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Interview 101: Be Prepared

A job interview is the culmination of your job search and application process, completed either by getting the hire, or being sent back to square one. Because of this, being prepared for your interview can be the defining factor in your employment. While you usually don’t know the actual interview questions (and therefore can’t formulate specific answers), there are some things…

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Social Media Tips for Getting Hired Faster

In our modern, technology-driven age, social media has become a way of life. The trend has permeated the world of employment, and staffing agencies continually use social media to reach potential applicants and gather a good base of potential employees for our business clients. However, applicants themselves can utilize social media to up their chances of being hired as well….

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New Year, New Career? What Back to School Means for Your Job Hunt

Students are gearing up to head back into the classroom in Polk County, and for unemployed parents, the days will suddenly seem a lot freer (and quieter!). While it can be nice to have a breather every now and then, unemployment when you need a job for income (or simply desire to have something to fill your time) is glaringly obvious…

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Acing Your Phone Pre-Interview: Tips for Making a Positive Impression

When applying for a job, many applicants believe that making it through the initial round of resume evaluations will get you into an interview and you’ll have a high chance of landing the job. No need to think about anything beyond prepping for that interview, right? Not exactly. Many companies are now using a “pre-interview” technique over the phone to…

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Personal Devices in the Office and Why They Can Be Bad for Your Business

In today’s technology-rich era, personal devices are practically a way of life. You will find it difficult to locate individuals who don’t own a smart phone, personal computer, tablet, or any combination of these items. Because so many employees are bringing these devices into the workplace, business owners and/or managers might notice it affecting their staff, and those effects aren’t…

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Does Maintaining Your Resume Makes You Marketable?

If you’ve been hired and are currently employed in a job you love, your resume has probably fallen by the wayside and been placed in a back drawer (or a long-lost folder on your computer) until the next time you’re up for a promotion or kicking off a new job search. While your resume doesn’t necessarily “go bad” over time,…

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Finding Joy in the Job Hunt

As many of us spend today getting back into a normal schedule after yesterday’s fun 4th of July celebrations, it can be easy to feel frustrated or discouraged as you jump back into your job hunt. However, we’d like to offer a bit of a different perspective this year to encourage you in your search for employment. Independence Day as…

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What’s Happening at PHR: New Jobs Open NOW!

PHR Staffing Solutions continually posts information about making yourself more marketable as a potential employee, standing out from the crowd through your resume, passing each tier of the interview process, and more. Why? Because as Polk County’s top choice in staffing and recruiting services, we are looking for applicants just like YOU! PHR is continually seeking qualified individuals for positions…

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Follow the Rules When You Follow Up

When the time comes for a job interview, there are plenty of ways you can feel prepared. Practicing responses for common interview questions, researching information relevant to the position at hand, and perfecting your professional wardrobe give you confidence as you walk into the HR office and give you a great shot at making a positive impression. However, once the…

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Want to Impress? Watch How You Dress

Interviews require a lot of preparation. Honing your resume, practicing common interview questions, and checking your references are key in a successful meeting with your potential employer, but they aren’t the only way you should prepare. People say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and when you show up for an interview, the way you are dressed provides…

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