5 Ways to Kickstart Your Own Job Recovery

Don't expect the workforce to return to what it once was. Here's how to give yourself an edge.

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Executive search firms pay attention to interpersonal skills. Some companies help employees learn these skills by asking a coworker to give them feedback about how they communicate. One major requirement is an openness to criticism, says executive recruiter Bruce Dingman. If employees wish to maximize their potential, they have to keep learning, and they have to be willing to change.