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Wolverine Style Job Dedication
For his most recent screen role as Wolverine, actor Hugh Jackman reportedly put his body through a grueling and punishing workout regimen that included umpteen crunches, bench presses and push-ups.
For most of us, ‘Ouch!’ is the first and natural reaction to such superhuman effort.

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Taking on Lookism in the Workplace
It’s subtle and rarely discussed openly. But its effects, in the workplace, are more pervasive than most people think or than most employers will admit to.
We are talking about lookism – the favoritism and undue advantages experienced by individuals who are perceived as being attractive or good looking.

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What Makes SkillStrings Different
Granted there is no dearth of career and recruiting sites out there. But we have reasons to believe that SkillStrings offers something most of them don’t. Before we delve into these reasons, we would like to clear up a couple of myths surrounding SkillStrings. First, it’s not just a job board – it’s a lot more.
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Job Interview Readiness: Points to Ponder
Job interviews come in various shapes and flavors: difficult, relaxed, probing, stressful, informal. However, most questions in a typical interview fall into one of a few categories. Knowing what these are will ensure that you are better prepared, more comfortable and less likely to be flummoxed during an interview.
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How to Incorporate the Right Keywords in Your Resume
Looking for the right candidate in the vast online universe can be a bit like the hunt for the proverbial needle in the haystack. Most recruiters attempt to streamline the process by relying on a few trusted searchable databases. Keywords are a big part of success in online search and recruiters use these extensively to fuel their search results.
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Time to Reexamine Your Company’s Social Media Policy
A recent article on Forbes.com highlights the importance of updating your company’s social media policy in the light of recent workplace trends and regulation.
Your employees are going to be on social media and that is a reality. Preventing access is neither a viable nor a helpful solution in the long run.

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Using the Whiteboard on SkillStrings
A whiteboard may seem almost unsophisticated in its simplicity but it is still a fixture and an important one, at that in the majority of recruiting environments. In many staffing agencies, teams review a physical whiteboard during their daily huddle to get a handle on outstanding positions, details of these positions and the list of candidates who may be considered for them. 
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Optimizing Your SkillStrings Account: A Checklist
Signing up for a SkillStrings account is just the beginning. As with any other online platform, you have to stay engaged and active as a user in order to get the most out of it. Use the checklist below to see if you have SkillStrings working at an optimal level for you.
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Creating a Video Profile: A Quick Primer
A video profile is a very effective way to share your presence on a career site. It gives recruiters and employers a sense of the real you – the person behind the text and titles seen on your resume. However, to make it really work for you, you have to be as authentic as possible while having a camera trained on you. Being succinct is also critical.
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Presenting to Win – Ideas from a Powerpoint Guru
Chances are you will have to make a presentation at some point during your professional life. You may choose to dodge the task, postpone it or palm it off on others. But if you want to grow in your career, you have to be willing to rise to the challenge.  Presentation skills are critical in today’s working environment and everybody should develop and hone these.
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What the Avengers Can Teach Us About Winning Teams
By now, the original Marvel Comics characters, the Avengers, have established themselves as one of the most successful teams seen in the movies. In the 2012 film, when the director of an espionage agency recruits the motley group of six to stave off an attack on earth (or more specifically, on New York City), he creates a team whose combined superhero ability is greater than the sum of its parts.
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Ergo My Space – Thoughts on Workplace Ergonomics
There may have been a time when ergonomics was regarded as a fancy organizational concept pushed by manufacturers of specialty chairs. But no longer. With work-related back injuries and other musculo-skeletal problems rising in recent decades, most companies have realized that the related costs in terms of decreased productivity and morale are too high to ignore.
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Simple Rules for Effective Email Messages
Putting an email together is not rocket science but writing a clear, concise one that gets the recipient’s attention is not as easy as all that. With modern day written communication largely dominated by tweets and online messaging, we may be losing touch with the more fleshed out form demanded by email.
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Should You Learn to Code??
We’ve heard about the importance of good communication skills in the workplace. We know employers value people who can think independently, show initiative and work well in teams. But coding as a vital job skill for even non-IT jobs? How important is it? And why should non-programmers have the ability to create or decipher lines of intricate code?
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The Yahoo Decree: ‘Mayer-ed’ in Controversy
Silicon Valley has always been viewed as a hub of freewheeling innovation - a place where coding and creativity merge in a caffeine-induced swirl. Its companies have largely encouraged employees to work on their own terms as long as they get the job done at the end of the day.
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The Traditional Resume Endures (With a Little Help)
It’s a bold new world for self-marketing out there with plenty of new age ideas for imparting gloss to your professional profile. Can the old-fashioned resume still make it in such an environment? Its focus on text seems a little out of place in a digital world driven by videos and music. So you are right to wonder if you should drop it in favor of other, more attention-grabbing devices.
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Power of ‘Strings’ in SkillStrings
We want to take a few minutes here to explain how SkillStrings is different from all the many career sites out there. 
For one, it is more than a job portal. It also works as a very effective networking platform where users can connect with other individuals whose employment profiles are in sync with their own.

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Ideas for Putting Off Procrastination
We all do it. Postponing tasks and activities on our to-do list even if we know that this will only get us in deeper trouble down the road. Whether it’s redoing a resume, writing a report, or working on a project plan, the thought of the effort required to complete these activities prompts us to backburner them indefinitely.
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A SkillStrings Innovation: The Interview Room
The Interview Room in SkillStrings addresses one of the biggest barriers to global recruiting – geography. Using this video-based tool, users can schedule and conduct interactions without letting differences in time zones and physical distance get in the way.
SkillStrings is one of the first ever job portal designed to let employers and recruiters connect easily with candidates through video. 
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What’s the Right Career for You? Take a Self Test…
Life is full of choices with some of the most complex ones involving our jobs and careers. Career decisions are tough to make because the outcomes are not always clear, immediate or predictable. Any recent college graduate or individual looking to switch career tracks can attest to the difficulty of the process.
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Use Video to Stand Out from the Crowd
SkillStrings allows its users to add a video to their profiles. Now, this may give you some pause as you weigh its benefits. We know the questions that are running through your heads: Do I want to add a video? What do I say? And how?
We wanted to take a minute to address those questions. There are some pretty compelling reasons to add a video to your profile.

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Effective Career Networking in the Social Age
In an increasingly connected world, networking with an eye on professional development is easier than ever before. 
It is a boon for all those reticent types who don’t relish the idea of walking into networking events to strike up casual conversations with people they don’t know very well. 

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Bridging Gaps for Talent Search
As a job seeker, you are right to feel that the perfect job is there waiting for you. If you're a recruiter or hiring manager, you are justified in holding out for the ideal candidate.
These expectations are not misplaced but meeting them is not always easy. The recruiting process - even with the many career sites and portals out there to help it along

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How to Make Your Resume Shine
A few nuggets of wisdom we've dug up from the mountain of resume writing advice out there.
Type in 'winning resume tips' in Google's search bar and the search engine throws up a large number of articlespacked with tips on making your resume - that first point of contact with a potential employer - stand out in the crowd.

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