Think Forward: How Ambition Propels Your Career

Think Forward: How Ambition Propels Your Career

Job interviews are notorious for including several “standard” questions, such as inquiries about your education, your preferred work environment (flying solo or team effort), and, the age old, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” When it comes to that last question, many applicants struggle. Whether it’s because they literally haven’t thought that far ahead in their career, or…

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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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Kids Get Spring Break, You Get…Nothing? Tips for Finding Childcare During School Vacations

Spring break is just a week away, and that means kids are counting down to 5 days of no school, and free time to enjoy some rest, some fun, and time away from the books. Some families use Spring Break to take vacations, travel, or even stay home and enjoy time together, but if your budget doesn’t allow for that…

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What’s Your Choice? Tips for Answering One Common Question in Your Next Interview

While job interviews vary greatly from position to position, you can almost always count on a least a few standard questions that will likely be included by your potential employer and/or HR staff. One of these questions (in at least some form) is: “Would you prefer to work in a small or large company?”  Truthfully, there is no right or…

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Congrats Graduate, You’re Hired! 3 Reasons Why A Recent Grad Could Be Good for Your Business

As we approach the season of graduations, many college seniors are looking toward the future with hopes and dreams of launching their careers and spreading their wings in the working world. Many seasoned professionals and business owners tend to roll their eyes, knowing that these green, new additions to businesses can be a little too excited about their new job, and…

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Take Your Pick: Why PHR Staffing Solutions is The Best Choice When You Want Options

When searching for a new, or better, job, having options is important. Commute distance, pay, hours, work environment, and a variety of other factors influence the types of jobs you want, and what would work best for your current situation, and that means you need choices when it comes to the job hunt process. While some staffing services specialize in…

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Professionals or Pals: How Friendly Is Too Friendly?

As Valentine’s Day looms on the horizon, romance and love is in the air, and this topic can permeate many places, including your office. While romantic love is the primary topic of Valentine’s Day, we want to address all types of relationships in the workplace, so the topic to tackle is how friendly is too friendly when it comes to your…

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Success: How Do You Measure Achievement?

As an employee, success is an important topic. Everyone sets out in life wanting to be “successful”, but that word can carry different meanings that are very personal to the person in question. For example, some consider success to be measured with financial wealth, while others would be labeled successful if he or she made it to the top of…

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New Year, New Resume: Making Yourself Look Good on Paper

“New Year, New You” is a popular phrase used around this time of year. While we agree that it’s great to have personal goals in each new year, we also like to think of the new year as a time to evaluate professional and career goals as well! 2018 could be a fresh start for you on the road to…

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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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