Follow the Rules When You Follow Up

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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It’s in The Details: Why You Should Be Specific on Your Resume

When job hunting, specifically if you’ve been searching for a significant period of time, writing and re-writing your resume can be tiresome. If can feel as if you have nothing left to say, and nothing to set you apart from your peers who seem to keep landing their sought-after jobs. However, you could be overlooking something important on your resume…

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Post-Interview Tips for Pros

An interview might seem like the finish line if you have been job hunting for a long time, but the period after the interview is just as important if you want to leave the best impression possible on your potential employer and/or HR team. After your interview or job fair, you can take things a few steps farther to ensure…

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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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Meet and Greet: Great Places to Network As A Business Owner (or Employee)

If you are currently trying to fill a vacancy in your staff, or if you are an employee looking for a new position, blindly going through the motions of trying to find the right fit can be time consuming, stressful, and disappointing.  Much like “cold calling” for salesmen, attempting to find employees (or find a job) without some prior connections…

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Now Hiring: Tips for HR Staff

We often cover tips for job applicants here on our blog, from what to wear to how to create the perfect resume.  However, we also see the other side of the hiring process, and that involves employers and their HR staff.  PHR understands that finding quality and competent employees is hard work, and narrowing down applicants can be overwhelming and…

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How Your Online Presence Could Be Hurting Your Job Hunt

In our current online age that is ruled by social media, job candidates could be overlooking a serious factor in why they are getting passed over by HR staff and potential employers.  Applicants can take a lot of time putting together the perfect resume, choosing just the right interview outfit, and practicing their handshake and their personal presentation, but if…

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The Good, The Bad, And The “Not-So-Pretty” of Job Hunting

Job hunting is a (usually) stressful and anxious time, especially if you are under financial burden while waiting to find another source of income.  The time spent looking for openings in your area, filling out applications, putting together a professional resume and attending job fairs, interviews, and expos can be tiring and overwhelming, especially if you’re doing it on your…

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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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