To Ask or Not to Ask: DON’T Use These Questions in Your Interview

To Ask or Not to Ask: DON’T Use These Questions in Your Interview

When you think about preparing for a job interview, you are usually mentally reviewing questions you could be asked, not questions that you yourself could ask an interviewer. However, many interviewers and/or potential employers welcome an applicant asking questions, as long as those questions fall within an appropriate and acceptable realm. Ask something out of line, and you could have…

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Is Your Resume a Triple-Threat?

Your resume is the cornerstone of your job hunt and application process, since it provides potential employers and HR staff with all of the basic information needed to determine if you are a good candidate for their opening. Your educational background, your work experience and credentials, your specialized qualifications, and even previous volunteer experience are included on your resume to…

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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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Make Your Job Hunt a Team Effort with PHR Staffing Solutions

With quality applicants graduating each year, and young “up-and-coming” professionals saturating the market, job hunting can seem overwhelming since there is significant competition for each position you go after. There are often lines of candidates for each opening, and it can be frustrating for someone who is seeking work but keeps falling a step behind and losing out on opportunities….

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The Downside of DIY: Why Outsourcing Your Hiring Is Best

The DIY movement is popular in just about every area, from home decor to haircuts. While some are better ideas than others, we agree that doing things yourself can sometimes save you money, time, and offer customizability that hiring someone else might not. HOWEVER, this is not the case when it comes to hiring for your business. Staffing an opening,…

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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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