Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired in the New Year: Fine Tuning Your Skills This Holiday Season

Increase Your Chances of Getting Hired in the New Year: Fine Tuning Your Skills This Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us! We all know that many companies actually increase hiring during this season as Christmas brings about an influx of business for those in retail, shipping, the food industry, and more. However, if you’re finding it hard to get hired in spite of the supposed increase in job opportunities, this could be the perfect opportunity to…

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Back to School for Mom: Continuing Your Education While Balancing Parenthood

School is back in session for Polk County on Monday, and while many moms will be packing lunches, laying out uniforms and loading little ones onto the bus, other moms will be doing all of that and heading back into the classroom themselves. As we’ve mentioned before, one of the best ways to boost your chances of finding a great…

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No Degree, No Job: Fact or Fiction? Ways to Get Hired When You Don’t Have College Credentials

If you’ve been on the job hunt any amount of time, you’ve likely come to the conclusion (like many other applicants) that finding a job without a college degree will be next to impossible. But, from a professional staffing agency’s perspective, is this true? Not exactly. While yes, it is harder to find long-lasting, higher-salaried positions without a college degree behind…

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No Experience? No Problem! How to Land the Job You’ve Been Waiting For

When you’re on the hunt for a new job, the qualifications and requirements portion of each position listing can be daunting and discouraging if you’re coming to the table with limited educational background and little or no experience in the specific field. While it’s true that education and experience are two big factors looked at by hiring staff and/or employers,…

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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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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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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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