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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 »

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 »

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