3 Things That Will Surprise You About Job References

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At some point during your job search, you know references will need to be provided. Hiring managers value the opportunity to discuss your prior experiences with current or former bosses and co-workers. However, how these calls take place doesn’t always line up with what you may picture, and they may even contact people you don’t… Read more »

Why Your 10-Year-Old Resume Format Won’t Get You the Job

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If you haven’t been on the job market for some time, it is possible your resume won’t meet the expectations of today’s hiring managers. Formatting standards have changed, so the resume design you selected 10 years ago can actually hurt your chances of getting called in for an interview. To help make sure your resume… Read more »

Are You Being a Pest in Your Job Search?

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When you’re looking for a new job, it is common to be excited and even a bit anxious. While following up on an opportunity can be a smart move, going too far can quickly have you labeled as a pest instead of someone who is simply interested in a position. To make sure you don’t… Read more »

It’s Your First Day. Here’s How You Make a Seamless Transition

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It’s common to feel a bit nervous before your first day on a new job. Often, you still have a lot of questions about the work environment and want to make the best impression possible. To help make your transition into a new position as seamless as possible, here are some tips to take with… Read more »

How to Lose the Job Before You Sit Down for the Interview

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Many job seekers see a job as won or lost based on the interview. While that part of the process is obviously important, what you do before sitting down with the hiring manager can play just as much of a role in whether you are selected as any other component. To help ensure you don’t… Read more »

As a Millennial Job Candidate, Are You Getting a Bad Rap?

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Based on information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics1, millennials will make up approximately 34 percent of the labor force by 2024. In fact, they overtook Gen Xers as the largest part of the workforce2 back in 2015. But, even though this generation accounts for nearly one-in-three workers today, many are still fighting against stereotypes… Read more »

One Thing NOT to Ask For During the Job Interview

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Many professionals are seeing the benefits of increased demand for their talents thanks to the unemployment rate sitting at 4.7 percent1. This gives job seekers a lot of leverage when negotiating for positions. They are able to seek out positions that offer a range of benefits, including the highly desirable potential for growth2. However, just… Read more »

3 Ways to Make Better Decisions When They Count

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Believe it or not, you may be making around 35,000 decisions each day. Whether figuring out what to have for lunch or which direction you want your business to move in, you’re constantly making choices. Unfortunately, repeatedly making even the smallest choices every day can result in decision fatigue. Here are three ways you can… Read more »

What Are the Reasons NOT to Accept a Counteroffer?

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When you sit down with your manager and say you’ve taken a job elsewhere, chances are (if you’re a valued employee) they’ll offer you a salary increase, promotion or other incentives to get you to stay. Numerous studies show if an employee accepts a counter offer, they are more likely to be gone from the… Read more »

How to Stand Out in the Interview Process

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When applying for work through a staffing agency, it’s important you set yourself apart from all other candidates. Follow these guidelines for securing your next position. Follow Directions It’s important you follow directions when filling out the staffing firm’s application. This is your first test in determining whether you do exactly as you’re asked. Ensure… Read more »