It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Business: How the Upcoming Holidays Can Boost Your Career

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Business: How the Upcoming Holidays Can Boost Your Career

So, who’s coming down from the post-Halloween candy crash today and dreading the day ahead? If you’re like most, the day after Halloween (and it’s trick-or-treating madness) doesn’t just affect your kids…it takes a toll on us adults as well. Not only were bedtimes thrown off, sugar levels off the charts, and the morning school routine 100x harder than usual,…

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Interview The Interviewer : How to Know When A Staffing Agency Is Right for You

PHR serves businesses throughout the greater Polk County area here in Central Florida. How? We provide quality applicants for business owners that trust us to fill openings within their companies. That means we spend a lot of time going through resumes and applications, conducting interviews, and weeding out individuals who aren’t a good fit for the types of jobs we…

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Post-Hurricane Points to Keep in Mind Following Dorian

All of Central Florida is breathing a sigh of relief as we managed to make it through hurricane Dorian with only a fraction of the impact we expected to feel. Our thoughts and support are with our southern neighbors in the Bahamas who weren’t so lucky, and we encourage you to look for ways to give back by contributing to…

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The Details Matter: Completing an Application and Resume The RIGHT Way

As a staffing agency, PHR is accustomed to seeing a wide variety of both applications and resumes, for jobs of all kinds. Unfortunately, not all of them are equal, and we have often turned away applicants who turned in an incomplete application or improperly written resume that doesn’t fit the position for which they are hoping to interview. We know…

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Here’s Your Proof: How Poor Writing (And Lack of Proofreading) Can Affect Your Job Search

We were all taught some important skills in our school days when it comes to writing, not the least of which is proofreading your work. Unfortunately, those middle and high school lessons tend to go out the door when we reach adulthood and no longer need a good grade on a term paper to get into college or pass a…

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Interview 101: Know Before You Go

When you’re on the hunt for a new job, finding out that you passed the initial round of resume inspections and are heading toward an interview, it’s easy to feel like you’re in the clear. Realty is, you’re not. The interview is where the “rubber meets the road” and employers, HR staff, and anyone else included in the process will…

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When Going Above and Beyond Isn’t Best

When applying for a new job, it’s tempting to go “the extra mile” when trying to make yourself look impressive to potential employers. From beefing up your resume (perhaps a little too much) to showing up dressed to the nines for your first interview, we understand your need to go that extra mile when the pressure is high, and the need…

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Professional Presentation: How Are You Perceived in An Interview?

We’ve discussed “putting your best foot forward” many times on the PHR blog, but usually, it’s pertaining to your resume, the content of your interview, or even what you wear to an interview. However, an important aspect of interviews that isn’t mentioned nearly as often is how you behave in an interview. No, we aren’t referring to behavior in regards…

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Dressed to Impress: 3 Tips to Show Your Professional Wardrobe Some Love This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is this week, and individuals everywhere are planning the perfect outfit for the big day. From couples who are planning extravagant dinners out, to girls and guys brainstorming fun activities to do with groups of friends, everyone wants to look their best on a day that’s all about love. While you put all that thought into an outfit…

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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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