Resume Essentials: Tips for Building Your Best Resume

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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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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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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Reaching for The Stars (and Bonuses): Growing in Your Career Made Simple

Career growth is a top goal for most employees, and you likely stepped into your current job with the desire to be promoted in the future. Everyone enjoys the idea of moving up and receiving more benefits, better pay, etc. that come along with a higher-level job. Additionally, with the holidays around the corner, all of us would appreciate a…

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What Not to Wear: Halloween Office Party Edition

Office parties are a fun way to build a team mentality, boost employee morale, and can actually increase productivity if used as a sort of “incentive” in the days leading up to the celebration. Halloween is a common holiday for office parties, since they bring the entertaining addition of costumes into the mix, and can lead to a variety of…

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Resumes: Personal Information, Qualifications, and The Rest Is History (Literally)

Resume composition is a huge part of the job hunt and hiring process, since it’s essentially your “business card” for potential employers, showing them how to contact you, what you offer, and how you can be a benefit to them with your qualifications and skills. We all know that a business card must be well put together, organized, eye-catching, and,…

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