Crafting a Resume that Speaks to Employers

Content could make your career and success is in the details By Adam Lansdell Getting hired is a game of inches, and one small detail may separate you from the competition. A resume, and likely your included cover letter, are your first impression and every minor detail is integral. Whether you’re just embarking on your […]

Resumes Gone Wrong: First-impression Faceplants

“Embellishment” is a much more palatable word than “lie.” It almost sounds innocently mischievous, like something a rapscallion or scamp would do; whereas a lie sounds like it is a much more fiendish endeavor that falls in the unsavory territory of cons, cheats and downright scoundrels. Unfortunately, a stunningly large number of job applicants would […]

Unconscious Bias in Hiring Process Hinders Business Success

With the current skilled workers shortage in the Lansing region, many companies need to hire good workers now. Many of those companies tend to hire people who look, think or act like the other employees in the company. Kimberly Giles, a human behavior expert, said in a Forbes article that hiring only similar people is […]

Spuds Shortage May Mean Fewer Fries

All eyes are on potatoes. An early freeze and continued cold weather have created a shortage of potatoes in key growing and production areas of the United States and Canada – and that worries the people who make french fries. As a result of the inclement weather, smaller spuds are being harvested, according to an […]

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