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Category: Career Tips


How to Find a Great Direct Hire Job

August 7th, 2014

If you’re new to the world of staffing services, the terms used might confuse you. What is a “direct hire” job, and how does it differ from “contract” or “temporary” work? If you just want a long-term position with an employer you’ll love, how do you get it? In the recruiting world, “direct hire” is… Read more »

Is It Time to Brush Up On Your Job Skills?

July 24th, 2014

How long has it been since you took a standardized test? If you’re like most professionals, you haven’t taken a test in a while. You may even think you left standardized testing behind when you finished school or job training. Yet these tests mark turning points in a number of career fields – and if… Read more »

What Skills Are Actually “Job Skills?”

July 17th, 2014

When you’re listing your job skills in preparation for overhauling your resume or starting a new job, it can be easy to confuse your skills with your talents. While both sets of traits are important to your work life and can be valuable tools, employers want to understand the difference so they know what you… Read more »

Company Downsizing? How Your Career Can Bounce Back

June 30th, 2014

Downsized. Let go. No matter which word you use, losing your job isn’t an easy prospect – but it is a fact of life for many employees. If you know that you may be jobless soon, it’s time to launch yourself toward finding a new job. Even if you’ve been with your current employer for… Read more »

Could Not Having a Degree Cost You the Job?

June 23rd, 2014

There’s no doubt that a college degree can open doors and prepare you for a standout career. But not all career paths require a degree or college coursework. Knowing which paths require a college degree and which do not will help you target your job search so you can find the job you want with… Read more »

Always a Candidate, Never a New Hire

June 9th, 2014

Invitations to job interviews can give your job-search mood a real boost. They’re a signal of interest from employers you may enjoy working for, and they offer a chance to learn more about great companies in your field. With so much opportunity at stake, few things are more frustrating than attending interview after interview, but… Read more »

Five Dos and Don’ts of Online Job Searching

May 30th, 2014

The Internet has revolutionized how people connect and seek out opportunities in both their personal and professional lives. While online job searching can help jump-start a new job search or revitalize an ongoing one, it can also make job-seeking more difficult. To get the most out of online tools for job-searching, consider these “dos and… Read more »

How Often Do You NEED To Update Your Resume?

April 29th, 2014

Even when jobs are scarce, advice for job-seekers is plentiful.  Most people who have been on the job hunt for some time can recite a “top ten” list of advice that includes “Update your resume regularly.” It is important to keep your resume updated.  But do you need to update it every time you send… Read more »

Five Benefits Volunteering Will Have on Your Career

April 16th, 2014

Whether you are unemployed and looking for work, or currently working and hoping to advance your career, volunteering can have a positive impact on your future. Here are just a few benefits of volunteering: Networking potential. When you volunteer in the community, you’ll meet people from all walks of life. People from fields or companies… Read more »

How to Decode an Interview Question

April 9th, 2014

Interviewing is tough.  You need to make the best possible first impression, but many of the questions seem to come out of left field.  To address these questions confidently and effectively, you’ll need to be able to identify what the interviewer is really asking – and fast. Fortunately, you can learn to decode interview questions… Read more »

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