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Job Search Cheat Sheet for OKC Job Candidates

April 8th, 2016

Job searching has reached a whole new level over the past decade, thanks to the increased popularity of the Internet. With so many specialized tools and resources geared towards job seekers, it can feel a bit overwhelming deciding where to begin and which tricks will be the most effective. Fortunately, 1st Staffing Group offers many… Read more »

Can Taking a Temporary Job Advance Your Career?

March 24th, 2016

When you hear “temporary job”, do you automatically think part-time or dead-end job? If so, think again! Many employed professionals today are discovering that taking a temporary job can be the best kept secret when it comes to advancing your career. Temporary jobs can provide excellent opportunities for broadening your existing skill set, gaining new… Read more »

Six Signs Your Career Plan Needs Updating (and What to Do)

March 17th, 2016

Most of us are not born knowing exactly what we want to do with our lives. Navigating your career takes time, trial and error. As a result, you may find your career plan changes throughout the course of your life—and this is perfectly normal. But you may wonder how you can be sure it’s time… Read more »

What Traits do Staffing Firms Look for When Hiring Temporary Job Candidates?

February 26th, 2016

Temporary work is an adventure! In what other line of employment can you consistently try new and different roles within an ever-changing array of companies? You get the unique opportunity to develop your career knowledge, while building your resume with many different job titles. To do well as a temp, you’ll need certain skills that… Read more »

How to Get Your Foot in the Door at Your Dream Company

January 22nd, 2016

You’ve found it. The ideal company you know you want to work for. The trouble is, how do you bypass all the other candidates clamoring for jobs there and get your foot in the door? Here are a few ideas to help you: Idea #1: Reach out to those in your network who work there.

How to Pick Which Résumé Style is Right for You

January 1st, 2016

There’s no denying this simple truth: the résumé remains the most important part in anyone’s job search. When hiring managers need to parse through potentially hundreds of candidates for any open position, you only get a minute at the most to stand out from the pack. Your résumé needs to frame your candidacy in a… Read more »

Watch These Six Types of Body Language When Interviewing

December 28th, 2015

When you prepare for an interview, you think carefully about the words you’re going to use. But the messages your body language communicates can also speak volumes. Here are six types of body language to practice so that you communicate confidence and ease during your next interview:

Smart Ways of Finding a Job After College (Including Temping)

December 14th, 2015

College can be great fun, but it’s also four years of hard work in preparation for a career. You’ve learned a great deal, and now it’s time to put that knowledge to use. Here are some smart ways to find the right job once you’ve graduated from college: Be open to opportunities. Temp positions? Internships?… Read more »

What Does Your Online “Professional” Brand Say About You?

November 30th, 2015

Companies aren’t the only ones who focus on branding. Smart job candidates also realize that the best way to communicate their value to potential employers is to build an employment “brand” of their own.

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

November 16th, 2015

“We’d like to offer you the job.” This short sentence makes many people cheer. But before you say yes, here are five questions you should ask in order to ensure that today’s excitement translates to tomorrow’s “best job ever”:

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