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

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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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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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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Whatever The Weather: Dressing for A Rainy Workday

After a couple of months of drought here in Central Florida, this week’s plentiful rain is welcome, and we’re all enjoying the sight of our trees, flowers, and grass turning green and growing once again.  However, the rainy weather can make it difficult when getting dressed for work each morning, particularly if you work in an office setting and are…

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Right Shoes at The Right Time: Choosing Work Appropriate Footwear

While picking out a “work appropriate” wardrobe, it can be easy to get lost in the world of blazers, slacks, chinos, blouses, and dress shirts and completely forget about what you’ll be slipping onto your feet each day.  While most people won’t be eyeing your feet first, the shoes you choose for your job can have a huge impact on…

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Keep Your Cool: How to Handle An Uncomfortable Work Environment

With summer temperatures already soaring here in Central Florida, keeping cool is on just about everyone’s mind.  From sunscreen and shade at the local splash park here in Lakeland, to keeping your AC running at its best when you’re at home, Floridians know all about keeping their cool.  Until, that is, it comes to their work environment. While most employers…

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