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Posted on Monday, May 16, 2022
Reneging on an offer you previously accepted is never ideal, but it does happen. There’s no reason to burn any bridges as long as you decline the accepted offer graciously and in good faith without insulting the company by following these guidelines.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Job Search
Posted on Monday, April 4, 2022
It’s really easy while searching for jobs and reading the description, to think “that’s easy enough to learn” or “I could do that.”
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2022
Have you taken stock of all the good things you have lately? Or an even harder question… what about all the good things at work? It’s hard to feel grateful during the daily grind when you’re in the middle of a tough work week.
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022
It’s nearly impossible to get anyone to answer a phone call these days… even if someone reached out first and knows that you’ll be getting back in touch soon. But you have to ask yourself, “Am I willing to mess up a future opportunity because I didn’t bother to answer the phone?”
Posted on Friday, January 7, 2022
One of the biggest barriers we see candidates putting up against their career trajectories involves wages, “When McDonald’s is offering $14 an hour, why would I accept a warehouse position barely paying $15 an hour?” But consider this...
Posted on Thursday, December 9, 2021
Job Hopping has become trendy, but it’s not always the most beneficial move for your career. And unlike many are starting to believe, it doesn’t always equal that major pay increase you’re hoping for.
Posted on Monday, December 6, 2021
In a world where tech connects everyone, it should be easy to get ahold of anyone.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Job Search
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2021
There are a lot of misconceptions about working with a staffing agency, and some of them could impact your success. Whether you’ve worked with one before, or are trying to decide if it’s a good path for you, you should have a good understanding about how they work.
Posted on Monday, November 1, 2021
Many think asking for feedback is a sign of inexperience or lack of knowledge, but that just isn't true. Here's why.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021
Interviewing for a job is nerve-wracking, and sometimes the nerves get the better of you. These candidates share their most horrific interview moments, the moment they knew they definitely weren’t getting the job:
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021
If you’re struggling with coming out of long-term unemployment, you’re not alone. Many have been unemployed for so long that re-entering the job market is a daunting prospect. Make the most of your time and jump into the job search now – you never know when or how things will change next.
Article Categories: Job Search
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2021
You don’t have to be best friends with your boss in order to have a great working relationship. And if you feel like you have a toxic working relationship, there are things you can do to try and improve it. This is one of the easiest ways to work on improving things.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2021
Gone are the days where everyone wears a suit and tie into the office every day.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021
It’s never too early to start planning for the future, especially when it comes to your career. Whether you’re just getting started, thinking about a change, or trying to ensure you stay up-to-date in your current industry, it’s important to understand the priorities and trends of the future. As far off as it may seem, it’s no longer unrealistic to start thinking about 2025.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Our advice? No matter the situation, you should never burn those bridges
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Friday, July 9, 2021
When it comes to change, it’s the only thing you can truly expect to remain constant – especially in the post-pandemic world. Any business or employee who lacks flexibility and adaptability, puts themselves at severe risk for falling behind and becoming obsolete.
Posted on Tuesday, May 4, 2021
After going through your fair share of rejections, it’s easy to start thinking about applying for any and every job open in your field.
Article Categories: Job Search
Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Being truly successful means taking responsibility for yourself and the choices you make. You’re an adult, so for better or worse, the world is going to hold you accountable for your behavior and decisions. It’s up to you to make the best choices you can and take responsibility for your actions.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Monday, February 1, 2021
Job seekers spend hours crafting the perfect resume to best represent their skills and qualifications. While focusing all their efforts on ensuring their resume eliminates any potential red flags for employers, they often forget to be on the lookout for red flags in the job postings they are applying for.
Article Categories: Job Search, Resumes
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020
‘Twas the night before your job interview, and all through the house, chaos ensued and you were kind of a grouch. You set out your outfit and polished your shoes, hoping that getting out the door on time would be smooth.
Article Categories: Interviewing
Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2020
While it’s easier than ever to stay home this winter, it’s inevitable most of us will have to go out and brave the cold at some point, whether you’re working outside or just making a quick run to the grocery store.
Article Categories: Safety and Wellness
Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2020
Recruiters look at their relationships with job seekers as partnerships, not one-sided transactions, and so we wanted to offer some of the key things recruiters wish job seekers realized to make the most out of working together.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Recruiting/Hiring
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020
Although writing a thank you note takes up more time and adds an extra step to the interview process, it might be the deciding factor between the job going to you or someone else.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Job Search
Posted on Friday, October 9, 2020
Job searching is by no means an easy task, however it’s important to avoid the most common pitfalls during your job search to increase your chances of landing the role you desire.
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020
Even if you’re a seasoned job hunter, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented situation everyone is still learning to navigate. If they haven’t already, these ‘new norms’ now in place will undoubtedly affect your job search.
Article Categories: Job Search, Resumes
Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2020
At the end of a job interview, you’ll likely be asked if you have any questions. Be sure you don’t hurt your chances at a second interview or potential job offer by avoiding these questions.
Article Categories: Interviewing
Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020
Recruiters typically only spend 10-20 seconds on each resume before making a decision about moving forward. Better ensure you capture your reader’s attention in that small window of time with these tips.
Article Categories: Job Search, Resumes
Posted on Friday, June 5, 2020
The recruiters and hiring managers reading your cover letter and resume have dozens to go through, so better your chances of standing out by avoiding these common phrases
Article Categories: Career Advice, Job Search
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2020
With our state starting the slow process toward reopening back up, we're faced with economic ramifications and decisions many have never faced before – or thought we ever would face. When faced with the decision of when to go back to work, consider these factors to better ensure you’re making the right long-term decisions for you.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Job Search
Posted on Monday, May 11, 2020
Every workplace is different, with a unique set of common practices and norms, and it’s up to you to appropriately navigate your workplace culture and determine what’s acceptable and expected.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020
One of the easiest ways to make a good first impression during your job search is actually one of the most common mistakes made by candidates, causing them to be written off quickly.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Job Search
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2020
Starting a new role is an exciting time, but can often be frightening with so many changes. Consider these tips to ensure not only a smooth transition, but also your success.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Job Search
Posted on Monday, April 6, 2020
In today’s digital world, communicating effectively regardless of the medium is critical to all stages of your career – from your job search to being on-the-job.
Article Categories: Job Search, Career Advice
Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020
With the increase of individuals entering the job market, job searching is more challenging than before. During this time and the months to come, following these steps will better your chances of quickly finding work:
Article Categories: Interviewing, Job Search
Posted on Friday, March 6, 2020
Resume writing can be intimidating when you aren’t sure what to include or how to best showcase your skills, which is why we’ve come up with a list of tips to apply to your resume to demonstrate to employers you would be a great fit.
Article Categories: Resumes
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2020
If you’re still on the quest to find your dream job, don’t despair… it is possible. The key is being realistic about what the ideal career looks like, and the potential struggles and hard work involved.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Job Search
Posted on Friday, February 14, 2020
In an effort to help job candidates get a better idea of some interview do’s and don’ts, we asked our team what job seekers do that annoys them the most.
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2020
Remember that the interview isn’t about how badly you may want or need the job. It’s about determining if you’re going to be a right fit for that position and company.
Article Categories: Interviewing
Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021
Put simply, the answer is: they aren’t affected at all. Because a staffing and recruiting agency’s profit comes directly from their business clients, job seekers often misunderstand how they are affected by the agency’s fees and mark-ups.
Article Categories: Staffing Agencies
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2020
If you don’t already have a LinkedIn account, now is the time to create one! Recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to search for potential candidates, so having a complete and professional profile gives you the opportunity to stand out among other candidates and significantly increases your chances of finding work.
Article Categories: Job Search
Posted on Monday, January 6, 2020
Creating resolutions for the New Year is a proven way to get motivation back up and running – it’s your chance to start fresh.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Resumes
Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2019
The job market is extremely competitive, and there’s no guarantee you’ll hear back on the applications you’ve submitted. When this happens, it may feel like nothing works in your favor, but it’s important to keep going. Improve your job-hunting skills and boost your chances at landing an interview with these tips:
Article Categories: Career Advice, Job Search
Posted on Friday, September 20, 2019
Seasonal hiring usually takes place during summer and the holidays, but these aren’t the only times seasonal workers are hired. Many employers offer seasonal hiring year-round, which is a great solution for anyone seeking to supplement income, do something new, or create a schedule that better fits your personal life.
Article Categories: Staffing Agencies
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2019
Most know a well-written, proofread resume is essential to landing an interview. But what if your perfectly edited resume with all the right skills and qualifications doesn’t make the cut? There are still smaller mistakes that can prevent someone with the right experience and perfectly proofread resume to end up in the ‘no’ pile.
Article Categories: Resumes
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Interviewing is arguably the most important part of your job search… and the most nerve-wracking. We can’t completely eliminate the nerves, but we can help prepare you by answering some of the most commonly asked questions about interviewing for a job.
Article Categories: Interviewing, Job Search
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Some of these skills may come to you more naturally than others, but keeping in mind the top soft skills employers and managers consider when making employment decisions will help keep you on track for both personal development and professional success.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019
Whether you’re new to the workforce and seeking your first job, ready to make a career change in a new position or industry, or looking for more flexibility and variety in your current career path, taking on temporary or contract work offers numerous benefits.
Article Categories: Career Advice, Staffing Agencies
Posted on Friday, February 8, 2019
The fact is, everyone wants unicorn employees at their company. Even if you haven’t quite achieved that true unicorn shine yet, keep working to grow your strengths and keep these qualities in mind – you’ll prove to be a rare and valuable find in no time.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Resigning is rarely easy and regardless of how you feel about it, it’s important to leave on good terms. If you’re sure moving on to a new opportunity is the best option, then be sure you’re quitting your job in the most professional and courteous manner possible.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018
Most job interviews end with the interviewer asking, “Do you have any questions for me?” If your answer is, “No” you miss the opportunity to ask questions that will help you determine if the company will be a good fit for you. You also risk been seen as unprepared or disinterested.
Article Categories: Interviewing
Posted on Monday, October 22, 2018
Whether you follow up through an email, a phone call or a handwritten letter, it's important your follow up is appropriate and you aren't accidentally hindering your chances at landing a position. Here are some of the most common mistakes made when following up after an interview:
Article Categories: Interviewing, Staffing Agencies
Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018
While showing up to work on time every day is typically required of an employee, it is just one of the many things a true hard worker does. In order to not only keep your job but to earn the opportunity for advancement, you must adopt the traits all hard-working employees have.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Monday, August 27, 2018
We see candidates make the same mistakes… mistakes easily avoided if only they knew how we think and operate. In an effort to end some of the frustration experienced on job seekers’ side of the hiring process, we’ve compiled a list of things we wish all candidates knew:
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018
Video interviews are more common than ever – in fact, more work is conducted online and via video than ever before. It's important to take a video interview just as seriously as you would an in-person interview.
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2018
It’s 15 minutes before your job interview. What do you do? The best answer: whatever you need to do to stay calm, cool, collected and focused. That may look a little bit different to everyone, but there are some top things you should (or shouldn’t) do right before your interview.
Article Categories: Interviewing
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018
Searching for a job is not a quick, easy, mindless task but it is well worth the time and effort to land the opportunity you're hoping to find. Whether you're starting your first job search or have a bit more experience, here are some job search tips from the people doing the hiring.
Article Categories: Job Search
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Whether you're an experienced author or writing your first resume, it's easy to get tripped up by grammar mistakes. Here are some of the most common grammatical errors made on a resume that you need to watch out for.
Article Categories: Resumes
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018
If you’ve ever changed organizations, it’s likely you’re completing comparable work to what you were doing previously. After all, it’s what your training and experience are in. But when writing your resume, how do you show that you haven’t just been sitting stagnant?
Article Categories: Resumes
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Knowing what not to do during that interview is just as important as knowing what to do. The last thing you want to do is show a lack of desire for the job or respect for the company. These mistakes show just that, so be sure you don’t make any them.
Article Categories: Interviewing
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Replacing a job isn’t always fast or easy, so it’s important to have a strategy in place to ensure you survive financially until you are able to find employment again.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017
Once you find out what it is, you’ll probably wonder why everyone doesn’t do it... it’s so easy!
Article Categories: Job Search
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017
Your resume is where a recruiter or hiring manager will make the decision to call about scheduling an interview or not, so it is essential that it is relevant to the job you’re applying for, well-written, and eye catching.
Article Categories: Resumes
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017
“Are you even doing your job?” This unwarranted (and rather rude!) comment illustrated to us the necessity of debunking a common misconception job seekers have about what exactly a recruiter’s job is: a recruiter’s job is to find people for jobs, not jobs for people.
Article Categories: Staffing Agencies
Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017
Before you submit any of your friends to be considered by HR however, consider these 5 things… after all, it’s your professional reputation on the line.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017
When it comes time to resign, many underestimate how important it is to leave a company the right way… According to research, there are seven ways employees resign. While all 7 will probably work for the purposes of quitting your job, we don’t recommend using a few of them.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2017
A topic on many employer’s minds lately is the lack of soft skills in their potential candidates and newly hired employees. To help improve your employability as a job seeker, it is vital to demonstrate the following soft skills and attitudes:
Article Categories: Career Advice, Job Search
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017
It’s nearly impossible to not have an online presence these days. In fact, it’s now more uncommon not to be online, so it should come as no surprise that 3 out of 4 recruiters and hiring managers will check out potential candidate’s social media profiles before making a hiring decision.
Article Categories: Career Advice
Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Resume writing comes with its own set of challenges, but a unique conundrum appears when needing to list short-term or temporary work. Here are a few suggestions from our experienced staff on how to properly list this type of work on your resume.
Article Categories: Resumes
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2021
Hiring managers make it clear that job seekers must have more than just technical knowledge in order to advance in their careers. The soft skills necessary to interact effectively with others are what sets one candidate apart from the rest.
Article Categories: Job Search, Career Advice
Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016
Strategic staffing solutions offer a more efficient workplace, a more flexible job market, and greater opportunities for both employers and employees. Additionally, improving productivity enhances a company’s bottom line and employee job security.
Article Categories: Staffing Agencies