2 Signs an Interview Went Well — And 4 Signs It Didn’t

There’s nothing quite as nerve-racking as the interview process — for both parties. The candidate wants to make a good impression, and the interviewer wants to make sure the person will be a good fit both for the team and for the position.  Usually, this is the first time everyone involved has met face to … Continue reading 2 Signs an Interview Went Well — And 4 Signs It Didn’t

Emphasize Your Why in Cover Letters + template

There are more than 6,560,000,000 search results for “cover letter template.” Nearly all of the results recommend starting with the standard, “I am [adjective] excited to submit my application for [job title] at [company].” Starting a cover letter this way practically ensures the recipient will skim the opening and the rest of your letter. In … Continue reading Emphasize Your Why in Cover Letters + template

Other Duties as Assigned

Almost all job descriptions use the phrase, “other duties as assigned” and this might give some candidates pause, but it shouldn’t. According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for federal employees, the clause, “other duties as assigned” is meant to refer to minor tasks related to a certain position. “Because minor duties normally do … Continue reading Other Duties as Assigned

Scaling Your Startup: 21 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Editor’s Note: Here at Dispatches, we are always looking for ways to help our readers do things. For some of our readers, that means helping navigate the working world, for others, it means assisting in the ever challenging question, “what’s for dinner?” For still others, it means figuring out how to balance family life with … Continue reading Scaling Your Startup: 21 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

How do you know when to expand your business?

If you’re thinking about opening another location, then congratulations!  You’re probably seeing strong sales, a steady flow of customers (maybe even customers complaining that they have to wait too long), and healthy profits. But just because you’re doing well doesn’t mean that it’s time to expand. There are a number of questions you should ask … Continue reading How do you know when to expand your business?