Category: Career Tips

Unlocking the Full Power of Our Job Board

March 28th, 2014

If you’re looking for a job in the Odessa, Texas area, 1st Staffing Group’s job board offers opportunities you must not miss.  The job board offers a host of different functions to job candidates.  By leveraging the board’s full capabilities, you access job opportunities that are unavailable elsewhere, and you can explore information about potential… Read more »

Heading to a Job Fair? Dos and Don’ts You Should Follow

March 21st, 2014

If you’re looking for a job in Oklahoma, attending an Oklahoma City job fair can help you connect with potential employers more efficiently than by scanning the Internet from home. To get the most from a job fair, create a strategy that helps you spend the most time with the best potential employers.  Keep these… Read more »

Five Signs You Are a Poor Interviewer (And What You Can Do About It!)

March 7th, 2014

The interview offers great opportunities to demonstrate your communication skills, describe your past work, and express your enthusiasm for the job you seek.  If your interview skills are rusty, however, you may inadvertently display the signs of a poor interviewer, which can hurt your chances of taking the next step on your career path. Do… Read more »

Four Strategies for Transitioning from Part-Time to Full-Time Employment

February 28th, 2014

Making the transition from part-time work to full-time employment can be a time full of excitement. Typically, this kind of move means greater income and benefits; it also means increased hours on the clock, longer days, and more responsibility. While transitioning from part-time to full-time work is a big change, it is completely manageable if… Read more »

Are Staffing Firms Free to Use?

February 21st, 2014

Perhaps one of the most common misconceptions among today’s job seekers is that it will cost them money to work with a staffing firm. After all, in placing you in a job, coaching you, and essentially working on behalf of you as an agent, it only makes sense that a fee should be attached to… Read more »

Are Job Search Expenses Tax Deductible?

January 30th, 2014

It’s that time of year again: tax season! If you haven’t already, chances are you will soon be thinking about filing your 2013 taxes along with any deductions that may apply to you. What many job seekers are unfortunately failing to recognize, though, is that your job search expenses may be tax deductible. Yes, that’s… Read more »

Five Strategies for a Successful Job Search in 2014

January 10th, 2014

The holiday season has once again come to a close and it’s time to get back to the grind. For many of us, that means finding employment or changing jobs in the new year. With such a large percentage of the Nation’s workforce experiencing unemployment, it is now more important than ever before to maintain… Read more »

Is Your Voicemail Greeting Unprofessional? If so, It Could be Costing You Jobs

December 27th, 2013

Does your voicemail greeting say what a hiring manager would want to hear? It sounds simple, but this is an important question every job seeker should be asking. The truth is, how you greet your callers can play a big part in opening doors to opportunity and helping you land an interview. When you are… Read more »

Post-Interview Checklist You Should Be Following

December 20th, 2013

Congratulations! You’ve just left a job interview and are feeling confident that it went well. Now what? The timeframe immediately following a job interview is often a time filled with nerves and anxiety from job seekers, but it is also a very crucial period while hiring managers think on a decision. This is why it… Read more »

Learning From the Past – Top Blogs from 2013 That Will Supercharge Your Career

December 6th, 2013

One of the most gratifying parts of reflecting back over the past year is being able to take stock of your successes and review your achievements so you can apply what you have learned to growing in the new year. At 1st Staffing Group, we pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive collection of free resources… Read more »



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