High-Tech Hire: How Technology Can Help You Find (and Get) A Job Faster

High-Tech Hire: How Technology Can Help You Find (and Get) A Job Faster

In the past, people looking for work, would have to go through in-person retrieval of applications from employers, fill them out by hand, either mail them back or return them in person, and then wait for a call to see if he or she made it to the next step of interviewing. The process was time-consuming, and if you made…

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Make the Most of Back to School: Job Hunting During School Hours

Students headed back to the classroom in Polk County this week, and for parents who are unemployed, your days can seem somewhat quiet and empty now that your school-aged children are gone 7+ hours each day. While it can seem nice to have a breather once the school year begins, this is really the prime time to make the most…

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Back to School Savings: How to Handle School on a Budget

If you’re currently unemployed and seeking a new job, back to school can be a stressful time for many reasons. Not only are you under a time crunch with the orientations, daily drop-off/pickup routine, lunch packing, and after-school activities (in addition to your job search), but your budget can also feel the strain. Back to school can be expensive, especially…

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Now Hiring: Tips for HR Staff

We often cover tips for job applicants here on our blog, from what to wear to how to create the perfect resume.  However, we also see the other side of the hiring process, and that involves employers and their HR staff.  PHR understands that finding quality and competent employees is hard work, and narrowing down applicants can be overwhelming and…

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How Your Online Presence Could Be Hurting Your Job Hunt

In our current online age that is ruled by social media, job candidates could be overlooking a serious factor in why they are getting passed over by HR staff and potential employers.  Applicants can take a lot of time putting together the perfect resume, choosing just the right interview outfit, and practicing their handshake and their personal presentation, but if…

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Is Your Resume Spring Break Ready? Tips for Successful Job Hunting While You’re Traveling

Spring Break is right around the corner here in Polk County, and families are gearing up to enjoy vacations both near and far.  These vacations though can be hard for those who are unemployed, especially if their vacation involves traveling.  While the financial strain alone is difficult to handle, the idea of leaving town in the middle of a job…

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Interview Blues: Why Is A Job Interview So Awkward?

If you’re starting out 2017 with a job hunt, or are ready to make a change in your current career status, interviews are likely in your future.  While the searching and application process for positions is difficult, the interview phase is by far the most intimidating for many candidates.  After all, you feel as if you are “on trial” and…

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