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

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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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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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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