Naughty or Nice: Making the Most of Your Job Search

Naughty or Nice: Making the Most of Your Job Search

With the holidays coming up quickly, and businesses seeking out new staff to fill vacancies or offer extra help during a busy season, job-hunters are out in droves putting in applications, sitting for interviews, and looking for the perfect fit. Of course, we work alongside applicants throughout the Polk County area as they look to launch their careers, and we’ve…

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When Should You Update Your Resume?

When searching for a job, your resume becomes your identity, and is often the first impression you’ll give to potential employers. It goes without saying, then, that it’s vital to make sure your resume is well-put together, properly written and formatted, and updated on a regular basis. How regularly one should update their resume though is a question that comes…

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Team Player or Flying Solo? How to Handle the Inevitable Question During an Interview

Job interviews are certainly one of the most intimidating parts of adulthood, and few questions get people flustered more than this: “So, do you work better alone, or with a group?” This question carries a heavy load, and can leave applicants’ heads spinning since the wrong answer could completely undermine the rest of the interview. If you say you’re a…

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Holiday Checklist: Things to Check (and Double Check) Before You Head Out of Town

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and for many people, that means finalizing vacation plans and preparing for long trips, whether by air, car, or even RV. Vacations can be incredibly fun and relaxing, but they can quickly turn sour if you are faced with an unexpected issue like word that your home was broken into, or a vehicle breakdown…

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Privacy in the Workplace: Solutions for the Everyday Office

If you reflect back on your days in school, especially during your college years, privacy while working on homework assignments and various projects was probably hard to come by. Dorm rooms usually had roommates and/or friends hanging around, libraries were full of everyone else trying to find their own spot to work, and cafes or coffee shops just don’t offer…

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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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The ONE Key Secret to Developing, and Keeping, Quality Employees

Employee retention is a major topic of discussion for employers, and it comes with plenty of “secrets” and “tips” that supposedly help you develop, and keep, high quality staff. Truthfully, the term “quality” employee could, in most cases, be interchanged with “loyal” employee, since an employee that is loyal to you and your brand will most likely offer high-quality work…

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Getting Creative from Your Cubicle: Celebrating Halloween in The Workplace

Halloween is only a week away, and since the holiday falls on a weekday this year, it can be hard to celebrate if you know you’ll be in the office all day. While some festivities here in Polk County will take place over the weekend prior, the majority of Halloween fun (including trick-or-treating) will happen on the big day itself….

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The Payoff of Pay Increases: How Employee Raises Benefit YOUR Business

Pay increases are a touchy subject in today’s workforce. With less-than-qualified workers demanding astronomical raises for minimum wage positions, and larger companies making employees feel “disposable” and unworthy of asking for a higher salary, many bosses don’t even want to touch the subject of upping employee salaries in their businesses. While many institutions operate on a “scale” for pay increases,…

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The (Grown Up) Buddy System: Why You Need A “Buddy” at Work

During your childhood days of elementary school, at least one of your teachers likely used the “buddy system” for a field trip, a walk to the library, or even classroom work. Having a buddy meant you had someone to work alongside and share the load with. While you might have outgrown your childhood buddy system, there’s no reason those same…

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