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Financial Freedom and How It Affects Your Life

Tomorrow is Independence Day here in the United States! Many people around the country are celebrating the birth of our nation on July 4th, and are enjoying fireworks displays, parties with friends, and likely spending a good bit of cash on festivities, and you might be wondering how you’re gong to buy groceries for the next week, or make your…

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New at PHR: Job Postings Online TODAY

    PHR is continually recruiting for local businesses throughout the greater Polk County area, including Lakeland, Lake Wales, Winter Haven, and Auburndale. We even work alongside companies in areas in and around Kissimmee, Haines City, and Davenport. Serving such a large region means we always have jobs coming in and being added to our current application list, however, we…

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Benefits of Being Bilingual: How A Second Language Can Help You Get Hired

Today, being bilingual has become very beneficial, and sometimes necessary, asset to job applicants, specifically those in and around Polk County since we live in a diverse area of Florida where a multitude of languages are present. Businesses want to be capable of serving a wide range of clients and customers, and having more than one language represented among their…

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First Impression DONT’s: How to Turn Off Your New Boss

When starting out at a new job, first impressions are important.  Not only do you want to fit in with your coworkers and find your place in the existing group, but you also want to stand out to your boss and/or supervisors, and make sure you establish yourself as a valuable assets within the business.  However, first impressions are tricky,…

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Independence Day (on A Budget): Having Fun While Unemployed

We all appreciate our freedom, especially around the July 4th holiday, but if your schedule is a little too free due to unemployment, life can be hard.  It’s difficult to celebrate a day representing independence when you feel incredibly dependent upon others for your needs if you can’t afford to pay your bills, or make ends meet.  However, you DO…

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Lunch Break: Taking The Headache Out of Lunch Packing

As a child, you likely put little thought into your lunch being provided each day. Whether your mom handed your lunch box or brown paper sack to you each morning, or you headed to the bus with a pocket full of lunch money, you didn’t have to plan ahead to know where your midday meal would come from. Fast forward…

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Addressing Your Superiors: Speaking With Your Boss When There Are No Set Rules

We’ve all been in a situation requiring us to speak to superiors at one point or another in our lives.  Whether it be speaking to a teacher or leader in school or in a group as a child, or discussing an issue with a higher-ranking superior as adults in the workplace, addressing someone higher than you can be intimidating, nerve-wracking,…

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Office Work and Professionalism: How to Handle Yourself in An Office Environment

PHR has had an influx of industrial-type positions over the recent months, but this past week, we have opened two new positions for applicants, and each of them are in the field of office support.  Working in an office as a receptionist, assistant, or manager requires a very different set of skills than the industrial, manual-labor jobs.  Office jobs often…

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Make Yourself Marketable: Increasing Your Chances of Being Hired

When hunting for a new job, and attempting to kickstart your career, it can be easy to become discouraged when you see 50 applicants just like you all gunning for the same position.  Over time, you start to wonder if you’ll ever be hired since you don’t stand out from the crowd, and are never the one chosen for the…

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Recruiting Day: How to Prepare for Your Interview

Recently, PHR Staffing Solutions has participated in several recruiting days around the greater Lakeland and Winter Haven areas, and we feel it’s a good idea to share a few tips we’ve come up with after going through this process.  Unlike job fairs or expos, recruiting days are intense periods of back to back interviews with various applicants.  At these interviews…

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