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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”:

5 Ways to Boost Your on the Job Soft Skills

September 25th, 2015

Your on-the-job skills can often be sorted into two categories. One category contains the specific skill set you need to carry out the tasks in this job – skills like coding, data entry, inserting an IV, or operating a forklift. The other category contains skills you need to carry out any job well – skills… Read more »

How to Find a Staffing Firm That Doesn’t Consider You “Just a Number”

September 18th, 2015

Any job candidate can attest to the fact that a job search can difficult and stressful. Rather than travel the journey alone though, you can partner with 1st Staffing Group, an Oklahoma City Staffing Firm, for help. Not only will we be able to connect you with job opportunities that are a good fit for… Read more »

Strategies for Earning Respect From the Boss on the Job

August 28th, 2015

Earning your boss’s respect pays off. When your boss trusts that you do good work, you are more likely to receive tasks that you enjoy and can handle competently. You’re also more likely to be put in leadership positions among the team or even asked to step in temporarily if your boss needs to leave… Read more »

Stay Positive During Your Job Search With Networking

August 7th, 2015

Scouring job boards, polishing resumes, and keeping your LinkedIn profile up to date are all valuable parts of the job search process. But if you haven’t stepped away from your computer for a while, you’re missing an equally valuable opportunity to supercharge your job search and maintain your optimistic, positive momentum: quality networking. By “quality… Read more »

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