Interview 101: Know Before You Go

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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Next Steps: Moving Forward with Your Job Hunt Before, During, and After Spring Break

Who’s enjoying spring Break!? We are, and with just a few short days left to go here in Polk County, we thought it was important to discuss the importance of taking a break, specifically in the midst of a job hunt or career change. While kids come back from spring break rested and refreshed, many parents don’t get that opportunity….

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Staffing Agency Q&A: We Answer What You Want to Know

When people imagine a staffing agency (both employees and employers) they often have the wrong idea about what we do, or don’t fully understand how we can help them find a job more quickly and more efficiently. We understand it can be intimidating and a bit nerve-wracking to turn your career search, or your search for a new employee in…

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More Than A Lucky Few: How PHR Is Increasing Employment in Polk County

St. Patrick’s Day is just days away! Are you looking forward to celebrating with friends, or simply settling in to enjoy your good “luck” with a quiet evening at home? Luck is a widespread topic around this holiday, yet, many of us don’t feel very lucky at all. This is especially true for those who are currently unemployed and seeking…

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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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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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