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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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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Take Your Career and Run with It! 5Ks and Your New Job

5K races are a big trend right now, as running has taken over the exercise and sporting world. Here in Florida, you are easily able to find multiple 5K races in your area on any given weekend, and many of them benefit causes and organizations you likely support. While running might seem to be just a fun hobby to take…

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Post Hurricane with PHR: We’re Ready to Handle Your Job Search

Hurricane Irma has come and gone (good riddance!) and she left plenty of mass destruction in her wake throughout the state of Florida. Here in Polk County, the storm’s wrath was felt from Lakeland all the way to Lake Wales, and we know that many of you here in the Centra Florida area suffered extensive damage to your homes and/or…

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Welcome to Florida: Finding a Job in Your New Home

If you’ve recently made a move, you know that it can be an exciting time of fresh starts, but it can also be stressful and busy. Managing the transition from one home to another can take a lot of time and effort, and simply getting your new house set up and functional for daily life is a long process on…

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Don’t Let the Eclipse Black Out Your Job Hunt

Today’s solar eclipse is a big deal here in Polk County. Schools are altering their schedules, parents are planning parties around the big event and some businesses are even closing earlier or taking a break during the time of the eclipse so their employees can enjoy it. With all of the excitement, we bet you didn’t count on the solar…

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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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