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Curated career advice and job search news for the week of September 12, 2022…

New Study Reveals 10 Percent of Former Employees Lie When Writing Reviews on Glassdoor, Google, Indeed and Facebook

As companies compete to gain and retain human capital, their reputation is more important than ever. After all, if the right candidates aren’t applying, your business’ future success can be hindered. Online reviews are tantamount.

‘Starting to turn’: Cooling labor market shifts power back to bosses

“We’ve been in this unprecedented situation where workers have really, really strong bargaining power,” Curtis DuBay, chief economist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said. Now, “the data is starting to turn.” While the overall economy remains strong, the pendulum is swinging back to when employers had the upper hand, especially in the wake of the Great Recession.

Commentary: Companies are ‘flex-washing’ to attract talent-but there will be a backlash

When we think about flexible work, greenwashing may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but it’s more relevant than you might realize. Just as companies have overstated and put a spin on their environmental and sustainability initiatives to appeal to growing consumer preferences for green brands, many are falling into a similar pattern with their flexible work policies and are treading dangerously close to “flex-washing.”

24 elevator pitch examples to get your networking groove on | Biteable

It might seem excessive to sit down and actually write out an elevator pitch. But your pitch has to do a lot of work, quickly. It must tell people what you do, show your expertise, and demonstrate the value of your work. And you must make this information relatable to someone who has no experience in your industry.

How to Answer: “Tell Me About a Time You Handled a Conflict”

Most interview questions ask you to discuss the positive aspects of your working life. But every now and then, a question takes a turn for the negative, potentially wrecking your whole enthusiastic vibe. “Tell me about a time you handled a conflict” is one such question.

Chris Kidd

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