Making Sure You’re HIRED (Even on A Holiday)

Making Sure You’re HIRED (Even on A Holiday)

Labor Day is a time when we take a break from our jobs, and appreciate those who have contributed their time, efforts, and resources to build our nation into what it is today. For those who are currently unemployed though, Labor Day could be a stinging reminder of what they don’t have. While most of us are enjoying the day…

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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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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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Celebrating June with Fruits and Veggies! Eating Healthy on the Job

June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month, and for those that spend a lot of time in the great outdoors with personal farms or gardens, or who have a highly flexible schedule allowing them to eat healthy and do continual shopping and meal prep, it’s easy to celebrate this “holiday.” However, for those who have a rigorous work schedule,…

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How Should Employees Prepare for Hurricane Season?

In just a few short days, the official start of the 2018 hurricane season will be upon us here in Florida, and after last year’s Irma slammed our entire state, people are a little more wary this year as predictions say we could be in for another year of strong storms. Even now we are experiencing much more rain than…

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Beyond Business: When Interview Questions Go Deeper

Receiving news that you are scheduled for an interview after going through the process of searching through lists of openings and filling out endless applications feels like a huge accomplishment…and it is! However, the process of getting ready for an interview requires just as much work as the application, and how you prepare for the questions can be the difference…

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My Kids Have Graduated…Now What?

May is a month of milestones, with graduations happening for kindergarteners all the way up to college students, and that means many parents are facing new phases of life. Whether it be sending your baby off to their first year of full-day elementary school, or moving your recent college grad into their first apartment and out of your (now empty)…

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Join The Club! How Local Involvement Can Help You Get Hired

When you are searching for a new job, or hoping to move up in your career, time is valuable and you want to get hired NOW. That means you need to utilize every available opportunity to make yourself marketable, and that includes more than just past employment and personal references. Any local involvement in clubs or organizations (such as the…

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Spring Break Is Over…Now What? 1-2-3

Now that Spring Break has ended and your kids are back in school, you might be looking at hitting the job hunt hard over the next few weeks. That is a great plan, but if you aren’t sure where to start, you can be left frustrated, and end up wasting time by running in circles and making no actual headway…

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Pursuing Career Growth: Moving Up at Work

Career growth is important to most employees, and you probably accepted your current position with the aspirations to be promoted over time. Like others, you enjoy the idea of moving up and receiving more benefits, better pay, etc. that come along with a higher-level job.  However, moving up the ladder isn’t an automatic benefit of most jobs, and it’s something that must…

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