say, don’t start or end your search with that criteria. Next week,  I’m headed to the Solar Power…

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Does a pedigree matter?

When you’re looking for the perfect job candidate, do you take into account the person’s background or societal standing? Perhaps you require a college degree? Or a degree in a certain discipline? Or maybe you look for the candidate to have work experience that comes from a particular type or size of company? In short,…

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