I’ve Submitted My Resume…Now What?

I’ve Submitted My Resume…Now What?

If you have been spending your hours researching and applying for positions, critiquing and editing your resume, and attending seemingly countless job fairs, it can be frustrating when you feel like handing over that piece of paper to a potential employer or HR staff is a dead end.  While you don’t get to see what goes on beyond the resume,…

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#1 Candidate: Give Yourself A Leg Up in The Recruiting Process

When you are hunting for a job, chances are you will be competing against many people vying for the same position.  Each detail on your resume could make the difference between being passed over to being picked for the job.  While there are many things you can do to make yourself more appealing to employers, there are a few key…

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Employers Want A Healthier YOU: 3 Tips for Weight Loss Without Working Out

If you’ve recently landed a new job, chances are you are still adjusting to a new schedule and routine, and you probably don’t have much time for “extras” like working out during your week.  Unfortunately, you can easily burn out if you feel like you aren’t taking care of yourself, and that won’t help you or your new boss.  Employers…

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After You’ve Been Hired: How to Help Your Company Grow

So, you’ve got the call, you went through the interview, and now you’ve made it through the first few weeks on the job?  If you’re like most new employees, you are actively seeking out ways to impress your new boss, and not only keep your current position, but hopefully move “up the ladder” over time.  One of the best ways…

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We Hire Local: How PHR Supports Polk County Residents

Here on the PHR Staffing Solutions blog, we have posted about various career fairs, and our participation in them, and we’ve explained how important these events are to both our business, and to local candidates searching for the perfect job.  This past Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 15th and 16th, we were privileged to partner with Career Source Polk for job…

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Highs and Lows: How to Stay Positive During A Time of Unemployment

Are you still coming down from the high of “Heart Day”?  While Valentine’s Day is a fun time full of love, happiness, and overall good feelings, if you are unemployed, reality can be a cold hit in the days following all the fun.  Those who don’t currently have a job are at a higher risk for issues such as anxiety…

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Treat Your Beloved on a Budget: Tips for a Wonderful (Cheaper) Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful holiday, full of love for those around us.  Specifically, Valentine’s Day is about celebrating your special someone, whether that be a spouse, a fiance, or a boyfriend/girlfriend.  No matter who it is, it’s important to take the time to show them how much you care on this big day.  Unfortunately though, this holiday can also…

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Hit the Road: How to Vacation on a Budget

As we approach spring break, and eventually, the summer season, we know that vacation and travels will be filling the minds of many of our Polk County friends and neighbors.  If you have recently started a new job, and are just now starting to accrue some time off, or some vacation days, you might be dreaming of long, leisurely trips…

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What To Do When You DON’T Get The Job

As much as PHR loves to see our applicants land their perfect job, we know that sometimes a candidate won’t get the job, and that’s a tough blow to deal with if you are the potential employee in question.  While you always hope for the best, and should go into interviews and the application process with confidence that you will…

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Learning the Lingo: How Speaking A Second Language Can Enhance Your Career

Today, being bilingual has become a HUGE asset to job applicants since we live in a diverse nation where a multitude of languages are present, and businesses want to be capable of serving a wide range of clients and customers.  While some college graduates choose a second language as part of their course of studies, other potential employees come from…

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