Time for Change: Why Age Should Not Be A Factor for Your Career

Time for Change: Why Age Should Not Be A Factor for Your Career

How often have you heard, “When you have a career you love, work never actually feels like work” and felt discouraged because your job does indeed feel like work and you dread it each day? If you’re like many Americans, it’s probably a pretty regular occurrence. For those who are in their middle or “golden” years though, it can feel…

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To Ask or Not to Ask: DON’T Use These Questions in Your Interview

When you think about preparing for a job interview, you are usually mentally reviewing questions you could be asked, not questions that you yourself could ask an interviewer. However, many interviewers and/or potential employers welcome an applicant asking questions, as long as those questions fall within an appropriate and acceptable realm. Ask something out of line, and you could have…

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New Year, New Career? What Back to School Means for Your Job Hunt

Students are gearing up to head back into the classroom in Polk County, and for unemployed parents, the days will suddenly seem a lot freer (and quieter!). While it can be nice to have a breather every now and then, unemployment when you need a job for income (or simply desire to have something to fill your time) is glaringly obvious…

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Does Maintaining Your Resume Makes You Marketable?

If you’ve been hired and are currently employed in a job you love, your resume has probably fallen by the wayside and been placed in a back drawer (or a long-lost folder on your computer) until the next time you’re up for a promotion or kicking off a new job search. While your resume doesn’t necessarily “go bad” over time,…

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Finding Joy in the Job Hunt

As many of us spend today getting back into a normal schedule after yesterday’s fun 4th of July celebrations, it can be easy to feel frustrated or discouraged as you jump back into your job hunt. However, we’d like to offer a bit of a different perspective this year to encourage you in your search for employment. Independence Day as…

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My Kids Have Graduated…Now What?

May is a month of milestones, with graduations happening for kindergarteners all the way up to college students, and that means many parents are facing new phases of life. Whether it be sending your baby off to their first year of full-day elementary school, or moving your recent college grad into their first apartment and out of your (now empty)…

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Pursuing Career Growth: Moving Up at Work

Career growth is important to most employees, and you probably accepted your current position with the aspirations to be promoted over time. Like others, you enjoy the idea of moving up and receiving more benefits, better pay, etc. that come along with a higher-level job.  However, moving up the ladder isn’t an automatic benefit of most jobs, and it’s something that must…

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Giving Your Business (and Staff!) a Boost in 2018

Now that Christmas is behind us, we are all looking at the New Year on the horizon and gearing up for 2018. Preparing for the new year has many people making resolutions about health, finances, personal growth, or even items to check off of their bucket list, but for business owners, ringing in a new year involves other types of…

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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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PHR Is Proud to Support the Arts Through the Imperial Symphony Orchestra

If you are connected to the music industry in any way, you likely know of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra and their talented musicians. Their performances are renowned for being entertaining and flawlessly put together, and they share the beauty of classical instruments through music of all types across a range of audiences. From performances for children, like their “Peter and…

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