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Category: Career Tips


How to Find a Great Temporary Job

December 16th, 2016

Temporary jobs exist in nearly every field ranging from office help to construction workers to accountants and more. Whether you are fresh to the workforce and looking to get your foot in the door, prefer a more flexible schedule than full-time employment offers or are interested in making a career change but want to experience… Read more »

7 Career Lessons You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

December 9th, 2016

As humans, we are constantly growing and evolving. Regardless of the amount of training, education or skills we possess when entering the workforce, we all experience professional downfalls that simply cannot be predicted. Fortunately, the silver lining in tough career lessons is they are mistakes you will neither forget nor repeat. No matter where you… Read more »

How to Improve Your Chances at a Promotion

November 11th, 2016

Whether you have just begun a new job or have been in the same position for more than a year, chances are you may have your eyes on a promotion or will begin thinking about professional advancement in the near future. While it is of course important to put in a job well done, simply… Read more »

5 Tips for Staying Motivated During a Long Job Search

September 9th, 2016

Job seeking can often feel like a full-time job without the benefits. Due to hiring process protocol, the average job search lasts about six weeks from start to finish, however, this can vary depending on the industry and time of year. If you have been on the job hunt for a while, it can become… Read more »

Avoid the Cliché – 5 Overused Resume Buzzwords You Should Stop Using (And What to Use Instead)

August 19th, 2016

As previously discussed, it’s imperative to maintain an up-to-date resume at all times. With so little space and so much great information to squeeze in, it is important to not only make sure each word counts, but that you are using the right words. Many savvy job seekers today understand that hiring managers do look… Read more »

5 Skills that Will Put You on a Path to Management

August 5th, 2016

Chances are, if you are good at your job and enjoy your job, you may have your sights set on becoming a manager. Many great managers have worked their way through the ranks, working several positions within a company or organization before taking on a leadership role. If you feel confident in your professional abilities… Read more »

Is Your Cover Letter Missing the Mark? Here’s What to Do

July 22nd, 2016

Your cover letter is often your first impression on a hiring manager. It can either help you stand out from the pool of candidates or blend in and potentially be forgotten. If you find yourself applying to jobs without getting called for an interview, your cover letter could be missing the mark. Try sprucing up… Read more »

Better Late Than Never! – Why You Need to Update Your Resume

July 8th, 2016

Many of us are guilty of doing it. Unless you are actively job seeking, it is easy to let your resume take the back burner for several months or even years until you’re back on the job market again. It may sound surprising, but having an up-to-date and polished resume can be as valuable to… Read more »

Recipe to Success: Why You Should Work With a Staffing Firm

June 17th, 2016

Whether you’ve been on the job hunt for a while or it’s been years since you’ve looked for a new job, job seeking can feel like a full-time job in and of itself. No matter where you find yourself in your job search, utilizing professional help from a talented staffing agency can be an invaluable… Read more »

6 Things to Do When You Start a New Job

June 3rd, 2016

Starting a new job is both an exciting and nerve-racking time in any professional’s life. The hardest part in job seeking is over – you’ve landed a great new job! However, with any new situation comes a sense of uneasiness. At 1st Staffing Group, we understand the need to make a great first impression on… Read more »

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