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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.

The Pros and Cons of Hiring an Employee Looking to Move Into a New Field

January 15th, 2016

As one of the leading staffing agencies in Oklahoma and Texas, 1st Staffing Group knows every hiring decision poses some risks. But when it comes to hiring career changers, the perceived risks can certainly be greater, whether you view them as job hoppers or as lacking the right skills or experience. That said, when the… Read more »

What Are Some Strategic Staffing Trends to Adopt in 2016?

January 8th, 2016

Are you interested in expanding your business in 2016 – and boosting your bottom line in the process? As one of the leading staffing services firms in Texas, 1st Staffing Group knows it’s important to be aware of certain staffing trends that could significantly impact your ability to take on new initiatives and meet your… Read more »

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:

Retaining Employees Through Ongoing Training

December 21st, 2015

When it comes to building an outstanding team, recruiting top people is only half the battle. The other half is keeping them. Top performers are motivated to learn. They always want to know more about their work so they can become better at it. But offering ongoing training sessions does more than just keep your… Read more »

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 »

Managing Employee Engagement Through Company Changes

December 7th, 2015

Change can be good – even necessary. As companies grow, change is an essential part of sustaining that growth and developing the organization and its employees. However, change can also pose challenges. Nearly everyone responds to change initially with caution, if not outright distrust. When managers understand the phases of grappling with change, they are… 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.

Help Prevent Falls in Industrial Work Settings

November 23rd, 2015

Slip and fall accidents have become a stock comedy trope, often involving banana peels. But a slip, trip, or fall in the workplace is no joke. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, most industry accidents are slip and fall accidents. They’re second only to car accidents in causing accidental deaths, and they account for… Read more »

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