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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Cover Letter

November 19th, 2014

When most job-seekers find a promising job posting, the first thing they do is fix up their resumes.  As your most important marketing document, your resume should be polished, professional, and tailored to each posting and company.  But it’s equally important to include a polished, professional, customized cover letter – one that avoids any major… Read more »

How to Make the Most Out of Your Short Term Employment

November 12th, 2014

Temp work offers flexibility, the chance to learn new skills, and an opportunity to broaden your professional network.  The amount of time you have to make an impression during a temporary job varies, however.  In some positions, you may have several months or a year; in others, you may have only a few short weeks.… Read more »

How to Distinguish a “Good” Staffing Firm From a “Great” Staffing Firm

November 5th, 2014

Looking for a new job?  Trying to plan your next career move?  Chances are, you’ve looked into every available option – including working with a recruiter.  But with so many staffing firms available, how do you sort the good firms from the really great ones? To get the most from your relationship with your staffing… Read more »

Skilled Labor Trends for Fall 2014

September 30th, 2014

The latest employment data, released this summer, look promising in many ways for the U.S. economy. For five months in a row, U.S. businesses added 200,000 jobs per month, according to a U.S. News and World Report article. The official unemployment rate has continued its downward slide, landing at 6.1 percent. All this is good… Read more »

Is Your Job Not Challenging Enough?

September 23rd, 2014

Boredom is one of the top productivity killers in the work world today, and it’s one of the main reasons workers look for new jobs. If you’ve just changed career tracks or recently come out of school, however, starting in a job that is less than challenging may be how you “pay your dues” in… Read more »

Temporary Jobs: How to List Them On a Resume

September 9th, 2014

Many workers find temp jobs to be great for their careers. They help build your professional network, give you hands-on experience in new areas of work, and open the door to long-term employment. Hiring managers often see temp jobs as a sign that a worker wants to keep growing in his or her field and… Read more »

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 »

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