Hiring for talent and not just skill

You’ve identified that your company needs a new team member – but what exactly are you looking for in a candidate? As you sort through resumes and cover letters, there are likely a number of factors that will influence your ultimate choice, such as the...

The impact of a bad hire on your bottom line

Hiring the right people is critical for the success of your company. Whatever industry you operate in, your employees are the backbone of every strategy you execute, and the subsequent success or failure. Consequently, each new person you bring on should be carefully...

Understanding different types of business wear [Video]

It’s likely that you’ve heard the following terms in relation to professional dress codes – business formal, business professional and business casual. But what does each term mean? Let’s find out: Business formal means looking as put together...

Quick tips for making your cover letter stand out [Video]

An important part of a competitive job application is the cover letter. It presents you with an opportunity to tell your professional story. However, given that cover letters are a requirement for many open position nowadays, if you don’t craft a piece that has...

Negotiating a raise: Helpful tips for first-timers

The user experience design industry is still rather young. As such, there’s a good chance that you’re relatively new to the world of business – perhaps you are working in your first job after college, or maybe you are a recent graduate, on the hunt...