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Celebrate with PHR! Christmas 2016 in Polk County

The holidays are upon us, and cities throughout Polk County, from our very own Lakeland all the way to Lake Wales, are preparing for Christmas festivities.  The Lakeland parade kicked off the fun last week, and over the next few weeks, parades, parties, and community events have filled up the county calendar.  We love enjoying the Christmas season with our…

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Tips for Building An Impressive Resume

When you are in the process of job hunting, or are seeking to move up in your field, filling out applications, tracking down opportunities, and attending job fairs can quickly consume your time.  However, if you have overlooked sitting down and beefing up your resume, you might be negatively counteracting all your hard work looking for positions.  Having a solid,…

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What NOT to Do at Your New Job: 3 Ways to Turn Off Your Boss

We’ve discussed how to handle your first day on a new job, and even the time leading up to your first day, several times here on our blog.  However, there are also some things NOT to do when you’re fresh into the office and haven’t learned the ropes yet.  Mistakes made in the first several weeks can affect not only…

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Shopping for A Job: Use Cyber Monday to Kickstart Your Career

Thanksgiving has passed, Black Friday is now only a memory, and today we are in the thick of Cyber Monday.  All of the celebrating and shopping is fun for many people here in Polk County, but for those who are currently unemployed, or those who are underemployed, this time of year can be difficult as bills have to be hashed…

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Thanksgiving Is Over…Now What?

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and now that your turkey coma is wearing off, you might be wondering what’s next.  For many people today means heading back to work, or spending the weekend recovering from eating and Black Friday shopping before hitting the office bright and early on Monday.  However, for others, the end of Thanksgiving is a painful reminder…

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Turkey Talk: Conversation Starters for Your Holiday Table

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and as you prepare for your Turkey Day feast, a thought that could cross your mind is conversation at the table.  Oftentimes, after the initial “how are you?”, “how are the kids?”, etc., talk can tend to head into the realm of work.  There is nothing wrong with talking about your career at the Thanksgiving table, but…

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Blurred Lines: How Friendship with Your Boss Can Affect Your Job

Chances are, if you work in a typical environment with a “chain of command”, you have a boss above you, coworkers alongside you, and in some cases, people working underneath you.  The dynamics of an office (or any multi-level work environment really) can get hairy when relationships among these different positions aren’t handled correctly.  Being standoffish with the people you…

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It’s Your First Day on The Job…Now What?

After countless hours of searching, filling out applications, tweaking resumes, and attending interviews, you have finally landed the job you want.  It’s an exciting milestone in everyone’s career when they land a sought-after position, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly.  However, it can be difficult to know exactly how to carry yourself on the first day as a new…

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Hooked on Facebook: Why Personal Social Media Engagement At Work Is A No-No

In today’s technology-rich era, social media has taken over both personal and business use of the internet.  Companies use social media platforms to further their exposure to their target audience, engage their customers and clients, and advertise for new business.  On a personal level, social media connects people from all over the world, and offers value in staying active with…

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Packing a Punch, or Packing Your Lunch?: How Lunch Choices Affect Your Budget, Your Health, and Your Time

Every day, employees everywhere watch the clock for that glorious time of day known as the lunch break.  By this time in the early afternoon, your breakfast is likely to have worn off and you are probably dreaming of a few minutes to yourself, or socializing with coworkers, and enjoying a meal to give you some pep for the rest…

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