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Things to Try Before You Apply: Top 3 Pre-Application Tips to Get Hired Faster

When applying for a new job, whether following a season of employment, or simply because you’e ready for a change, the process can feel intimidating, In today’s competitive job market this is especially true, and with media telling us how important it is to “stand out from the crowd” and make ourselves marketable when hitting the work force, many applicants…

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Resume Essentials: Tips for Building Your Best Resume

As we’ve mentioned before here on our blog, your resume is a key piece of the hiring process, since it is, essentially, your “fingerprint” or business card when applying for a job. Your resume gives a potential employer information about your background, your skills and qualifications, references from those who have experience working with you, and even your educational history…or…

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Make Yourself More Marketable As An Employee

When you’re in the midst of a job hunt during a season of unemployment, it can be easy to become discouraged. Many position descriptions make you feel as if you need to go through the process of obtaining an entirely new degree or long-term series of certifications, and if you need a job NOW, you might wonder if you can…

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Going Back to Work? Tips to Manage Life Outside the Office

This week was the first full work week post-holidays for many employees throughout the Polk County area, and whenever you’ve enjoyed a break, some adjustment (and a few groans and complaints) are normal when trying to jump back into routine. However, for some employees today was the first day back to work after a much longer hiatus. Perhaps you’re going…

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Something New in 2019: PHR Is Here to Help You Make A Job Switch

Today we prepare to bid farewell to 2018 and all it brought, and head into 2019 with new goals, resolutions, and hopes for what a new year will bring. For some of us, a new year might mean moving into a new home (or to a new state!), adding a new member to the family, facing major life changes with…

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Christmas List Letdown: When You Didn’t Get the Job You Were Hoping for This Holiday Season

Christmas has come and gone, and now we face the upcoming new year and 2019 with excitement and hope for what lies ahead…that is, unless you’re recovering from disappointment of what 2018 brought. Many people spent 2018 continually seeking employment, living between paychecks, and struggling to find time to look for a new job in the midst of everyday life….

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Jingle All the Way to Work: Celebrating the Holidays in The Office

Christmas is just over a week away,  and businesses are in the rush to wrap up unfinished tasks and to finish the year strong. Unfortunately, this can often lead to a feeling of hurriedness and stress, and will suck the Christmas cheer right out of your office. Not only is this unpleasant for you as the business owner, but it also lowers…

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Temp to Long-Term: How Temporary Positions Can Help You Land Your Dream Job

Temp jobs certainly have their place in the world of employment, but most applicants assume they are just for those who need a secondary (or third) job for extra income, or for those who are “transient” and don’t desire a long-term commitment when it comes to their work. This means that many job hunters pass over temp opportunities, opting instead…

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Should You Take a Break from Your Job Search for The Holidays?

The holidays are here, and with Christmas quickly approaching, those who are wading through a job search could be tempted to throw in the towel until after the New Year. We understand that it’s easy to burn out when you’re looking for employment, especially around the Christmas season when it might feel as if nothing is working out. However, we…

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Recruiting Vs. Going Solo: Why Hire Out Your…Hiring?

If it’s time to expand your staff, but you’re in the middle of preparing for the busy holiday season, finding new employees can seem overwhelming. With the prospect of hours reading through applications, multiple rounds of interviews, filing extensive paperwork for insurance and liability and payroll, and still trying to manage your business, you could be tempted to just divvy…

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